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Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests

 
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Español covidtests.gov/es

 
USPS is providing a third round of free COVID Home test Kits to all households in the US. Each household will receive eight test kits.
 
Eligibility
Residents of the United States.
 
How to Order
— Visit covidtests.gov and enter your residential address.
— Make one order (one order includes 8 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests).
— Receive an order number and delivery updates on your email.
— Get your order in the next 7-12 days.
 
Learn more at special.usps.com/testkits.
 
ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
 
USPS esta proporcionando 8 kits de pruebas de COVID gratis a partir del 19 de Mayo de 2022. Los pedidos se enviarán gratis a partir de finales de enero.
 
Elegibilidad
Residentes de los Estados Unidos.
 
Cómo Hacer una Orden
— Visite el enlace covidtests.gov/es e ingrese su dirección residencial.
— Haga un pedido (un pedido incluye 8 pruebas individuales rápidas de antígeno COVID-19).
— Reciba un número de pedido y actualizaciones de entrega en su correo electrónico.
— Espere su orden dentro de los próximos 7 a 12 días.
 
Obtenga más información en special.usps.com/testkits.
 
Updated on May 17, 2022


COVID-19 Testing Sites & Medical Care

 
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Text “COVID TEST” to 855-48
(929) 298-9400 to schedule an at-home appointment

 
Eligibility
All New Yorkers should get tested for COVID-19. Tests are fast, simple, and free and you will not be asked about your immigration status. Remember that COVID-19 testing and care services are not a public benefit under the public charge rule.
 
How To Get tested
Testing sites: Look for testing sites near your home at my.castlighthealth.com/corona-virus-testing-sites or text “COVID TEST” to 855-48.
At-home testing: At-home testing for COVID-19 is now available to all immunocompromised New Yorkers and those ages 65 and older. To schedule an in-home appointment, call (929) 298-9400 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM (7 days a week). For free USPS test kits, make an order at covidtests.gov.
 
More information
Find more information at the COVID-19 City Wide Information Portal. To find daily updates of information about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC here.
 
ESPAÑOL/ENGLISH
nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-rapid-testing-sp.page
Text “COVID TEST” al 855-48
(929) 298-9400 para agendar una prueba COVID en tu casa

 
Elegibilidad
Todos los neoyorquinos deberian hacerse una prueba para el virus COVID-19. Las pruebas son rápidas, simples y gratis, y no preguntaran por tu estatus inmigratorio. Encuentra un lugar de pruebas cerca a tu casa. Recuerda que las prueba de COVID-19 y los servicios médicos no son un beneficio bajo la regla de carga pública.
 
Cómo hacerse una prueba
Laboratorios: Encuentra ubicaciones cerca de tu hogar en este enlace my.castlighthealth.com/corona-virus-testing-sites o envía el texto “COVID TEST” al 855-48.
Pruebas en casa: Pruebas en casa para el COVID-19 está disponible para inmunocomprometidos y personas con 65 o más años. Para agendar una cita, llama al (929) 298-9400 entre las 9:00 am y 7:00 pm todos los días de la semana. Para recibir pruebas con USPS, haz una orden gratuita en covidtests.gov/es.
 
More information
Encuentra más información en el  Portal de Información de COVID-19 de Toda la Ciudad de Nueva York. También puedes encontrar noticias diarias acerca del número de personas que fueron positivas para COVID-19 en Nueva York aquí.


MEDICAL CARE
 
Message from the NYC Department of Health: Folks who do not have a health provider and need care for COVID-19 symptoms can call 844-NYC-4NYC or 844-692-4692. For more information visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-providers.page
 
Mensaje del Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Nueva York: Personas que no tengan un proveedor de salud y necesiten recibir atención médica pueden llamar al 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692). Para más información visite https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-providers.page
 
Updated on January 19, 2022
 


New York State-Operated COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

 
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covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
vaccinefinder.nyc.gov | (833) 697-4829
Text your ZIP code to 438829 for nearest COVID-19 vaccination facility
 
All individuals 5 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine.
 
COVID-19 vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals, and through local health departments statewide. They are free and you will not be charged. Find vaccination sites at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov, Appointment Searcher Turbovax or text your ZIP code to 438829.
 
To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov and follow the instructions.
 

ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
 
 
vaccinefinder.nyc.gov | (833) 697-4829
Agende una cita en am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov y seleccione Español en la esquina superior derecha.
 
Todos los individuos de 5 años de edad o más califican para una vacuna.
 
Las vacunas para el COVID-19 están disponibles en farmacias, hospitales y a través de los departamentos de salud locales en todo el estado. Son gratis. Encuentra sitios de vacunación en vacinefinder.nyc.gov, en el Localizador de citas Turbovax www.turbovax.info, o envía por texto tu código postal al 438829.

 
Updated on February 16, 2022
 


Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

 
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walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
 
Individuals 5 years old or older who reside in New York State are eligible to receive a vaccine for free.
 
Make an Appointment
Sign in into your Walgreens account here. If you do not have an account, register for one on this link.
Schedule your appointment visiting walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
 
Learn more at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
 

ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
 
Los residentes del estado Nueva York que pueden vacunarse son aquellos con 5 años de edad o más. Haz una cita entrando a tu cuenta de Walgreens en www.walgreens.com/login. Si no tienes una cuenta, crea tu perfil aqui.
 
Aprende más en www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19.

 
Updated on February 16, 2022
 


Mount Sinai Morningside Vaccine Sign Up

 
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New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form (complete this form only once you have a scheduled appointment)
1111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025
 
 
Please fill out this form to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination at Mount Sinai Morningside. They will call you to confirm a vaccination time and date.
 
To receive a vaccine you must fall within the eligibility criteria (5-year-old or older).
 
If you have questions about eligibility, call the New York State COVID-19 hotline at 833-NYS-4-VAX (833-697-4829).
 
Updated on February 16, 2022
 


Monoclonal Antibody Hospital Locator by the HHS

 
protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/therapeutics-distribution#distribution-locations.
 
HHS Launches Web-Based Locator for COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment Sites for Monoclonal Antibodies
System helps doctors and patients find locations for COVID-19 outpatient treatment.
 
Use of monoclonal antibody treatments could help reduce need for hospitalization in high-risk patients
A web-based COVID-19 outpatient treatment locator maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now available to assist healthcare providers and patients in finding potential locations for treatment with monoclonal antibody therapeutics.
 
These medicines are authorized for emergency use in treating patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing severe symptoms and requiring hospitalization.
 
Learn more visiting protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/therapeutics-distribution#distribution-locations.
 
Updated on March 18, 2021
 


NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

 
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844-863-9314

 
 
NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline at 844-863-9314 is staffed 8 am-10 pm, 7 days a week. The phone line is staffed with specially trained volunteer professionals who are there to listen, support, and refer if needed.
 
If you’re experiencing grief due to COVID-19 get support through these reminders.You can also help others going through grief following these helpful tips.
 
*DISCLAIMER: The Office of Mental Health’s (“OMH”) Emotional Support Line (“Line”) is not licensed or unlicensed mental health care or treatment of any type regardless of what is discussed or who provides support.  It is for emotional support purposes only. The use of the Line does not create any confidential provider-therapist relationship of any type. The Line is not a substitute for professional health care.
 

La Línea de Apoyo Emocional NYS 844-863-9314 opera 7 días a la semana desde las 8 am a 10pm con profesionales entrenados para escuchar, apoyar, y remitir a otros servicios en caso necesario.
 
