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Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been treated unfairly or denied normal privileges based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ADVOCACYHelps to develop, support and strengthen community voices to ensure a public response to bias crimes and discrimination on Long Island. Works in partnership with local, state, and federal officials to ensure that government funding and policies meet community needs. Call for more information.SuffolkADVOCACYBIASHELP A DIVISION OF LINCS
ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZINGAssists Hispanic immigrants whose education, immigration or civil rights have been violated. Organizes meetings with the community to inform and advise members regarding their rights. Coordinates efforts with organizations that work in defense of rights. Call for further information.NassauADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZINGCENTRO SALVADORENO, INC.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF NEW YORK STATEPromotes education and equity for all women and girls as well as positive societal change. Also provides funding and support for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination and higher education. Check website for local branches and additional information.AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF NEW YORK STATEAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF NEW YORK STATE
ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICEWorks toward the goals of countering and reducing hatred by fighting Anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry here and abroad, combating international terrorism, probing the roots of hatred, advocating before congress, aiding victims of bigotry, developing educational programs, and serving as a public resource for government, media, law enforcement, and the general public.ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICEANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE-NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE
BULLY HELPLINEProvides a helpline for students, parents, and educators to call for guidance and assistance with incidents involving bullying, harassment and discrimination.NassauBULLY HELPLINECAPS-CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICES
DAVID PROJECT-NASSAUAssists HIV/AIDS infected person with public benefits, housing, discrimination, advance directives for medical treatment, wills, guardianships and access to medical care.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
DAVID PROJECT-SUFFOLKAssists HIV/AIDS infected person with public benefits, housing discrimination, advance directives for medical treatment, wills, guardianships and access to medical care.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIANASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
DAVID PROJECT-SUFFOLKAssists HIV/AIDS infected person with public benefits, housing, discrimination, advance directives for medical treatment, wills, guardianship and access to medical care.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./RIVERHEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
DIGNITY ACT CERTIFICATION TRAINING IN HARASSMENT, BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION IN SCHOOLSProvides a six hour course for Dignity Act Certification Training in bullying, harassment, cyberbullying and discrimination in schools. Provider is New York State approved for training. Schools may call to request special scheduling of this course. Course also offered off site. Call for upcoming locations.NassauDIGNITY ACT CERTIFICATION TRAINING IN HARASSMENT, BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION IN SCHOOLSCAPS-CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICES
EDUCATION/SEMINARSEducators provide specially tailored trainings in schools, small businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Issues discussed include: racism, Anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination including sexual harassment, bullying and cyber bullying. Call for more information.SuffolkEDUCATION/SEMINARSBIASHELP A DIVISION OF LINCS
HATE CRIMES UNITResponsible for the investigation and case preparation of all violations of law perpetrated primarily due to a belief or perception regarding race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, except for cases involving death or serious physical injury that may result in death. This shall include incidents relating to houses of worship and/or related facilities. This shall further include incidents involving the etching, painting, or drawing of a Swastika on any building or other real property without the permission of the owner or operator, as well as setting fire to a cross in public view. This command shall also keep files and statistics relative to such offenses. The Hate Crimes Unite assumes responsibility of all incidents upon determining the incident fits criteria as prescribed by the Hate Crimes Act 2000 of New York State, pursuant to Section 485.05 of the Penal Law. The incidents will be investigated to determine the hate crime element committed by factors outlined in the Hate Crimes Act established in New York as well as existing case law and experience. The Major Case Commanding Officer, or designee, will be responsible for properly identifying the incident as a hate crime and unsure this information is reported monthly, as accurately and correctly as possible under UCR standards, to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYSDCJS). The Major Case Section Commanding Officer, or designee, shall further act as a liaison to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office to ensure the proper charging and prosecution of hate crimes.SuffolkHATE CRIMES UNITSUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
LONG ISLAND DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER-HEMPSTEADProvides conflict resolution services including mediation to assist parties to reach legally binding written agreements, in these areas: COMMUNITY-neighborhood disputes, harassment, criminal mischief, landlord/tenant, etc. CIVIL COURT-SMALL CLAIMS-cases referred by Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts and Town and Village Courts. SPECIAL EDUCATION-MEDIATION requested through school district for issues including placement, related services, evaluations, etc.EARLY INTERVENTION-referred by the NYS Department of Health for children between birth to three years for issues including assessments, medical needs, etc. ACCESS-VR-for individuals with mental disabilities who have no legal surrogate and who need non-emergency major medical or dental care. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES-provide peer mediation, diversity, and character education training. LEMON LAW ARBITRATION-for consumers owning new and used automobiles, motorized wheelchairs, leased automobiles. CONCILIATIONS-for receipts and Nassau County DSS on the issues regarding compliance. CALL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on any and all program components. AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION PROGRAM-for farmers, agribusiness and agricultural community involving loans, debts, family farm succession, and farm business plan. DIVORCE MEDIATION PROGRAM-assists divorcing couples with decision-making including parenting plans, living arrangements, child support, spousal support, property division and tax returns. Offers peer mediation, and conflict resolution training to schools and orgainizations.NassauLONG ISLAND DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER-HEMPSTEADEAC NETWORK
LONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRISTProvides the Christian message of hope, forgiveness and love to teenagers from all denominations and backgrounds. LIYFC trains and motivates young people to be leaders and positive examples among their peers. Mobilizes church youth to service projects and individual acts of caring and love. Serves all of Long Island. Newsletter and Agency Brochure available.SuffolkLONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRISTLONG ISLAND YOUTH FOR CHRIST
LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE/HEMPSTEADLegal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus is on entitlement programs such as public assistance., Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosure and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project, Domestic Violence Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy,veterans. senior citizens, homecare advocacy.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE-ISLANDIALegal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus in on entitlement programs such as public assistance, Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosures and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy; veterans, re-entru, domestic violence, homecare advocacy.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIANASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
MINORITY AFFAIRSProvides outreach to minority communities to keep residents informed of Town services, programs, employment opportunities and events.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICESTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
NASSAU LOCATIONExists to ensure equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit. Enforces the State's Human Rights Law by investigating, prosecuting, and resolving individual, group and Division initiated complaints of illegal discrimination. Educates the public to prevent and eliminate discrimination and promote awareness of the Human Rights Law. Develops legislation and policy to further the Division's role in enforcing the Law. Serves Nassau County ResidentsNassauNASSAU LOCATIONNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
NATIONAL COALITION BUILDING INSTITUTEProvides numerous types of training workshops and consultations in conflict resolution, prejudice reduction, and leadership development for teachers, students, and organizations all through its national and regional offices.NATIONAL COALITION BUILDING INSTITUTENATIONAL COALITION BUILDING INSTITUTE
NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, NASSAU CHAPTERServes individuals, both in and out of court, who live or work in Nassau County and whose constitutional rights have been violated by government officials, at any level.Takes all valid First Amendment cases involving freedom of speech, religion, press or protest. In the areas of due process, privacy and equal protection, only takes cases to overturn unfair laws, rules or policies. As the local presence of the American Civil Liberties Union, publishes the NYCLU Nassau Newsletter, booklets on job rights, students rights and civil liberties in general, offers other educational material, and maintains a Speakers Bureau that gives presentations to students and community groups.NassauNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, NASSAU CHAPTERNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, NASSAU CHAPTER
NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAPTERProtects the constitutional rights of the people through advocacy and involvement in the legislative process and educates the community about civil liberties issues.SuffolkNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAPTERNEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAPTER
OFFICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/MINORITY AFFAIRSOffers technical assistance to community based organizations, providing outreach and services to the various ethnic communities in Suffolk County. Provides referral and information services for individuals seeking assistance in accessing programs or with questions regarding matters of discrimination. Under the Office of Minority Affairs, the County Executive's African-American Advisory Board, and the Anti-Bias Task Force function to improve cultural understanding between these ethnic communities, the county government and the community as a whole. Promotes minority business development, access to services and encourages civic participation at all levels by all members of the community. Houses the County's Minority Business Enterprise Coalition and the Women's Business Enterprise Coalition, which function to assist qualified women and minority-owned businesses in Suffolk County, and may also obtain applications and information on qualifications through the office of Minority Affairs. Call for more information.SuffolkOFFICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/MINORITY AFFAIRSSUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE OF MINORITY AFFAIRS
ORT AMERICA, LONG ISLAND REGIONA volunteer based organization which provides support and advocacy in the Jewish community by focusing on education and the National Literacy campaign. Helps combat anti-semitism, champions women rights, helps sustain Democratic values and works for progressive change. Offers an ORT Apprenticeship program, Secondary and Industrial schools, Technical Institutes, Junior Colleges, and Teacher Institutes. Call for further information and brochure.SuffolkORT AMERICA, LONG ISLAND REGIONORT AMERICA, LONG ISLAND REGION
PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATIONA national organization that serves as a liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis. Seeks to safeguard patients through mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Provides legal consultation and referral services for patients facing denial of insurance coverage, employment discrimination and need for negotiating support with public assistance programs. In situations of health crisis, careworkers offer free help in resolving issues. Website offers online request-for-help capability and has a directory of prescription drug patient assistance programs that offer medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicine.PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATIONPATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION
SUFFOLK COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONInvestigates complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, education, credit, and volunteer firefighting based on race/color, age, marital/familial status, national origin, sex/gender, creed, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, veteran/military status, lawful source of income or because of being a victim of domestic violence. The Commission is also mandated to take complaints of undue force against the Suffolk County Police Department.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONSUFFOLK COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
SUFFOLK LOCATIONExists to ensure equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit. Enforces the State's Human Rights Law by investigating, prosecuting, and resolving individual, group and Division initiated complaints of illegal discrimination. Educates the public to prevent and eliminate discrimination and promote awareness of the Human Rights Law. Develops legislation and policy to further the Division's role in enforcing the Law. This location in Hauppauge is a satellite office and service is by appointment. Serves Suffolk County Residents.SuffolkSUFFOLK LOCATIONNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
SUSS (STUDENTS UNITED FOR SAFE SCHOOLS)Uses the power of peer influence to change school culture. Provides training and guidance to teams of students to empower the recognition of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the school environment. Encourages these students to reach out to peers through school-wide program initiatives aimed at helping all students feel valued and respected. Call for additional information.NassauSUSS (STUDENTS UNITED FOR SAFE SCHOOLS)CAPS-CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICES

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