Village of Hempstead ESPRI Program & Contact Information

The Village of Hempstead Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) provides coordinated access by connecting people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain job training and achieve financial self-sufficiency – all through a unique one-stop-shop.

To participate in any of the Village of Hempstead ESPRI programs please contact any of the following agencies.

Agency Name Program Description Contact Information
Community Development Corporation of Long Island Provides financial literacy and long-term financial coaching sessions. Name:  Paul Bartley Phone: 631-471-1215 ext. 109 Address: 1 Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor, Hempstead, NY 11550 (Nassau Suffolk Law Services office) Email:
Family & Children’s Association Provides a college and career readiness program for high school students by helping them attain placement test scores needed to avoid remedial non-credit college courses. Name: Donna Raphael Phone: 516-486-7690 Address:31 Main St. Hempstead, NY 11550
Hispanic Counseling Center Provides Community Health Workers to connect residents to resources and systems of care. Name: Ingrid Almonte Phone:  516-538-2613 ext. 207 Address: 344 Fulton Ave. Hempstead, NY 11550 Email:
Leadership Training Institute (LTI)   Provides vocational training in construction, medical, technology, business and job placement. Name: Lindsay Orsi Phone: 516-483-3400 Address: 50 Clinton St. Suite 607, Hempstead, NY 11550 Email:
  Morrison Mentors Provides after-school STEM enrichment classes and peer-to-peer mentoring for students in the school district. Name: Margo Cargill Phone: 917-324-3462 Address: Hempstead PAL 23 Baldwin Rd. Hempstead, NY 11550 Email:
The Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN) Provides mental health/substance abuse services for very low-income and homeless individuals who face multiple barriers to accessing services.  Name: Andrea Coney Phone: 516-489-3238 or 516-489-3240 Address: 108 Madison Ave. Hempstead, NY 11550 Email:
Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources Assists individuals 18 and over by guiding participants through sector-based career pathways by offering education and training in demand-driven occupations such as healthcare, business services, manufacturing and hospitality. Name: Elizabeth Ajasin Phone: 516-485-5000 Address: 50 Clinton St. Suite 400 Hempstead, NY 11550 Email:
Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency Offers a Community EmpowermentResource Center (CERC) to connect individuals and families with needed services.     Name: Mia Baines Phone: 516-485-5737 Address: 50 Clinton Street, Suite 504, Hempstead, NY 11550 Email:
Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center (W.O.R.C.) Provides vocational job training and soft skills training for females who are at risk of incarceration and female ex-offenders. Name: Rochelle Noel Phone: 516-505-9672 Address: 250 Fulton Ave. Suite 355 Hempstead, NY 11550 Email:

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