Si estás pasando por momentos de duelo, encuentra el apoyo que necesitas leyendo estos consejos. Tambien puedes ayudar a quienes esten pasando por momentos de duelo practicando estos consejos.
 
*EXENCION DE RESPONSABILIDAD: La Linea de Apoyo Emocional de la Oficina de Salud Mental no es una oficina de salud mental o tratamientos con licencia. La linea ofrecera apoyo emocional exclusivamente. El uso de la linea no equivaldra a una relacion terapeuta-paciente. La linea no es un sustituto de servicios profesionales en salud.

 


Hatch Tutors

 
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hatchtutors@gmail.com
 
Hatch Tutors is a non-profit tutoring organization for underserved students across the United States. One-on-one free tutoring services are provided by teaching fellows once a week over a 10-week period with assistance on educational material, learning skills, and college advice. It also offers learning webinars to support the growth of our students outside of the classroom. Popular webinars include: College Readiness, Productivity, Working with Learning.
 
Courses Offered
All subjects according to the child’s curriculum and SAT/ACT Test preparation.
 
Language(s) Offered
English and Spanish.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 12.
 
Student Eligibility
– First-generation and immigrant students
– Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
– From a low-income family
– Impacted by COVID-19
 
How To Apply
– Currently closed for Spring 2022
– Currently enrolling students for Summer 2022
– Submit a completed application
– A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject, and availability
 
For more information, visit https://www.hatchtutors.com
 
Updated on March 31, 2022
 


EduMate NYC

 
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edumatenyc@gmail.com

 
EduMate NYC is a non-profit organization that provides free tutoring services to students of underserved communities across New York. Students are matched with a teaching fellow to gain a one-on-one learning experience. Help is offered online or on the phone and 1 hour of tutoring is offered per week.
 
Courses Offered
Art, French, English, Math, Music, Science, Theatre, SAT/ACT, SHSAT, and College Application Support
Additional course assistance provided according to the student’s curriculum.
 
Language(s) Offered
Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), French, German, Gujarati, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Yoruba.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 12.
 
Student Eligibility
– Must be residing within the US
– Homeless
– Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
– From a low-income family
– Special educational needs
– Learning English
 
Access
– Online
– Free, but can make donations as desired
 
How To Apply
– Submit a completed application.
– A tutor will be matched to your child in a week.
– Ongoing enrollment.
 
For more information, visit https://www.edumatenyc.org/home. Visit their resources hub at edumatenyc.org/resources.
 
Updated on March 31, 2022
 


A Little Joy Initiative

 
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alittlejoyinitiative@gmail.com
 
A Little Joy Initiative is a non-profit tutoring service provided by teaching fellows for students of underserved families nationwide. Students gain an interactive one-on-one experience with their teaching fellow over a 60-minute session.
 
Courses Offered
All subjects according to the child’s curriculum including English, Math, Science, Arts and Computer Science.
 
Language(s) Offered
English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 8.
 
Student Eligibility
– Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
– From a low-income family
– Impacted by COVID-19
 
Access
– Free online service.
 
How To Apply
– Submit a completed application.
– A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject and availability as soon as possible.
– Ongoing enrollment.
 
For more information, contact https://www.alittlejoyinitiative.com/tutoring
 
Updated on April 23, 2021
 


IXL Math & English Practice

 
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Company locations at https://ca.ixl.com/contac
info@ixl.com
 
IXL provides a comprehensive curriculum for students offering math practice problems and solutions and interactive questions. Students are provided the opportunity to develop their confidence in essential skills while learning material at their own pace and rewarded with encouraging awards.
 
Courses Offered
Math and English.
 
Language(s) Offered
English.
 
Grades
Grade JK-Grade 12.
 
Access
– Free online service
 
Learn more at https://ca.ixl.com
 
Updated on April 23, 2021


Splash Learn

 
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Sign up for free at splashlearn.com/register
help@splashlearn.com
 
Splash Learn is an interactive platform offering comprehensive educational material for students with practice problems and solutions. Students are provided with interactive play sheets and daily curated and personalized lesson for an engaging learning experience. Caregivers are provided with trackable progress reports to monitor their child’s development and learning. Services are online and free.
 
Courses Offered
Math and English.
 
Language(s)
English.
 
Grades
Grade Junior Kinder Garden-Grade 5.
 
Parents can set custom reminders to know when to get their child logged on and ready to learn. More details about the program at https://www.splashlearn.com
 
Updated on March 31, 2022
 


Learn To Be

 
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Contact learntobe.org/contact
 
 
Learn To Be is a non-profit tutoring service for students of underserved families through one-on-one help from knowledgeable tutors. It is free and online; tutoring schedules are flexible and most sessions are once a week for 60-90 minutes.
 
Courses Offered
Math, Science, Writing, Reading, Spanish, French, and History. Additional assistance in other courses depending on the child’s needs and curriculum
 
Language(s) Offered
English and Spanish.
 
Grades
Grade K-Grade 12.
 
Student Eligibility
– Must be residing within the US
– Attending a Title 1 School
– Receiving free or reduced-price lunch at school
– Living in a single-parent household
– Within a foster home
– Homeless
– Currently on or qualifies for food assistance
 
How To Apply
– Submit a completed application at learntobe.org/student_applications/new
– A tutor will be matched to your child within a week
– Ongoing enrollment
 
For more information, visit https://www.learntobe.org
 
Updated on March 31, 2022
 


Enrichment for Children and Families

 

 
 

 

SCIENCE

Organization

Services

Link

Wonderopolis Invites children to explore intriguing questions about the world around them with fun and engaging activities. Available in 60 languages

wonderopolis.org

LIVE NATURE CAMS

Organization

Services

Link

EarthCam Offers views of city skylines, local landmarks, beaches, zoos, and landscapes from popular tourist destinations throughout the world

earthcam.com

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute See giant pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole-rats on animal cams streaming live, 24/7

nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are with the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

ARTS

Organization

Services

Link

Skillshare Skillshare offers 13 free online art classes for kids that range from doodling sessions to hour-long drawing sessions for kids of all ages

skillshare.com/browse/art-for-kids

ArtsEducation@Home The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offer online arts education resources for students of all ages kennedy-center.org/education/artseducationathome
The Kitchen Table Classroom The Kitchen Table Classroom was created by a 20-year veteran art teacher with a collection of free online art classes for kids kitchentableclassroom.com/online-art-classes-for-kids
Filmed On Stage Broadway shows online for free filmedonstage.com. On the top menu, click on “FREE SHOWS”
Google Arts & Culture Tour and see free exhibits from 2,500 museums and galleries from all over the world

artsandculture.google.com

COOKING

America’s Test Kitchen Young Chefs’ Club Every week it creates a series of recipes, hands-on activities and kitchen STEAM experiments, and fun food quizzes americastestkitchen.com/kids/activities/kitchen-classroom
Real Food 4 Kids Offers online cooking school through providing recipes and narrated, kid-led instructional videos added each month realfood4kids.com/online-cooking-school-plan-selection

DANCE/ACTIVE

GoNoodle Mobile app full of free games and activities designed to get kids moving

gonoodle.com

Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube channel with yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation videos for kids youtube.com/c/CosmicKidsYoga/videos
Haschak Sisters The Haschak Sisters are four sisters ranging in age from 13-18 with different dance tutorials youtube.com/c/HaschakSisters/videos
Just for Kix Digital Dance Digital Dance online training for $6.99 a month, giving you access to hundreds of dance videos by expert dance teachers digitaldanceinstruction.com/#under-hero-banner

