Trauma & Addiction Support for Women

We call it HER TURN.

Health. Empowerment. Resiliency. Treatment. Understanding. Recovery. Network.

Our Program
HER TURN is all about empowering at-risk women within their own communities. We give minority women the opportunity to create a community network that will become a bridge to a better life.

HER TURN is founded on education and connection via street outreach, case management, and local support groups. We’ll connect you with local partners – such as NuHealth, Northwell, Planned Parenthood, Adelphi and LICADD – and you will receive support.

We work with women ages 18 and up who have a history of trauma and/or substance use (active or inactive).  Our goal is to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDs and other widespread physical diseases.


Case Management (includes mobile case management):

  • Links to Substance Use Support (In and Outpatient Programs, Peer Run Supports & Groups, Harm Reduction, Medication Management, etc)
  • Mental and Physical Health supports including health benefit links; Medicaid Navigation, Safe Sex Support, HIV Testing, PrEP and PEP, and links to overall wellness
  • Support with Navigating the Department of Social Services and other Governmental Programs, including Shelters and short/long term Housing, Benefits, Social Security, Legal Issues, Food Pantries, Free Cell Phones, etc
  • Employment Preparedness and Supports, Job Search Information

On-Site Groups:

  • More on Mondays Group; every Monday evening led by Substance Use Peer Navigator from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Case Management available by appt 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Seeking Safety Groups; evidence-based practice understanding trauma and its link to substance use. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Domestic Violence Education Group; meets on Fridays from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. 8-week sessions offered throughout the year, registration required

Domestic Violence Support

  • Individual confidential counseling by appointment only; meet with Safe Center Counselor for 1 hour on Fridays
  • Links to safety provisions via “Safe Center” and other shelters for survivors of domestic violence/human trafficking
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups offered on Fridays from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. (8-week sessions offered throughout the year, registration required)

Child Care

  • Ages 2 – 5 can attend Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-op which is staffed with trained workers between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (extension until 1:30 p.m. if attending group) 2 days per week (Tuesday - Friday)
  • Closed in August
  • Intake must be completed (may not have accommodations for children with special needs)

Transportation Services

  • Metro cards provided for transportation to/from our program and other approved appointments if eligibility requirements met
  • Transportation Request can be submitted for transport by HER TURN staff with our mobile van to approved appointments

“Break Away Wednesday” Client-Centered Workshops (open to all FCA Program Clients)

  • Open to all community members; no program affiliation necessary; all genders welcome
  • Offered each Wednesday from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Include Mental and Physical Wellness Topics, Safe Sex Education, Financial Literacy, Technology/Smartphone Use, Job Readiness/Barriers to Employment, Mindfulness/Meditation, How to become a Mental Health/Substance Use Certified Peer, etc

YOGA classes – with a certified yoga instructor.

  • Offered to all community members, no program affiliation necessary, all genders welcome 
  • Registration Required, call 516-486-7200 for more info.
  • Yoga mats provided to first 10 who register

Read about HER TURN in the News

All outreach and on-site services can be provided in both English and Spanish.

Our services are entirely free!

Call/Llame (516) 486-7200 and ask for "HER TURN" / y pregunte por "HER TURN"

We’re ready for your call! Estamos listo para su llamada!


126 North Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

FCA's HER TURN programs offeres services in a renovated facility just two minutes from the Hempstead Bus Terminal.

FCA's HER TURN program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.