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SpecialED Resource

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SpecialED Resource is a tutoring service provided to students with special needs with a program tailored specifically to their needs. This tutoring service seeks to help students improve their grades with an interactive learning approach, and providing parents with accurate and consistent feedback. Each session is conducted online through an interactive video chat with a special education tutor for a one-on-one experience for each student.
Courses Offered
As required by the child’s curriculum and needs.
Language(s) Offered
Student Eligibility
– Must be a child with special needs.
– Online
– Each session rate depends on the program and the needs of the child and determined during the consultation call
How To Apply
– Contact 1(844) 773- 3822
– Have a free consultation call with a special education tutor to determine the best program tailored for each child
– Ongoing enrollment
For more information, visit
Updated on April 23, 2021

Hatch Tutors
Hatch Tutors is a non-profit tutoring organization for underserved students across the United States. One-on-one 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.
Courses Offered
All subjects according to the child’s curriculum and SAT/ACT Test preparation.
Language(s) Offered
English and Spanish.
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
– Free online service
How To Apply
– Currently closed for Spring 2021
– Currently enrolling students for their Summer 2021 waitlist
– Submit a completed application
– A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject, and availability
For more information, visit
Updated on April 23rd, 2021

EduMate NYC

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EduMate NYC is a non-profit organization providing 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.
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.
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
– 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
Updated on April 23, 2021

A Little Joy Initiative
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.
Grade K-Grade 8.
Student Eligibility
– Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
– From a low-income family
– Impacted by COVID-19
– 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
Updated on April 23, 2021

IXL Math & English Practice
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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
Grade JK-Grade 12.
– Free online service
Learn more at
Updated on April 23, 2021

Splash Learn
Sign up for free at
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.
Courses Offered
Math and English.
Grade Junior Kinder Garden-Grade 5.
– Free online service.
More details about the program at
Updated on April 23rd, 2021

Learn To Be

Learn To Be is a non-profit tutoring service for students of underserved families through one-on-one help from knowledgeable tutors.
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.
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
– Online
– Free, but can make donations as desired
How To Apply
– Submit a completed application at
– A tutor will be matched to your child within a week
– Ongoing enrollment
For more information, visit
Updated on April 23, 2021

Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th St., 18th Floor – CN23, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone (347) 396-7205 | Fax (347) 396-8849

The Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA) is a centralized referral system for children with serious emotional disturbance who need intensive mental health services to remain at home or in their community
After receiving a referral request, CSPOA will conduct an assessment and interview the family and referrer to determine the child’s needs.
CSPOA refers children and adolescents to services such as:
Health Home Care Management (ages 0-21): Provides care coordination to youth with chronic behavioral and physical health needs.
Non-Medicaid Care Coordination (ages 0-21) ): Provides care coordination to youth who are diagnosed with severe emotional disturbance.
Community Residence (ages 5-17): These small therapeutic group homes provide housing and supervision from specially trained staff. Services include structured daily living activities and training in problem-solving skills. Clinical services are provided by local mental health programs.
To refer a patient to CSPOA, see the below forms and instructions available at
Updated on April 23rd, 2021

Math Camp by BEAM

55 Exchange Place, Suite 603, New York, NY 10005
(888) 264-2793 |
The BEAM Discovery program is a 5-week camp focused on mathematics and problem-solving. In addition to the classes, they will build community with other students and the staff, as well as enjoying activities such as online board games, new languages, and virtual zoo tours.
BEAM is completely free and they will get you the things you need to join them. If they run online, this includes a computer, a care package with activity supplies and other technology, and a gift card for meals. BEAM can also provide support with the internet if you don’t have access or it doesn’t work well.
All BEAM summer programs for 2021 will be online. Class and activity times are spread out between 9 am and 5 pm, with breaks throughout the day to help avoid screen fatigue.
BEAM targets audiences that identify as low-income students who don’t have the local resources to learn math to their full potential. Most BEAM students are financially eligible for free/reduced-price lunch at school. They occasionally accept students who have higher income if they demonstrate exceptional mathematical potential and attend a school that cannot meet their academic needs. BEAM Discovery summer camps are available for 6th and 7th graders.
Learn about other programs for older students. For 8th graders visit For high schoolers visit
How to apply
Submit a completed application at
For additional information, please visit

El programa BEAM Discovery es un campamento de 5 semanas enfocado en matemáticas y solución de problemas. Además de las clases, el programa promueve la comunidad entre estudiantes e instructores, además de la participación en actividades como juegos de mesa en línea, aprendizaje de nuevos idiomas, y recorridos virtuales del zoológico.
BEAM es completamente gratuito y proporcionará los materiales necesarios. Si el programa está abierto en línea, el niño recibirá una computadora, un paquete de atención con materiales para actividades, otra tecnología, y una tarjeta de regalo para comidas. BEAM también puede también puede brindar soporte con Internet si el participante no tiene acceso o su servicio no funciona bien.
Todos los programas de verano de BEAM para 2021 estarán en línea. Los horarios de clases y actividades se distribuyen entre las 9 a.m. Y las 5 p.m. con descansos a lo largo del día para ayudar a evitar la fatiga de pantalla.
BEAM sirve principalmente a estudiantes de bajos ingresos que no cuentan con recursos locales para aprender matemáticas al máximo potencial. La mayoría de los estudiantes aceptados por BEAM reúnen los requisitos económicos para recibir almuerzos gratis o a precio reducido en la escuela. BEAM tambien acepta estudiantes con ingresos medianos si demuestran un potencial matemático excepcional y asisten a una escuela que no puede satisfacer sus necesidades académicas. El programa de verano BEAM Discovery está disponible para niños en sexto y séptimo grado.
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Updated on April 23, 2021
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Khan Academy
Help Center

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization seeking to provide world-class education to students through an engaging learning experience. Their online platform contains homework assistance material, step-by-step problems and instructional videos for students to follow concepts in key subject areas at their own pace and fill in gaps with understanding material.

Courses offered
Math, Science, Computing, Arts & Humanities, Economics, Reading & Language Arts and Life Skills.
Language(s) offered
36 languages including Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Grade K-Grade 12
– Free online service
Updated on April 21, 2021

Outdoor Leadership Academy by Concrete Safaris
158 East 115th Street, Suite 144, New York, NY 10029
(646) 869-1503 |
Concrete Safaris is an organization that prepares young people to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.
The Outdoor Leadership Academy is an internship program designed to train teenagers and young adults from 14 to 24 years on environmental health literacy, first aid, community engagement, and the development of soft and hard professional skills. For instance, participants will have the chance to visit companies virtually to practice interviewing, improve their resumes, and learn about the world of work.
The stipend for this internship is $700 for up to 12 hours/week of experiential education over 5 weeks.
► Live in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program.
How to Apply
► Youth will be selected through the citywide SYEP lottery and will participate in virtual and in-person learning opportunities.
► Start your application by visiting the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Application Portal at
► 14-15-year-olds, select Concrete Safaris Inc. as your Provider
► 16-24-year-olds, select El Barrio’s Operation Fightback as your Provider
► Deadline to apply is April 23rd, 2021.
Program Start and End Date
The program will run from July – August, 2021 for 14-15 years-old. The duration of the program is 6 weeks.
Learn more at
Updated on April 19, 2021

Diaper Center – Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of New York
Find Help app App Store | Google Play Store
888-744-7900 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Help Form

The Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of New York was founded in 1902 and has been serving those in need for over 115 years.
The Layette ministry provides diapers, infant clothing, blankets and other essential items to expectant mothers. If you are seeking help, call the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900.
Updated on April 1, 2021

Find a Park
Find a park near you. Visit and click “Search by Location and/or Facilities” to tailor your search to your zip code, borough, or recreational interest.
Updated on March 28th, 2021

Safer Personal Care Products App by EWG

While shopping, use the Environmental Working Group (EWG) “Healthy Living” database to select safer products for your and your children. Visit (or download the app on your phone).
Learn more about safe personal care products at
Updated on March 28, 2021

Enrichment for Children and Families








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





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

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium Experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are with the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams





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

ArtsEducation@Home The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offer online arts education resources for students of all ages
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
Filmed On Stage Broadway shows online for free 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


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
Real Food 4 Kids Offers online cooking school through providing recipes and narrated, kid-led instructional videos added each month


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

Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube channel with yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation videos for kids
Haschak Sisters The Haschak Sisters are four sisters ranging in age from 13-18 with different dance tutorials
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


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

PBS Crafts PBS offers different free, fun and educational craft activities for children ages 2-8
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

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


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

National Geographic Explore nature in and around your city for grades 3-12+


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: Headspace App | Android: 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: Smiling Mind


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

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

Updated on March 28, 2021

Start with A Book
The free resources from Start with a Book build on what young children already like — dinosaurs, building, animals, sports, superheroes, and music — so that parents, camp counselors, and others can have fun and interact meaningfully with children while helping to strengthen their reading skills.
Kid-friendly topics.
► Suggestions for using reading time to build a child’s reading fluency.
Tips for parents in English, Spanish, and nine other languages to support English language learners.
Updated on March 23rd, 2021

Camp Wonderopolis
Camp Wonderopolis® is a free online summer-learning destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics.
Updated on March 23rd, 2021

You Gotta Believe: Adopting Older Kids and Youth (Coney Island)
3114 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-3003

You Gotta Believe’s goal is to find youth permanent families so that they have the support system they need to live safely and to their highest potential.
Many staff members are also adoptees and adoptive parents and offer long-term support to families through telephone coaching and in-person meetings, monthly support groups, and a monthly radio parent call-in forum.
If you are interested in YGB’s long-term support services or joining a support group, please contact Emily Collins – or call 917-613-2937.
Updated on March 21, 2021

Other Affordable Dental Services Options

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Find affordable children’s dental services in all 5 boroughs (including children with disabilites) at The resource was created by IncludeNYC.
Updated on March 21, 2021

New Moms Support Group NYC
Call Renee at (917) 578-3733 to learn more about the programs.
The Moms Group has facilitated weekly chats hosted in 32 locations a week since 2008. There are specialized groups for 1) expectant moms, 2) new moms, 3) moms of older babies, and 4) second-time moms. Groups are led by a facilitator and members may also access parenting support online and via phone.
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Union Square, Chelsea, Flatiron, Murray Hill, Midtown East, and Midtown West in Manhattan, and Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, and Park Slope in Brooklyn. Chats are taking place online now.
Email with your neighborhood and due date and they will send along some options or call Renee at 917-578-3733 to learn more about the programs. Group information at Meetup –
Updated on March 21, 2021

The Motherhood Center of New York
205 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016
(212) 335-0034
The Motherhood Center provides supportive services for new and expectant moms, including a range of treatment options for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
The Motherhood Center offers virtual classes and support groups for all new and expectant moms and their partners. Classes range from $25-50 per group.
Call (212) 335-0034 or send an email to
Updated on March 21, 2021

The Bronx New Mommies Group Inc.
P.O. Box 21 , Bronx, NY 10475

The Bronx New Mommies Group Inc. is a non-profit support organization focused on providing mother-to-mother support and promoting positive parenting and social interaction.
They offer virtual coffee tea chats as informal support groups for moms, virtual yoga mini-classes 15-30 min long, virtual mom’s brunch, and a virtual mom’s night out.
Send an email to
Updated on March 21, 2021

Kids in the House (Parenting Videopedia)
(310) 899-6026
Kids in the House is the largest parenting video library in the world. This educational website aims to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by educating, inspiring and entertaining. This resource contains over 9,000 videos from 500 leading parenting experts, including doctors, pediatricians, psychologists, educators, best-selling authors, celebrities, and parents themselves.
Updated on March 14, 2021

Center for Excellence High School Summer Programs at Mount Sinai
(212) 241-7655
Mt. Sinai is offering two free virtual summer courses, and you can apply to both of them with the same application.
Summer program dates: July 6- August 13, 2021 (3-4 hours/day between 9am-3pm, 5 days/week).
Application due date: Sunday, April 4, 2021.
► Demonstrated interest in biomedical sciences and research.
► Must attend NYC public school or charter school.
► Currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
► Must be an under-represented minority and/or economically disadvantaged.
If the child is not eligible on an economic or representation basis, the child can also qualify by income. Learn more by visiting
*Students are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status*
► Submit a completed application by April 4, 2021.
► Please note you can apply to both courses at the same time with this application, but will only be accepted to one course if accepted.
► Full attendance for the duration of the 6-week program.
For additional information, please visit or send an email to
Updated on March 10, 2021

The Trevor Project (Suicide Prevention LGBTQ)
Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText Text START to 678-678
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization for providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. To learn more, visit
Updated on March 7, 2021

The Pride Health Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
1901 First Avenue (at 97th Street), New York, NY 10029
(212) 423-7292

The Pride Health Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan is designed to focus on the health needs and disparities specific to the LGBTQ+ community. We see patients on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings by appointment only. Saturday hours will resume soon.
To schedule an appointment, contact (212) 423-7292 or
— Transgender health care, including hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery
— Women’s health
— Men’s health
— Young adult care
— General medical/specialty referrals
— Immunizations
— Preventive care services
— Social work
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Additional hours on Wednesday until 8 PM
To determine eligibility, call (212) 423-7292
To learn more, visit
Updated on March 5, 2021

The Ali Forney Center
Harlem Drop-In Center: 321 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
(212) 206-0574
The Ali Forney Center’s mission is to protect LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. To learn more, visit:
Housing and Job Readiness
Drop-In Center: any LGBTQ youth can access food, medical care, mental health services, and more.
Outreach Program: supportive services and education to homeless, runaway, street-based, and at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 16-24.
Transitional living.
Job and readiness education.
— On-site primary care and psychiatric services through a contract with The Institute for Family Health.
— Insurance enrollment.
— HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach, and treatment.
— STI testing and treatment.
— PEP and PrEP resources.
— Hormone replacement therapy.
— Birth control and contraception.
— Medical specialty referrals.
Learn more visiting
Updated on March 5, 2021

Callen Lorde Community Health Center
Chelsea: 356 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 | (212) 271-7200
Bronx: 3144 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 | (718) 215-1800
Brooklyn: 40 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | (212) 271-7200

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York’s LGBTQ communities—in all their diversity—regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues regardless of ability to pay.
Callen-Lorde provides all healthcare services regardless of ability to pay.
For uninsured/underinsured patients, Callen-Lorde provides a sliding fee based on your income. Visit co-pays can range from $0-$100. Please note that labs and prescriptions are not included in this co-pay. Any labs will be an additional cost, from approximately $50-$150.
Current patients can schedule the following appointments online:
— Telehealth (virtual) primary care
— Telehealth (virtual) sexual health care
— COVID-19 testing
— Flu shots
Register to be a new patient by emailing with:
— A filled-out New Patient Registration and Consent Form | English Form | Spanish Form
— A picture of your government-issued photo ID (examples include: NYC ID, driver’s license, or passport)
If insured: a photo of your insurance card (front and back)
Once your information is received, expect a phone call from (212) 271-7200 for an intake.
If you are unable to register online (due to technology or other issues), you can walk into any of the sites from 9 AM-3 PM Monday-Friday to fill out a paper registration. Please bring a government-issued photo ID and your insurance card (if insured).
Learn more by visiting the FAQ site at
Updated on March 5, 2021

The New York Center for Children (Child Abuse or Trauma)
333 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
(212) 517-3012
All services are currently being provided remotely by telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
victims of child abuse and their families in New York City.
NYCC’s services are free of charge and available in Spanish and English. Services are tailored to children, parents, families, health care professionals, schools, and community organizations.
Individual Therapy: Clinical social workers and psychologists provide individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults and their families to help them heal from child abuse and trauma. To make a referral or for more information, please contact Raydel Rijo at (212) 517-3012 ext. 41 or
Group Therapy: Support groups to children, adolescents, and non-offending parents. To make a referral or for more information, please contact Karina Cruz at (212) 517-3012 ext. 22 or
Full Medical Examinations: On-site pediatrician provides a sensitive and comprehensive medical exam.
Professional Consultations: Phone and also, in-person consultations are available to victims, their families, and professionals engaged in the investigation and reporting process.
More information
► Learn more about NYCC by visiting
To report suspected maltreatment of a child please call 1-800-342-3720
Non Emergency Help Parent Helpline 800-342-7472
Out of NY State Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453

Child Adolescent and Family Services (CAFS)
1240 Park Avenue (bet. 96th and 97th Streets), New York, NY 10029
(212) 241-7175
Child Adolescent and Family Services (CAFS) is an Ambulatory Psychiatry Service certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health that provides outpatient clinic treatment for children and adolescents (from birth through age 18) and their families.
If a parent or health care provider suspects that any child under three years of age has a developmental delay (including speech, motor, social emotional, vision or hearing), they can request an evaluation by calling 311 in New York City. All children must be referred to New York City to access the CAFS program services. Eligibility for Early Intervention services can only be determined by State-approved evaluators under contract with New York City.
Services At the Center
– Comprehensive evaluation.
– Individual, group, and family therapy.
– Parent training and support.
– Pharmacologic evaluation and ongoing medication management.
– Case management services.
– Crisis intervention.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program: provides evidence-based comprehensive DBT treatment for adolescents ages 14-18, at risk of engaging in self-harming behaviors, and with mood and impulse issues.
Social Skills Group Therapy Program: provides weekly, group therapy (Coping Power, Incredible Years, structured play therapy) for children ages 7-12 who struggle with disruptive behavior, including attention-deficit, and oppositional and defiant behaviors.
The Therapeutic Nursery: is a center-based Early Intervention Program whose mission is to provide services for toddlers 1-3-year-old with developmental delays and/or behavioral problems. The services offered at the Therapeutic Nursery include special instruction, family counseling, and family support. We work in a collaborative team setting, which includes a special education teacher, a social worker, and child psychiatry fellows.
Find more details about the programs visiting

Garden Apprentice Program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Teenagers in grades 8-12 have the chance to be involved and learn about urban agriculture and the wonders of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden through the Garden Apprentice Program. The apprenticeship is a tier 9-month based program with activities like: working with visitors and children, growing, harvesting, and cooking fruits and vegetables, and exploring the plant collections and greenhouses at BBG. In tier 4, apprentices receive an hourly salary of $15.
Tier 1 – Open to students in 8th or 9th grade. Apprentices work alongside an adult instructor and a teen Tier 4 apprentice in the Children’s Garden, helping with garden-based activities for children ages 4–10 in the BBG’s after-school and weekend programs.
Tier 2 – Open to students in 10th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 1. Apprentices are placed in different mentorships in the spring, summer, and fall, such as helping our Interpretation team in the Discovery Garden or running science research projects.
Tier 3 – Open to students in 11th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 2. Apprentices run the Discovery Carts—education stations that are wheeled out onto the grounds on weekends. Apprentices build public-speaking and interpretation skills as they engage with Garden visitors.
Tier 4 – Apprentices build skills in horticulture while learning how to be environmental educators. Gardening, nature explorations, and cooking with fresh ingredients are the main activities. Note that 12th-grade students may not apply as first-time.
Interested applicants must attend the remote information session during winter. Contact for details.
Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November. Typically, the work in a week is 2–3 hours in the spring and fall and 5–6 hours weekly during the summer programming. In the course of a year, apprentices spend approximately 50–60 hours in the Garden.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2021 program year are currently closed. New applications for the 2022 program year will be available in the fall of 2021. For questions, please email or visit the FAQ section at The expired 2021 application deadline was January 4, 2021.
Know more about the program at

Digital Collective by the Apollo Theater Academy

Contact Form
(212) 531-5300
Twitter @ApolloEdHarlem
The Apollo Theater Academy Digital Collective (DC) provides high school students with opportunities for professional and personal development as they explore careers in Technical Theater and Virtual Performance Production.
Students will be trained and assigned to work with technical production professionals for eight (8) weeks to create virtual productions using the elements of lighting design, videography, audio engineering, production design, and live streaming. Accepted students will receive stipends for their participation. The program is remote.
Saturdays, February 13, 2021 to May 15, 2021 (11 am – 5 pm). Including: Mandatory Boot Camp February 6th.
► Students must be in 10th OR 11th grade.
► Should enjoy working on projects as part of a team.
► Availability to attend (with a parent/guardian) a Mandatory Parent Orientation on the evening of Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
How to Apply
The application deadline is on January 18th. The complete application must be received no later than 6 pm on January 15th.