DIY/CRAFTS

Raising Dragons Free resource filled with activities like science experiments, math games, and crafts with items you can find around the house

raisingdragons.com

PBS Crafts PBS offers different free, fun and educational craft activities for children ages 2-8 pbs.org/parents/activity-finder/ages-all/topics-all/shows-all/types-craft-and-experiment
KiwiCo Corner KiwiCo provides hands-on learning through free arts and crafts and science experiments for kids of all ages through a variety of DIY ideas

www.kiwico.com/diy

Bill Nye Bill Nye has experiments you can try at home related to the life science, physical science, and planetary science

billnye.com/home-demos

GARDENING

Kids Gardening Full of free, garden activities that kids of all ages can do at home

kidsgardening.org/garden-activities

National Geographic Explore nature in and around your city for grades 3-12+ nationalgeographic.org/idea/finding-urban-nature

MINDFULNESS

Breathe, Think, Do Sesame free app help teach skills to young children (ages 2-5) to problem-solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence Apple IOS/Android
Dreamy Kid DreamyKid meditation app offers meditation, guided visualization and affirmation curated for children and teens Apple IOS: Dreamy Kid App
Headspace Headspace is a guided meditation and mindfulness app suitable for all levels Apple IOS: apps.apple.com Headspace App | Android: play.google.com Headspace App
Smiling Mind Smiling Mind is an app designed to help people pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life for kids ages 7-18 Apple IOS: apps.apple.com Smiling Mind

VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Offers an overview of modern and contemporary art and you can view the collection online artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art
Metropolitan Museum Over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy through Google Arts &Culture artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
The Guggenheim Museum in New York Online programming and activities like at-home art classes or exhibits for both children and adults

guggenheim.org/at-large

The American Museum of Natural History It is now open, but you can still enjoy virtual programming, field trips, virtual tours, and guided hall tours on Facebook Live

amnh.org/explore/virtual-visits

 
Updated on March 28, 2021
 


Online Help with Homework/Tutoring NYPL

 
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Get a library card for services: nypl.org/library-card
1-866-BRAINFUSE (1-866-272-4638) | info@brainfuse.com
 
Access free one-on-one tutoring for children from 2pm-11pm at nypl.ny.brainfuse.com at the New York Public Library. To set an appointment with a tutor, log in with your library card number. If you do not have a library card yet, get one by signing up at nypl.org/library-card.
 
Services
Homework help: Get live tutoring for core areas such as mathematics (basic skills to Calculus II), science, and social studies. Live online tutoring is available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST.
Test prep and career: test prep Tor PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
4-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
Homework Send Question: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
Foreign Language: Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support
 
How to Apply
Log in with your library card number for access
— Library cards must have a home library selected. If you need to select a home library, log into your account and click on Settings to set your Preferred Pickup location
— If you sign up for a card through SimplyE, you must complete this step once your barcode has been emailed to you.
— Set up an appointment with a tutor (every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST)
 
More information
Visit nypl.org/about/remote-resources/kids-and-teens/homework-help-brainfuse to learn more.
 

Brainfuse en español
Accede a tutorías individuales gratuitas para niños de 2 a 11 pm con Brainfuse de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York. Para programar una cita con un tutor, inicia una sesión con tu número de tarjeta de la biblioteca. Si no tienes una tarjeta de la biblioteca aún, recibe una registrándote en https://www.nypl.org/library-card/new
 
Servicios
► Recibe tutoría en vivo para áreas básicas como matemáticas (habilidades básicas para Cálculo II), ciencias, asignaciones de lectura y escritura, estudios sociales, español, inglés como segundo idioma, comentarios de redacción y ensayos y desarrollo de habilidades académicas.
► Para los estudiantes mayores, hay preparación para exámenes y servicios profesionales.
 
Visita nypl.org/node/569891 para obtener más información.

 
Updated on March 31, 2022


Afterschool City Programs

 
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Discover DYCD Website with the “afterschool programs” filter
Afterschool programs for middle schoolers
DYCD Youth Connect at 646-343-6800 (teens/adolescentes)
 
Also call or visit the after school program staff at your child’s school for more information about their afterschool programming.
 

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them over the phone. For the most up-to-date information please contact programs directly using the DYCD website. To learn more about support for COVID-19 impacts, visit the Coronavirus Updates page by the NYC Council

 

Debido al brote del COVID-19, algunos programas están limitando servicios o alternativamente lo están ofreciendo por teléfono. Para información actualizada, por favor contacta los programas directamente visitando la página DYCD . Para aprender más acerca de los programas de apoyo disponible para COVID-19, visita la página de “Coronavirus updates” por el ayuntamiento de la ciudad de Nueva York

 


 
PRECOVID-19 INFORMATION

Afterschool programs take place right after classes, in the evenings, weekends, summer vacations, or holidays.

These programs help children do better in school, have better health, lower risky behaviors, and are a safe environment for children of working parents.
 
Afterschool Programs handout.
Spanish Afterschool Programs handout.
 

To find more after-school programs, visit the Comprehensive After School System for NYC (COMPASS NYC).
 

Los programas después de y fuera de clases ayudan a mejorar las notas, la salud física y el ambiente externo de los niños de padres trabajadores. Los programas pueden tomar lugar después de la escuela, en las noches, los fines de semanas, veranos, o días feriados.
 
Para más información sobre programas después de clases haz clic aquí.
 
Para encontrar más programas, visita la página del Sistema Comprensivo de Actividades Postescolares de la Ciudad De Nueva York (Compass NYC).

 


Emergency Child Care During Family Crisis

 
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Locations in each borough
Parenting Support Helpline 1(888) 435-7553
The New York Foundling main phone number (212) 633-9300
 
If you are facing a crisis impacting your family such as loss of housing, parental health issues, domestic violence, or other situation the Maria Crisis Lucadamo Nursery can provide short-term child care and holistic for you and your child while you are addressing these crises.
 
Call the Family Crisis Center and Nursery at 1(888) 435-7553 for help and emergency child care.
 
The New York Foundling that manages the Nursery Care Center also has a wide array of programs and resources to help families together. Check them out here.
 


NYC Health Job Search

 
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The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has openings. Click here to find them and apply.
 


Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System

 
Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System
 
Workforce1 helps New Yorkers prepare for and connect to jobs across New York City’s five boroughs and in several sectors of the economy.
 
Services
By applying to the Virtual Workforce1 Career Center system, you will be connected via web or phone to one-on-one help from professionals who can assist you in:
–Identifying jobs that are a fit for your experience and skills
–Preparing for interviews
–Accessing free training
 
Eligibility
All New Yorkers.
 
Apply
Visit their website and select your borough. Fill out and submit the online form that pops up. Within a day or two a team member will connect with you. All services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.
 
Industrial and Transportation Career Center
If you are particularly interested in industrial or transportation jobs, connect with the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center.
 
The Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center has industry experts that can help match you to training and employment opportunities in the following industries:
–Construction
–Manufacturing
–Transportation & Warehousing
–Wholesale Trade


Find a Job

 
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Register to attend a recruitment event, connect to training opportunities, or participate in interview preparation workshops and services. Services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.
 
Eligibility
All New Yorkers
 
Services
–Connection with training opportunities
–Interview preparation workshops
–Job placement
 
How to Sign Up
–Please contact a Workforce1 Career Center to complete the registration process and:
*Submit official proof of your identification
*Attend an Introduction to Services session
*Meet with one of our staff members to review your work experience, available jobs, and next steps.
 
