Kinship Caregiver Programs

Leadership Training Institute

650 Clinton St.
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 483-3400

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, uncle’s 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:

1. Trauma screenings

2. Trauma informed services

3. Outreach to promote community awareness and early family engagement

4. Information, referral, advocacy and linkage to community resources

5. Early, comprehensive and on-going family assessment

6. Coordination/collaboration with other service systems to address family-specific needs

7. Parenting training/information

8. Crisis intervention services

9. Home visits

10. Support Groups

Aging Programs

County of Nassau Office for the Aging

60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Uniondale, NY 11553-3691
(516) 227-8900
FAX: (516) 227-8972

Youth Programs

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 offers 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
Ph: (516) 227-7134
Fax: (516) 227-7107

Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

114 Old Country Road, Suite 114
Mineola, NY 11501
(Nassau County)
Phone: 516-747-2606
Fax: 516-747-0714
Contact Person: Valerie Taylor, MS, MHC, Program Coordinator

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.

Family Education and Support Series: professionally facilitated workshops designed for families who are living with someone who is actively abusing substances. This three-part series will address the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction; the role of the family; and treatment modalities for addiction. Conducted in a supportive group setting, we encourage entire families to attend together. Completion of our series is often a first step towards conducting a planned family intervention.

Chemical Dependency Evaluations and Treatment Referral Services: provides on and off-site professional alcohol and drug related consultation, guidance and custom-tailored treatment referral services for adolescents, adults, and families.

Relapse Prevention Services: provides individualized recovery coaching, case management and relapse prevention groups creating a safety-net of aftercare and support services following substance abuse treatment. LICADD’s certified relapse prevention professional staff can help recovering individuals successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment.

Prevention through Education: provides alcohol and other drug risk education for individual, family, and communities from kindergarten through adulthood. Our evidence-based programs include Too Good for Drugs and Teen Intervene. Our Student Assistance Program delivers comprehensive services to educators, parents, and high school students. Our educational services include adolescent evaluations, elementary and middle school interactive modules, support services for children of addicted parents and parent-child communication workshops. A broad range of problem-solving presentations can be custom designed and delivered upon demand for higher education institutions, business groups, faith-based, and community organizations.

Mentoring Services: LICADD’s BUDDY Mentoring Program delivers a wide range of support services to at-risk children of incarcerated parentshelping to break the multi-generational cycle of addiction and incarceration. Adult peer-to-peer mentoring services deliver a full range of transitional services to aid the successful transition and re-entry process for ex-offenders back to the community.

Criminal Justice System Alliances: implements state-of-the art diagnostic evaluations, recommendations and treatment referral services for county attorneys, criminal courts, probation services and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles in connection with DWI or other substance disorder offenses.

Open Arms Employee and Union MemberAssistance Services: Long Island’s oldest and most established non-profitEAP provides confidential crisis intervention services, evaluation and assessment, brief interventions, screened referrals and follow-up services for a broad spectrum of personal concerns for employees of Long Island’s companies, labor unions, and school districts. We offer EAP services on Long Island, in New York City and across the Eastern seaboard.

Advocacy Initiatives: work to increase awareness of, and lessen the potential impact of alcoholism and drug dependence. Through our collaborative efforts, westrive to shape public policy and practice in ways thatsupport healthy and safe individuals, families, schools, and communities. LICADD is an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and maintains interactive relationships with our partners in the treatment community.

Legal Services

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. (NSLS – Hempstead)

1 Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
Ph: (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
(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.


Other Local Services

Hour Children
36-11 12th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
Ph: (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
Ph: (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) 895-8670 or (516) 676-5332
SCO Family of Services keeps families strong by providing after-school, family counseling, literacy and employment services that support family life. We help struggling families keep their children fed, housed and in school by connecting them to public benefits. We stabilize families in crises, keep children safe and work to prevent hospitalization and out-of-home placement. For children and youth who cannot live at home, we provide foster homes and residential care. Our Community-Based Programs are concentrated in Sunset Park, Bedford-Stuyvesent, Bushwick and East New York, Brooklyn and Jackson Heights, Woodside and Corona, Queens.

Nassau County Department of Social Services

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

Leadership Training Institute
50 Clinton Street, Suite 607
Hempstead, NY  11550
Ph: (516) 483-3400
Fax: (516) 483-3402

LTI assists and advocates for young people 10 to 18 years of age who are at risk of being or are already involved with the juvenile justice system. The goal is to prevent youth from entering the system and provide services for those who do. Some of the services LTI provides to youth include: