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CHILDREN’S SERVICES

The Hispanic Brotherhood’s After-School Child Care Program is offered for children ages 5 to 12, five days a week from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the academic year. During the summer months the program is offered from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For the 13 to 17 years old group the program is provided for between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the summer.

The program works with the schools attended by the youth to coordinate the learning process. Special attention is given to helping the students complete their homework assignments.

SENIORS’ SERVICES

The Hispanic Brotherhood runs with the support of the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs a Nutrition Program every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 80 seniors. These seniors come primarily from the Rockville Centre area with additional participants from Oceanside, Baldwin, Lynbrook and Freeport.

The agency provides recreational and informative actives. Specialized social services, including information and referrals, translation of documents, housing referrals, immigration as well as legal representation in landlord/tenant disputes.

HOUSING

We provide counseling and assistance in resolving housing problems for individuals and families faced with landlord/tenant crises, mortgage default, homelessness, and those who need pre-rental and pre-purchase counseling to find suitable affordable housing. Included in the landlord/tenant crises are rights and responsibilities, rent payment, increases, services and eviction.

We investigate bona fide allegations of housing discrimination on behalf of victims of discrimination whose rights under the U.S. Fair Housing Act have been violated and to bring appropriate judicial or administrative action. We provide advice and information regarding U.S. Housing and Urban Development Section 8 programs and federally assisted housing complexes.

Federal and State laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, familial status or disability. If you suspect unlawful discrimination in your efforts to rent, purchase, finance, or reside in housing in the Long Island area, or if you need housing counseling or additional information about fair housing laws, please contact our agency.

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

A range of resettlement services are provided to the latino community by our bi-lingual, bi-cultural staff such as: Employment counseling, applications for entitlement programs, Social Security information, translations, immigration and naturalization counseling and emergency food.

During the year the Hispanic Brotherhood performs various services for the Latino population of Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Baldwin, Oceanside, and Freeport.

In October we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with luncheons and festivities. Every Thanksgiving we give out food and over 150 turkeys for the needy Latino families of Rockville Centre and the surrounding areas.

We have a Christmas Toy Drive that starts off in December and ends with our Three Kings Celebration in January. In attendance at our Celebration are over 200 children up to the age of 12 that are able to receive toys. We hold an Annual Scholarship Dinner every April to raise funds for scholarships for deserving Latino students in the Rockville Centre School District.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Every April we hold our Annual Scholarship Dinner to be awarded to deserving students in the Rockville Centre School District. These scholarships are to be used for books or other cost of living items in college. Proof of registration from the student’s college is required. Minimum average grade required is 80 and up.

FUNDING AND SPONSORSHIPS

Our major funding sources are: New York State Division of Housing & Community Renewal, Nassau County Youth Board, CASA, Nassau County Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs, United Way, and local places of worship.

 

Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre, Inc.
59 Clinton Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11570
Phone: (516) 766-6610

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