Also, find job postings by the city scrolling down this page.


 
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Visit the Official Website of the City of New York, create an account, and find job postings in the NYC government.
 


Career Discovery NYC

 
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Discovery NYC is a website where New Yorkers can explore careers in demand, learn about the skills required for those, determine a career of interest, and apply for training programs.
 
Eligibility
All New Yorkers 18 years old and up
 
Services
–Explore careers in technology, healthcare, industrial and construction, and media & entertainment
–Take introductory courses to help you decide if a specific career is a good fit for you
–Spend more time practicing what you’ve learned to gain comfort and familiarity with those skills
–Apply to training programs that can lead you to a new career
 
How to Apply
–To identify job offers and prepare for interviews, visit the Virtual Workforce Career Center website
–Select your borough and visit the website’s online form. A member of the Workforce team will connect with you and provide support services
 
For resources about free or low-cost WiFi, access careerdiscovery.cityofnewyork.us/resources.

**Career Discovery is part of the NYC Department of Small Business Services**
 


First Step Job Training Program for Homeless or Low-income Women

 
coalition-homeless-logoFirst Step Job Training Program by the Coalition of the Homeless
(212) 776-2074
 
 
The Coalition’s First Step Job Training Program was launched in 1991 to give homeless and low-income women the training, social support, education, and work experience they need to overcome those obstacles, empowering them to build a better life for themselves and their families.
 
First Step offers six 14-week classes serving roughly 200 women per year. Their innovative curriculum includes over 100 hours of computer instruction, along with literacy workshops, communication, and interpersonal skills development, and other hands-on activities that give students a thorough and practical understanding of the job market and workplace.
 
First Step also places students in internships with major corporations or non-profit organizations and offers ongoing mentoring by experienced professionals.
 
For questions about the First Step or if you would like to sign up for an Informational Session, please call (212) 776-2074.
 


Discounted Telephone Service by Lifeline Assistance

 
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Telephone Carrier Program
 
New York State Lifeline Discounted Telephone Service is an assistance program offered by many telephone providers, including some wireless and cable companies, to help income-eligible consumers save money on their phone bills.
 
Services
Qualifying consumers can apply to “Lifeline” to receive a monthly discount on either their landline telephone service or their wireless service.
 
Eligibility
In New York State, consumers can qualify for the “Lifeline Program” based on the following eligibility criteria:
Income-Based: Your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Government Assistance Programs: You participate in one of the following programs.
 

Federal Programs State Programs
► Medicaid ► Family Assistance/Safety Net Assistance
► Supplemental Security Income (SSI) ► Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
► Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ► National School Lunch Program
► Federal Public Housing Assistance ——–
► Veteran’s Pension and Survivors Benefit ——–

 
Application
Federal program participation: Apply online.
State program participation: Contact a telephone carrier and ask about their Lifeline Program.
 
Updated on January 16, 2021
 


LSA Food Pantry (East Harlem)

 
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333 East 115th Street
(646) 672-5200
 
The LSA food pantry serves East Harlem residents living in ZIP codes 10029 and 10035 with client-choice food that is healthy and fresh.
 
The food pantry distribute food every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm by appointment only. 
 
To make an appointment use the appointment-based system Plentiful.
 
Visitors will need to live in ZIP codes 10029 or 10035, provide an ID, and bring proof of residence for all family members.
 
To pre-register, please visit https://bit.ly/2XeYaiv. Once you pre-register, a staff member will reach out to confirm your information.
 

La despensa de comida de LSA sirve a residentes que viven en los códigos postales 10029 y 10035 (East Harlem/El Barrio) con alimentos frescos y saludables.
 
La despensa LSA distribuirá alimentos todos los miércoles desde las 9:30 am hasta la 11:30 am y desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 3:00 pm. Para hacer una cita con la despensa, regístrate usando la app Plentiful. Para pre-inscribirte, visita https://bit.ly/2XeYaiv e ingresa tu información en línea. Una vez completada la inscripción, un miembro del equipo te llamará para tu información.
 
Visitantes de la despensa deberán vivir en los códigos postales 10029 o 10035, traer una identificación, y mostrar prueba de domicilio para todos los miembros familiares.

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


Safe & Healthy at Home During COVID-19

 
Environmental Health experts have put together some recommendations for keeping your family healthy at home, along with links to other accurate information and useful resources at https://nyscheck.org/covid.
 
Learn how to keep your home safe and healthy with Dr. Nicholas Newman from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
 
Español: Aprende cómo mantener tu casa segura y saludable con Dr. Nicholas Newman del Hospital de Niños en Cincinnati.
 



 
Search EPA’s list of products for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 here.
 
Español: Busca la lista de productos aprobados por la EPA para eliminar SARS-CoV-2, el virus que ocasiona COVID-19 aquí.
 


NYC Food Delivery Assistance

 
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If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you. As the City continues to recover and reopen, the COVID emergency food programs are transitioning to recovery programming.
 
Services
-The maximum number of people the service will deliver to each household is 2.
-Each delivery will contain 9 meals per person, but no household will receive more than 18 meals per delivery
-All orders will be delivered within four days of the order date.
 
How to Sign Up
-Create an account here. Read and answer all the questions about your food request.
-Confirm your sign-up by email and proceed to answer qualifying questions.
-Enter your contact information, select your food order, and enter the delivery address.
 
An estimated first and last delivery date will be given.
 


Asistencia de entrega de alimentos en la ciudad de Nueva York durante la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19
 
Si no puedes salir a buscar comida, nadie puede traerte comida y no puedes utilizar las opciones de entrega particular, la ciudad de Nueva York llevará a tu casa comidas de emergencia.
 
¿Cuánta comida puedes conseguir y cuándo?
-La cantidad máxima de personas que el servicio entregará a cada hogar es de 2.
-Cada entrega contendrá 9 comidas por persona, pero ningún hogar recibirá más de 18 comidas por entrega.
-Todos los pedidos se entregarán dentro de los cuatro días posteriores a la fecha del pedido.
 
¿Cómo te puedes registrar?
-Crea una cuenta aquí. Lee y responde todas las preguntas sobre tu solicitud de comida.
-Confirma tu registro por correo electrónico y procede a responder las preguntas de calificación.
-Ingresa tu información de contacto, elige el tipo de comida que deseas e ingresa la dirección dónde deben entregarse los alimentos.
 
Para todas las solicitudes, se darán una fecha de entrega para las comidas.

 
Updated May 5, 2022.


Pantries by Borough

 
For a list of vetted pantries,  click on your borough.
 
Informational handouts have been updated with current open pantries during COVID-19.

 
Information on food voucher assistance programs:
WICSNAP
 

¿Dónde puedo encontrar alimentos saludables?
Encuentra una lista de despensas en cada condado en los siguientes enlaces.
 
Las hojas informacionales han sido actualizadas con detalles de despensas abiertas durante COVID-19.

Bronx   • Brooklyn   • Manhattan • Queens  • Toda la ciudad de Nueva York
 
Información acerca de programas de asistencia para alimentos (con cupones para comida) WIC y SNAP

 


Free Grab & Go Meals by NYC Schools

 
Free Meals
Text “NYCFOOD” to 877-877 | Envía el texto “COMIDA” al 877-877
Find a Community Pick Up Site
 
Sites for free Grab & Go meals are changing starting Monday, and hours will be 3-5pm starting on Tuesday, September 27. Check the website for the most updated information.
 
