The Hispanic Counseling Center, Inc. (HCC) is a not-for-profit bilingual, bicultural multi-service agency originally established in 1977 by the Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services to provide substance abuse treatment services to the County’s growing Hispanic population. All services are available to the Long Island community, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or economic status. The timeline of HCC’s growth from one program and four staff in a 600 square feet rented office in 1977, to ownership of a 38,000 square foot modern facility with multiple programs and services chronicles this growth:
~Literacy Program designed to teach adults how to read write in Spanish
~Early intervention Program targets children ages 0-3 and their families for social work services at HCC and in the home.
~The Teen Drop-In Center begins.