The agency timeline chronicles the growth of the Hispanic Counseling Center, 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 in 2017.


The Hispanic Counseling Center is established by the Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services to provide substance abuse treatment services to Nassau County’s growing Hispanic population.


The Nassau County Youth Board awards funding to the Hispanic Counseling Center for Prevention, Education, and Counseling services to limited English speaking youth and their families.


HCC is licensed by New York State to become Nassau County’s first bilingual, bi cultural alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic.


The six week Summer Program begins for children ages 7-12.


After school homework help and tutoring sessions are available to all school age children.


HCC is awarded a second license from New York State, to open a mental health outpatient clinic offering counseling, therapy, and treatment.


The Supported Housing Program is inaugurated, to assist mentally ill clients experiencing difficulty in obtaining adequate housing.


The English as a Second Language Program is made available to all HCC clients.


Respite, a Children and Family Support Services Program, is established to help families who have children with serious emotional problems and who need information, counseling, support, and respite services.


The Domestic Violence Program is created in response to an overwhelming demand by the legal system, and to fill a gap in therapeutic services available to both victims and perpetrators.


~The HCBS Waiver Program is established to provide in-home services to developmentally disabled adults and children;

~The Literacy Program is designed to teach adults how to read and write in Spanish; and

~ The Early intervention Program is initiated which targets children ages 0-3 and their families, for social work services at HCC and in the home.


The Medicaid Service Coordination Program begins which provides assistance to developmentally disabled adults and children ages three and older through case management allowing them to live at home with their families, rather than in an institutional setting.


Ryan White Mental Health Program for People with HIV/AIDS begins.


~HCC moves to the new building that will become the agency’s permanent home; and

~The Teen Drop-In Center begins.


HCC purchases the building adjacent building to its main site to expand the Mental Health program.


The Kinship program begins, to provide support to grandparents while parents are incarcerated or are deported.


Project Hope starts, providing crisis counseling after Super Storm Sandy.


Super Storm Sandy Program provides multi-service support to storm victims.


~ Care Coordination under Health Homes begins, to provide case management to clients in need.

~ Mental Health Clinic Crisis Stabilization Services begins, to provide intensive services for clients in need.