Saltz Internship Program by the American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5102
(212) 769-5100

The Saltz Internship Program is an education and employment program for high school students 14yrs old and up. Interns facilitate science conversations using artifacts, specimens, models, and scientific tools on mobile stations throughout the museum and at dioramas and displays in museum halls with museum visitors.
Interns receive a $900 stipend for the duration of the summer internship (July-August), Metrocards, tickets to visit special exhibitions at the museum, opportunities to attend career and college workshops, and more.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Saltz Internship Program has been canceled through June 2021. We encourage you to look at our website in late spring for updates on the Saltz Internship Program.

► Live in New York City and/or Attend High School in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program and be a current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.
How to Apply
Submit an Online Application and Short Answer Responses via the application link (available later in Summer 2021). Each Answer should be 1 paragraph of 5-6 sentences
► How will this internship benefit your school and/or career pathway?
► Describe something unique that you bring to a team and how it would benefit you as an intern at the AMNH.
► What have you found most challenging about the sciences you’ve studied in school?
► Outside of school, what science topic(s) have captured your attention most recently? Why?
► Reflect on a challenging obstacle that you have faced. What have you learned from that experience?
Application Closed! If you would like to be added to the internship mailing list click here. Find more details about the internship at

Runaway & Homeless Youth
Borough Drop-In Locations
For program area-specific questions, please contact Randy Scott,

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) funds services for Runaway & Homeless Youth that include Drop-in Centers, Crisis Services Programs, and Transitional Independent Living programs.
Young people between the ages of 14 to 24.
Drop-in Centers and Crisis Service Programs
Food, clothing, showers, laundry, and case management services are available.

The Door Manhattan 555 Broome Street, New York NY 10013
(212) 941-9090. Mon-Thurs: 11am-6pm.
In person services:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm for services at the entrance. Effective November 5, 2020. In person services include includes access to food, clothing and health center needs. Access to computers is available. Remote services continue to be available for housing and health care referrals, legal services, recreation, and counseling and mental health support.
Ali Forney Center Manhattan 321W 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 206–0574. Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm.
In person services:
Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm including bagged meals, PPE, hygiene kits, mail
distribution, housing referrals. New intakes available, 2 per day. Medical/psychiatric services available onsite. Overnight services available from 8pm-8am, MondayFriday. Sign up with your case manager on Mondays by 2pm for a 1 week reservation. Can accommodate 8-10 youth. Hot supper served at 8:30 pm for clients staying overnight.
Safe Horizon Streetwork Project Manhattan 209 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 695–2220. Mon, Tues, Thurs–Sun: 12pm–6pm

In person services: Every day but Wednesday from 12pm to 5pm.
Access to inside is limited to current Streetwork shelter residents and/or services, such as showers, that are not accessible at the entrance. Staff assess and determine who is able to enter the program. All other services (including to-go meals, needle exchange, hygiene products, shelter referrals, baby supplies, PPE, food pantry, etc.) available at the door. Remote services also available. Showers are not available on Saturday or Sunday. Up to four intakes per day on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Weekend intakes for minors only
Cardinal McCloskey 333 East 149th Street, Bronx NY 10451
(718) 993-5495 | (917) 304-5118. 24/7
In person services:
24H a day Monday – Friday. Overnight services on Saturday and Sunday. Referrals and case management also available by phone.
Services Brooklyn 774 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 685–3850. 24/7
In person services:
7am to 11pm. Food, shower, case management
Sheltering Arms 89-74 162nd Street, 3rd Floor, Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 526–2400 ext. 2077. 24/7
In-person services:
Open 24/7
Sheltering Arms 1600 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway NY 11691. Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 7pm
In person services:
Social distancing and other DOH health guidelines will be followed.
Project Hospitality 27 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island NY 10302
(718) 876–4752. 10am – 7am (21 hours)
In person services:
new intakes are available for those with immediate housing needs. COVID 19 testing for youth accessing the site is recommended. Call for more information: (718) 876-4752 or email



El Departamento de Juventud de la Ciudad de Nueva York y Servicios de fondos de Desarrollo Comunitario (DYCD) para jóvenes que han escapado de su hogar ofrecen lugares de refugio y servicios que incluyen centros de acogida, programas de servicios de crisis, y programas de transición y vida independiente.
Jóvenes entre las edades de 14 a 24.
Atención sin cita previa y programas de servicios de crisis. Los centros de acogidas pueden ofrecer servicios de comida, ropa, duchas, lavandería y soporte con manejo de de casos.

The Door Manhattan 555 Broome Street, New York NY 10013
(212) 941-9090. Lunes a jueves: 11am-6pm.
Servicios presenciales:
Lunes a jueves de 11 am a 6 pm para servicios. Servicios en el centro incluyen comida, ropa y salud. Acceso a computadoras está disponible. Servicios remotos continúan estando disponibles para remisiones de salud, vivienda, servicios legales, recreación y apoyo con consejería en salud mental
Ali Forney Center Manhattan 321W 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 206–0574. Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm.
Servicios presenciales:
Lunes a viernes, 10am a 6pm. Servicios incluyen comidas empacadas, equipo de protección personal, kits de higiene, distribución de correo y remisiones para vivienda. Nuevas admisiones están disponibles, 2 por día. Servicios médicos y psiquiatricos están disponibles en el centro. Servicios de la noche a la mañana están disponibles de 8pm a 8am, de luens a viernes. Regístrate con tu administrator de casos los lunes de 2pm para reservarlo por una semana. Puede acomodar 8-10 jóvenes. Cena caliente a las 8:30 pm para clients que se quedan en la noche.
Safe Horizon Streetwork Project Manhattan 209 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 695–2220. Mon, Tues, Thurs–Sun: 12pm–6pm

Servicios presenciales: Todos los días de 12pm a 5pm excepto los miércoles .
Los miembros del equipo evaluan y determinan quien podrá ingresar al programa. Servicios incluyen comida para llevar, intercamvio de agujas, productos de higiene, remisiones para vivienda, artículos para bebés, equipo de protección personal, servicios de comidas, etc. que están disponibles a la entrada. Servicios remotos también están disponibles. Duchas no están disponisbles los sábados y domingos. El centro acepta hasta 4 jóvenes por día los lunes, martes, jueves y viernes. Admisiones los fines de semana solo para menores de edad.
Cardinal McCloskey 333 East 149th Street, Bronx NY 10451
(718) 993-5495 | (917) 304-5118. 24 horas/7 días a la semana
Servicios presenciales:
24H Lunes a Viernes. Servicios de noche a la mañana los sábados y domingos. Servicios de remisión y manejo de casos están disponibles por teléfono.
SCO Family of Services Brooklyn 774 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 685–3850. 24/7
Servicios presenciales:
7am a 11pm. Comidas, duchas y manejo de casos
Sheltering Arms Queens 89-74 162nd Street, 3rd Floor, Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 526–2400 ext. 2077.
Servicios presenciales:
Abierto 24 horas/7 días a la semana
Sheltering Arms 1600 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway NY 11691. Martes a sábado de 11am a 7pm.
Servicios presenciales:
Se seguirán la guías de distanciamiento social y otras guías del departamento de salud.
Project Hospitality 27 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island NY 10302
(718) 876–4752. 10am – 7am (21 hours)
Servicios presenciales:
Nuevas admisiones están disponibles para las personas con necesidad inmediata de vivienda. Se recomienda que los jóvenes tengan una prueba COVID 19 en el centro de acogida. Contáctate para más información: (718) 876-4752 o email

Updated on February 13th, 2021

CityParks Foundation Afterschool Programs

830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065
(212) 360-1399

Twitter @CPFNYC
CityParks Foundation is dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Programs are located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City.
Middle schoolers can participate in the CityParks Afterschool programs by registering until March 1st, 2021. Two programs are available (Greens Girl & Coastal Classroom). Read the programs’ details below.
The CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING After School program is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled weekly online adventures about New York City’s parks and waterways, encouraging them to realize their potential to create change within the natural environment.
This spring’s program will feature hands-on, at-home science experiments like water-quality testing, virtual trips to the earth’s atmosphere and underwater to study the effects of climate change, and interactive group activities. Using their local parks as a basis, Green Girls explore topics like climate change, street trees, careers in the sciences, and how to advocate for their parks and futures.
For 6th to 8th grade girl students across New York City.
March 8 – June 10, 2021
Weekly Virtual Sessions
Monday – Thursday; 3:30pm – 5pm
How to Apply
Register in the Green Girls Afterschool Applicate Website.If you have any questions, please contact Program Manager Mayra Sanchez, and Necia Clarke, Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program.
Coastal Classroom explores the rich aquatic ecosystems of NYC’s shores. Students will dive deep into the waters with virtual field trips to local coastal parks like Kaiser Park in Coney Island and Conference House Park on Staten Island’s southernmost point. Through interactive digital lessons, students will learn about the wondrous species inhabiting our coasts, with topics like our food chain and marine adaption. Throughout the semester, students will focus on coastal ecology, water quality, urban waterfront restoration, and preservation presented through authentic digital learning experiences.
For 6th to 8th grade students across New York City.
For 6th to 8th grade students across New York City
Start Date: March 17th
8 Weekly Virtual Sessions
Wednesdays or Thursdays 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
How to Apply
Registration is now open at the Coastal Classroom Afterschool Application website. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program. For more information, please contact Luis Gonzalez at
Updated on February 8, 2021

Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

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COVID-19 testing locations
Appointment Searcher Turbovax
NYS Eligibility Requirements
To know if you are eligible, fill out the pre-screener at
New Yorkers that can take a vaccine are:

✓ Age 16+ ✓ People at Long Term Care Facilities People with Medical Conditions* ✓ Hotel Workers
✓ Healthcare personnel ✓ First Responders & Corrections Workers ✓ Teachers & Child Care Workers ✓ Residents/Staff in Congregate Settings
✓ Grocery Store Workers ✓ Restaurant Workers & Restaurant Delivery Workers ✓ Public Transit Workers ✓ For-Hire Vehicle Drivers

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
At your appointment
Show proof of eligibility to get the vaccine.
a. Based on occupation: bring either an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, a pay stub, a driver’s license, passport, or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency.
b. Based on health condition: bring medical information documenting comorbidity, or a signed certification, or a doctor’s letter.
* Medical conditions that make you vaccine eligible

Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers) Chronic kidney disease or liver disease Pulmonary disease** Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Heart conditions*** Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)**** Obesity***** Pregnancy
Sickle cell disease or thalassemia Type 1 or 2 diabetes Cerebrovascular disease Neurologic conditions( e.g. Alzheimer’s disease or dementia)

**including but not limited to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11-related pulmonary diseases).
***including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, and hypertension (high blood pressure).
****including but not limited to solid organ, blood, or bone marrow transplant; immune deficiencies; HIV; use of corticosteroids or other immune-weakening medicines; or other causes.
*****BMI of 40 or above, or obesity (BMI of at least 30 but less than 40). Calculate your body mass index.
Learn more at
Information about eligible health conditions and medical documentation at

Los residentes del estado Nueva York que pueden vacunarse son:

✓ Mayores de 16 años o más ✓ Personas en centros de cuidado prolongados Personas con condiciones medicas cronics* ✓ Trabajadores hoteleros
✓ Personal de salud ✓ Trabajadores de primeros auxilios en correcionales ✓ Profesores y trabajadores de cuidado infantil ✓ Residentes o trabajadores en centros de congregacion
✓ Trabajadores de supermercados ✓ Trabajadores de restaurantes o de domicilios ✓ Trabajadores de transporte publico ✓ Choferes

Si calificas para la vacuna:
1. Inicia una sesión en tu cuenta de Walgreens aquí. Si no tienes una cuenta, regístrate en este enlace.
Programe su cita visitando
2. Muestra en la cita evidencia de elegibilidad para recibir la vacuna.
a. Basado en ocupación: trae una tarjeta de identificación de empleado, una carta de un empleador u organización afiliada, un talón de pago, una licencia de conducir, pasaporte o cualquier prueba legal de tu fecha de nacimiento y residencia.
b. Basado en condicion de salud: trae información médica que documente la comorbilidad, o una certificación firmada o una carta del médico.
*Condiciones medicas que califican

Cancer (actual o en remision, incluyendo canceres asociados al 9/11) Enfermedad renal cronica o de higado Enfermedad pulmonar** Dispacidad intelectual o de desarrollo
Condiciones cardiacas Estado inmunocompromido (sistema inmune debil)**** Obesidad Embarazo
Anemia falsiforme o talasemia Diabetes tipo 1 o tipo 2 Enfermedad cerebrovascular Condiciones neurologicas (por ejemplo Alzheimer o demencia)

** incluyendo entre otras, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), asma (moderada a grave), fibrosis pulmonar, fibrosis quística y enfermedades pulmonares relacionadas con el 11 de septiembre).
*** incluyendo entre otras insuficiencia cardíaca, enfermedad de las arterias coronarias, miocardiopatías e hipertensión (presión arterial alta).
**** incluyendo entre otras, trasplante de órganos sólidos, sangre o médula ósea; inmunodeficiencias; VIH; uso de corticosteroides u otros medicamentos que debilitan el sistema inmunológico; u otras causas.
***** Indice de masa corporal de 40 o más, u obesidad (IMC de al menos 30 pero menos de 40). Calcula tu índice de masa corporal.
Updated on April 12, 2021

National Parent Helpline

nationalparenthelplineThe Parent Helpline
1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736)

Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. The line offers multi-lingual information and referral services that address questions or concerns about a child or family.
A trained Helpline Specialist is available every day from 1:00 p.m. until 10 p.m (EST).

Llame a la Línea Nacional de Ayuda para Padres para obtener apoyo emocional de un defensor capacitado y convertirse en un padre más fuerte y empoderado. La línea ofrece información en varios idiomas y servicios de derivación que abordan preguntas o inquietudes sobre un niño o una familia.
Un especialista capacitado en la línea de ayuda está disponible todos los días desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 10 pm (hora este americana).

Music-Making Group by The Jewish Board’s Harlem Child Development Center

TJBMusic-Making Group by JB for EH Residents
(212) 582-9100
The Jewish Board’s Harlem Child Development Center (HCDC) has launched a new community music-making group for families. The group is a drop-in family-centered community music therapy group focused on early childhood development. The music-making group is intended to support caregivers and their little ones together. It is also intended to maintain the whole family’s general well-being and to strengthen community ties by giving families space to meet new families they may not have known before. The program is free.
Families with children 0-5 years old that live in the East Harlem neighborhood.
Activities and Schedule
Parents and their little ones’ ages from birth to 5 years old meet virtually on Thursdays from 4-5 pm via Zoom. In the hour session, parents and children make music together using songs and everyday objects found in their homes. For more information and to register for the group, please email or call (212) 582-9100.

El Centro de Desarrollo Infantil de Harlem (HCDC) de la Junta Judía ha lanzado un nuevo grupo comunitario de creación de música para familias. El grupo es un grupo de musicoterapia comunitaria centrado en la familia que se concentra en el desarrollo de la primera infancia. El grupo de creación musical está destinado a apoyar a los cuidadores y a sus pequeños juntos. También tiene la intención de mantener el bienestar general de toda la familia y fortalecer los lazos comunitarios al brindar a las familias espacio para conocer nuevas familias que quizás no hayan conocido antes. El programa es gratis.
Familias con niños de 0 a 5 años que viven en el vecindario de East Harlem.
Actividades y Horario
Los padres y pequeños hasta los 5 años se reúnen virtualmente los jueves de 4 a 5 pm en la plataforma Zoom. En la sesión, padres e hijos hacen música juntos utilizando canciones y objetos cotidianos que se encuentran en sus hogares. Para obtener más información y registrarte en el grupo, envía un correo electrónico a o llama al (212) 582-9100.



