Our Vision / Mission Statement
Our vision is a community promoting cultural heritage where everyone is respected, self-sufficient and engaged in making a difference.
In keeping with our strong heritage as a nation of immigrants, MCOHA helps improve the lives of Hispanic and low-income residents by providing direct social services, education, and client advocacy. We inspire hope and community integration.
A known and trusted community resource
Our private, nonprofit organization was started in 1976 by seven concerned individuals who saw that Dover’s growing Hispanic population was not getting the help they needed to become self-sufficient and engaged in the community. From these modest, grassroots beginnings, Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA) has evolved to become a known and trusted resource for nearly 8,000 low-income residents each year.
Led by Executive Director Xiomara Guevara, we operate at locations in Dover, Morristown, and Butler and offer our clients a variety of services, including computer training, transportation, senior services, community outreach, and more.
We are proud of our new Center for Citizenship and Legal Immigration, which enables us to assist our clients in achieving legal status and economic self sufficiency and helps us support them on their journey to becoming fully active participants in the social and civic lives of our communities.
As a nonprofit, we know we would not succeed without the support of our dedicated sponsors and partners. Not only do these individuals and organizations contribute financially to MCOHA, many give their time, energy, and talent to helping us develop and run programs and events such as our fall Gala. Each day, they partner with us to inspire hope and build community integration.