William Randolph Hearst
Public Advocacy Center (PAC)

Touro Law Center is home to the William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center. The only one of its kind in the nation, the Center was developed to have an impact on social justice, legal training, and the lives of countless individuals in and beyond the local community.
The Center uses Touro Law students for advocacy services, research work, and client relations. Students work with these organizations to satisfy their pro bono requirements while developing an understanding of the problems facing the local community.
The PAC is housed in a new building on campus and has a newly focused community collaboration. The PAC has been reimagined with a focus on holistic community-centered access to justice, supporting the community by providing legal assistance, counseling, housing help, support for domestic violence and trafficking victims, and reentry support, as well as connections to other access to justice initiatives.
The PAC houses 7 agencies, but there are more than 50 affiliate agencies associated with the PAC. These groups, although not housed in the PAC, work collaboratively and join for extended meetings, occasionally use students in their work as public interest fellows, and are deeply committed to social justice and making a difference in our community.
For more information on the PAC or Public Interest at Touro Law please contact Cate Carbonaro, Director of the Public Advocacy Center and Public Interest at (631) 761-7033.


Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Community Legal Help Project (CHLP) is an organization focused on poverty law and survival needs of people with low incomes, involving shelter, food, healthcare, and family issues. NSLS’s Community Legal Help Project (CLHP) and is partnership of legal services providers, non-profit partners and pro bono volunteers who provide legal information and referrals, and limited-scope representation through a phone line and brief in-person consultations at public libraries.
Other office locations: Hempstead, NY; Islandia, NY; Riverhead, NY
For an appointment with the CLHP please call (631) 822-3272

SepaMujer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been working to support immigrant women on Long Island by bringing together community members and advocates to speak out against injustice. They work with individuals and in partnerships with other organizations (immigrant rights, civil rights, and domestic violence based).
For assistance please contact:
(631) 980-2555 or Ayuda Latina Hotline: (833) 762-9832

Brighter Tomorrows is dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services. Brighter Tomorrows’ programs seek to connect victims with a nurturing community while enhancing their personal safety, independence, and self-esteem.
Other office location; Shirley, NY.
For assistance please contact: (631) 395-1800

ECLI VIBS is an organization that supports clients to become free from violence through crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and an array of support services that empower and transition clients toward independence. The mission of the legal program is to address legal needs for all survivors, create accessible services for underserved populations, and be the leading experts in all legal resources for survivors on Long Island.
Other office location: Islandia, NY.
For assistance please contact: (631) 360-3730.

New Hour For Women and Children was founded to provide meaningful support to current and formerly incarcerated women, their children, and families. We build community to promote successful re-entry and lasting reintegration, and to reform unjust criminal justice system policies. We empower directly impacted people to utilize their lived experiences to create lasting reforms to the carceral system.

Other office location: Brentwood, NY.
For assistance please contact: (631) 273-3300.

Housing Help Inc. is a not-for-profit organization helping families access safe, decent affordable housing and to develop the financial skills necessary to maintain their home. They provide one-on-one counseling and hosts seminars and workshops at local community centers and churches to assist with Tenant Resource Program, First-Time Home Buyers, Process of Foreclosure, Finances, Debt and Credit, Senior Housing and Tax Programs, Student Loan Debt, Tenants and Landlords.
For assistance please contact: (631) 754-0373.

The Retreat provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and their families through a confidential, 24-hour bilingual hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, prevention education, and emergency shelter. The agency values and is committed to providing compassionate, empathetic and culturally aware services to all clients. Interactions are approached with these values in mind, and it is expected that clients will be treated with compassion, respect, and sensitivity during the provision of holistic, inclusive and welcoming services.

The Retreat does not discriminate with respect to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Helpline (631) 329-2200
Website https://allagainstabuse.org/


Catholic Charities
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Central Islip Civic Council
Children's Defense Fund
Community Legal Advocates 
Bethpage Federal Credit Union: VITA Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters Long Island
Empire Justice Center
Episcopal Community Services
ERASE Racism
Every Child Matters - Long Island
Fund for Modern Courts
Health and Welfare Coalition of Long Island 
Hope For Youth
La Fuente
Latino Justice
Law Help New York
League of Women Voters 
Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County 
Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County (Children's Law Bureau)
Legal Aid Society of Nassau County 
The Legal Aid Society (NYC)
Literacy First
Long Island Advocacy Center 
Long Island Against Domestic Violence 
Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition
Long Island Civic Engagement Table
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Center
Long Island Immigration Clinic 
Long Island Progressive Coalition
Long Island Wins
Long Island Immigration Alliance
Long Island Minority Aids Coalition
Long Island Progressive Coalition
Long Island Think Tank For Black Progress
Make The Road New York
Mercy Advocates Program
Mental Hygiene Legal Service, 2nd Department
New York Legal Assistance Group 
New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence 
Nassau Bar Foreclosure Project
Nassau/Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless
National Coalition for Jewish Legislators
New York Civil Liberties Union
OLA of the Eastern Long Island 
Planned Parenthood
Prison Families Anonymous 
The Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission of the New York State Courts
The Retreat
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund 
The Safe Center Long Island
Safe Passage Project
Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Workplace Justice Organizer, Long Island Jobs with Justice