-Meals are not available to the general public at any other time
-No registration or ID required
-Multiple meals can be picked up at once
 
NYC Student Take-Out Meals Starts 9/29/2020
Free Breakfast and Lunch meals are available for all NYC Students
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
No registration, ID, or documentation required
No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
 
Find a take-out location here.
 

El horario de las comidas gratis Grab & Go cambiará a partir del lunes y el horario será de 3 a 5 pm a partir del martes.
 
Las comidas no estarán disponibles para el público en general en ningún otro momento, una forma de identificación no es necesaria, y se podrán recoger varias comidas a la vez. Consulta el sitio web para obtener la información más actualizada.
 
Las comidas para llevar para estudiantes estarán disponibles a partir del 29/9/2020
– Desayunos y almuerzos gratuitos disponibles para todos los estudiantes en la Ciudad de Nueva York
de lunes a viernes, de 9:00 am a 12:00 pm
– No se requiere registro, identificación o documentación
– No hay espacio para comer, por lo que las comidas deben comerse fuera de las instalaciones
– Los padres y tutores pueden recoger las comidas para sus hijos
 
Encuentra el lugar más cercano con comidas para llevar gratis (para estudiantes) aquí.

 


GetFood NYC Map

 
Food in NYC Map Locator
Grab & Go, food pantries, DYCD Cornerstone Centers, Farmers Markets, and grocery stores all visible together on one map. Check days and hours of operation.
 
Updated on May 5, 2022.


NY Common Pantry (Manhattan and Bronx)

 

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nycommonpantry.org 
Manhattan 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem, NY 10029
Bronx 1290 Hoe Avenue, Longwood, NY 10459
(917) 720-9700

 
Coronavirus measures at NYCP
 

New York Common Pantry has many programs to lower hunger and food insecurity. Choice Pantry provides fresh food pantry packagesHot Meals serves breakfast and dinner. Nourish provides food to seniors aged 60 and older. Help 365 helps pantry visitors with information and application to housing and benefit programs. NYCP serves all residents of NYC.
 
How to Apply
To become a pantry client at (917) 720-9700.

For more information click on this handout.
(Spanish) For more information click on this handout.
 

El New York Common Pantry cuenta con muchos programas para mitigar el hambre y la inseguridad alimentaria. Choice Pantry ofrece paquetes de comida frescos a tu gusto. El programa Hot Meals ofrece desayuno y cena. Nourish ofrece comida para las personas de 60 años o mayores. Help 365 ayuda a los visitantes de la despensa con información, y aplicación a programas de beneficios y vivienda. Para mas información haz clic aqui.
    
Para ver un video de la despensa NY Common Pantry con subtítulos en español hazclic aquí.
    

 
 
Updated on May 5, 2022


                                                                                         

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

 
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Women, Infants, and Children NY (WIC)
Local agencies
800-522-5006 (Growing Up Hotline)
 

COVID-19 Update
 
–Many NYS WIC offices are available to provide services by phone for appointments. On-site appointments are limited.
–For questions about food or formula availability, visit https://nyswicvendors.com/vma-locations to find the vendor management agency in your area for help.
–Please contact your local agency if you have additional questions.

 
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a short-term food assistance program that provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, health education, and health care referrals to pregnant women, infants, and children up to age 5.
 
Eligibility
Qualifying for benefits will depend on the family’s income and household size. To see if you qualify fill out the pre-screening tool on the NYC HRA site. Keep in mind that U.S. Citizenship is not necessary.
 
How to Apply
Guide to apply for WIC | Spanish guide to apply for WIC
At your WIC appointment, you will receive an eWIC card that will work like a debit card. The WIC staff will add your benefits to your family’s eWIC account and you will get a list of your family’s WIC benefits for the next three months. This list will have a start and end dates for your benefits.
 
Types of Food & Shopping at the Supermarket
— Read the WIC Approved Foods and Products List to learn about the types of foods you can choose at WIC approved market sites. Also, feel free to check out this WIC Approved Foods Card.
— Baby formula is covered by WIC. See what brands can be purchased with WIC at health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.
To learn more about how to use your eWIC card, watch the “Shopping with eWIC” video. For other questions, access the FAQ file here.
 

Actualización COVID-19
 
–Muchas de las oficinas WIC están abiertas para brindar servicios por teléfono para citas. Las citas que ocurren en las oficinas son limitadas.
–Para disponibilidad acerca de comidas y leche de fórmula, visita https://nyswicvendors.com/vma-locations para encontrar agencias de administración de proveedores en su área para ayudarlo.
–Por favor contacta tu agencia local si tienes preguntas adicionales.

 

WIC (Mujeres, Infantes y Niños) es un programa de asistencia alimentaria a corto plazo que brinda alimentos nutritivos, apoyo para la lactancia, consejería en nutrición, educación en salud, y remisiones para mujeres embarazadas, infantes y niños de hasta 5 años.
 
Para saber si calificas, llena esta herramienta de preselección en la página de NYC HRA. Recuerda que una prueba de ciudadanía americana no es necesaria para obtener beneficios de WIC.
 
Guía de aplicación para WIC en esta hoja informational | Agencias locales
 
En tu cita con WIC, recibirás una tarjeta eWIC que funciona como una tarjeta de débito. A la cuenta familiar eWIC, los beneficios (dinero) serán agregados. Tambien obtendrás una lista de los beneficios que recibirás durante los próximos tres meses con fechas de inicio y finalización para beneficios.
 
¿Estás interesado en saber qué tipos de alimentos puede comprar con eWIC? Encuentra una lista con alimentos y productos aprobados en WIC Strong.
 
Aprende más con el video “Comprar con eWIC”.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

 
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HRA centers locations (centers have consolidated due to COVID-19)
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition program that helps families, the elderly, and the disabled afford fresh and healthy food. SNAP provides a debit card that you can use at many groceries and farmers markets.
 
Guide to apply for SNAP | Spanish guide to apply for SNAP.
 
To learn how to upload documents in the HRA portal, please watch the video “HRA SNAP”. To see the list of approved foods and products you have access to with SNAP visit USA gov.
 
Also, it is important to know that the SNAP cash benefit varies per family. For households with net income, the monthly SNAP benefit will equal the maximum benefit for that household size minus the household’s expected contribution of 30 percent of its net income. Families who have no net income will receive the monthly maximum benefit. To learn, see the handout about SNAP Eligibility and Maximum Benefit.
 

El Programa de Asistencia Alimentaria Suplementaria (SNAP por sus siglas en inglés) es un programa nutricional federal que ayuda a familias, personas mayores, y los discapacitados a pagar comida fresca y nutritiva. SNAP provee una tarjeta débito que usted puede usar en muchos supermercados y mercados de productores agrícolas.
 
Guía para solicitar SNAP.
 
Para conocer la lista de alimentos y productos aprobados a los que tiene acceso con SNAP, visite USA gov.
 
Vea el video “Subiendo documentos a la aplicación HRA” para aprender cómo aplicar a SNAP.

 


Plentiful App (Pantry Finder and Reservation Manager)

 
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Plentiful is a free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries and the people they serve. Use Plentiful to find pantries and get the food you need, without waiting in line.
 
Download the Android app in Google Play or text “FOOD” to PANTRY (726-879) from any phone.
 
Find a Pantry
Search by location, amenities, or service times.
 
Manage Reservations
From three minutes to three months in advance, for all your preferred pantries.
 
Get Food Faster
Show up when it’s your turn and avoid waiting in line.
 

Plentiful es un sistema gratuito y fácil de usar para las despensas de comida y los clientes que estas sirven. Usa la aplicación Plentiful para reservar alimentos en la despensa sin tener que esperar en una fila.
 
