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.


  • A New Way of Life

  • Belzer Charitable Trust

  • Capital One Giving

  • The Charles T. Bauer Family Foundation

  • Circle for Justice Innovations

  • FREE Her

  • The Harry Chapin Foundation

  • The Jewish Communal Fund, Malka Fund

  • Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Inc.

  • LICF’s Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund

  • New York Community Trust

  • The Patrina Foundation
  • The Knapp - Swezey Foundation
  • UU Congregation Shelter Rock Women’s Committee

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 working with Serena Liguori and founding board members to develop a vision plan for the creation of the organization.

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 us at ContactUs@NewHourLI.org or call (631) 273-3300.


Executive Director


Program Manager

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Reentry Specialist

Administrative Aide

Board of Directors



Advisory Board

Advisory Board



Vice President


Advisory Board


Advisory Board

Sally Esposito
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Advisory Board 

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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