New York State-Operated COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Vaccination Sites | (833) 697-4829
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 or Appointment Searcher Turbovax.
Eligibility and Medical Documentation
New Yorkers that can take a vaccine are:

✓ Age 16+ ✓ People at Long Term Care Facilities People with Medical Conditions* ✓ Hotel Workers
✓ Healthcare personnel ✓ First Responders & Corrections Workers ✓ Teachers & Child Care Workers ✓ Residents/Staff in Congregate Settings
✓ Grocery Store Workers ✓ Restaurant Workers & Restaurant Delivery Workers ✓ Public Transit Workers ✓ For-Hire Vehicle Drivers

If you are eligible for the vaccine now, then
1. Schedule an Appointment
Online: The Am I Eligible app is the quickest way to see if you’re eligible and make an appointment or visit
By phone: Call (833) 697-4829.
2. Prior to your Appointment
Online: Complete and submit the form. You will receive a submission ID indicating completion. Bring the submission ID to your appointment.
Offline: The form will be available at the vaccination sites.
3. At your appointment
-Bring COVID-19 Vaccination Form Submission ID.
-Show proof of eligibility to get the vaccine.
a. Based on occupation: bring either an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, a pay stub, a driver’s license, passport, or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency.
b. Based on health condition: bring medical information documenting comorbidity, or a signed certification, or a doctor’s letter.
Moderna/Pfizer vaccines: your second appointment will be scheduled for the same time and location, three weeks following your first dose. You will receive a card onsite with the date and time indicated to you and a confirmation email will follow a few days later.
Johnson & Johnson: there will be no second appointment. The vaccine is an only dose.
* Medical conditions include

Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers) Chronic kidney disease or liver disease Pulmonary disease** Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Heart conditions*** Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)**** Obesity***** Pregnancy
Sickle cell disease or thalassemia Type 1 or 2 diabetes Cerebrovascular disease Neurologic conditions( e.g. Alzheimer’s disease or dementia)

**including but not limited to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11-related pulmonary diseases).
***including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, and hypertension (high blood pressure).
****including but not limited to solid organ, blood, or bone marrow transplant; immune deficiencies; HIV; use of corticosteroids or other immune-weakening medicines; or other causes.
*****BMI of 40 or above, or obesity (BMI of at least 30 but less than 40). Calculate your body mass index.
Learn more at
Information about eligible health conditions and medical documentation at
Vaccine questions and concerns at


Localizador de vacunas | (833) 697-4829
Localizador de Citas Turbovax Para Vacunas
Las vacunas 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 o en el Localizador de citas Turbovax
Los residentes del estado Nueva York que pueden vacunarse son:

✓ Mayores de 16 años o más ✓ Personas en centros de cuidado prolongados Personas con condiciones medicas cronicas* ✓ Trabajadores hoteleros
✓ Personal de salud ✓ Trabajadores de primeros auxilios en correcionales ✓ Profesores y trabajadores de cuidado infantil ✓ Residentes o trabajadores en centros de congregacion
✓ Trabajadores de supermercados ✓ Trabajadores de restaurantes o de domicilios ✓ Trabajadores de transporte publico ✓ Choferes

Si calificas para la vacuna:
1. Programa una cita
En línea: Llenando la aplicación ¿Soy elegible? Esta es la forma más rápida de ver si eres elegible y programar una cita.
Por teléfono: Llama al (833) 697-4829.
2. Preparate antes de la cita
En línea: Completa el formulario de vacunacion y recibe un numero de registro. Traelo a tu cita.
En papel: el formulario estará disponible en los sitios de vacunación.
3. Muestra en la cita
-El numero de registro del formulario de vacunación COVID-19.
-Prueba de elegibilidad para recibir la vacuna.
a. Basado en ocupación: trae una tarjeta de identificación de empleado, una carta de un empleador u organización afiliada, un talón de pago, una licencia de conducir, pasaporte o cualquier prueba legal de tu fecha de nacimiento y residencia.
b. Basado en condicion de salud: trae información médica que documente la comorbilidad, o una certificación firmada o una carta del médico.
Vacunas Pfizer o Moderna: La segunda cita sera agendada para dentro de 3 semanas despues de la primera dosis a la misma hora y ubicacion. Recibiras una tarjeta de vacunacion con la fecha y hora indicadas y un correo electronico en unos dias.
Vacuna Johnson y Johnson: No habra segunda cita.
*Condiciones medicas que califican

Cancer (actual o en remision, incluyendo canceres asociados al 9/11) Enfermedad renal cronica o de higado Enfermedad pulmonar** Dispacidad intelectual o de desarrollo
Condiciones cardiacas Estado inmunocompromido (sistema inmune debil)**** Obesidad Embarazo
Anemia falciforme o talasemia Diabetes tipo 1 o tipo 2 Enfermedad cerebrovascular Condiciones neurologicas (por ejemplo Alzheimer o demencia)

** incluyendo entre otras, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), asma (moderada a grave), fibrosis pulmonar, fibrosis quística y enfermedades pulmonares relacionadas con el 11 de septiembre).
*** incluyendo entre otras insuficiencia cardíaca, enfermedad de las arterias coronarias, miocardiopatías e hipertensión (presión arterial alta).
**** incluyendo entre otras, trasplante de órganos sólidos, sangre o médula ósea; inmunodeficiencias; VIH; uso de corticosteroides u otros medicamentos que debilitan el sistema inmunológico; u otras causas.
***** Indice de masa corporal de 40 o más, u obesidad (IMC de al menos 30 pero menos de 40). Calcula tu índice de masa corporal.
Preguntas y respuestas acerca de las vacunas contra COVID-19 en
Updated on April 12, 2021

New York District Attorney’s High School Internship Program
The New York District Attorney Internship Program is a robust internship that offers students residing hands-on experience with the Criminal Justice System. Interns help Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members in their work, attend presentations and trips, and also participate in a mock trial. Each participant will be paired with a staff member within the Office who will provide guidance and support. Learn more by visiting
— Applicants must live in Manhattan or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions will be made)
— Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in high school at the time they apply (current freshmen may not apply)
Dates and Compensation
–Applicants must commit to attending one of the two available 4-week internship programs
—Virtual Session 1: July 6-30, 2021
—Virtual Session 2: August 2-27, 2021
–Interns will participate virtually Monday – Thursday with optional sessions on Friday
–The internship is virtual and may not offer compensation, contact for more info.
How to Apply
The application opens February 12, 2021. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants must attach the following:
— A one-page resume
— A 300-word essay discussing why you want to intern at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office or describing your interest in criminal justice
–Start the application at and click on Apply here“.
— Inquire about the dates to expect acceptance to the program by contacting
Updated on March 3, 2021

NASA Internships

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Website
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center offers hundreds of internship opportunities each year across four campuses located at:
Greenbelt, Maryland
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia
Goddard Institute For Space Studies, New York City
Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Fairmont, West Virginia
–U.S. citizenship
–GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
–High school students: at least 16 years of age and a current sophomore, junior or senior
–Undergraduate or graduate students: at the time the opportunity begins, must be accepted/enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university.
How to Apply
To apply for NASA internships visit NASA’s OSSI site at Deadline for Summer 2021 is March 5. Deadline for Fall 2021 is July 9.
For additional information sent an email to

The Met Summer Internships

Summer Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Apply Online
Frequently Asked Questions
The Met offers undergraduate and graduate students paid internships that would help them gain professional experience and explore museum careers in the arts. In the internship, students have the opportunity to learn about public engagement practices and develop or lead tours with the public.
Open to current
► Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors
► Recent undergraduate graduates from a bachelor’s or associate’s program
► Master’s-level graduate students
► First- and second-year PhD students. Those who will have qualified as Ph.D. candidates by the time the internship starts are not eligible, but should apply to The Met’s Fellowship Program.
Note: Individuals must have completed their undergraduate or master’s degrees no more than one year prior to the application deadline. Current first-year students are not eligible to apply for this internship, but may apply for a part-time internship.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact
Dates and Compensation
► June 7–August 13, 2021.
► 5 days, 35 hours per week.
► $17 per hour, plus $1,500 toward housing/travel to New York City (less applicable taxes and deductions).
How to Apply
Apply using the online application. Deadline: January 27, 2021, 11:59 pm (ET)
Notification: by the end of April 2021. Find more details about the application form at
Find more detailed instructions at

HOPP Summer Student Program

HOPP Summer Student Program
417 East 68th Street, Floor 6New York, NY 10065

(646) 888-2013

The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science.
Completion of at least the 9th grade by June 2021
•Must be 14 or older by June 28, 2021
•A genuine interest in science and laboratory research
•3.5 GPA in science subjects
•Two letters of recommendation
•Eight-week commitment to the program
How to Apply
Visit, start the application and submit required documentation. Applications close on February 5, 2021!
Application Documentation
• Resumé
• Copy of school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
• Signed 8 week commitment letter by parent and student
• 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 must be from a scientific or mathematic advisor/teacher). Letters must speak of student’s previous scientific experience in lab and knowledge of biological
concepts, as well as his or her commitment to education and discovery.
Find more information on the HOPP Summer Student Program Informational Brochure. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at or (646) 888-2013.
Access Frequently Asked Questions here.


Future and Options Internships & Workshops
120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271
(212) 601-0002 |
The Career Essentials Workshops by Future and Options helps high school students (16 year old or older) learn and hone their communication, presentation, and workplace etiquette skills. 13 workshops will be offered in a remote format in late February.
How to Apply
The deadline to apply is January 29th, 2021. Start your Career Essentials Program Application. as soon as possible. Please contact Meghan Becker at if you have any questions.
Application Response
Once your application is submitted, Future and Options will contact you to arrange a virtual group interview. Students will be selected after this interview.
Program Start Date
The workshops will start during the week of February 22nd.
Internships Opportunities
Internship applications will be released later in the year. Please contact Shakina Kirton at or call (212) 601-0002 with any questions.
Find more information visit

COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act

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NYC Housing Courts |
Contact the City’s Tenant Helpline by calling 311 and say “Tenant Helpline”
Under a State law called the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act you can prevent yourself from eviction in New York City.
If you have experienced financial hardship or face significant health risk because of COVID-19, you cannot be evicted until at least August 31, 2021.
You must deliver your landlord, the local eviction court, or both a “Tenant’s Declaration of Hardship During the COVID-19 Pandemic” to protect yourself from eviction. To deliver this declaration online to the interested parties fill out this form by Housing Justice for All. A copy of the form will be sent to you as well.
For emergency cash assistance or to apply to the COVID-19 relief program, call 311 to get more information or visit the Major’s Office to Protect Tenants website.
Updated on May 6, 2021.


East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership

EHHOP_LOGO-removebg-previewEHHOP Website
17 East 102nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10029
(877) 372 -4161
The East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) is the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s student-run, physician-supervised free clinic. EHHOP provides primary care to uninsured adults in East Harlem. Services are confidential and are provided at no cost.
To be an EHHOP patient you must:
– Live in East Harlem in the ZIP Codes 10029, 10035, 10128 at or above 86th St.
– Be 21 years old or older.
– Not have insurance and not qualify for insurance/Medicaid.
Primary Care, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Care Coordination, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Podiatry, and Social Work.
Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
Every Week: Medical Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, Nursing Care, Access to Care Team (ACT), and Social Work.
Twice per month: Women’s Health Clinic, Ophthalmology Clinic.
Once per month: Cardiology and Podiatry Clinics.
Scheduling an appointment: Please leave a message at the EHHOP Clinic main number at (877)-372-4161 with your name and phone number and a clinic team member will get back to you.

La Asociación de Difusión de Salud de East Harlem (EHHOP) es una clínica gratuita supervisada por médicos y dirigida por estudiantes de la Escuela de Medicina de Icahn en Mount Sinai. EHHOP brinda atención primaria a adultos sin seguro en East Harlem. Los servicios son confidenciales y se brindan sin costo alguno.
Para ser un paciente de EHHOP debes:
– Vivir en East Harlem en los códigos postales 10029, 10035, 10128 en 86th St. o más arriba
– Tener 21 años de edad o más.
– No tener seguro y no calificar para seguro/Medicaid.
Atención Primaria, salud de la mujer, salud mental, coordinación de atención, oftalmología, cardiología, podología y trabajo Social.
Sábados de 9 am – 12 pm.
Todas las semanas: Clínica médica, clínica de salud mental, atención de enfermería, equipo de coordinación para atención médica (ACT) y trabajo social.
Dos veces al mes: Clínica de Salud de la Mujer, Clínica de Oftalmología.
Una vez al mes: Clínicas de Cardiología y Podología.
Agendando una cita: Deja un mensaje en el número principal de la Clínica EHHOP (877)-372-4161 con tu nombre y número de teléfono, y un miembro del equipo de la clínica se comunicará de vuelta.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

Temporary Disability Benefits for Workers (short-term disability)
(877) 632-4996
According to the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board. Disability benefits are temporary cash benefits paid to an eligible wage earner when he/she is disabled by an off-the-job injury or illness. Pregnancy is covered under short-term disability. The benefit is paid by your employer’s disability insurance. This type of insurance is mandatory for most employers in New York State. Find out if your employer is covered.
In order to be eligible for short-term disability benefits, you must have become injured or ill while not at work but must be employed, or recently employed, at the time of illness or injury. Benefit rights begin on the eighth consecutive day of disability and last for a maximum of 26 weeks of disability during 52 consecutive weeks (Benefit checks are processed every two weeks). For employed workers, there is a 7-day waiting period for which no benefits are paid.
Cash Benefit
The amount of cash to be received via check equals 50% of the worker’s weekly wage and no more than $170 per week. Benefit checks are processed every two weeks up to 26 consecutive times (52 weeks will be covered in total).
When and How to Make a Claim
You must file your claim within 30 days of becoming disabled. Complete the Workers Compensation Board’s form Employee Claim (C-3) as soon as possible to ensure your benefits are not delayed or interrupted. You must also notify your employer in writing of when, where, and how you were injured or became ill. Find more information here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Definitions are important to know. Check this website with answers to FAQs. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board can be contacted regarding short-term disability insurance for employees at (877) 632-4996.
Other Disability Benefits
For long-term disabilities (a year disability), two federal programs exist. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a Federal disability income program for adults who have worked and now find themselves unable to work due to a disability. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal program for adults and children who meet the definition of disabled and have limited income and resources. The SSI is designed to help aged, blind, and severely disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. The benefits are paid by the state.

Según la Junta de Compensación para Trabajadores del Estado de Nueva York, los Beneficios por Discapacidad son beneficios temporales en efectivo pagados a una persona asalariada que se encuentra discapacitada por una lesión o enfermedad que ocurrió fuera del trabajo. El embarazo cuenta también una discapacidad de corto plazo. El beneficio es pagado por seguro de discapacidad de los empleadores. Este tipo de seguro es obligatorio para la mayoría de los empleadores en el estado de Nueva York. Descubre si tu empleador está cubierto por esta obligatoriedad.
Para ser elegible para los beneficios por discapacidad a corto plazo, debes haberte lesionado o enfermardo mientras no estuvieras en el trabajo, pero debes estar empleado o haber sido empleado recientemente en el momento de la enfermedad o lesión. Los derechos a los beneficios comienzan en el octavo día consecutivo de discapacidad y duran un máximo de 26 semanas de discapacidad durante 52 semanas consecutivas (los cheques de beneficios se procesan cada dos semanas). Para los trabajadores empleados, existe un período de espera de 7 días durante el cual no se pagan beneficios.
Beneficio en efectivo
La cantidad de efectivo que se recibirá mediante cheque equivale al 50% del salario semanal del trabajador y no más de $ 170 por semana. Los cheques de beneficios se procesan cada dos semanas hasta 26 veces consecutivas (se cubrirán 52 semanas en total).
Cuándo y Cómo presentar una Reclamación
Debe presentar su reclamación dentro de los 30 días posteriores a la discapacidad. Complete el formulario de la Junta de Compensación para TrabajadoresReclamación del empleado (C-3) tan pronto como sea posible para garantizar que sus beneficios no se retrasen ni se interrumpan. También debe notificar a su empleador por escrito cuándo, dónde y cómo se lesionó o enfermó. Encuentre más información aquí.
Preguntas Frecuentes
Es importante conocer las definiciones. Consulte este sitio web con respuestas a preguntas frecuentes. Se puede contactar a la Junta de Compensación para Trabajadores del Estado de Nueva York con respecto al seguro por discapacidad a corto plazo para empleados al (877) 632-4996.
Otros Beneficios por Discapacidad
Para discapacidades a largo plazo (discapacidad de un año), existen dos programas federales. El Seguro de Discapacidad del Seguro Social (SSDI) y la Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI). El Seguro de Discapacidad del Seguro Social (SSDI) es un programa federal de ingresos por discapacidad para adultos que han trabajado y ahora no pueden trabajar debido a una discapacidad. La Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI) es un programa federal para adultos y niños que cumplen con la definición de discapacitados y tienen ingresos y recursos limitados. El SSI está diseñado para ayudar a las personas ancianas, ciegas y con discapacidades graves, que tienen pocos o ningún ingreso; y proporciona dinero en efectivo para satisfacer las necesidades básicas de alimentos, ropa y vivienda. Los beneficios los paga el estado.


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.

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.
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
All New Yorkers.
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:
–Transportation & Warehousing
–Wholesale Trade

Career Discovery NYC

Career Discovery NYC
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.
Get started and
–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.
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 this link.
Career Discovery is part of the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

The Sharing Place Thrift Store

SharingPlace-Logo-longThe Sharing Place Thrift Store
(646) 672-5203
The Sharing Place Thrift store sells gently used quality clothing, furniture, and other household items at a discounted price.
The store also provides free emergency goods to people in urgent need in area codes 10029 and 10035 when connected through the LSA Family Health Service, a nonprofit that provides food pantry, health, education, and family support services to families in crisis in East Harlem and surrounding communities.
Holiday Schedule
Open 10am-4pm on
Thursday, December 17 – Saturday, December 19
Wednesday, December 23rd
Saturday, December 26th
Monday, December 28th
Wednesday, December 30th
Saturday, January 2nd
Monday, January 4th
For after-holidays hours of operations, visit

New York Prescription Assistance Program

New York Prescription Assistance Program
Contact Form
New York Prescription Assistance Program is specific to New York for prescription drug discounts.
Residents can access the Rx Card online for free and bring it to their local pharmacy for discounts averaging 44% off of prescription drugs. You can also search for specific medications to get an estimate on savings on their website. The card can be accessed here:
Please note that you do NOT need to enter a name or address in order to access the card – it is possible to just select the mode (text, email, print) and then click “get your free card” without entering personal information.
How to Use It
Present the discount card or codes to a pharmacist. Most pharmacies in New York participate in the program, including many in East Harlem like Rite Aid, Quick Rx, and Duane Reade. The pharmacy finder can be accessed here:
Anyone in New York. There are no requirements needed to use the New York Rx Card program and they will not collect any personal information. Unlike insurance programs, there are no income, age, pre-existing condition, deductible, or waiting period restrictions. People with insurance may use the card as well for prescriptions not covered by their insurance or if the discount offers a price lower than their co-pay. You can ask your pharmacist for a price comparison.

Programa de Asistencia Para Medicamentos De Prescripción Para Medicamentos Recetados en Nueva York
El Programa de asistencia para medicamentos recetados es específico para Nueva York y ofrece descuentos en medicamentos recetados.
Residentes de la ciudad de Nueva York pueden acceder a la tarjeta Rx en línea de forma gratuita y llevarla a su farmacia local para obtener descuentos que promedian el 44% de descuento en medicamentos recetados. También puedes buscar medicamentos específicos para obtener una estimación de los ahorros visitando este buscador.. Accede a la tarjeta aquí:
Ten en cuenta que NO es necesario ingresar un nombre o dirección para acceder a la tarjeta. Simplemente selecciona el modo (texto, correo electrónico, impresión) y luego haz clic en “obtener su tarjeta gratis” sin ingresar ningún tipo de información personal.
Cómo Usar el Programa
Presenta la tarjeta o los códigos de descuento a un profesional de farmacia. La mayoría de las farmacias de Nueva York participan en el programa, incluidas muchas en East Harlem como Rite Aid, Quick Rx y Duane Reade. Accede al buscador de farmacias aquí:
Todas las personas en Nueva York. No hay requisitos para utilizar el programa de tarjetas New York Rx Card y éste no recopilará información personal. A diferencia de los programas de seguros, no existen restricciones de ingresos, edad, afecciones preexistentes, deducibles o períodos de espera. Las personas con seguro también pueden usar la tarjeta para medicamentos no cubiertos por su seguro o cuando el descuento del medicamento con el uso de la tarjeta ofrece un precio más bajo que su copago. Pídele a tu farmacéutico una comparación de precios.

Updated on December 20, 2020

Big Apple Rx Card

big-apple-rx-logo Big Apple Rx Website
Drup Pricing
(888) 454-5602 | Contact Form
Big Apple Rx Card is a program specific to NYC for prescription drug discounts.
Residents can access the Rx Card online for free and bring it to their local pharmacy for discounts averaging 47% off of prescription drugs, with savings on generic drugs up to 53% and branded drugs up to 15%. The discount card can be printed from or necessary codes can be written down and presented to the pharmacy. You can also request a plastic card to be mailed to you. Call (888) 454-5602 to request a mailed card.
How to Use It
Present the Rx Card to a pharmacist. Most pharmacies in New York participate in the program, including CVS, Duane Reade, BJs, and more. The pharmacy finder can be accessed here:
Anyone in New York. There are no requirements needed to use the New York Rx Card program and they will not collect any personal information. Unlike insurance programs, there are no income, age, pre-existing condition, deductible, or waiting period restrictions. People with insurance may use the card as well for prescriptions not covered by their insurance or if the discount offers a price lower than their co-pay. You can ask your pharmacist for the price.

Tarjeta Big Apple Rx
La tarjeta Big Apple Rx es un programa específico de NYC para descuentos en medicamentos recetados.
Residentes de la ciudad de Nueva York pueden acceder a la tarjeta Rx en línea de forma gratuita y llevarla a su farmacia local para obtener descuentos que promedian un 47% de descuento en medicamentos recetados, con ahorros de hasta el 53% en medicamentos genéricos 15% en medicamentos de marca. La tarjeta de descuento se puede imprimir desde o escribe los códigos necesarios y presentaros en la farmacia. También puedes solicitar una tarjeta de plástico por correo regular. Llama al (888) 454-5602 y solicita la tarjeta.
Cómo Usar el Programa
Presenta la tarjeta Rx a un farmacéutico. La mayoría de las farmacias de Nueva York participan en el programa, incluidas las farmacias CVS, Duane Reade, BJs y más. Accede al buscador de farmacias aquí:
Todas las personas en Nueva York. No hay requisitos para utilizar el programa de tarjetas New York Rx Card y éste no recopila información personal. A diferencia de los programas de seguros, no existen restricciones de ingresos, edad, afecciones preexistentes, deducibles o períodos de espera. Las personas con seguro también pueden usar la tarjeta para recetas no cubiertas por su seguro o si el descuento ofrece un precio más bajo que su copago. Puede preguntarle a su farmacéutico el precio de los medicamentos.

Updated on February 27th, 2021

New York Rx Card

new-york-rx-card-logoNew York Rx Card Website | Mobile App
Medication Pricing
New York Rx Card is a statewide program for prescription drug discounts to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescriptions.
Residents can access the Rx Card online for free and bring it to their local pharmacy for discounts of up to 80% off of prescription drugs, with average savings of 30%. The discount card can be emailed, texted, saved as an image, or printed from
How to Use It
Present the Rx Card to a pharmacist. Most pharmacies in New York participate in the program, including CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target, and more. The pharmacy finder can be accessed here:
Anyone in New York. There are no requirements needed to use the New York Rx Card program and they will not collect any personal information. Unlike insurance programs, there are no income, age, pre-existing condition, deductible, or waiting period restrictions. People with insurance may use the card as well for prescriptions not covered by their insurance or if the discount offers a price lower than their co-pay. You can ask your pharmacist for a price comparison.

Tarjeta de Prescripciones de Nueva York
New York Rx Card es un programa estatal de descuentos en medicamentos recetados para ayudar a los residentes sin seguro o con seguro insuficiente para pagar sus recetas.
Residentes de Nueva York pueden acceder a la tarjeta Rx en línea de forma gratuita y llevarla a su farmacia local para obtener descuentos de hasta el 80% en medicamentos recetados, con un ahorro promedio del 30%. La tarjeta de descuento puede ser enviada por correo electrónico o mensaje de texto, o de lo contrario, guarda la tarjeta como una imagen o imprímela desde
Cómo Usar La Tarjeta
Presenta la tarjeta Rx a un farmacéutico. La mayoría de las farmacias de Nueva York participan en el programa incluidas las droguerías CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target y más. Accede al buscador de farmacias aquí:
Todas las personas en Nueva York. No hay requisitos para utilizar el programa de tarjetas New York Rx Card y éste no recopilará información personal. A diferencia de los programas de seguros, no existen restricciones de ingresos, edad, afecciones preexistentes, deducibles o períodos de espera. Las personas con seguro también pueden usar la tarjeta para recetas no cubiertas por su seguro o si el descuento ofrece un precio más bajo que su copago. Puede pedirle a su farmacéutico una comparación de precios.

Updated on December 20, 2020

FDNYC Job Openings

fdnyc-logoFDNY Recruitment Unit
(718) 999-3369
Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. Closed on public holidays

Find the latest job postings in the New York City Fire Department.
The New York City Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer committed to full compliance with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
Employment decisions in City government will be made on the basis of merit, fitness, and equality of opportunity and without unlawful discrimination on the basis of Age, Marital Status, Alienage/Citizenship Status, Military Status, Color, National Origin, Creed, Partnership Status, Disability, Prior Record of Arrest or Conviction, Gender, Race, Gender Identity, Religion, Genetic Predisposition, Sexual Orientation, Victim of Domestic Violence, Sex Offense or Stalking.

Encuentra las últimas ofertas de trabajo en el Departamento de Bomberos de la ciudad de Nueva York. Contacta al centro de contratación llamando al (718) 999-3369 de lunes a viernes desde las 9 am hasta las 5pm o envía un mensaje al
El Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de Nueva York es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades y está comprometido con el pleno cumplimiento de las leyes federales, estatales y locales que prohíben la discriminación laboral.
Las decisiones de empleo en el gobierno de la ciudad se tomarán sobre la base del mérito, la aptitud y la igualdad de oportunidades y sin discriminación ilegal por motivos de edad, estado civil, condición de extranjero / ciudadanía, estado militar, color, origen nacional, credo, estado de sociedad , Discapacidad, antecedentes de arresto o condena, género, raza, identidad de género, religión, predisposición genética, orientación sexual, víctima de violencia doméstica, delito sexual o acoso


Temporary Housing for Families with Children 21 and over

Adult Family Intake Center (AFIC)
400-430 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
AFIC is open 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays.
Adult families must apply for shelter in order to ensure that they do not have an alternative housing option available to them.
How it works: Once an adult family arrives at AFIC, they will first be interviewed by a caseworker, who will inquire about their living situation and explain the services that may help them avoid shelter altogether.
Families may be assigned a temporary shelter placement for up to 10 days while DHS investigates the information provided during the interview. Based on the investigation, DHS determines whether the family is eligible or ineligible for shelter, based on whether they have fully cooperated with the application and eligibility process and/or have other housing options available to them.
Learn more about the intake and documentation process at Adult Families: Applying for Temporary Housing Assistance.

El Centro de Admisión de Familias Adultas (AFIC) está abierto las 24 horas del día, incluidos los fines de semana y feriados.
Cómo funciona AFIC: Las familias adultas deben solicitar refugio para conocer y asegurarse de que absolutamente no tienen una opción de vivienda alternativa disponible.
Una vez que una familia adulta llega a AFIC, será entrevistada primero por un asistente social, quien preguntará sobre su situación de vida y explicará los servicios que pueden ayudarlos para evitar vivir en un albergue.
Mientras el DHS investiga la información proporcionada durante la entrevista, a las familias se les puede asignar una ubicación de refugio temporal por hasta 10 días. Con base en la investigación, el DHS determina si la familia es elegible o no para refugio, en función de si han cooperado plenamente con el proceso de solicitud y elegibilidad y/o si tienen otras opciones de vivienda disponibles para ellos.
Obtenga más información sobre el proceso de admisión y documentación en “solicitud de asistencia de vivienda temporal”.

National Pesticide Information Center

(800) 858-7378 Mon-Fri 11am-3pm

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
NPIC does not make recommendations. But, they can certainly shed some light on the path to effective pest control. Contact NPIC by calling (800) 858-7378 Mon-Fri 11am-3pm or send a message to

Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Rent Freeze Program

Department of Finance
Dial 311
Tenants that qualify for the NYC Rent Freeze Program for Tenants with Disabilities (DRIE) can have their rent frozen and be exempt from future rent increases. This does not lower your rent but only keeps it from increasing.
To be eligible for DRIE, you must meet the following requirements
► You must be at least 18 years old.
You must receive one of the following:
► Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
► Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
► Disability-related Medicaid (if you have received either SSI or SSDI in the past)
► Veterans Affairs Disability Pension
► Veterans Affairs Compensation
► United States Postal Service (USPS) Disability Pension
► United States Postal Service (USPS) Disability Compensation
► You must live in an eligible apartment type.
► You must be named on the lease or the rent order or have been granted succession rights to the apartment.
► The apartment must be your primary residence, meaning you live there for most of the year.
► You must spend more than one-third of your monthly household income on rent.
► The total combined income for all members of your household must be $50,000 or less in the prior calendar year (DRIE records all income sources, taxable, and non-taxable. You can’t deduct your medical expenses and Medicare premium).
More information on eligibility at Disability Rent Increase Exemption.
Complete the DRIE Initial Application. You can submit your application online by signing up with the Department of Finance or by sending it to New York City Department of Finance Rent Freeze Program – DRIE P.O. Box 3179 Union, NJ 07083
More information about the application at Disability Rent Increase Exemption.

Disaster Relief & Recovery

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Federally Declared Disasters Areas
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (800) 621-3362 | TTY: (800) 462-7585 | 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS): (800) 621-3362
American Red Cross Greater NYC (877) 733-2767
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (888) 209-8124
A disaster is an occurrence disrupting the normal conditions of existence and causing a level of suffering that exceeds the capacity of adjustment of the affected community. Some examples are nor’easters, severe storms with flooding, and power outages.
Learn how to prepare and what resources are at your disposal.
Find the Nearest Hospital
Find the nearest hospitals in your area and view what services each provides with the US Hospital Finder.
Find a Safe Place to Go
Visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to talk with someone in person for guidance or information. To find a center near you, use the DRC Locator or text DRC and your ZIP code to 43362. Example: DRC 10029.
Disaster Relief Resources and Temporary Sheltering Assistance
► You can apply online or with the FEMA App to manage your disaster application. Your Social Security Number (SSN) is required.
► If you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, FEMA will pay the cost to stay in certain lodging providers for a limited period. Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, and any other expenses are not included. Search the list of participating locations to see if they have availability in the area you have selected.
► Find open shelters with the American Red Cross Greater NYC
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
DUA is a federal program that provides payments to people in a federally declared disaster area who have lost work or income as a direct result of the disaster. You must first file for regular Unemployment Insurance by calling the NYS Department of Labor at 888-209-8124.
Help with Expenses After a Disaster
You can apply to the NYC Human Resources Administration for a one-time emergency grant, also called the “One Shot Deal.” Call (718) 557-1399 for more information.
Coping with Stress Related to Disasters
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene helps New Yorkers. Contact NYC Well at 888-692-9355 for counseling and resources.
Information Resources
Preparedness Actions Education
NYC Emergency Management Office 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115)
Notify NYC App
Know Your Zone (Hurricanes)

Home Fire

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Dial 911 to report emergencies (fire, smoke, fumes, an odor of gas)

Help with Emergency Expenses with NYC

If There is a Fire
► Do not try to fight the fire yourself.
► Get out and stay out. Do not try to gather personal possessions.
► Close the door on your way out.
► If smoke is present, exit as low to the ground as possible and keep your mouth covered.
► Call 911 once you reach a safe location.
►If any part of you or your clothing catches fire, do not run or try to put out the fire with your hands. Cover your face with your hands and drop to the ground and roll over and over.
Find the Nearest Hospital
Find the nearest hospitals in your area and view what services each provides with the US Hospital Finder.
Emergency Relocation Services
The Emergency Housing Services (EHS) unit provides emergency relocation services and rehousing assistance to households who have been displaced from their homes as a result of fires or city-issued vacate orders. Displaced households are placed in family centers and single-room-occupancy hotels in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Call 212-863-8561 for rehousing assistance. Learn more here.
Help with Expenses in NYC
You can apply to the NYC Human Resources Administration for a one-time emergency grant, also called the “One Shot Deal.” Call (718) 557-1399 for more information.
Recovery After a Fire
► If you need help after a home fire, contact the American Red Cross Greater NYC by calling at (877) 733-2767. Learn more here.
► Take the appropriate steps to stay safe. Learn how to with the “Checking your Home After a Fire Guide”.
Request a Smoke Alarm
The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them, and by educating people about home fire safety. Request a smoke alarm.

NYCHA/Section 8 Customer Care Centers

nycha-logoCustomer Contact Center
(718) 707-777 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle emergencies
(718) 707-777 Monday through Friday, 6am to midnight to schedule routine maintenance repairs
Public housing residents can call the Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771 to report emergencies and schedule routine maintenance repairs in their apartments and developments.
They can assist you specifically
► Regarding emergency repairs in your apartment or in a public space
► Concerning heat and hot water issues
► To schedule general apartment repair appointments
► For information about housing applications offices
The customer service representatives can assist you better when you provide the following information
► Your name, address, telephone number, and the name of your development
► The location of the emergency (if it applies): apartment, lobby, hallway, stairwell, etc.
► The floors affected
► When and how the problem began
► Previous work ticket number (if applicable)
Find more information at the NYCHA CCC website.

Gas Leakage by Housing Preservation & Development
A strange odor in the home can be indicative of gas leakage. Act fast even when in doubt.
Signs of a gas leak
► Smelling a distinctive, strong odor similar to rotten eggs.
► Seeing a white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water, blowing dust, or vegetation that appears to be dead or dying for no reason.
► Hearing roaring, hissing, or whistling.
If you suspect that a gas leak has occurred, take the following actions
► Quickly open nearby doors and windows and then leave the building immediately: do not attempt to locate the leak.
► Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances
► Do not smoke or light matches or lighters
► Do not use a house-phone or cell-phone within the building
► After leaving the building, from a safe distance away from the building, call 911 immediately to report the suspected gas leak;
► After calling 911, call the gas service provider for this building.
Reporting a gas leakage to your gas company or NYCHA Customer Conctact Center
ConEdison (Bronx, Manhattan, Queens) 1-800-752-6633
National Grid (Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) 718-643-4050
NYCHA Customer Contact Center (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) (718) 707-7771
For more information on gas leaks, watch this video from ConEdison.
For city resources call 311.

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.

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.
Qualifying consumers can apply to “Lifeline” to receive a monthly discount on either their landline telephone service or their wireless service.
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 ——–

Federal program participation: Apply online.
State program participation: Contact a telephone carrier and ask about their Lifeline Program.

Important City Phone Numbers

Call 911 when you are in immediate danger or witness a crime in progress. Call 911 if you have a serious injury or life-threatening medical condition.
311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115)
or visit when you need access to non-emergency services or information about City government programs. Do not call 311 for emergencies. 311 outside of New York City is 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675).
Call 911 when you are in immediate danger or witness a crime in progress.
NYPD General Inquiries: 646-610-5000
Sex Crimes Report Line: 212-267-RAPE
Crime Stoppers: 800-577-TIPS
Crime Stoppers (Spanish): 888-57-PISTA
Missing Persons Case Status: 212-694-7781
Terrorism Hot-Line: 888-NYC-SAFE
Gun Stop Program: 866-GUN-STOP
Cop Shot: 800-COP-SHOT
Local Precints
Con Edison 24-hour hotline: 1-800-752-6633 (TTY: 800-642-2308)
PSEG Long Island 24-hour hotline: 1-800-490-0025 (TTY: 631-755-6660)
National Grid 24-hour hotline: 718-643-4050 (TTY: 718-237-2857)
NYC Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter | @nycemergencymgt
Notify NYC
Register for free emergency notifications by getting the free mobile application, visiting, calling 311, or following @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
Download a City Emergency Reference Card.

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.

Online Help with Homework/Tutoring NYPL

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Elementary school to high school grades
Get a library card for services
Access free one-on-one tutoring for children from 2pm-11pm with Brainfuse 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 here.
► Get live tutoring for core areas such as mathematics (basic skills to Calculus II), science, reading and writing assignments, social studies, Spanish, English as a Second Language, Writing and essay feedback, and academic skills building.
► For older students, there are test prep and career services. To get more information about Brainfuse visit
Visit 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 aquí.
► 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 Brainfuse para obtener más información.


Parks @Home Jr (Online Events)

COVID-19 Service Announcements
With Parks@Home Jr., parents, teachers, and guardians can make online learning exciting and fun. Draw and paint, play games, meet animals and nature, ask a Ranger questions, and so much more!
Join live tours, puzzling, art and crafts, wildlife map and calendar, family meditation, and so much more!
Visit Parks@Homes Jr for a calendar of activities.

Anuncios de servicio COVID-19 del sitio web
Con Parks @ Home Jr. los padres, maestros y tutores pueden hacer que el aprendizaje en línea sea emocionante y divertido. Dibuja y pinta, juega, conoce animales y la naturaleza, haz preguntas a un guardabosques y mucho más.
También ¡Únete a recorridos en vivo, rompecabezas, arte y manualidades, mapa y calendario de vida silvestre, meditación familiar y mucho más!
Visita Parks @ Homes Jr para obtener un calendario de actividades.


Y Afterschool

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Find a Branch
Contact the YMCA
Programs run every regular school day, from 3 PM to 6 PM. YMCA’s curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children.
YMCA afterschool programs are offered at many sites throughout the city. They are offered at no cost or low cost to parents. Find a branch near you to enroll your child.

