HUARI is a non-profit organization that was founded by the Hmong community in Rhode Island in 1978 for purpose of uniting Hmong people together in Rhode Island, and to help new Hmong immigrants assimilate more easily into the American culture. Since then, after more than twenty five years since first coming to the United States during the time of the Vietnam War, the Hmong community has grown immensely.
Today, the Hmong United Association of Rhode Island continues to serve to bring together the Hmong community in Rhode Island and to educate others of the Hmong culture and connecting with other cultural organizations as well.
The Hmong United Association of RI serves and supports the Hmong community, including the youth and elderly, and to preserve and promote cultural traditions.
The Hmong United Association of RI will be the national leader in supporting the Hmong community and its cultural traditions from generation to generation.