About Us

Welcome to the Hispanic Counseling Center’s newly redesigned website!

The Hispanic Counseling Center (HCC) was established in 1977 by the Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction and the Nassau County Youth Board to provide substance abuse treatment services and services for children and adolescents in response to the county’s growing Latino population. Over the intervening years, the agency has grown and expanded, adding programs to respond to the community’s most urgent needs.

Today, client services include Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, Educational Workshops, Case Management, Support Groups, Family Activities, After-school Tutoring and Enrichment, Summer Camp, Crisis Intervention, and Prevention Programs for at-risk youth. Services are available to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

Since its inception, HCC has served as a beacon of hope for immigrants and their families who have come to Long Island seeking to make a better life for their families. HCC is the only agency in Nassau County licensed by New York State to provide these services in an entirely bilingual, bicultural setting—and in an environment of hope and encouragement for people working toward a constructive, self-sustaining way of life. HCC has received numerous citations for its culturally sensitive and effective services and its reputation for delivering excellent services has identified HCC as the single point of access for the Latino population.

HCC continues to foster excellence in terms of quality of services and professionalism. As a result of a dedicated Staff and Board, and a strong network of donors, funders, and community supporters, Hispanic Counseling Center continues to make a difference-big and small-in the lives of Long Islanders.

We invite you to learn more about our services and programs by visiting the website, or by calling the agency for further information.

Gladys Serrano
Gladys Serrano | Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission

To enhance the strengths of Long Island’s families and children through bilingual, bicultural counseling, prevention, vocational and educational services to enrich their lives, foster economic independence and nurture dreams for generations to come.

Hispanic Counseling Center is an award-winning, multi-service agency serving more than 1,500 individuals per month.

Through the work of our well-trained, compassionate staff, the Hispanic Counseling Center provides a safe haven for individuals, leading to greater self-sufficiency, community inclusion and the opportunity to thrive. HCC is a recipient of the Five Star Award from NYS OASAS and the Agency of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic public health crisis the Hispanic Counseling Center’s building will be closed but we are still fully operational, serving our current clients via telehealth (phone or video) and also accepting new clients. If you are in need of an appointment please call our main number at 516-538-2613 during our regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday-Saturday 9am - 4pm) and we will be happy to assist you. If you have an urgent matter after hours please call the main number and your call will be forwarded to our emergency line.

Debido a la crisis de salud pública por el COVID-19, el Hispanic Counseling Center cerrará sus oficinas pero todos los servicios permanecerán abiertos y se brindarán por teléfono o por video (TeleHealth) y aceptando nuevos clientes. Si necesita una cita llame a nuestro número principal al 516-538-2613 durante nuestro horario de atención habitual (Lunes a Jueves de 9am a 8pm y Viernes a Sabado de 9am a 4pm) y podremos ayudarle. Si tiene un problema urgente fuera del horario de atención, llame al número principal y su llamada será transferida a nuestra línea de emergencia.