NYC Parks & Recreation (6-13 yo)

Find a park
NYC Parks & Recreation offers free afterschool programs for children from 6 to 13 years old. Programming is based around monthly themes including sports, famous artists, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). This program takes place on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration opens mid-August. Enroll your child here.
Learn more visiting

Sitio web | Encuentra un parque | BeFit NYC
NYC Parks & Recreation ofrece programas extracurriculares gratuitos para niños de 6 a 13 años. La programación se basa en temas mensuales que incluyen deportes, artistas famosos y STEAM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, arte y matemáticas). El programa se lleva a cabo los días de semana de 3:00 pm a 6:00 pm.
Las inscripciones se abren a mediados de agosto todos los años. Inscribe a tu hijo aquí.
Obtenga más información visitando


NYC Community Food Fridges

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Community Fridges in NYC (news video)
Community Food Fridges are fridges that offer free food to whoever wants it. Take what you need, leave what you don’t. Set up and maintained by community members, many of the fridges are available 24/7. However, community members can take what they need from the fridges and give what they can to the fridges.
Locate your nearest fridge using this map locator.
If your volunteer group set up a community fridge, please fill out the survey to get your fridge on the map!
Map Created by Amber G., Astoria fridge organizer :). Updated 1-2X a week. For any questions/comments about the map, please email:

Las Refrigeradores Comunitarios con Alimentos son neveras que ofrecen alimentos gratis a quienes quieran. Toma lo que necesitas, deja lo que no. Instalados y mantenidos por miembros de la comunidad, muchos de los refrigeradores están disponibles las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden tomar lo que necesiten y ubicar lo que puedan en los refrigeradores.
Ubica el refrigerador más cercano usando este localizador de neveras comunitarias.
Si tu grupo de voluntarios ha instalado un refrigerador comunitario, por favor ¡completa la encuesta para añadir tu refrigerador en el mapa!
Mapa Creado por Amber G., organizadora de neveras en Astoria. Actualizado 1-2 veces por semana. Para cualquier pregunta o comentario sobre el mapa, envía un correo electrónico a


AHRC Middle / High School (Ages 12 – 21)

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1201 66th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
(718) 259-4389

A program that provides services to adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and those classified with emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, or other health impairments; as well as students with a learning disability and intellectual disability.
AHRC Middle/ High School, (also known as MHS,) is divided into two distinct programs: a middle school for students ages 12-14 and a high school for students ages 15-21. Within these two schools, there are classrooms with ratios of 8:1:2 and 10:1:2, depending on the support needs of the student. The classroom teachers are all New York State Certified.
Click here to download a pdf file including additional information about how AHRC Middle / High School can help prepare your child for adulthood.

PAL Summer Camps

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1-800-PAL-4KIDS (1-800-725-4543)
Contact form

Each summer, PAL provides children ages 5-13 living in communities facing high rates of poverty and crime with Summer Day Camps, free of charge.
PAL’s Summer Day Camps operate in all five boroughs and are open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 6pm. More details of the program on the PAL Summer Camps website. Download the Summer Day Camp Application Form.

Ubicaciones de los campamentos de verano PAL| 1-800-PAL-4KIDS (1-800-725-4543)
Cada verano, PAL ofrece a los niños de 5 a 13 años que viven en comunidades que enfrentan altos índices de pobreza y delincuencia campamentos diurnos de verano, gratuitamente.
Los campamentos diurnos de verano de PAL operan en los cinco condados y están abiertos de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. Más detalles del programa en el sitio web de PAL Summer Camps. Descarga el formulario de solicitud de campamento diurno de verano.

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

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2335 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 834-0597

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary, (also known as BBF,) accepts children between 5 and 12 years of age who reside in the five New York City boroughs. Children must exhibit behavioral characteristics associated with autism and must have an educational classification of autism. Students must be recommended for a Non-Public School (NPS) placement by the New York City Department of Education. The school aims to help students achieve the level of functioning that will allow them to transition to less restrictive environments.
Virtual tour on pdf or video.

PAL Employment

pal_logo-removebg-previewEmployment opportunities at the Police Athletic League, Inc
800-PAL-4KIDS (800-725-4543)
The Police Athletic League is seeking people who are talented, creative, and passionate to help create a more inclusive city and better futures for our youth. You will use your skills and experience to earn opportunities to grow and develop and do it all in a culture that values collaboration, initiative, and results.
Click here to find and apply for employment opportunities

PAL 4 Kids (6-13 yo)

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34 1/2 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
Other locations
800-PAL-4KIDS (800-725-4543) | (212) 477-9450

PAL provides youth in K – 8th grade with a high-quality after-school experience based on a revolving schedule of academic enrichment (PAL Smarts), arts learning (PAL Arts), and physical education (PAL Fit). For decades, PAL’s After-school program has kept thousands of children safe and productive during high-risk after-school hours, which helps working families.
The after-school program is offered at 20 youth centers in all 5 boroughs from 3pm-6pm on school days and from 8am-6pm on school holidays.
Check out all the after-school programs at the PAL website. Find other children programs here.

Police Athletic League, Inc
(212) 477-9450
PAL ofrece a los jóvenes de jardín de infantes a octavo grado una experiencia extraescolar de alta calidad basada en un programa rotativo de enriquecimiento académico (PAL Smarts), aprendizaje de las artes (PAL Arts) y educación física (PAL Fit). Durante décadas, el programa extraescolar de PAL ha mantenido a miles de niños seguros y productivos durante las horas extraescolares, lo que ayuda a las familias trabajadoras.
El programa después de la escuela se ofrece en 20 centros juveniles en los 5 condados de 3 pm a 6 pm los días escolares y de 8 am a 6 pm los días festivos escolares.
Consulta todos los programas extracurriculares en el sitio web de PAL. Encuentra otros programas para niños aquí.

Neighborhood Charter Schools

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Neighborhood Charter Schools provides a rare opportunity for students to access both social-emotional learnings as well as rigorous academics. Our program is described as ‘inclusive education’ which means our students with ASD are fully included in their classrooms, learning alongside their ‘neurotypical’ peers.
Videos of Parents Talking About the ASD Program
If you feel your child would be a good fit for NCS, access the application process.

Fresh Air Fund

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633 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Fresh Air Fund offers outdoor summer programs for children to help them earn, grow, and thrive in New York City and beyond.
Each year, thousands of children experience outdoor summer adventures through visits with volunteer host families and at The Fund’s sleepaway camps in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley. Fresh Air children also participate in academic enrichment and leadership programs throughout the school year.
Summer: fresh air everywhere, summer spaces, teen programs, family wellness
Host family program: friendly towns program
Sleepaway camp: learn about camps, sign up for camp, work at camp
Enrichment and leadership programs: academic enrichment programs, leadership programs
Sharpe reservation: learn about sharpe reservation

ActionNYC Hotline (immigration counseling)

1-800-354-0365 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

311 and say “ActionNYC”
All New Yorkers regardless of immigration status may access free, safe immigration legal help over the phone and in their language. To make an appointment, call the ActionNYC Hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 6PM or call 311 and say “ActionNYC”.
Through ActionNYC, a legal team can:
-Provide comprehensive immigration legal consultations;
-Offer information and advice about possible forms of immigration relief available;
-Help with a range of cases including citizenship, green card renewals, DACA, TPS and more!
Learn more at
NYCitizenship legal services are solely provided by the New York Legal Assistance Group through a city-wide partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Todos los neoyorquinos, independientemente de su estado migratorio, pueden acceder a ayuda legal de inmigración segura y gratuita por teléfono y en su idioma. Para programar una cita, llame a la línea directa de ActionNYC al 1-800-354-0365, de lunes a viernes, de 9 am A 6 pm o llame al 311 y diga “ActionNYC”.
A través de ActionNYC, un equipo legal puede:
-Proporcionar consultas legales integrales de inmigración;
-Ofrecer información y asesoramiento sobre posibles formas de ayuda migratoria disponibles;
-¡Ayuda con una variedad de casos que incluyen ciudadanía, renovaciones de tarjetas verdes, DACA, TPS y más!
Obtenga más información en
Los servicios legales de NYCitizenship son brindados únicamente por el Grupo de Asistencia Legal de Nueva York a través de una asociación de toda la ciudad con la Oficina de Asuntos de Inmigrantes del Alcalde de la Ciudad de Nueva York.



No appoinments at this time 311 | 212-613-5000

COVID-19 Update: NYCitizenship is no longer providing legal consultations, application assistance, or financial counseling to new clients at this time. If you already have a case with an NYCitizenship legal team, contact your legal representative directly, call 212-613-5000, or email, as NYCitizenship will continue working on your case

NYCitizenship is a city program that helps NYC residents to apply for citizenship easily, meet with a trusted lawyer, and obtain free financial counseling if eligible. Services take place at selected public libraries.
If you think you are eligible for this services set up an appointment by calling 311. When prompted, say “citizenship appointment” to set up an appointment to meet with a legal representative at a library near you. Note: The program is not accepting new clients at this time.
Watch this video to learn about the process of applying to become a U.S. citizen.


Fare Meals by Arielle

faremeals-logoFare Meals Website
Contact Form

Learn about easy-to-make, nutritious, and cheap recipes with Fare Meals by Arielle. Arielle Kestenbaum, 28, is the founder of Fare Meals by Arielle, a free online platform offering families healthy, simple, and affordable meal solutions.
Also visit Fare Meals on Instagram and YouTube.

Federally Qualified Health Centers

fqhcorg-logoFQHC Locator Website
What is an FQHC?
FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers) are in most cities and many rural areas. They will help you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.
FQHCs are open to all, regardless of their ability to pay. FQHCs use a sliding fee scale with discounts based on patients’ family size and income.
Locate a Federally Qualified Health Center with this health center locator tool where you can search for a health center by address, state, or county. The locator tool is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Childcare Subsidy

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(212) 677-4650

Based on your income, childcare can be free to low cost with a childcare subsidy. Use the ACS Eligibility Wizard to see if you qualify by visiting
To apply for an ACS childcare subsidy, the application and a list of other forms you will need to complete can be found here: Submit applications to an approved ACS funded childcare provider. You must submit three months of consecutive pay stubs in order to verify employment. If you cannot, your employer can complete the “Referral to Employer for Income Information” form.
Find more information in this tipsheet by IncludeNYC.
Updated on August 31, 2020

The Backpack Project NYC

bpnyc-logo-colorThe Backpack Project NYC website
Dropoff 1: 1396 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11216 (Nicholas Brooklyn Store)
Dropoff 2: 4112 41 Street, Long Island NY 11104 *dropoff box located in the lobby
(347) 227-1709

The Backpack Project is providing each student with the necessary school supplies to have a successful school year. For more information about events and how to get school supplies for your child, call 347-227-1709.

iPad Request to the DOE

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Find Your School
Have the student’s ID number in hand
If you need a device for your child for the fall, use the DOE’s Device Request form. This information will be shared with your school so they can work with you to ensure your child has a device for blended or remote learning this Fall. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.
Who Can Request an iPad
Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends an NYC public school, DOE Pre-K, or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) and who needs a device is eligible to receive a device for remote learning.
Charter school students who are eligible for devices:
–3K-12 students with individualized education programs (IEPs)
–3K-12 students who are living in a shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up who need a device
Private School Students who are eligible for devices:
–K-12 students who were recommended for non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team
–K-12 students who attend a private or religious school and also receive special education services from the DOE, typically through an Individualized Education Services Program (IESP), who need a device for such services
Preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE, including students in NY State-Approved 4410 providers and students receiving related services or Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services.

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.

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.


Find a Job

NYC_Small_Business_ServicesWorkforce1 Career Centers by the Small Business Services Office
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.
Please contact a Workforce1 Career Center to complete the registration process:
-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.

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

GetFoodLogo NYC Food Delivery Assistance During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
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.
How much food can you get and when?
-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 you can 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 February 21, 2021.

Assistive Technology by ADAPT

AdaptCommunityNetwork_Logo_BlueGray_RedADAPT TechWorks
175 Lawrence Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 436-7979 ext. 711
Assistive Technology by the ADAPR Community Network finds solutions to enable individuals to adapt to their environment with a wide range of options when they have special needs.
ADAPT Community Network provides evaluation, selection, instruction, and introduction customized to each individual’s needs. Their Assistive Technology includes vision, hearing, communication, daily living, and environmental control modifications.
Examples of devices or resources that the organization facilitates to children with special needs are: adapted toys and switches, adapted computers and peripherals, wheelchairs and inserts, augmentative communication systems, daily living devices, home and workplace modifications, environmental control units, and adapted telephones.
Please contact the ADAPT TechWorks Centers for information or to schedule an appointment by sending an email to or calling (718) 436-7979 ext. 711
Learn about more services provided by the ADAPT Community Network here.

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

nygov-logoOffice for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
44 Holland Avenue, Albany NY 12229
(866) 946-9733
The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is a state agency that provides services to people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Many children with IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) classifications of Intellectual Disability (ID), Multiple Disabilities (MD), or Autism qualify for OPWDD services.
Understanding the process of applying to OPWDD services can be confusing. Advocates for Children has created a helpful resource to help you navigate the steps involved when you apply for special needs services for your child. Access the guidance document here.

Find a Mental Health Program

nygov-logoMental Health Program Directory
NYS Office of Mental Health
(800) 597-8481
Find a program suitable for your or your child’s needs in the Mental Health Program Directory by the NYS Office of Mental Health.
The Directory is a searchable list of programs that are licensed by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and programs that are funded by the OMH.
Search programs by county, city, category and subcategory. You can get additional details about programs and the agencies that operate them by clicking on the Program and Agency Names in the directory listing.
To receive service from or to schedule an appointment for a program in your county, you may contact the program directly.

Developmental Disabilities City Programs

NYC_children_logoDevelopmental Disabilities
NYC Children
Administration for Children’s Services Offices
Parenting a child with developmental disabilities requires patience, planning, information and resources. Learn more about resources offered by the city including:
-Child evaluation services
-Medicaid waiver programs (OPWDD)
-Assistive technology and equipment
-Resources for children with autism
-Assistance with serious emotional problems
Visit the Developmental Disability website to learn more about each program and how to get started.

Emergency Child Care During Family Crisis

nycfoundlingFamily Crisis Center at New York Foundling
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.

Child Safety Booklet

Take Good Care of Your Baby Website
The Administation of Child Services of NYC put together a child safety booklet that gives parents and caregivers tips on how to avoid some of the most common and dangerous child and infant-related injuries, including window falls, drowning, shaken baby syndrome, and unintended poisonings in the home.
The booklet is available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

Help for You and Your Teen

NYC_children_logoThe Family Assessment Program (FAP) Website
Bronx: (718) 664-1800 | Brooklyn: (646) 584-5178 / 347-907-0464 / (646) 584-8935
Manhattan: (212) 341-0012 | Queens: (646) 599-3308 / (718) 725-3244 | Staten Island: (718) 720-0418 / (646) 276-4170
The Family Assessment Program (FAP) by the Administration of Child Services (ACS) provides support to families that are struggling with everyday challenges. FAP works to strengthen families, reduce conflict, and connect your family to many services that provide ongoing support in your community. It helps families handle concerns such as a child running away, skipping school, or disruptive behavior, without having to go to court.
FAP offices are currently closed to the public, but all inquiries and assessments can be done via phone and/or video. FAP connect families to evidence-based therapeutic services as well as community-based organizations. Please reach FAP by email and by phone.
The email box and phones are answered Monday through Friday 9-5, and all messages will be returned.

Cooling Centers


Cooling Centers: When the heat index, which is an estimate of how it feels when air temperature and humidity are combined, is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned facilities to offer people relief from the heat. If you are outside and feeling discomfort, find a cooling center near you. Check NYC’s daily heat index here.


Centros para Refrescarse: Cuando la predicción del índice de calor es alto, es decir, la estimación de que tanto calor se siente debido a la temperatura y humedad, la ciudad de Nueva York abre Centros para Refrescarse en recintos con aire acondicionado para que el público se alivie del calor. Encuentra Centros para Refrescarse cerca a ti. Revisa el indice diario de calor aquí.

LSA Food Pantry (East Harlem)

lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Advocacy and Food Pantry
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 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 el miércoles Diciembre 9 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, regiístrate usando la app Plentiful. Para pre-inscribirte, visita 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 prueba de domicilio de todos los miembros familiares.


Get Cool NYC Air Conditioner Program (60+)

nyc311-logo Get Cool Air Conditioner Program Website
Enrollment form
This program is available to income-qualified adults aged 60 and older who receive certain benefits including but not limited to Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or live in subsidized housing.
See if you are eligible by completing an online eligibility form or by calling 3-1-1.
If you cannot access the form or have any trouble with it, you can call 3-1-1 and select the prompt for Get Cool NYC Program. A live agent will conduct the eligibility form over the phone.
After submitting the form, your information will be checked for eligibility. If you are eligible, you will get a follow-up call to enroll them in the program. Online forms that are left incomplete will not be considered. Ineligible New Yorkers will not be contacted.
If you are under 60, see the Cooling Assistance Program by the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or call 212-331-3126 and get connected with an operator.

NYS Health Plan Market Place

nysoh-logo-mainNY State of Health Marketplace
(855) 355-5777
Get help in obtaining an affordable health care plan that meets your family needs. Call 855-355-5777 to enroll or get enrollment help here.

The Legal Aid Society

legalaidnyc-logoThe Legal Aid NYC
Access to Benefits Helpline 1 (888) 663-6880
Tuesdays, Wednesdsay & Thursdays 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Interpreters are available for all languages
Office Locations


COVID-19 Update: During this unprecedented health emergency created by the outbreak of COVID-19, The Legal Aid Society is committed to continuing to serve their clients. The organization has diligently compiled COVID-19-related topics of concerns, phone numbers to reach out and more on this site.

The Access to Benefits Helpline is a ‘one-stop’ resource for New Yorkers in need of legal assistance. The Legal Aid assist individuals with their health law/ Medicaid issues, problems with public assistance/ food stamps, special education, and employment/ unemployment benefits matters. They also assist callers interested in sealing their criminal convictions.
The Helpline staff and volunteers are able to provide direct assistance and/or referrals in matters related to employment issues and unemployment insurance benefits, public health insurance, including Medicaid, public assistance, including food stamps, and other health and safety net benefits and education law/special education issues.
More information on this handout.
Other services: Legal Aid Society offers representation for a wide array of concerns including housing, family law, juvenile rights, criminal defense, employment, workers’ right, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and more. Visit for more information.

Evictions Moratorium During the Pandemic


UPDATE: The NYS legislation placed a moratorium on residential evictions until August 31, 2021 for tenants who have endured COVID-related hardship. Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions. Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations

The aforementioned means that you can prevent your landlord from evicting you if you have lost income or increased expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic or if moving from your home would pose a hardship during the pandemic.
► To be protected under this law, you must sign a “Hardship Declaration” and deliver it to your landlord. Find a Hardship Declaration form available in English and Spanish at or fill it out at
► If you sign and deliver the Hardship Declaration, you cannot be evicted from your primary residence pursuant to a pending case, and your landlord may not file a new case to evict you from your primary residence, until at least May 1, 2021. Find more information about the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 at
The Tenant Safe Harbor Act prevents landlords from evicting tenants in nonpayment cases for money owed between March 7, 2020 and the beginning of Stage 4. Landlords can only get money judgments in court. Tenants have to show in court that they were hurt financially by COVID-19. Learn more visiting
Deliver the Hardship Declaration Form to your landlord. Fill out the form at and a copy of the declaration will be delivered to your landlord’s inbox.
For more information about eviction prevention visit the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants. If you are struggling to pay rent, contact call 311 in NYC and ask for the “Tenant Helpline”, or fill out the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants’ Contact Us form.
For more resources and updates, visit the Information and Resources for NYC Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Website.



