Center for Transformative Change (CTC)

Center for Transformative Change



In January of 2016, The INN launched its newest INNitiative, the Center for Transformative Change (CTC), a unique facility located immediately adjacent to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead. CTC serves as a Resource Center to assist guests of the soup kitchen to improve their life circumstances and/or become self-sufficient. The facility also houses a Clothing Boutique, where guests can acquire free clothing, including business attire for interviews or a new job, and housewares. Since Covid-19 restrictions do not allow the CTC to provide clothing, 


Contact Information

108 Madison Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550

Phone: 516-489-3238




Hours of Operation

CTC services will be provided to those who seek assistance. Guests can call the CTC directly, or seek help in person Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm

At this time the Clothing Boutique is closed until further notice.


Services Offered

CTC is staffed mostly by supervised volunteers and offers direct services, hosts visiting agencies and provides referrals to selected outside agencies in the following areas:

  • Assistance in obtaining ID documents (i.e. birth certificate, non-drivers ID, social security card)
  • Computer training and access to internet-based resources for housing and employment
  • Establishing a secured mailing/P.O. address/Qualifying for a government-issued cell phone
  • Assistance in applying for Department of Social Services benefits (SNAP, HEAP and Section 8 housing)
  • Locating and securing affordable homes/rooms/apartments/set-up needs and furniture
  • Immigration services/Legal services
  • Education services: English as a Second Language/High School Equivalency/College/Adult Tutoring
  • Employment services (Resume/Interviewing skills/Job Training/Career Opportunities/Career Clothing)
  • Health Insurance Enrollment/Health Screenings/Referrals to health, dental and medical health services
  • Money Management Services (Credit Counseling/Banking/Budgeting)
  • Transportation assistance may be available for CTC clients to go to job interviews, work or school.

    If you are in need of our services, please click here to view a full schedule of guest services at the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen and Center for Transformative Change Resource Center