Who We Are

We are dedicated to supporting and empowering justice-impacted women and their children. Just this year alone we have served over 954 women in both Suffolk Correctional Facilities.

Our Vision for Children, Mothers and Families

New HOUR's vision is to provide successful support for children and mothers during and after incarceration. We recognize the critical role mothers play—often as the primary caretaker for their children. We understand the need for specialized support for mothers whose pathways to prison or jail are often tied to domestic violence or substance abuse. By providing mothers with parenting skills, work skills, and wellness programs during and after incarceration, we seek to support healthy relationships and end the trauma that children of incarcerated mothers face.

Our History

In 2013, a small group of volunteers began mentoring women in the Riverhead Correctional Facility, one of the volunteers was Mrs. Patty Kraus. She and others quickly realized there were almost no re-entry or supportive services for women beyond minimal support for mothers. As a result Mrs. Kraus and her husband Mr. George Kraus became New Hour's founding donors.

Community Engagement for Community Members

Three quarters of women in prison in New York State are mothers, and the majority of women in prison return home to continue to be the primary caretakers for their children. Community is important to all of us. So, let us start by helping children and mothers impacted by the effects of incarceration.

Services and Programs

  • Support Services during Incarceration

  • Intensive Job Readiness Program

  • Parenting Program

  • Higher Education Advocacy

  • Domestic Violence Resources

  • Health and Wellness

  • Member Mentoring

  • Navigating Re-Entry Services

  • Access to Housing Resources

  • Parenting and Re-Entry Classes in the Riverhead Correctional Facility

  • Children of Incarcerated Parents Resources

Learn more about New HOUR, and help provide support to women and children. For more information, contact

Serena Liguori, Executive Director, at sliguori@newhourli.org or (631) 273-3300.

Staff

Executive Director

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Program Manager

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Reentry Specialist

Administrative Aide

Board of Directors

Chairman

Treasurer

Advisory Board

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President

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Advisory Board

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Sally Esposito

Vice President

Advisory Board

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Call Us:

(631) 273-3300

Fax: (631) 901-1019

New HOUR for Women and Children - LI

1725 Brentwood Road, Main Building 2

Brentwood, NY 11717

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