Descarga la app en Google Play o envía un mensaje de texto con la palabra “FOOD” a PANTRY (726-879) desde cualquier teléfono.

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides by the Hunter College

 
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Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides
https://twitter.com/nycfoodpolicy

 

To help connect community members in need with food resources during this challenging time, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has created and is continuously updating the  Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood.
 
Each resource guide (by borough and district) includes information related to food access within the community, such as meals for students and seniors during this time, delivery services for people with disabilities, and resources for immigrants.
 

Para ayudar a conectar los miembros de la comunidad que necesitan alimentos durante estos tiempos difíciles, el Centro de Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center ha creado y está continuamente actualizando Guías con Recursos para Alimentos en cada condado de la ciudad de Nueva York.
 
Cada guía contiene información relacionada con acceso a comida dentro de cada comunidad como platos para estudiantes y adultos mayors, domicilios para personas con discapacidades y recursos para inmigrantes.

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

 
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1-844-691-7368 (Monday-Sunday 8:00 am-7:00 pm)
TTY 1-833-843-8829
 
01/11/2022 NOTIFICATION: The State Emergency Rental Assistance Program is accepting applications. Applying to State ERAP will provide tenants with certain protections while the State makes a decision on their applications.
 
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can assist those unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. Eligible low and moderate-income households can get up to 12 months of their back rent paid, three months of future rent, and other assistance. All payments will be made directly to the landlord/property owner on behalf of the tenant.

*You are protected from eviction while you have a Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application pending*
**There are no immigration status requirements to qualify for the program**
***You do not have to pay back the money paid to your landlord on behalf of you***

 
Eligibility
— NYS residents that owe rent since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 AND
— Qualified for unemployment benefits or have lost income and/or have an increase in expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic; AND
— Have a monthly gross (before tax) household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
 
How to Apply
Visit a community-based organization near your home that can help you apply for ERAP. Locate one here OR
Apply online on the following link: nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/en. For steps on how to complete an online application watch youtube.com/watch?v=lh19INyhmjg.
 
ERAP is not guaranteed and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you have not heard about the status of your application, please call (844) 691-7368 or chat with a representative visiting nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/en
 
More Information
To learn more, visit the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program Page: otda.ny.gov/erap.
 
ESPANOL/SPANISH
 
nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/es
1-844-691-7368 (lunes a domingo de 8:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.)
Mensjaes de Texto al 1-833-843-8829

 
ALERTA ENERO 11 DE 2021: El Programa de Emergencia para Asistencia con Rentas (ERAP por sus siglas en inglés) está aceptando aplicaciones. El aplicar al programa estatal de ERAP proporcionará a inquilinos con ciertas protecciones mientras el estado hace una decisión en cuanto a su aplicación.
 
El Programa de asistencia de emergencia para el alquiler (ERAP) puede ayudar a quienes no pueden pagar el alquiler adeudado debido a COVID-19. Los hogares elegibles con ingresos bajos y moderados pueden recibir hasta 12 meses de la renta adeudada, tres meses de alquiler futuro y otra asistencia. Todos los pagos se harán directamente al propietario a nombre del inquilino.
 

*Usted será protegido contra mociones de desalojo mientras tenga una solicitud del Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia (ERAP) pendiente*
**No hay requisitos de estatus migratorio para calificar para el programa**

***El beneficio no es un prestamo y no debera pagar de vuelta el monto que fue pagado por el programa al arrendador

 
Criterios de Elegibilidad
— Residentes del estado de Nueva York que deban alquiler desde el inicio de la pandemia por COVID-19 en marzo de 2020 — Han calificado para beneficios de desempleo o han perdido ingresos y/o tienen un aumento en los gastos debido a la pandemia de COVID-19; Y
— Tienen un ingreso familiar bruto mensual (antes de impuestos) igual o inferior al 80% del Ingreso Medio del Area (AMI).
 
Cómo Aplicar
— Visite una organización comunitaria cercana que pueda ayudarlo a aplicar a ERAP. Encuentra una organizacion aquí o
— Realiza una aplicacion en línea en el siguiente enlace: nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/es
 
ERAP no está garantizado y se determinará caso por caso. Si no ha escuchado acerca del estado de su aplicación llame al (844) 691-7368 o hable con un representante por chat visitando nysrenthelp.otda.ny.gov/es.
 
Para obtener más información, visite la página del programa de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia del estado de Nueva York: otda.ny.gov/erap. Encuentra instrucciones acerca de como traducir contenido al espanol en: ny.gov/traducci-n-de-los-idiomas-del-sitio-web
 
Updated on January 19, 2022


Emergency Rental Assistance Grants (One-Shot Deals)

HRA Infoline (718) 557-1399
Housing Court Answers Link
 
The One-Shot Deal is an emergency assistance program designed to meet the urgent needs of low-income New Yorkers. This assistance can be used to cover a number of situations like rental assistance to prevent or forestall an eviction.
 
Eligibility
All New Yorkers in need are eligible and the approval for your request is done in a case-by-case approach. You do not have to be a Public Assistance recipient to receive a one-shot deal. You may apply for a one-shot deal even if you have had one in the past.
 
It is important that you provide documentation supporting your urgent need for assistance (like losing your job due to COVID impacts). In addition if applicable evidence of:
• Utilization of available resources to avoid arrears
• Affordability of housing (you must be earning more than your monthly payment rent)
• Consideration of any special at-risk factors such as disability
• A viable future plan to pay the rent going forward
For documents examples, check out the One-Shot Deal guide by the Coalition for the Homeless.
 
Repay
Most one-shot deals will have to be paid back gradually through regular monthly payments. This is generally not the case if you are receiving SSI disability benefits.
 
Application
You must submit an application on ACCESS HRA. Follow the application instructions of this handout on the second page.
 
Supporting Documents
Review the types of documents you will need to submit by checking the Emergency Rental Assistance Handout.
 
Approval
Depending on the urgency of the case, it can take 30-45 days to receive a decision once all documents have been subsmitted. If you do not receive a decision after 30-45 days or before a pay date, you can check case status on ACCESS HRA or call HRA InfoLine for information at (718) 557-1399.
 
Learn more in the Emergency Rental Assistance Grants Flyer.



The One-Shot Deal es un programa de asistencia de emergencia diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de los neoyorquinos de bajos ingresos. Esta asistencia se puede utilizar para cubrir una serie de situaciones como asistencia para el pago de alquiler para prevenir o parar un desalojo.
 
Elegibilidad
Todos los neoyorquinos con necesidades financieras son elegibles y la aprobación de la solicitud se realiza en un enfoque de caso por caso. No es necesario que sea un beneficiario de Asistencia Pública para recibir un One-Shot Deal. Puedes solicitar el beneficio de incluso si has tenido uno en el pasado.
 
Es importante que proporciones documentación que respalde la necesidad de obtener asistencia urgente (como perder su trabajo debido a los impactos de COVID). Además, si corresponde, evidencia de:
• Utilización de los recursos disponibles para evitar atrasos
• Asequibilidad de la vivienda (por ejemplo debe estar ganando más que su pago mensual de alquiler)
• Consideración de cualquier factor especial de riesgo, como discapacidad
• Un plan futuro viable para pagar el alquiler en el futuro
 
Reembolso
La mayoría de los One-Shot Deals deberán reembolsarse gradualmente mediante pagos mensuales regulares. Por lo general, este no es el caso si recibe beneficios por discapacidad de SSI.
 
