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Leadership Training Institute
650 Clinton Street
Hempstead, NY  11550
Lindsay Orsi, Case Manager
Phone: (516) 483-3400 (ext 22)

The Leadership Training Institute’s (LTI) Kinship Caregiver Program provides case management and supporting services for anyone who is raising someone else’s child.

The target populations are children and youth residing with their relative caregivers, regardless of whether the children are in Kinship Guardianship or Kinship Foster Care, are placed directly by the Court in a relative’s care, or are among the larger cohort of children residing informally with kin. This includes children placed by the court under Article 10 with LDSS supervision, or court-placed youth under Article 6 with no LDSS involvement. The target population can include kin such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as non-related “fictive” kin with a significant relationship to the child if they are caring for the child.

LTI in Hempstead will provide and/or coordinate the following core components directly or through referral in partnership with other stakeholders including the Nassau and Suffolk counties Department of Social Services:

  • Component I consists of providing case management services for kinship families.
  • Component II of this model is for supportive services for kinship families including information, referral and advocacy:
  • Trauma screenings
  • Trauma informed services
  • Outreach to promote community awareness and early family engagement
  • Information, referral, advocacy and linkage to community resources
  • Early, comprehensive and on-going family assessment
  • Coordination/collaboration with other service systems to address family-specific needs
  • Parenting training/information
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Home visits
  • Support Groups

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregivers Program

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE)
Program Contact: Patrick O’Brien,
21 Greene Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone: (631)598-1983; (888)354-1342

This is a Permanency Resource Center (PRC) to serve post adoptive and post guardianship families. It cannot serve kinship families with custody or informal arrangements.

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Program

 Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. (NSLS – Hempstead)
1 Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 292-8100
Fax: (516) 292-6529

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee Inc. or “Law Services” is a non-profit, community based poverty law program which provides legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) matters to low income people throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York State.


Nassau/Suffolk Law Services
1757 Veteran’s Highway, Suite 50
Islandia, New York 11749
Phone: (631) 232-2400 ext. 3329

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee Inc. or “Law Services” is a non-profit, community based poverty law program which provides legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) matters to low income people throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York State. Services in this area are for people affected by HIV/AIDS and cancer, although if the family is under 200% of the poverty line, pro bono unit services may be available regardless of whether either condition is involved.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
50 Clinton Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 539-0150
Children & Youth Services

Our Children & Youth services work deeply with children who are victims of child abuse and neglect or who are involved in the foster care system or child trafficking. We provide supervised visitation between noncustodial parents and their children, promote child passenger safety, and offer mentors for at-risk youth.

Family and Community Services

Our Family and Community programs help our neighbors pay bills, resolve family and business conflicts, and navigate through obstacles that hinder self-sufficiency.

Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Services

Our Behavioral Health programs work in tandem with the criminal justice system to help individuals suffering from mental health and/or substance abuse issues obtain treatment. We also offer programs for Anger Management, Community Service, and educational intervention for domestic violence offenders, and more.

Seniors & the Incapacitated Services

EAC Network is the largest provider of Meals on Wheels in Nassau County. We act as guardians for seniors who are unable to manage aspects of daily life on their own. Our senior centers provide warm meals, exercise, and social interaction to local seniors. We also offer technology classes as well as trained companions to relieve caregivers.

Vocational Services

EAC Network also offers a variety of vocational programs that provide participants with skills to obtain and retain employment, particularly with at-risk populations.

Office for the Aging
60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: (516) 227-8900
Fax: (516) 227-8972
TTY: (516) 227-8926
Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.
99 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 201
Garden City, NY 11530
Administration: (516) 358-9250
Parent Services: (516) 358-9288
Toll Free: (800) 233-3020
Fax: (516) 358-9287
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Child Care Council of Nassau provides child care counseling and referrals to families, professional development and technical assistance to active and potential providers, and offers services to employers interested in the child care needs of employees and their families. Through research and support of child care friendly policy and development, Child Care Council of Nassau serves as an informational resource and public voice for issues facing Nassau County’s diverse communities.

Nassau County Youth Board
60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: (516) 227-7134
Fax: (516) 227-7107

Department of Social Services
60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY 11553
General Info: (516) 227-8519
After-Hours Services: (516) 573-8626
Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Nassau County Department of Mental Health
60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Suite 200
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: (516) 227-7057
Fax: (516) 227-7076
Responsible for the development of a comprehensive coordinated system of services that enables those with a mental illness, chemical dependency disorder or a developmental disability to maximize their functioning to live safely and successfully in the community.

Ethical Friends of Children
38 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 741-7304
Ethical Friends of Children (EFC) is an outreach program of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island. Its sole purpose is to help children by providing them with needed clothing and infant furniture. EFC also collects cars seats and food.The children we help range in age from newborn to age 13.

Island Harvest Food Pantry
199 2nd Street
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (516) 294-8528

Hour Children
36-11 12th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 433-4724
Our mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect.

SCO Family of Services
1 Alexander Place
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: (516) 671-1253 or (718) 895-2555
For Emergency Assistance for Foster Parents or Staff after regular business hours, please call our 24-hour hotline: (718) 674-7800.
SCO Family of Services helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs. SCO has provided vital human services throughout New York City and Long Island for more than 100 years.Programs include: Early Intervention, Independent Youth, Special Needs, Strong Families and Communities, and Foster Care.

Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
1025 Old Country Road, Suite 221
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 747-2606
Fax: (516) 747-0714
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Walk-ins welcome)
LICADD’s Programs and Services
This pioneer not-for-profit agency on Long Island has been on a mission to save lives for over 59 years. Our staff is dedicated to helping individuals, families and members of the workplace prevent or recover from alcoholism and/or other drug addictions. We work to further this mission by being passionately engaged in the following initiatives:
Family, Individual and Workplace Chemical Dependency Interventions: professionally guided educational and motivational processes that help a family or workplace “team”, prepare themselves to approach a loved one in a clear, respectful, and loving way about their drug and/or alcohol use with the immediate goal of encouraging them to accept help. Family members are given the tools to care for themselves and the identified patient, if agreeable to treatment, is given the proper assistance to access competent, affordable treatment-on-demand.