Services Available for Immigrants

During the holidays, and year round, these organization offer services to immigrants and others.

Neighbors in Support of Immigrants, a Hampton Bays-based group for outreach to immigrants and their inclusion in the East End community, has compiled a list of organizations where immigrants can seek assistance, and where those wishing to help can volunteer their time.

Services include food pantries, clothing rooms, English and citizenship classes and more. Here are selection's from NISI's list for individuals and families living in eastern Southampton Town:

Assistance to Immigrants

Hispanic Apostolate of Southampton, , Hill Street, Southampton, Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., 631-283-4379.

Organization Latino Americana provides basic and advanced computer classes, ESL, film festival organizing, etc. Contact Isabel Sepulveda, IScanlon13@yahoo.com.

LINCT (Learning and Information Programming for Communities Via Technology), offers a variety of programs on the East End to train individuals in the use of computers. Contact through www.linct.org.

Temporary Shelter

Maureen’s Haven provides temporary shelter with meals for the homeless through a network of churches and congregations from November through March.  For locations and transportation call 631-727-7973. Volunteers welcome.

provides domestic violence services and a range of legal advocacy services for women and families in crises.  24 hour emergency hotline: 631-329-2200. Aminsitrative offices are at 13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, 631-329-4398.

English and Citizenship Classes

Eastern Suffolk BOCES provides English literacy programs and citizenship preparation information at different times at many of its sites.  The sites include East Hampton High School, Family Services League of Riverhead, Sag Harbor Middle School, , Whalers Church in Sag Harbor, the Brookhaven Learning Center, and St. Rosilie’s in Hampton Bays.  Register by calling 631-234-7860.

Mis Primeros Pasitos, a Montessori Pre-School for 3-4 year olds.  Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Church, 168 Hill Street, Southampton.  Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-12:30pm.  Ask for Sister Mary.  VOLUNTEERS welcome. 631-377-9986.

The Central American Refugee Center provides preparation for citizenship courses for permanent residents who wish to become citizens. Sign up by calling 516-489-8330.

Literacy Suffolk offers English language programs in many locations, including most of the public libraries on the East End.  Participants may apply by phoning 631-286-1649 or through the website www.literacysuffolk.org. VOLUNTEERS welcome.

Basic ESL at in Bridgehampton, Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  631-537-0015

Intermediate Grammar & Writing at in Bridgehampton, Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 631-537-0015

ESL Conversation at in Bridgehampton, Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 631-537-0015

Food Pantries

Bridgehampton Community Food Pantry, , 2463 Main Street.  631-537-1527.   

, 168 Hill Street in Southampton. 631-283-6415.

Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, , 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor.  631-725-0894.

Day Care

: The program serves children 3 to 5 years old. It is a full-day program, and serves three meals a day. "Our goal is to help the neediest of the needy out here," Head Start says. 376 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-2514.

En Español

Apostolado Hispano del South Fork, Iglesia Católica de los Sagrados Corazones de Jesús y Maria, Hill Street, Southampton, martes, miercoles, 9:30am-11:30am;  martes, jueves y viernes, 2pm-4pm, 631-283-4379.

Organización Latino Americana. [OLA] Clases de computador, básico y avanzado, ESL, organización del festival del cine.  Contacto: Isabel Sepulveda,  IScanlon13@yahoo.com.

LINCT (Siglas inglesas para “Aprendizaje y Programación de Información a través de tecnología”), ofrece varios programas en el East End para capacitar a los individuos en el uso del computador.  Busque www.linct.org.

The Retreat (El retiro) ofrece servicios para las/los victimas de violencia doméstica, y asesoriamiento para mujeres y familias en crisis. Linea de emergencia 24 horas: 631-329-2200.  Las oficinas administrativas se ubica en 13 Goodfriend Dr. East Hampton, 631-329-4398

Maureen’s Haven [Albergue de Maureen ] ofrece  alojamiento provisional con cena para los sin techo a través de una red de iglesias y congregaciones desde el 1 de noviembre hasta el 31 de marzo.  Para averiguar los locales y transportación llama: 631-727-7973.  VOLUNTARIOS bienvenidos.

Mis Primeros Pasitos, escuelita “Montessori” para niños de entre 3-4 años de edad.  Iglesia Católica de los Sagrados Corazones de Jesús y Maria, 168 Hill Street, Southampton.  Martes-jueves, 10am-12:30pm.  Pregunta por  “Sister Mary.”  VOLUNTARIOS bienvenidos. 631-377-9986.

BOCES de Eastern Suffolk  ofrece programas de la enseñanza de Inglés y preparación para la ciudadanía en varios lugares.  Estos incluyen Sta. Rosalía en Hampton Bays, Hampton Bays Middle School y “Family Services League” de Riverhead.  Las inscripciones son abiertas, y se llevan a cabo en cada lugar.  Hay un breve examen para fijar el nivel de instrucción.   Llama a  631-234-7860.

Central American Refugee Center [Centro para Refugiados de America Central-- CARECEN] ofrece preparación para la ciudadanía a aquellos  residentes permanentes que quieren llegar a ser ciudadanos estadunidenses.   Inscripciones por teléfono: 516-489-8330.

Literacy Suffolk [Alfabetización Suffolk] ofrece programas de la enseñanza de inglés en varios lugares, por lo general en las bibliotecas públicas de cada aldea en el East End.  Los interesados pueden inscribir por teléfono:  631-286-1649  ó por el website www.literacysuffolk.org. VOLUNTARIOS bienvenidos.

Long Island Council of Churches [Consejo de las Iglesias de Long Island] tiene a su cargo varias dispensas de alimentos incluyendo El Centro de Alimentos de Emergencia.  [Riverhead Emergency Food Center] 407 Osborne Avenue en Riverhead.  631-727-2210.

The Interfaith Nutrition Network- The INN [Red Interdenominacional de Nutrición] tiene a su cargo cocinas comunitarias a través del “First Congregational Church,” 103 First Street en Riverhead y La Iglesia Católica Sta. Inez, Greenport. 516-486-8506.

Bridgehampton Community Food Pantry, [Dispensa Comunitaria de Bridgehampton] Iglesia Episcopal de Sta. Ana,  2463 Main Street.  631-537-1527.   

East Hampton Food Pantry, [Dispensa de Alimentos East Hampton] 219-50 Accabonac Road. 631-324-2300.

Iglesia Católica de los Sagrados Corazones de Jesús y Maria, Programa de Recursos Humanos, 168 Hill Street in Southampton. 631-283-6415.

Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, [Dispensa de Alimentos, Sag Harbor] Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor.  631-725-0894.

leslie December 11, 2011 at 09:38 PM
WOW it seems like Legal Americans have to give there first born to get any Help...It is always DENIED DENIED DENIED lI love that we have to fight for medical or oil or even help with anything and they get FREE FREE FREE and they are here ILLEGALLY
Mary Beth December 11, 2011 at 10:55 PM
Leslie, every one of those services listed are available to anyone who needs the help. Your anger is misplaced, unjustified and unnecessary. I hope all who need help have access to these listings, especially this time of year and I hope that they are not dissuaded from seeking help because a few angry residents believe they are undeserving. Merry Christmas


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