ACTUALIZACION: La legislación del Estado de Nueva York estableció una moratoria sobre los desalojos residenciales hasta el 31 de agosto de 2021 para los inquilinos que han sufrido dificultades relacionadas con COVID. Los inquilinos deben presentar una declaración de dificultades o un documento que explique la fuente de las dificultades para evitar los desalojos. Los propietarios pueden desalojar a los inquilinos que están creando peligros para la seguridad o la salud de otros inquilinos, y a los inquilinos que no presenten declaraciones de dificultades económicas. ley-de-prevención-de-ejecución-hipotecaria-2020
Bajo esta moratoria, usted puede evitar que su arrendador lo desaloje si ha perdido ingresos o ha aumentado los gastos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 o si mudarse de su hogar representaría una dificultad.
► Para estar protegido por esta ley, debe firmar una “Declaración de Dificultad” y entregársela a su arrendador. Encuentre un formulario de Declaración de Dificultades disponible en español en o en (haga clic en “Language” y elija “Español”)
► Si firma y entrega la Declaración de Dificultades Económicas, no puede ser desalojado de su residencia principal de conformidad con un caso pendiente, y su arrendador no puede presentar un nuevo caso para desalojarlo de su residencia principal, hasta al menos el 1 de mayo de 2021. Encuentre más información sobre la Ley de Prevención de Ejecuciones Hipotecarias y Desalojos de Emergencia COVID-19 de 2020 en
La Ley de Puerto Seguro Para Inquilinos evita que los propietarios desalojen a los inquilinos en casos de falta de pago por el dinero adeudado entre el 7 de marzo de 2020 y el comienzo de la Etapa 4 de la pandemia. Los propietarios solo pueden obtener fallos monetarios en los tribunales. Los inquilinos deben demostrar ante el tribunal que se vieron perjudicados financieramente por COVID-19. Obtenga más información visitando
Entregue el formulario de declaración de dificultades económicas al propietario. Complete el formulario en y una copia de la declaración será enviada al correo electrónico del propietario.
Para obtener más información sobre la prevención de desalojos, visite la Oficina del Alcalde para Proteger a los Inquilinos. Si tiene dificultades para pagar el alquiler, llame al 311 en NYC y solicite la “Línea de ayuda para inquilinos” , o complete el formulario de Contacto de la Oficina del Alcalde para Proteger a los Inquilinos.

Updated on May 6, 2021


New York Public Libraries

Locations (Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island)
Get a Library Card
Search for classes, location, and dates here at NYPL has more than 93,000 programs every year, for everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. Find classes to improve English speaking, computer training, career and employment, and even starting your new business.

Busca clases, ubicaciones y fechas de cursos aquí en NYPL tiene más de 93.000 programas cada año, para todos, desde niños pequeños hasta adolescentes y adultos mayores. Encuentra clases para mejorar el inglés, capacitación en computación, preparación para aplicación a empleos, e incluso clases para comenzar tu propio negocio

INCLUDEnyc (Navigation Support for Educational Resources & Programs for Children with Disabilities)

116 E. 16th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-4650; Text 646-693-3175 | Español: 212-677-4668; Texto: (646) 693-3157; Whatsapp (212) 858-0795

INCLUDEnyc is the leading provider of training and information for children and young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them.
Connect with INCLUDEnyc to get support and learn about: education resources and programs, preschool and younger, navigating NYC schools and applications, special education, developmental disability services, busing/specialized transportation, bullying and behavior, family issues, child socialization, recreation, financial support, health, legal services and more.
Call the helpline at (212) 677-4650 to get connected with the best programs that fit your child and family needs.

AHRC New York City – Provider for Families with Special Needs

logo-ahrcnycARCH NYC Headquarters
83 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
AHRC is a family governed organization committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives as defined by each person and supported by dedicated families, staff, and community partners. Find services from medical and dental care, school services, and recreational programs.
Medical Services
AHRC’s ACCESS Community Health Center located in downtown Manhattan offers evaluations, therapy, and a full range of primary and specialty health care services, including a special needs dental clinic.
Most insurance plans are accepted. Sliding scale for the uninsured. Call 212-895-3410 for more info or to schedule an appointment.
AHRC runs various educational programs:
Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School for children ages 5 to 12 with autism spectrum disorders.
AHRC Middle/High School for ages 13 to 21 who are classified with autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, or other health impairments.
Children ages 3 to 5: can receive evaluations at no direct cost to families through the Early Intervention service system. These services are funded through the state and city in accordance with federal law. The child with a suspected developmental delay will need an Early Intervention Services Coordinator. For more information on preschool services, call the intake coordinator at 800-459-7596.
Various activities, including social groups for children, theater, sports, and arts and crafts, are available for all ages. Travel and vacations are even made possible for adults with disabilities. For information about activities taking place in all five boroughs, call AHRC’s Referral and Information Center at 212-780-4491 or email

Advocates for Children of New York (Support to Get Special Education Services/Litigation)

afc-removebg-previewAdvocates for Children
151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Education Helpline (866) 427-6033 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) offers NYC families education assistance in a number of different ways. The organization:
–Provides free advice (and sometimes legal representation) for families of students who are struggling or experiencing discrimination in school
—Offers free training and workshops so parents can advocate effectively on behalf of their children
–Litigates for improvements in NYC’s education system
–Provides protection for the most vulnerable students, such as those who are disabled, disadvantaged, minority or low income, so they too can enjoy a quality education
All of AFC’s projects involve special education advocacy to some extent, as they target specific populations that tend to include a disproportionate share of students with disabilities.
AFC serves New York City students from birth through age 26, focusing on students from low-income backgrounds who are struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination of any kind.

Literacy Partners (Free Literacy & English Classes for Caregivers)

literacy-partnersLiteracy Partners
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10038 (Financial District)
212-725-9200 |

COVID-19 Update: Literacy Partners has cancelled in-person classes and is instead conducting them online to the extent possible.

Actualización COVID-19: Literacy Partners ha cancelado las clases presenciales y estas serán conducidas en línea dentro de lo posible.

Literacy Partners provide free classes and community workshops to caregivers to help them develop literacy and language skills that they need to succeed.
Classes benefit parents and children in all five boroughs.
English Classes for Parents: English classes help students acquire speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar skills. For more information, contact or 646-237-0108.
Liz Smith Adult Basic Literacy Program: Helps absolute beginning readers to dramatically improve their literacy skills, discover the joy of reading, and have a meaningful opportunity to tell their story. For more information, contact or 646-237-0108.
Leadership for Education and Parenting (LEAP): LEAP is an innovative program for young adults seeking to achieve their high school equivalency (HSE) degree. For more information, contact or 646-237-0108.
English Conversation Classes: Literacy Partners provides English conversation practice groups where immigrant New Yorkers learn about free city resources, build their confidence, and share their personal triumphs and challenges in two-hour classes. For more information, contact Adriane at or 646-237-0163.
Learning Together Workshops: They are a safe and supportive environment where parents connect with each other, build the activities and skills they show up with, as well as learn new skills that will help them improve their children’s early literacy, language, and emotional development.

Literacy Partners (Aliados para la Alfabetización) ofrecen clases, talleres, y educación multimedia a padres de familia para que desarrollen habilidades de lectura y lenguaje que necesitarán para ser exitosos. Las clases benefician a residentes de todos los 5 condados.
Clases de inglés: Las clases de inglés ayudan a estudiantes a adquirir habilidades de conversación, escucha, lectura, escritura y gramática. Para más información envía un correo a o llama al 646-237-0108.
Programa de Alfabetización Adulta Liz Smith : Ayuda a lectores principiantes para que mejoren dramáticamente sus habilidades de lectura, descubran el gozo por leer, y tengan la oportunidad de contar sus historias. Para más información envía un correo a o llama al 646-237-0108.
Liderazgo en Educación y Crianza (LEAP por sus siglas en inglés): LEAP un programa innovador para adultos jóvenes que buscan obtener la equivalencia de la eduicación secundaria. Para más información envía un correo a o llama al 646-237-0108.
Clases de Conversación en Inglés: Literacy Partners prácticas de conversación en inglés en grupos donde inmigrantes Neoyorquinos aprenden acerca de recursos gratuitos de la ciudad, cultivan su autoconfianza, y comparten retos y triunfos personales durante 2 horas. Para más información contacta a Adriana enviando un correo al o llamando al 646-237-0163.
Learning Together Workshops: Los talleres ocurren en un ambiente seguro y con apoyo donde los padres se conectan uno con otros y aprenden nuevas habilidades que ayudarán con la enseñanza de sus hijos, el desarollo de su lenguaje y sus emociones.


Immigrant Rights and Services: Public Benefits Available to Immigrants

Many important services and benefits are available to all people, regardless of immigration status. Some of these services are for emergency needs. The services listed below are available to all people, including undocumented immigrants.
Children under 19 are eligible for health insurance under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and mothers of babies up to 6 months old (or 12 months if breastfeeding) are eligible for nutrition education, nutritious food and breastfeeding support under the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Prenatal care for pregnant women under the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP)
Domestic violence counseling
HIV testing and counseling
Emergency shelter
Poison control hotline
Food pantry services
Child welfare and foster care services
Public school education
School breakfast and lunch programs
Senior services and senior center programs provided by the Department for the Aging
Services that protect against consumer fraud provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs
Protection against discrimination provided by the Human Rights Commission
Services and facilities provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation
Services provided by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Public library services and special events
Public transportation
Police protection, and
Fire protection.

Food Benefits for Children during the Pandemic (P-EBT Cards)

nygov-logoDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, families of children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in NYC’s in public schools and private schools are eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits. The total benefit amount is $420 for each eligible child.
This payment represents the value of school meals for the period of time from March when the schools closed until the end of the school year on June 26th. Payments will be issued for each eligible school-aged child between the ages of 5 to 18 living in the household. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is issuing these payments.
Click here for more information.

Debido a la pandemia COVID-19, familias de niños que califican para comidas gratis o a precio reducido en las escuelas públicas o privadas de Nueva York ahora califican para los beneficios de comida conocido como Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios de la Pandemia (P-EBT por sus siglas en inglés). El total del monto del beneficio es de US$420 para cada niño que es elegible.
Este pago representa el valor de las comidas de la escuela durante el periodo de tiempo desde marzo cuando las escuelas cerraron hasta cuando el año escolar terminó el 26 de junio. Los pagos serán emitidos para cada niñ elegible entre los 5 y los 18 años viviendo con la familia. La Oficina de Asistencia Temporaria y para la Dispacidad está emitiendo estos pagos.
Haz clic aquí para más información.


Free Baby Formula

Benjamin_logoBenjamin’s Pharmacy & Surgical |
989 Allerton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10469

(718) 405-9111 (Hablan Español/Staff also speaks Spanish)
Call 718-405-9111 and ask for free baby formula. WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE to all New York City boroughs. For special baby formula, please provide the name of the prescribed formula to the staff and they will verify with you if covered by WIC.
For WIC exempt formulas, your pediatrician will need to provide medical documentation to your WIC office. Your social worker may assist with this request.
See regular and special baby formulas covered by WIC at

Llama al 718-405-9111 de la farmacia Benjamin ubicada en el Sur del Bronx para domicilios gratuitos de leche de fórmula cubierta por WIC. La farmacia hace domicilios en todos los condados de la ciudad de Nueva York.
Para leche de formula prescrita por el doctor, llama a la farmacia y ofrece el nombre de la leche. El trabajador de la farmacia verificará si la formula es cubierta por WIC.
Recuerda que para fórmulas médicas especiales, tu pediatra deberá proporcionar justificación médica a tu oficina de WIC. Una vez completada y aprobada la solicitud, podrás obtener la leche de prescripción con WIC. Un trabajador social podrá ayudarte y sigue el caso con tu oficina WIC.
Revisa las fórmulas para bebés regulares y especiales cubiertas por el beneficio de WIC en


Mold Issues

RX-for-Prevention-Logo300-removebg-previewNew York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers
Prescriptions for Prevention
Access resources that address the most common questions we get from parents when mold is found in a home or school.
Visit “Mold” by the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers.
Watch the video “How to deal with mold”

Accede a información que responde a las preguntas más frecuentes de los padres acerca del moho en el hogar o la escuela.
Visita “Moho” de los Centros de Pediatría Ambiental Para Niños del Estado de Nueva York.
Ve el video “Cómo Eliminar el Moho de Manera Segura”.

The HopeLine Diaper Center

hopeline-logo-sample-ACThe HopeLine Diaper Center
884 East 163rd St, Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 402-1212


COVID-19 Update: Due to the Corona Virus pandemic the HopeLine Center is temporarily opening up their Diaper Center to all 5 boroughs. Although Bronx residents will be given priority, HopeLine will make appointments for those residing in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island

The Diaper Assistance Program by the HopeLine Center located in the Bronx distributes diapers to families in need. You must make an appointment to pick up diapers by calling to (718) 402-1212 on Mondays starting at 9:30 am.
To get assistance, you must be the parent/legal guardian, have a child who is 2 years or younger, receive WIC and/or food stamps, have proof of address, and birth certificate of child/ren.
-First Come, First Served-


El Programa de Asistencia con Pañales del HopeLine Center (La Línea de la Esperanza) distribuye pañales para las familias en necesidad. Deberás hacer una cita con el centro los lunes desde las 9:30 am llamando al (718) 402-1212.
Para recibir pañales debes 1) ser padre de familia o guardián, 2) tener un niño de 2 años o menor, 3) estar recibiendo WIC o cupones de comida, 4) tener una prueba de domicilio, y 5) tener un certificado de nacimiento del niño o los niños.
La distribución de pañales se hará por orden de llegada.


Childcare for Essential Workers with the Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs)


COVID-19 Regional Enrichment Centers (FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS): For community members who are serving in these vital roles (healthcare workers, first responders, transit workers, restaurant employees, other key personnel) that have no other means of childcare, the New York City Department of Education set up the Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs). RECs are open and operate from 7:30am to 6:00pm (Monday-Friday). To enroll, your child must be a student at a school in the city. Complete this survey to start your enrollment.
RECs will ensure that students have access to remote learning as well as various art, music, and other activities. Find information about enrollment at the NYC DOE here.
If you are an essential worker and need child care, contact your local child care referral agency here to find openings.


Centros de Enriquecimiento Regional COVID-19 (PARA TRABAJADORES ESENCIALES): Para apoyar a miembros de la comunidad que están sirviendo en posiciones vitales (trabajadores de la salud, socorristas, trabajadores de tránsito, u otro personal clave) que no tienen los medios para cuidar a sus hijos, el Departamento de Educación de la ciudad de Nueva York ha instalado los Centros de Enriquecimiento Regionales (RECs por sus siglas en inglés). Completa este cuestionario para empezar una inscripcion.
Los RECs están abiertos y operando de lunes a viernes desde las 7:30am hasta las 6:00pm. Los centros se encargarán de que los ninos tengan acceso a clases remotas, así como a actividades diversas en arte, música y otras actividades sociales.
Información acerca de inscripciones en esta página.
Si eres un trabajador esencial y necesitas cuidado para tu hijo, contacta tu agencia local de remision para cuidado de ninos aqui para encontrar cupos disponibles.



avail-logo@2xAVAIL NYC
115 W. 45th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10036 (Midtown Manhattan)
(212) 689-1705


COVID-19 update: To prevent exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), all client appointments are available remotely by phone or video chat via Google Hangouts


Actualización COVID-19: Para prevenir contagios por el coronavirus (COVID-19), todas las citas se realizarán por teléfono o video chat a través de Google Hangouts

AVAIL exists to be a safe haven for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy. Client advocates will provide you with the information and support you need to make a decision about how to move forward. Avail is not a medical provider.
Ongoing social, emotional, and spiritual support; Resources, including information on insurance, nursery-care subsidy programs, housing, and work programs are offered. Expectant parents are encouraged to continue to meet one-on-one with a client advocate for individualized support through their pregnancy and decision making.

AVAIL existe como un refugio seguro para mujeres y hombres que enfrentan un embarazo no deseado. Auxiliares le ayudarán con la información y el apoyo que necesita para hacer una decisión y salir adelante. Tenga presente que AVAIL no es un prestador de servicios médicos.
AVAIL le ofrecerá apoyo social, emocional, y espiritual y recursos incluyendo información acerca de seguros de salud, programas de guardería subsidiados, vivienda, y programas de trabajo. La organización anima a madres/padres en embarazo a que continúen reuniendose con defensores del cliente para recibir apoyo individualizado durante el embarazo.


Free Medical Care during Pregnancy

Prenatal Care in New York State
Call 311 and ask for Medicaid for Pregnant Women
Call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006
Free Medicaid coverage is available for pregnant women through the New York State Department of Health.
If you’re pregnant and uninsured, you may qualify to sign up for an insurance plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace, even if the enrollment period is closed.
Furthermore, free coverage is available regardless of immigration status. Babies receive health care services for at least one year after birth. Note: Extended access to family planning services is available to women who have Medicaid while pregnant but lose coverage after pregnancy.

Existe cobertura médica gratuita disponible (administrada por Medicaid) para mujeres embarazadas a través del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York.
Si está embarazada y no cuenta con seguro médico, podría calificar para un plan de seguro en el Mercado de Salud del Estado de NY, aún cuando el periodo de inscripción haya cerrado.
Además, la cobertura gratuita está disponible independientemente del estado inmigratorio del solicitante. Bajo esta cobertura, los bebés recibirán servicios de salud hasta por lo menos un año después de haber nacido. Nota: Los servicios extendidos de planeación familiar están disponibles para mujeres mbarazadas con Medicaid, pero perderán cobertura después del embarazo.


Healthy Start Brooklyn (Pregnancy and Parenting Classes for Brooklyn Residents)

nyc_health_logoEnroll Online
(844) 919-1123

COVID-19 update: 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


Actualizacion COVID-19: Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, algunos programas estan limitando sus servicios o alternativamente los estan ofreciendo por telefono. Para informacion actualizada, por favor contacte los programas directamente

Healthy Start Brooklyn provides a variety of support programs and classes for expectant and new parents who live in Brooklyn. You can get education and support about pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding, fatherhood, and healthy living.
All expectant or new parents living in Brooklyn are eligible.
Learn more about the Healthy Start Brooklyn Programs here.

Heatlhy Start Brooklyn ofrece variedad de programas de apoyo y clases para familias en embarazo y nuevos padres que residen en Brooklyn. Podras recibir educacion y apoyo acerca del proceso del embarazo, el nacimineto de tu bebe, crianza, lactancia materna, paternidad para hombres, y estilos de vida saludable.
Todas las familias embarazadas y nuevos papas que residan en Brooklyn califican para los servicios de Healthy Start.
Aprende mas visitando Healthy Start Brooklyn por el Departamento de Salud.


