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Hispanic Task Force

Comprised of community members; the Hispanic Advisory Task Force serves as a liaison between the local government and the community. The Task Force plays a pivotal role in the planning and execution of the Town’s Hispanic Heritage Program.

 Task Force Members
 Veronica Melgar - Chairperson
 Gloria V. Robles - Vice-Chairperson
 Jackie Martinez - Secretary
 Daniel Cajigas
 Maria Carballude
 Norman Gomez-Vasquez
 Dr. Arlene D. Rodriguez
 Shirley Vargas

Hispanic Advisory Task Force Mission Statement

The Task Force shall advise the Town Board with respect to the needs of the Hispanic community and make recommendations for appropriate Town action to address the needs of the Hispanic community.

Areas of concern to the Task Force include, but are not limited to the following: 

To insure non-discrimination and full participation to Hispanics in all aspects of community life within the Town of Huntington and society at-large;

To implement or cause to be implemented by the appropriate public agency, provision of adequate public services including social, educational, recreational and other necessary services;

To obtain and disseminate information on existing services and resources available to Hispanics;

To guarantee participation by Hispanics in planning Town programs designed to meet identified needs.

For more information please contact, (631) 351-3304 or


Food-To-Go Locations (subject to change, please call prior)

Housing Help Inc: A Resource for Housing Challenges and Solutions

Legal Services:

  • Suffolk County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service: (631) 234-5577
  • Nassau/Suffolk Law Services: (631) 232-2400
  • Catholic Charities Immigrant Services: (631) 789-5210
  • Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County: (631) 852-1660
  • Touro Law Center Legal Clinic and Law Services for the Community: (631) 761- 7080

Financial Literacy:

According to current statistics, nearly half of all Americans today give themselves a grade of C or lower in their knowledge of personal finance. An additional 56% admit they do not have a budget and 39% do not have non-retirement savings. These financial literacy statistics reflect a strong need for improvements in basic money management skills. In an effort to enhance financial skills and foster economic self-sufficiency, The Huntington Hispanic Task Force conducts free financial education workshops in partnership with nonprofit organizations, and other community groups. These collaborations are providing a foundation to help individuals and families manage their personal finances, helping them to make sound financial decisions. Our Task force members are able to conduct workshops for children, teens, young adults, adults and seniors using age-appropriate lesson plans available through the FDIC Money Smart Program and American Bankers Association curriculum. These comprehensive financial education lesson plans include topics such as, money management, bank services, how credit works, financial recovery, first-time homebuyer education, and fraud and scam prevention, among others.