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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


Education and earning a degree from Adelphi offered a lifeline to Serena Martin ’05. As executive director for New Hour, she now leads efforts to support incarcerated women and promote policy reform in New York state.

This special International Women’s Day episode delves into the heart-wrenching reality faced by the approximately 2 million incarcerated women in the United States.

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

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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