Text4baby (Pregnancy Educational App)

Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411
The free Text4baby app makes it easy for you to get critical health and safety information. As the perfect companion to text messages sent by text4baby, you can get more health and safety tips and access fun, interactive features, including how your baby is growing each week, your progress and medical updates, quizzes, and appointment reminders.
Text messages are free for people who have pay-as-you-go or pre-paid cell phones. Learn more here.

Text4baby es una aplicación móvil gratis donde podrás aprender acerca de tu salud y seguridad durante el embarazo y la de tu bebé. Además de recibir mensajes de texto por Text4baby, podrás en la aplicación aprender acceder funciones interactivas incluyendo el crecimiento de tu bebé cada semana, tu progreso y noticias médicas, quizzes, y recordatorios de citas.
Los mensajes de texto son gratuitos para cuentas de celulares prepagados.


Room To Grow NYC (Parenting Support & Education/Baby Essentials)

room_to_grow_logoManhattan Family Center (Korea Town) 
South Bronx Family Center
(212) 620-7800

COVID-19 Update: All visits are now virtual. Families meet with their clinicians for regularly scheduled visits via phone or video chat. Essential baby clothing and gear are shipped directly to families’ doorsteps through various partnerships. E-gift cards for baby items and urgent needs are distributed to all families as part of their visit. Additional office hours are available daily via text, phone, and video chat.

Room to Grow is a 3-year program that provides low-income families with one-to-one parenting coaching and support. This includes discussing developmental stages, offering strategies to recognize and respond to their child’s many needs, and providing resources and support to help cope with raising a child in typically stressful circumstances. At every visit, parents also receive age-appropriate material necessities, allowing them to provide fully for their baby in an immediate and meaningful way.
If you are pregnant (no more than 36 weeks along) and you would like to learn more about parenting & helping your baby develop, consider applying to Room to Grow. Call (212) 620-7800 for more information.

Nurse Family Partnership (First-Time Pregnant Moms)

nurse-family-partnership Nurse-Family Partnerhip (serving all boroughs)
Call 311 and ask for “Nurse-Family Partnership”


COVID-19 update: The Nurse-Family Partnership is offering 100% telehealth services. If you need a phone to access telehealth services, NFP will provide you with one. Learn more here.

Maternal and child health nurses are the backbone of the Nurse-Family Partnership.
A nurse-led maternal health and home visitation program, Nurse-Family Partnership partners serve low-income, first-time moms.
Moms with their very own free Nurse­-Family Partnership personal nurse will get the support, advice, and information they need during their pregnancy and when their baby arrives.
Your nurse will support you to:
-Know what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth.
-Learn how to take care of your baby (feeding, bathing, safe sleep, and more).
-Understand how babies learn and grow.
-Connect with other resources and services, like health insurance, mental health care, child care and educational programs.
-Achieve personal goals, such as continuing your education and developing job skills.
-Give your baby the best possible start to life.
To qualify for their free services you must be a first-time mom that is pregnant 28 weeks or less, but your nurse would love to work with you as early in your pregnancy as possible. There is also an income eligibility requirement. Learn about eligibility criteria by calling your nearest NFP agency. Locate your agency on the NFP homepage.
The nursing program is available to first-time mothers regardless of age, immigration status or gender identity.

Her Justice

her_justice_logoHER JUSTICE
100 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10005
(718) 562-8181 (Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm)


Her Justice serves New York City women living in poverty with high-stakes legal needs. 

  • Legal information, advice, and referrals
  • Brief services (for example, drafting documents required by courts)
  • Volunteer attorney representation in court free of charge

Areas HER JUSTICE cover

  • Family Court issues, including orders of protection, custody, and visitation, and child and spousal support
  • Divorce
    • Contested (litigated) divorces
    • Uncontested (non-litigated) divorces
    • Marital debt project (for divorcing clients only)
  • Immigration self-petitions, battered spouse waivers and U Non immigrant Status petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

the live Legal Help Line and speak with a legal professional on Thursdays from 10AM to 1PM at (718) 562-8181.
You can also leave a voicemail on this line and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

Child Support Services (Financial Support by Non Custodial Parent)

nygov-logoChild Support Services Program
Local Offices (by county)
888-208-4485 (Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–7:00 PM.)

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, because of the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the New York City Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) Borough Offices and Customer Service Walk-In Center will be closed. The New York City Family Courts are also closed for child support matters.
EMAIL Please include your Child Support account number in your email inquiry. OR
CALL 888-208-4485, the New York State Child Support Helpline

Child support is financial support provided by the noncustodial parent. Any parent, guardian, caretaker of a child, or child who needs support can apply for child support services.
The Child Support Program offers the following services:
-Location of the non-custodial parent
-Establishment of paternity
-Help a custodial parent file a petition in Family Court for an order of support
-Directs the noncustodial parent to pay child support to the Support Collection Unit (SCU)
-Enforcement of payments by non-custodial parent
To learn about what information is needed to open a case go to the NYS Custodial Parent Information page. If you need help, call the hotline at 888-208-4485 Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For more information visit
You may be eligible to pay an annual charge for child support services. Find if you should pay this fee by visiting the Annual Service Fee Questions and Answers page.

Home Water Assistance Program

nyc311-logoHome Water Assistance Program Website
Department of Environmental Protection
If you’re an eligible low-income homeowner, you can get an annual, non-refundable credit of $115.89 through the Home Water Assistance Program (HWAP). You do not have to enroll in the Home Water Assistance Program.
If you’re an eligible homeowner, you will automatically get a credit on your water and sewer account. A credit for $115.89 will appear on the first DEP bill received after the credit is applied. The transaction will be labeled “NYC Home Water Assistance Credit.”
Call 311 for assistance.
Learn if you qualify here.

Legal Services NYC

Legal Services NYC
917-661-4500 (Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm)
Find a Legal Services NYC Office
LawHelp NYC (for online information about free legal services)

Legal Services NYC advocates are able to assist with matters related to public benefits, health law, eviction defense and illegal lockouts, emergency repairs, employment law, tax, disability, foreclosure prevention and Cares Act mortgage relief assistance, commercial lease assistance and COVID-19 related Chapter 11 bankruptcy, education, special education, immigration, and family law.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Legal Services NYC’s Access Line is OPEN and continue to serve clients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Legal Services NYC physical offices are closed as of March 17, 2020, their dedicated staff are working remotely on behalf of new and existing clients.
Current clients should contact their advocate’s office or extension for more information about their cases.


Los defensores de Legal Services NYC tienen la capacidad para ayudarte con asuntos como: beneficios públicos, ley de salud, defensa de desalojo y desalojo ilegales, reparaciones de emergencia, ley de empleo, impuestos, discapacidad, prevención de ejecuciones hipotecarias y asistencia de alivio hipotecario bajo de la ley Cares Act; asistencia de arrendamiento comercial, Capítulo 11 de bancarrota por COVID-19, educación, educación especial, inmigración y derechos de familia.

NOTIFICACION COVID-19: La Línea de Acceso de Servicios Legal de Nueva York está operando y continúa sirviendo a clientes y comunidades durante la pandemia COVID-19. Aunque las oficinas han estado cerradas desde el 17 de marzo de 2020, el personal de Legal Services NYC trabaja desde casa para clientes nuevos y existentes.
Clientes existentes deberán contactar la oficina de sus defensores o llamar a su extensiones para obtener información acerca de sus casos.



Single Stop – Online Benefit Screener

single-stop-logoSingle Stop


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.


All Digital School

all-digital-schoolALL DIGITAL SCHOOL
Contact form


All Digital School is an online education resource platform that curates lesson plans, materials, and educational tech with the sole goal of helping educators and parents create better learning experiences for students.
Find guides for teachers and parents.


 All Digital School es una plataforma educacional en línea que organiza cuidadosamente planes de estudio, materiales, y tecnología de enseñanza para padres y educadores con el propósito de crear mejores experiencias educativas para los estudiantes.
Encuentra guías para padres y educadores.


Fatherhood Initiative

nyc_dept_youth_and_community_development_logoFatherhood Initiative
Ask about the program at 800-246-4646 or 646-343-6800 to find out how to enroll

DYCD’s Fatherhood Initiative helps fathers reconnect with their children and develop essential parenting skills by helping each participant (1) increase engagement and responsibility in his relationship with his child/children; and (2) provide material and financial support to his child/children
Services provided by the program:

  • Individual and family counseling
  • Assistance with child support and arranging child visitation
  • Mediation and conflict resolution training
  • Employment counseling and referrals; HSE and ESOL referrals
  • Father-to-father mentoring


El programa Iniciativa para Padres (seleccione en la parte superior de la página en Translate “Spanish”) ayuda a papas a reconectarse con sus niños y poder desarrollar habilidades de crianza. Cada participante será apoyado para que 1) aumente su compromiso y responsibilidad en su relación con su(s) hijo(s) y 2) obtenga apoyo económico y material.
Los servicios que brinda el programa son:
-Consejería individual y familiar
-Asistencia con manutención y arreglos para las visitas con su hijo
-Entrenamiento en mediación y resolución de conflicto
-Consejería laboral y remisiones para equivalencia secundaria y clases de inglés
-Mentoría padre-a-padre


Growth and Child Development by the New York State Parent Portal


NYS Parenting Portal

Growth & Child Development
NYS Parenting Guide
Find parenting resources to enhance your role as a parent for your child. Visit the NYS Parent Portal for more information.
Español: Encuentra recursos para mejorar tu rol como padre o madre para tu hijo. Visita el Portal para Padres del NYS para más información.

Reporting Apartment Issues

house-damageApartment Maintainance Complaint by 311
311 or (212) 639-9675
311 Online Sign Up
If you report an apartment building problem and it is not fixed in a timely manner, call 3-1-1 or make a complaint online at 311 Maintenance Complaint in Apartment / 311MOBILE. To report a problem in an apartment, you must provide your contact information. If you wish to report an issue anonymously you can do so if the issue is affecting the entirety of a building.
Before filing a complaint with the Housing Preservation and Development Department (HPD), you should try first to resolve the issue with your landlord, managing agent, or superintendent. If you live in a co-op or condo, you should first report apartment maintenance issues to the owner, management company, or board before filing a complaint with HPD.
Learn how to make a complaint and what to do next if responsible parties are not responsive
Reporting Apartment Issues. (Handout includes a template letter)
Reporting Apartment Issues in Spanish. (Handout includes a template letter with instruction in Spanish)
If your landlord is not responsive and you plan to file a complaint through 311, this is what happens next
► 311 will give you a Service Request number (SRN). You can use this SRN to track the status of your complain by visiting 311ONLINE, 311MOBILE (if you filed it through 311MOBILE) or through HPDONLINE.
► HPD will attempt to contact your building’s managing agent to advise them that a complaint has been filed and that a violation may be issued if the condition is not corrected immediately. HPD will also attempt to call you back to see if the condition was corrected. If you indicate that the condition was corrected, HPD will close the complaint.
These are the most common apartment maintenance complaints according to NYC 311
► Unsanitary conditions, such as mold, sewage, or pests, including mice, bed bugs, or roaches
► Water leaks, holes, cracks, or peeling paint on walls or ceilings
► Doors and locks that are broken or missing
► Windows that are broken or stuck open or closed
► No heat or hot water
► Electrical problems, such as no lighting, defective outlets or switches, exposed or illegal wiring, or wet light fixtures
► Cooking gas that has been shut off
► Doorbells, buzzers, or intercoms that are broken or missing
► Floors that are damaged
► Chipped, peeling, flaking potential lead paint
► Sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets, or other plumbing fixtures that are broken or defective
► Safety issues, such as broken or blocked fire escapes, or broken or missing smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, or window guards
More information
— To learn more about the process of reporting a quality or safety issue visit NYC Reporting a Quality of Safety Issue.
— Learn more about tenant rights and responsibilities with Housing Rules for Owners and Tenants.
— For more information about complaints for other types of housing visit Housing Complaints.

Si has presentado una queja de mantenimiento en tu edificio de residencia y el problema no se ha solucionado oportunamente, llama al 3-1-1 para diligenciar la queja o presenta tu queja electrónicamente en la página 311 Maintenance Complaint in Apartment o con la app 311MOBILE. Recuerda que deberás proporcionar tu información de contacto al presentar la queja. Si deseas presentar una queja que afecta todo un edificio, tu queja puede ser anónima.
Ten en cuenta que antes de presentar una queja ante el departamento de vivienda de la ciudad (HPD), es preciso intentar resolver el problema primero con tu arrendador, agente administrativo o superintendente. Si vives en una cooperativa o un condominio, primero deberás informar los problemas de mantenimiento al propietario, la compañía de administración o la junta antes de presentar una queja ante HPD.
Aprende cómo presentar una queja con el propietario / administrador del edificio / administrador de viviendas públicas y qué hacer a continuación si no responden
Informar problemas de apartamentos en español. (Hoja con pasos incluye un molde de carta)
Si tu arrendador no responde y planeas presentar la queja a través del 311, esto es lo que sucede a continuación
► Después de llamar al 311, un número de solicitud de servicio (SRN) será entregado (pregunta por este número). Usa tu SRN para rastrear el estado de tu queja visitando 311ONLINE, 311MOBILE (si presentaste la queja a través de 311MOBILE) o mediante HPDONLINE.
► HPD intentará comunicarse con el agente administrativo de tu edificio para informarle que se ha presentado una queja y que se puede emitir una infracción si la condición no se corrige de inmediato. HPD también intentará llamarte de vuelta para ver si la condición ha sido corregida. Si indicas que la condición se corrigió, HPD cerrará la queja.
Estas son las quejas más comunes de mantenimiento de apartamentos según NYC 311
► Condiciones insalubres, como moho, aguas residuales o plagas, incluidos ratones, chinches o cucarachas
► Fugas de agua, agujeros, grietas o pintura descascarada en paredes o techos
► Puertas y cerraduras rotas o faltantes
► Ventanas rotas/dañadas o que están atascadas abriendo hacia fuera o cerrando permanentemente
► No hay calefacción o agua caliente
► Problemas eléctricos, como falta de iluminación, enchufes o interruptores defectuosos, expuestos o cableado ilegal, o artefactos de iluminación húmedas
► Gas de la estufa que se ha suspendido (si está incluido en su renta mensual)
► Timbres, zumbadores, o intercomunicadores que se han roto o faltan
► Pisos dañados
► Pintura en base a plomo que se ha descascarado o que está por descascararse
► Daños o defectos en fregaderos, bañeras, duchas, inodoros u otros accesorios de plomería
► Problemas de seguridad, como escapes de incendios rotos o bloqueados, o alarmas de humo dañadas o faltantes, detectores de monóxido de carbono o protectores de ventanas
Más información
– Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de informar un problema de calidad o seguridad, visita NYC Reporting a Quality of Safety Issue.
– Obtén más información sobre los derechos y responsabilidades de los inquilinos con las “Reglas de Vivienda para Propietarios e Inquilinos”.
– Para obtener más información sobre otros tipos de quejas de vivienda, visita “Quejas de vivienda”.

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
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.

Growing Up NYC (City Programs and Virtual Events)

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Virtual Events
Coronavirus Updates
Growing Up NYC is a website that makes it simple for families to learn about and access NYC City programs, as well as services and activities available through government agencies and community partners in English and Spanish.
Discover tips, tools, support, and educational/recreational/health programs by age groups. Also, learn more about what you can expect from your child at his age and what activities you can do with them to build their brains!
Additionally, check virtual events available that you can enjoy with your child!

Growing Up NYC es un portal electrónico que facilita a las familias buscar y aprender acerca de programas, servicios y actividades para niños que son ofrecidos por agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones asociadas de la comunidad (en inglés y español). También, aprende acerca de qué puedes esperar de tu hijo a su edad y que actividades puedes hacer con ellos para ayudar a desarrollar sus cerebros.
Encuentra consejos, herramientas, apoyo y programas por edad. Adicionalmente, encuentra una lista de eventos virtuales durante el distanciamiento social en los tiempos de COVID-19.


Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides by the Hunter College


Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides


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.


NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

nygov-logoOffice of Mental Health Emotional Support Line

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.


MotherToBaby NY (Medications and Pregnancy Risk Hotline)

mother-to-baby-logoMotherToBaby NY (Pregnancy Risk Network) 
124 Front St. Binghamton, NY 13905
MotherToBaby NY offer information about the possible effects of medications and other things someone can come into contact with, or be exposed to, that might affect pregnancy or breastfeeding. MothertoBaby NY provide information to the general public and to healthcare professionals throughout New York State.
For inquiries call 800-724-2454 or submit your questions online on this site.

MothertoBaby NY brinda información a madres, profesionales de la salud, y el público en general acerca de los posibles efectos de medicamentos y otros elementos a los que una persona puede exponerse y que podría afectar el embarazado y la lactancia.
Para inquietudes o solicitudes llama al 800-724-2454 o ingresa tus preguntas en línea aquí.


Lead Treatment and Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

kisspng-logo-childrens-hospital-at-montefiore-brand-fon-peter-maccallum-cancer-centre-5b52c60fdec8d3.8558000815321513119125Regional Lead Treatment and Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 547-2789

The Regional Lead Treatment and Prevention Center at Montefiore offers to patients a combination of educational, environmental, nutritional, and medical interventions, including in-hospital chelation therapy according to the degree of lead poisoning.
When coming to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore for an appointment, please bring:


  • Patient’s last blood lead level
  • Housing information on any recent renovations or alterations
  • Any Department of Health or Department of Housing inspection reports
  • Other information related to possible sources of exposure
  • Physician referral document


El Centro Regional de Tratamiento y Prevención para el Plomo en Montefiore brinda a pacientes una combination de intervenciones ambientales, nutricionales y medicas, incluyendo terapias de quelacion hospitalarias de acuerdo al grado de intoxicacion por plomo.
Cuando asista al Hospital de Niños de Montefiore por una cita, por favor traiga lo siguiente:
-Resultados de plomo del niño
-Información de renovaciones o trabajos recientes en la vivienda
-Inspecciones de vivienda realizadas por el departamento de salud
-Otro tipo de información relacionada con posibles fuentes de exposición
-El documento de remisión del pediatra



Plentiful App (Pantry Finder and Reservation Manager)

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.


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


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


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.


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


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.

NYC Family Justice Centers

Bronx: (718) 508-1220 | Brooklyn: (718) 250-5113 | Manhattan: (212) 602-2800 | Queens: (718) 575-4545 | Staten Island: (718) 697-4300
24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
For immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources: 800-810-7444


COVID-19 Update: Effective immediately, the Family Justice Centers (FJC) are temporarily closed. During this difficult time, FJC will be there for you. Please reach out. You may be asked to leave a message, and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible, with guidance on immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and community resources, including FJC updates. Find more information in the End Domestic & Gender-Based Violence site.

