NEW HOUR INTERVIEW: ADELINE
New Hour for Women and Children - LI teamed up with students from Hofstra University to produce to a series of video interviews featuring our members.
Not only do we help women and mothers behind bars through our jail programming, we help their families and children at home. Incarceration impacts not only the individual but the entire family. In the majority of cases, women tend to be the primary caretakers of children in cases of divorce or separation, and New Hour realizes that assisting and empowering a mother behind bars also means assisting and empowering her children and family.
New Hour member Adeline says, “New Hour is my place where I can go and talk and be myself and interact with other women who have gone through what I’m going through.
Check back for more videos ... coming soon!
BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ 2020 DONATION DRIVE
For children who may have a parent incarcerated or justice-impacted back to school can be a tough time both financially and emotionally.
Help us bring support to children with a justice impacted parent! We are collecting brand-new school supplies for children of all ages for our annual Back to School BBQ.
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-273-3300 to help arrange a donation of supplies.
Don’t want to leave home? Purchase supplies from our Amazon wish list – bit.ly/NewHourSchoolSupplies
JOIN OUR VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP!
Join New Hour for Women and Children - LI's Virtual support group!
Sessions are scheduled for the following dates:
Tuesday August 11th at 1:30pm
Connect via Zoom - Meeting ID: 830 0005 1775.
Please reach out to us for the meeting password.
OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR CUOMO AND MAYOR DE BLASIO
The Justice for Women COVID-19 Task Force calls upon state and city leadership to implement precautions and preventive measures that ensure protection against COVID-19 across the New York penal system.
Want to know about New Hour? A Message from our Executive Director
INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS!
New Hour for Women and Children LI seeks a college intern to help with direct service and advocacy. Learn to engage with vulnerable populations and make lifelong connections to engage with women and mothers impacted by the justice system. Students will have the opportunity to forge connections with members of the community who are often overlooked, including children of an incarcerated parent who possess tremendous potential. Some interns will be trained to attend workshops in the local jails by the second semester of their internship.
New Hour will continue to need support with activities and events organized to empower women, mothers, and children impacted by the criminal justice system. This internship will also offer opportunities to foster relationships with community organizations, tabling events and ensuring that New Hour is a presence at local community functions. Responsibilities include providing logistical support for events and for administrative office support, as well as interacting with children and moms. A minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week required. Graduate students only, must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate strong writing skills and interpersonal skills. Transportation is required. This internship will run through both the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. Please email a resume and cover letter to: Serena Liguori, executive director, at email@example.com.
"EMERGE" A LEADER THROUGH NEW HOUR
New Hour is excited to announce our newest program--EMERGE: Empowering Methods for Effective Reentry, Growth, and Engagement. If you are a woman in re-entry, sign up to participate in this 15-week leadership and advocacy training program. Fill out this application and call us to set up an interview.
Meetings are every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Brentwood, N.Y., office. Transportation and lunch will be provided, and a stipend will be given to all participants upon program completion. For details, call (631) 273-3300 or download our flyer.
Special thanks to the Long Island Community Fund's LIUU Fund for their support.
New Hour’s mission is to provide pre- and post-release services that promote successful community re-entry and family reunification for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women on Long Island. We offer comprehensive support and programming to women during and after incarceration to promote their well-being, strengthen their parenting skills, develop workplace skills, support and guide their educational goals, and help them embark on a path toward family reunification, health, stability, and self-sufficiency.
Want to make a difference and volunteer for New Hour? Complete our New Hour Volunteer Form and let us know how you can help.
STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND RESILIENCE
New Hour for Women and Children of Long Island is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing pre- and post-release services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. From providing basic necessities to education, New Hour supports and empowers justice-impacted women to become a powerful force for good for their community.