Solicitud
Debe enviar una solicitud en ACCESS HRA. Sigue las instrucciones de aplicación en este este folleto.
 
Documentos de respaldo
Revise los tipos de documentos que deberás presentar consultando el Folleto de Asistencia de Emergencia Para Pagos de Alquiler.
 
Aprobación
Dependiendo de la urgencia del caso, una decisión puede tomar de 30 a 45 días el recibir una vez que se hayan presentado todos los documentos. Si no recibes una decisión después de 30 a 45 días o antes de la fecha de vencimiento de pago, puedes verificar el estado del caso en ACCESS HRA o llama a la línea de información de HRA (718) 557-1399.
 
Obtén más información en este folleto de subvenciones de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia.

 
Updated on January 16, 2021
 


HomeBase Organization and NYC Connect

 
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nyc.gov/site/hra/help/homebase.page
nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/housing-connect-rentals.page (Affordable Housing Lottery)
nyhousingsearch.gov
 
Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability.
 
Eligibility
You may be eligible for Homebase services if you:
1) Are at imminent risk of entering the New York City shelter system
2) Are low-income
3) Want to remain stably housed in your community
 
How to apply
1) Find your nearest Homebase office via this map
2) Call the office before visiting to schedule a set time that is convenient for you. Learn more with these FAQs.
 
Learn more information with this Housing resources handout.
Information in Spanish with this Spanish Housing resources handout.
 
NYC Connect offers a list of affordable housing opportunities to the public. Create an account and apply to the listed developments. Remember to keep applying when new developments get posted to increase your chances to be favored in the NYC Connect Housing lottery.
 
nyhousingsearch.gov is a database of affordable rentals available to the public. Credit score is required for all applications.
 


ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
 
Encuentra recursos e información en esta hoja informacional para superar una crisis de vivienda. HomeBase es una organización que te ayudará con un plan personalizado para que puedas residir en una vivienda de manera estable. Podrás ser elegible para los servicios de HomeBase si:
 
 
1) Estás en riesgo inminente de entrar al sistema de albergues
2) Cuentas con bajos ingresos económicos, y
3) Quieres residir de manera estable en su comunidad
 
NYC Connect es un listado de rentas a bajo costo en toda la ciudad disponibles para familias con bajos ingresos. Crea una cuenta en la página NYC Connect y aplica a los apartamentos publicados. Recuerda aplicar a todos los apartamentos nuevos para aumentar las oportunidades de ganar la loteria de vivienda.

 
Updated on January 26, 2022
 


Unemployment Insurance

 
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dol.ny.gov/unemployment/file-your-first-claim-benefits
888-209-8124 | 8 AM-6 PM | Monday-Friday
 
The unemployment benefit is available for workers that have lost their jobs at no fault of their own and are ready, willing, and actively looking for work.
 
Eligibility
— You must be searching and ready for work, and willing to attend meetings at your closest Labor Department Office to qualify for benefits
— If you work part-time you may be able to claim benefits (partial UI)
— If you work more than 30 hours or earn more than $504 in a week, you will not be eligible for benefits
— Find more details about eligibility visiting dol.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/01/P832.pdf
 
How to Apply
— Get ready your social security number, ID (Driver’s License or Motor Vehicle ID number, Alien Registration Card Number), phone number, address, bank account number or routing number
— Names, addresses, phone numbers of all employers of the last 18 months and wage details
— Create a NY.GOV account at labor.ny.gov/signin and hit the button “Create an NY.GOV account”. If you have an account do not create a new one. For help with your account visit on.ny.gov/techhelp
— File a New Unemployment Insurance and claim your benefits at the Department of Labor website
— Submit required documentation on the Department of Labor website
 
Watch the application instructional video at youtu.be/shXF675SjEc to learn about every application step. Also, download this handout cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/files/unemployment-insurance.pdf with general information.
 
After You Apply
— Once a claim is filed, it takes three to six weeks to receive your first payment
— During this time, complete and return questionnaires and phone calls from the Department of Labor
— Continue to claim weekly benefits if you are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements while waiting for your approval
— If you are eligible, you will receive any back weeks of benefits owed with your first payment
 
For questions, please visit dol.ny.gov/unemployment-insurance-top-frequently-asked-questions.
 


ESPANOL/SPANISH
 
El beneficio de Seguro de Desempleo es un servicio para trabajadores que han perdido su empleo sin culpa alguna y están activamente buscando empleo. Aplica y obtén beneficios en la página del Departamento de Trabajo del Estado de Nueva York

 
Updated on January 26, 2022.


 

Public Charge in New York State

 
pngkit_usa-flag-clip-art_996411-removebg-preview A public charge is defined as an alien who has received one or more public benefits, for more than 12 months within any 36-month period. Examples of public benefits are Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Public Housing, Federally funded Medicaid (with certain exclusions) etc.
 
USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) stopped applying the Public Charge Final Rule to all pending applications and petitions on March 9, 2021. USCIS removed content related to the vacated 2019 Public Charge Final Rule from the affected USCIS forms and has posted updated versions of affected forms.
 
For information about how you can be impacted by the rule, call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 from Monday to Friday 9am-6pm. Help is available in over 200 languages.
 
For questions about your situation, please contact ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and say “public charge” to access timely and trusted information and connections to City-funded, free, and safe immigration legal help.

 
ESPANOL/SPANISH
 
Ser una carga pública se define como un extranjero que ha recibido uno o más beneficios públicos, durante más de 12 meses dentro de un período de 36 meses. Ejemplos de beneficios públicos son la Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario, Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas, Vivienda Pública, Medicaid financiado con fondos federales (con ciertas exclusiones), etc.
 
USCIS (Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos) dejó de aplicar la Regla Final de Carga Pública a todas las solicitudes y peticiones pendientes el 9 de marzo de 2021. USCIS eliminó el contenido relacionado con la Regla Final de Carga Pública de 2019 en los formularios de USCIS afectados y ha publicado versiones actualizadas de los formularios afectados.
 
Si tiene preguntas sobre su situación, comuníquese con la línea directa de ActionNYC al 1-800-354-0365, de lunes a viernes de 9 am a 6 pm, y diga “carga pública” para acceder a información y conexiones confiables y oportunas, y ayuda legal de inmigración segura. La ayuda está disponible en más de 200 idiomas.
 
Updated on June 9, 2021
 


 

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

 

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Energy Assistance by NYC the Human Resources Administration Office
NYC HEAP locations
HEAP Infoline 800-692-0557
Heat Line 212-331-3150
 
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating or cooling their homes. HEAP runs different benefit programs that will pay for: fuel, your utility source, equipment, and/or repairs depending on your needs. As a household, you could either apply for regular or emergency HEAP benefits. Remember, you may still be able to receive benefits even if your heat is included in your rent.
 
Eligibility
The eligibility criteria vary by program. Generally, criteria are based on:
-Household income
-US Citizenship or satisfactory immigration status
 
Find about your eligibility in the Energy Assistance website or call the HEAP Infoline at 800-692-0557.
 
HEAP programs
 
Regular HEAP benefit: a one-time supplement to your annual energy costs. The base amount of money given depends on your living situation. Find more information at otda.ny.gov/programs/heap.
 
Emergency HEAP benefit: Emergency benefits are available if your heat has been turned off or is in danger of being turned off. The Emergency HEAP benefit opens January 3, 2022 and closes March 15, 2022 or until funds run out.
 
