The Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. (CPIC) was founded
in 1995 by Ms. Dawn C. Fraser-Stewart, Founder/CEO. We began as a
grass root effort under the auspices of the Brethren Methodist Church,
to meet the health needs of our fellow Caribbean brothers and sisters
with children who were living in the Caribbean with many simple correctable
birth defects and other forms of disabilities.
Having a premature child of her own who suffered multiple medical
complications Dawn reached out to assist bringing children to the
United States for medical treatment and returning them to their homeland.
CPIC was incorporated in 2002 when Dawn saw the need to extend her
medical assistance far beyond the children program. She learned five
years ago about the devastating effects, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was
having on her native Guyana and the Caribbean. She quickly extended
a hand in helping to bring awareness to this epidemic.
It is our promise to make a lasting impact for all Caribbean Immigrants
and all that is good and purposeful in the United States of America,
Guyana and the Caribbean. To protect and enrich our legacy of struggle
and freedom by working to promote healthy lifestyles amongst persons
of Caribbean descent and Caribbean-American in a dignified, culturally
based atmosphere where all those involved may benefit from knowledge,
and life skills, providing all an opportunity to maintain a totally
healthy life style.