Youth and Family Programs

This program provides a variety of services for children, youth, and families at risk.

Program services include:

  • Educational Assessments
  • Advocacy
  • Parent workshops
  • School-based prevention activities
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outreach
  • Community service Projects
  • Summer camp
  • Teen Drop-In Center
  • Parent/Child socialization activities
  • Adolescent focus groups
  • Preventive educational workshops
  • Cultural arts and educational field trips
  • Services are offered to children ages 7 to 20
Youth and Family Programs

Teen Drop-In Center

The Teen Drop-In Center is a prevention program for youth age 12-17 that creates a safe haven with a supervised environment of recreation and learning during the critical after-school and early evening hours. The Teen Drop-In Center provides leisure activities, academic enrichment, cultural arts and technology, as well as crisis counseling and gang prevention services.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Services and activities are free of charge, including:

  • Tutoring
  • Computer classes
  • Games and movies
  • Art Activities
  • Community service projects
  • Crisis counseling
  • Parent education workshops

Summer Camp

Every summer, HCC holds a six-week summer camp aimed to enrich the lives of young people, ages 12-17.

Among the engaging activities offered are:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Field trips
  • Dances Performances
  • Sports

Availability for the camp is on a first come, first serve basis.

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.