Cooling assistance: The Cooling Assistance benefit helps eligible households buy and install an air conditioner or fan up to a cost of $800. The program opens May 2, 2022. Applicants are only eligible for a Cooling Assistance benefit once every five years. For more information call the HEAP Conference Line at 212-331-3126 or apply with your HEAP local district contact in NYC.
 
Utility Assistance Program (UAP) (once the link opens scroll down): UAP assists families or individuals who are elderly, blind, disabled, mentally impaired or those residing in a neglected or hazardous environment who require financial assistance for their energy bills. Contact the Heat Line if you are having trouble paying your utilities bill calling to (212) 331-3150. Here are some other situations that may make you eligible for cash assistance.
 
One Shot Deal- Cash Assistance Program: Starting December 31st, 2021, the One Shot Deal Program provides emergency assistance grants if you get a utility shut-off notice. To help pay utility expenses owed, visit access HRA and select one-shot deal at the top of the page.
 
How to Apply
– By phone: (212) 331-3126
– In person: See offices at nyc.gov/programs/home-energy-assistance-program-heap/#how-to-apply
– Mail: Applications should be mailed to New York City Home Energy Assistance Programm P.O. Box 1401, Church Street Station, New York, NY, 10008. Download application form at otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/3421.pdf
 
To find more information about your eligibility visit the Energy Assistance website and apply.
 

ESPANOL/SPANISH
 
El Programa de Asistencia para la Energía (HEAP por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a personas con bajos ingresos a pagar el costo de la calefacción y/o ventilación de sus hogares. HEAP tiene diferentes programas de beneficios que pagarán por: combustible, fuente de electricidad, equipos y/o reparaciones dependiendo de su necesidad. Como familia, podrá aplicar para los beneficios regulares o de emergencia de HEAP.
 
Nota: El período de aplicación para beneficios regulares o de emergencia HEAP esta activo desde el 1ro de Octubre de 2021 hasta el 15 de marzo de 2022.
 
Elegibilidad
Los criterios de elegibilidad varían por programa. Conoce si calificas entrando a la página de Energy Assistance.
 
Como Aplicar
Por telefono: (212) 331-3126
Personalmente: Ubica oficinas en el enlace nyc.gov/programs/home-energy-assistance-program-heap/#how-to-apply
Correo: Las aplicaciones deben ser enviadas a New York City Home Energy Assistance Programm P.O. Box 1401, Church Street Station, New York, NY, 10008. Download application form at otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/3421.pdf

 
Updated on January 27, 2022
 


Single Stop – Online Benefit Screener

 
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Locations

 

 
 
Single Stop is a safe space that will support you and your family’s needs. There are free programs to help you buy fresh groceries, help you with your taxes, and help you care for your children.
 
Use the Single Stop online benefit screener to find out what benefit programs you are eligible for.
 

Single Stop es una herramienta segura que te apoyará con las necesidades de tu Familia. Existen programas que pueden ayudarte con la compra de alimentos, la preparación de tus impuestos, y el cuidado para tus niños. Usa la herramienta de eligibilidad para beneficios de Single Stop para saber a qué programas calificas.

 


Domestic Violence Hotline

 
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Domestic Violence Hotline by Safe Horizon
1-800-621-4673
 
You have the right to a safe relationship. If you would like to talk to someone please call the Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-621-4673. Help is available 24 hours a day.
 
If you are in immediate danger please call 911.
 

Tienes derecho a una relación segura. Si deseas hablar con alguien por favor llama a la línea Domestic Violence Hotline de Safe Horizone marcando al 1-800-621-4673. Habrá ayuda disponible las 24 horas del día.
 
Si necesitas ayuda inmediata por favor llama al 911.

 
 


 

Resources for DM Survivors during COVID-19

 

Personal Safety
Tips for when staying home is not the safest option
A guide for survivors of sex trafficking during COVID-19
Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender New Yorkers Navigating COVID-19

 

Food and Cash Assistance
–Legal Services of NYC is offering free confidential assessments for public benefits such as cash assistance, SNAP, and Medicaid. Call (917) 661-4500
–Grab and Go Meals for all New Yorkers. Text “NYCFOOD” to 877-877. Hours: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM for families and children; 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for adults
–One week of free groceries for all New Yorkers at Neighborhood of Opportunity Network Nutrition Kitchens
–Call 311 to find food pantries
–For more food and cash assistance resources click HERE

 

Housing
Domestic Violence Shelters are open for intake. Call the 24-hour domestic violence hotline (800) 621-4673 to learn more.

 

Health
The Sexual Assualt Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program gives medical care, forensic examination, documentation, and crisis counseling to victims of sexual assault. See the list of hospitals with SAFE programs
Project Street Beat is still providing sexual and reproductive health care. Call (855) 778-2328 Monday – Friday between 9 AM to 5 PM
NYC Well offers free confidential mental health support. You can speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services
ThriveNYC has a guide to mental health services that you can use while staying at home

 
Resources for survivors with children, LGBTQ+ survivors, persons living with disabilities, seniors, youth, and the community at large. For these and many more resources click HERE

 

Información sobre recursos para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica durante COVID-19. Oprima AQUI para la lista completa.

 

Seguridad Personal
Consejos si el estar en casa no es la opción más segura.
Guía para sobrevivientes de tráfico sexual durante COVID-19.
–Conoce tus derechos. Guía para Neoyorquinos transgénero que navegan el COVID-19.

 

Comida y Ayuda con Dinero
–Legal Services de Nueva York esta ofreciendo consultas gratis y confidenciales para beneficios puúblicos como asistencia de dinero, SNAP y Medicaid. Llame al (917) 661-4500.
–Comida para llevar para todos los Neoyorquinos. Envíe un mensaje “COMIDA” a 877-877. Horas: 7:30 aM – 11:30 AM para las familias y niños; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM para los adultos.
–Una semana de compras de supermercado para todos los Neoyorkinos en Neighborhood of Opportunity Network Nutrition Kitchens.
–Para las despensas de comida llame al 311.

 

Vivienda
Los refugios para sobrevivientes de violencia domestica están abiertos. Llame la Línea Directa de Violencia Doméstica al (800) 621-4673 para aprender más.

 

Salud
El programa de examinador forense de asalto sexual (SAFE) brinda cuidado médico, examen forense y documentación, y consejería a victimas de asalto sexual. Vea la lista de hospitales con el programa SAFE.
Projecto Street Beat esta brindando cuidado médico sexual y reproductivo. Llame al (855) 778-2328 de lunes a viernes entre 9 AM y 5 PM.
NYC Well ofrece apoyo para la salud mental de manera gratis y confidencial. Puede hablar con un(a) consejero(a) por teléfono, texto, o chat para saber acerca de recursos y servicios para la salud mental y el uso de sustancias.
ThriveNYC tiene una guía para servicios de salud mental mientras estamos en casa.

 
Más recursos para sobrevivientes con niños, LGBTQ+, personas con discapacidades, personas mayores de 60 años, joóvenes, la comunidad y mucho más oprima AQUI.
 


Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership

 
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(929) 356-9586 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
 
The Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership (MSMLP) arranges for free legal services to the Mount Sinai Health System’s most vulnerable and needy patients to prevent and remedy the legal and social issues that often contribute to poor health.
 
Mount Sinai integrates lawyers into the health care team to address unmet legal needs that may be affecting a patient’s health. The most common cases relate to income maintenance, housing, education and employment, legal status, and personal and family stability.
 
If you are a patient at the Mount Sinai Health System, please call MSMLP at (929) 356-9586 to do a self-referral and get free legal services.



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