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We’re the leading provider of reentry services for women across Long Island.

New Hour's vision is to empower justice impacted women and provide successful support for mothers and children. 

With your help we can make a difference.


EMERGE is an advocacy and leadership training program for those who identify as women and have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

Our programs provide women with life skills, conflict resolution training, resume assistance, parenting skills, and much more. 

In addition, New Hour partners with financial planners for our EMERGE 2.0 program, where women are taught financial literacy and wellness skills. 

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Our Spring 2022 EMERGE Graduates celebrate their growth and accomplishments.

Our EMERGE program is held every spring and fall, and each session runs for 12 weeks. Click below to learn more or submit your application to join our next cohort. 

In The Community


Serena Martin-Liguori, executive director of Long Island-based nonprofit New Hour for Women and Children, speaks to media with supporters of the bill, including Assemblyperson Anna Kelles (D-125th District) and State Senator Julia Salazar (D-18th District

I work with currently and formerly incarcerated women to assist in helping them regain their lives. I focus on offering specialized support and education for women whose pathways to prison or jail are often tied to domestic violence or substance abuse. Through education and wellness programs during and after incarceration, I provide the tools needed for them to become powerful change agents for themselves, their communities, and their children. Many aspects of my life occurring throughout my life have drawn me to this work that I do every day with passion and with a deep sense of purpose.

In this episode Elesha interviews Serena Martin-Liguori, Executive Director of New Hour, about her personal story of both incarceration and co-founding an organization that supports impacted women and children, our deeply flawed systems, human rights standards for pregnant women, and collective community.

Our Impact This Year

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    Mary A., EMERGE graduate

    New Hour's EMERGE program helped me to believe in myself again.

New Hour is proud to be partnered with the Safe Housing Network.

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