National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Central American Refugee Center (Hempstead Office)

  • Location:
    91 N. Franklin St.
    Suite 208
    Hempstead, NY 11550
  • Phone:
    (516) 489-8330
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN - NY) is a nonprofit organization providing immigration legal services and advocacy to the immigrant community on Long Island. CARECEN's eight attorneys and trained paralegal staff provide immigration assistance at low or no cost.

Counties served: Nassau, Suffolk

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Citizenship / Civics classes, Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, ESL, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No