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.
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
Higher Education Advocacy
Domestic Violence Resources
Health and Wellness
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 email@example.com or (631) 273-3300.
Board of Directors