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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


“How do you expect people to thrive and succeed if they don’t have a safe home?” asked New Hour executive director Serena Martin-Liguori.

The Second Look Act would allow inmates in good standing who have served 10 years or more to be eligible for early release, including those who have committed violent crimes.

“Incarceration, unless you want to keep someone in prison or jail forever, is not meant to be a lifelong barrier,” New Hour executive director Serena Martin-Liguori said. “You have to think about the fact that if you stabilize a mother, you're now stabilizing her children and her family.”

Our Impact This Year

  • Women Impacted


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Mary A., EMERGE graduate
    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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