If you or someone you know is going through domestic violence or gender-based violence you can contact the Family Justice Centers from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
*During the weekend please contact the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-4673 OR visit NYC HOPE Resource Directory*
The Family Justice Centers (FJC) will connect you to organizations that provide free and confidential assistance such as: shelter and housing, safety planning, application to public benefits, mental health and counseling services, information about job training, legal help, and childcare for children age 3+.


Los centros Family Justice Centers (FJC) la/lo conectarán con asistencia gratuita y confidencial para: albergues y vivienda, planeación en seguridad, aplicación a beneficios públicos, servicios de salud mental y consejería, entrenamiento laboral, ayuda legal, y cuidado infantil (≥3 años).
Si usted o alguien que usted conoce esta batallando con violencia doméstica o violencia de género, contacte a Family Justice Centers de lunes a viernes desde las 9 AM hasta las 5PM.
Bronx: (718) 508-1220 | Brooklyn: (718) 250-5113 | Manhattan: (212) 602-2800 | Queens: (718) 575-4545 | Staten Island: (718) 697-4300
*Durante los fines de semana contacte la Línea De  Asistencia de 24 horas Para la Violencia Doméstica (800) 621-4673 o visite el Directorio de Recursos de NYC HOPE*
Para mas información visite la página de la alcaldía de la ciudad Fin a la Violencia Doméstica y Basada en Género.



Domestic Violence Hotline


Domestic Violence Hotline by Safe Horizon
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.



Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)



Energy Assistance by NYC the Human Resources Administration Office
HEAP locations
HEAP Infoline 800-692-0557
Heat Line 212-331-3150

COVID-19 Update: ALL HEAP offices are temporary closed and all in person HEAP interviews will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Required interviews for any HEAP benefit component may be completed with applicants by telephone (212) 331-3126.


Notificación COVID-19: Todas las oficinas HEAP están temporalmente cerradas y todas las entrevistas en persona serán temporalmente suspendidas hasta nueva orden. Las entrevistas requeridas para cualquier componente de beneficios ofrecidos por HEAP pueden ser realizadas por teléfono (212) 331-3126.

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
The eligibility criteria vary by program. Find about your eligibility in the Energy Assistance website.
Note: The HEAP benefit opens November 2, 2020. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2021.
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 here.
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 4, 2021 and closes March 15, 2021 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 operates from May to August. Applicants are only eligible for a Cooling Assistance benefit once every five years.
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.
To find more information about your eligibility visit the Energy Assistance website and apply.

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 refrescamiento 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.
Los criterios de elegibilidad varían por programa. Conoce si calificas entrando a la página de Energy Assistance.
Nota: El período de aplicación para beneficios regulares o de emergencia HEAP abrió en noviembre 2 de 2020 hasta el 15 de marzo de 2021.

Updated on December 12, 2020

For Children and Families: Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)

dhs_logo_2-removebg-previewPrevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)
151 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
Families with children experiencing homelessness can apply for shelter at the Department of Homeless Services’ Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) center.
PATH will identify housing needs, provide resources to help prevent homelessness, and place families experiencing homelessness into a shelter. During the application process, all families will be offered a temporary shelter placement. PATH is open for 24 hours daily (including holidays and weekends), and applications are processed from 9am-5pm. Interpreter assistance is available.
Families who do not have alternative housing options will be offered a permanent shelter placement. Families with children younger than 21, families with a pregnant woman, and pregnant women are eligible.
All family members seeking shelter must be present and provide identification in the form of one of the following*:
–Form of ID with a picture and proof of age (ex: welfare ID, green card, driver’s license, passport, visa, picture employment card)
–Birth certificate
–Social Security card
–Medicaid card
–Identity card in the Public Assistance System
*If you are unable to locate one of the items listed, the Department of Homeless Services will try to help you find a form of identification.
If you are working you must provide your most recent pay stub.
How It Works
Once you arrive at PATH, you will first be interviewed by a Human Resources Administration (HRA) caseworker, who will inquire about your living situation and explain the services that may help you avoid entering shelter- including family mediation, anti-eviction legal services, out-of-city relocation assistance, Family Homelessness Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS), or a One-Shot Deal through HRA.
You may be assigned a temporary shelter placement for up to 10 days while DHS investigates the information provided during the interview. Based on the investigation, DHS determines whether you are eligible for shelter, based on whether you have fully cooperated with the application and eligibility process and/or have other housing options available to you.
To learn more about how to apply, visit the PATH website or download this brochure.

PATH es un programa de albergue temporal para las familias que no tienen opciones alternas para vivir en una casa. Si este es su caso, considera aplicar al programa PATH.  Sin embargo, recomendamos que primero explores los servicios que ofrece HomeBase.
Cómo functiona PATH: Una vez llegues a las oficinas de PATH, serás entrevistado por un administrador de casos quien preguntará por tu situación de vivienda. Este también explicará los servicios que ayudarán a evitar entrar al sistema de albergue (mediación familiar, servicios anti-evicción, asistencia con reubicación fuera de la ciudad, o el Programa Suplementario para Evitar Evicciones de Familias sin Hogar, y un Trato Directo con el HRA. 
Todos los miembros de la familia que buscan refugio deben estar presentes y proporcionar una identificación en la forma de uno de los siguientes*:
-Formulario de identificación con una foto y prueba de edad (por ejemplo: identificación de asistencia social, tarjeta de residencia americana, licencia de conducir, pasaporte, visa, tarjeta deempleo con foto)
-Certificado de nacimiento
-Tarjeta de seguridad social
-Tarjeta de Medicaid
-Identidad del Sistema de Asistencia Pública
* Si no puedes ubicar uno de los elementos enumerados, el Departamento de Servicios para Personas Sin Hogar intentará ayudarte a encontrar una forma de identificación.
Si estás trabajando, deberás proporcionar tu comprobante de pago más reciente.
Es posible que se te asigne una ubicación en un refugio temporal por hasta 10 días mientras el DHS investiga la información proporcionada durante la entrevista. Con base en la investigación, el DHS determina si eres elegible para refugio, en función de si has cooperado plenamente con el proceso de solicitud y elegibilidad y/o si existen otras opciones de vivienda disponibles para tu familia.
Para aprender más sobre el proceso, visita la página de PATH.


COVID-19 Testing & Medical Care


All New Yorkers should get tested for COVID-19. Tests are fast, simple, and free. Look for a testing site near your home. You will not be asked about immigration status. COVID-19 testing and care services are not a public benefit under the public charge rule.

Find more information at the COVID-19 City Wide Information Portal.
You can find daily updates of information about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC here.

Todos los neoyorquinos deben hacerse una prueba para el virus COVID-19. Las pruebas son rápidas, simples y gratis. Encuentra un lugar donde realicen pruebas cercano a tu casa. Nadie preguntará por tu estado inmigratorio. La prueba para COVID-19 y los servicios médicos no son un beneficio bajo la regla de carga pública.

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 numero de personas que fueron positivas para COVID-19 en Nueva York aquí.

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
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

NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program

NYC_HealthNYC Department of Health “Healthy Neighborhoods” Program

COVID-19 Update: Stay Healthy While Staying Home. New Yorkers are spending more time at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have asthma, be aware of asthma triggers (PDF) in your home and how to avoid them.
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program is not inspecting homes at this time, but it is accepting referrals from health care providers through the Citywide Immunization Registry and by fax (PDF). We will schedule appointments when inspections resume. More info here.

The NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) can help children and adults with asthma by identifying asthma triggers in their home and finding ways to avoid them. HNP provides free home assessments to children and adults diagnosed with persistent asthma by a health care provider. If the HNP staff find environmental asthma triggers or other home health hazards, the program will work with building owners to correct the problems.
To get a home assessment a health care provider should have referred you to HNP.
You can print out this Asthma Referral Form (PDF) and give it to your health care provider during your next visit. More information here.


El Programa de Vecinos Saludables (HNP por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a niños y adultos con asma identificando desecandenantes en el hogar y la manera de evitarlos. El programa ofrece evaluaciones gratis a personas diagnosticadas con asma persistente por el doctor.
Para obtener una evaluación del hogar, el doctor debe haberlo remitido al programa HNP.
Imprima esta hoja de remisión y entréguela a su doctor en su próxima visita médica.


LSA Family Health Service

lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Family Health Service
East Harlem
333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5254

For East Harlem families (zip codes 10029, 10035).

COVID-19 update: LSA is doing virtual home asthma visits to all eligible families. The CHW will call the family to set up a session using a video conference platform of their choice. During the first session, the CHW will provide asthma education and also virtually assess the apartment for environmental triggers.
If any environmental triggers are present the CHW will coach the family on how to reduce them.
The CHW can reach out to the landlords on behalf of the family if there is a condition like mold or severe water damage in the home.
LSA is still providing mattress covers and other material to families; families just have to come to the LSA building to pick them up.

The free environmental health program by the LSA Family Health Services helps identify and reduce the asthma triggers in your home with a free home visit. When you agree to an appointment with a home visit, LSA will provide advocacy, education and a plan to control pests in your home (cockroaches, mice, mold, bed bugs, and others) in affiliation with other organizations for an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy. At LSA, community health workers are bilingual and can speak English and Spanish. To sign up for services contact the Asthma Program at (646) 672-5254. Remember that the Asthma Home Visit appointments are available from Monday to Friday.
LSA Family Health Service Home Visit handout.
Spanish LSA Family Health Service Home Visit handout.

El programa de salud ambiental gratuita de la organización LSA ayuda a familias a identificar y reducir los desencadenantes de asma en su hogar. Cuando acuerde una cita para una visita gratis a su casa, LSA proveerá sin costo educación para el control del asma y un plan para el control de plagas (cucarachas, ratones, moho, chinches, y otros). Los trabajadores de salud comunitarios hablan inglés y español. Aprenda mas acerca del programa en esta hoja informacional. Para servicios de salud para la familia, contacte el programa de asma al (646) 672-5254.




349 E 149th St #405 The Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 577-2794
Start a referral as a provider (get passcode by contacting Patrick Ma at

COVID-19 update: AIR-nyc is providing virtual asthma education to all referred families. The agency is operating 100% remote and is not doing any home visits or IPM at this time.

AIRnyc is a non-profit organization that helps families stay healthy, active, and out of the hospital through better self-management. Community Health Workers visit families at home to help children and adults with asthma stay healthy and out of the hospital. They speak English, Spanish, French, Susu, and Mandingo. Ask your doctor for a referral to AIRnyc. Home visits appointments are available from Mondays to Saturdays!
AIR-nyc handout.
Spanish AIR-nyc handout.


AIRnyc es una organización que ayuda a las familias para que se mantengan saludables, activas, y fuera del hospital a través de un mejor autocuidado. Trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios visitan las familias en sus hogares para brindar educacion en asma y materiales. Hablan inglés, español, francés, susu y mandingo. Encuentre más información en esta hoja informational o llama al (718) 577-2794.


Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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 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.
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.
To learn more about how to use your eWIC card watch the “Shopping with eWIC” video.

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 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”.


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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HRA centers locations (centers have consolidated due to COVID-19)

COVID-19 Updates
–Apply for SNAP benefits online at HRA. HRA locations are consolidating their hours until further notice and all appointments have been canceled.
–Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an interview to obtain benefits may not be required at this time. If the NYC HRA need additional information, they will contact you.
–Recertifications for SNAP and Cash Assistance are POSTPONED due to COVID-19.
–If you have recertification currently scheduled or one that is coming due, you DO NOT need to recertify and your benefits will continue. You will get a letter at a later date telling you when to recertify.
–Shop for groceries online at Walmart, Shoprite, and Amazon with your SNAP/EBT debit card.
–Download EBT Fresh to see nearby stores and farmer’s markets that take EBT and check your balance.
—For more information visit SNAP Benefits by the HRA.


Actualizaciones COVID-19
–Debido a la pandemia por COVID-19, las entrevistas de aplicación ya no son necesarias. Si la oficina HRA requiere de información adicional, ellos te contactarán.
–Aplica a SNAP en línea visitando HRA. Todas las oficinas de HRA están centralizando sus servicios hasta nueva orden. Las citas del HRA han sido canceladas.
–Las recertificaciones para SNAP y asistencia con dinero han sido POSPUESTAS debido al COVID-19.
–Si una recertificación está por vencerse, no necesitará recertificar y sus beneficios continuarán. Espere una carta la cual le indicará cuándo recertificar sus beneficios.
–Compra comestibles en línea en Walmart, Shoprite, y Amazon con su tarjeta débito SNAP/EBT.
–Baja la aplicación EBT Fresh para localizar tiendas y mercados de granjeros que aceptan la tarjeta de SNAP EBT. También revisa tu balance con esta aplicación.
–Para más información visite SNAP Benefits by the HRA.

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 find out about the list of approved foods and products you have access to with SNAP visit USA gov.
Watch the video “HRA SNAP”, to learn about the program.

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.


Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

pehsu logoRegion 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


The Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) is a Center of Excellence at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
PEHSU is dedicated to protecting children from environmental hazards, and improving awareness of children’s health issues, especially chronic, low-level exposures to air and water pollution, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, asthma triggers such as mold, pesticides, and chemicals in consumer products.

• Consultations with primary care doctors and allied health professionals on the medical management of environmentally related diseases in their patients

• Guidance and practical advice to reduce exposures to environmental toxins

• Education and outreach activities to healthcare professionals and communities


PEHSU brochure.
Spanish PEHSU brochure.


La Unidad Pediatrica Especializada en Salud Ambiental (PEHSU por sus siglas en inglés) es un centro de Excelencia en La Escuela de Medicina del Monte Sinaí que sirve a la población de Nueva Jersey, Nueva York, Puerto Rico, y las Islas Virgenes de EE.UU.
PEHSU se dedicada a proteger a los niños de peligros ambientales como la exposición crónica a bajos niveles de aire contaminado y agua, metales pesados, desencadenantes de asma como el moho, pesticidas, y químicos presentes en los productos de los consumidores.
Los servicios que ofrecen la unidad son: consultas con doctores de salud primaria, guia y consejos prácticos para reducir exposiciones a toxinas ambientales, y educación para profesionales de la salud y comunidad. Encuentre más información aquí.


3-K for All


3K for All by Growing Up NYC
3K for All by the Department of Education
3-K for All provides free, full-day, high-quality early childhood education for three-year-olds. Visit to find programs for the 2021-2022 school year.
3-K for All handout
Spanish 3-K for All handout
Find Programs
Explore your child’s 3-K options with MySchools or by phone (718) 935-2009, Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 9am-1pm. Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages for over-the-phone applications.
Head Start: Free services are available for at least 8 hours per day, all year long, including the summer.
District Schools: Elementary schools with 3-K programs.
Pre-K Centers: Pre-K Centers are run by DOE staff and only offer grades before kindergarten. Consider Pre-K Centers if you want your child to attend a program with only young children.
Family Child Care (Home-Based Programs): Home-based programs, also known as family child care programs, offer 3-K in a home setting by a licensed, qualified, child care provider.
During the application period, families can apply online with MySchools (Open external link) or by phone at (718) 935-2009. 3-K admissions is not first come, first served, and you can make changes to your application any time before the set deadline. The deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is April 30, 2021.
Looking for a 3-K placement now? Email to explore your options. Please note, 3-K for All is not yet a city-wide program, so placement is not guaranteed.
Learn more visiting

3-K for All ofrece educación infantil gratuita, de día completo y de alta calidad para niños desde los tres años. Visita para encontrar programas para el año escolar 2021-2022.
Folleto de 3-K para todos.
Encuentra Programas
Explora las opciones de 3-K para tu hijo con MySchools o por teléfono (718) 935-2009, de lunes a viernes, de 8 am a 6 pm, y de sábado a domingo, de 9 am a 1 pm. Los servicios de interpretación están disponibles en más de 200 idiomas para aplicaciones telefónicas.
Clases de Escuelas 3K
Head Start: Los servicios gratuitos están disponibles durante al menos 8 horas al día, durante todo el año, incluido el verano.
Escuelas del distrito: Escuelas primarias con programas de 3-K.
Centros de Prekínder: Los centros de prekínder están a cargo del personal del DOE y solo ofrecen grados academicos hasta antes del jardín de infantes (hasta los 5 anos). Considera aplicar a centros de prekínder si deseas que tu hijo soloa vea niños pequeños.
Cuidado infantil familiar (programas basados ​​en el hogar): Los programas basados ​​en el hogar, también conocidos como programas de cuidado infantil familiar, ofrecen 3-K en un entorno hogareño a cargo de un proveedor de cuidado infantil autorizado y calificado.
Durante el período de solicitud, las familias pueden presentar una solicitud en línea con MySchools (enlace externo abierto) o por teléfono al (718) 935-2009. Las admisiones a 3-K no se otorgan por orden de llegada, y puedes realizar cambios en tu solicitud en cualquier momento antes de la fecha límite establecida. La fecha límite para el año académico 2021-2022 es el 30 de abril de 2021.
¿Está buscando una matricula en 3-K? Envía un correo electrónico a para explorar sus opciones. Ten en cuenta que 3-K for All aún no es un programa para toda la ciudad, por lo que la ubicación no está garantizada.
*Si aplicas por teléfono, traductores estarán disponibles*
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Updated on March 13, 2021

Reach out and Read (Books for children during doctor visits)

ror75 Maiden Ln #1102, New York, NY 10038
(646) 237-0103
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a research-driven intervention that provides children with books during pediatric checkups so that families can read to their children at home.
ROR partner with health care providers to put books in the hands of children, from birth to 5 years old, and literacy resources in the hands of caregivers. Learn more.
Want to find a pediatrician who participates in Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, so you can receive a FREE children’s book at every visit (from birth to five years old)? Click Here.
ROR GNY launched new virtual resources for your families! ROR NYC launched an 8-week virtual summer camp!
All of the content lives on the ROR GNY YouTube channel.

ROR ¡lanzó un nuevo programa virtual para todas las familias! ¡Es un campamento de verano de 8 semanas virtual! Conéctate en el canal YouTube de ROR GNY.
Cada semana tiene un tema diferente.
Week 1: Planeta Animal
Week 2: Los Estados Unidos – ¡celebrando la diversidad que hace hermoso a nuestro país!
Week 3: Viaje Jurásico
Week 4: Alrededor Del Mundo Por 5 días
Week 5: Ciencia Increíble
Week 6: Campando En El Mundo Salvaje
Week 7: Campo Espacial
Week 8: Sacuendiéndote Por Todo El Verano (música)


Fair Fares NYC

fairfaresnyc_nobackgroundFairFares NYC gives a 50% discount on MetroCards to help low-income New York City residents. Residents have to meet the qualifications in order to apply. Find an informational handout here.
Click on the link FairFares NYC to learn about your eligibility and how to apply.
Click here for answers to questions you may have about the program.
There are FairFares offices in every borough. Click here for the locations.

FairFares NYC da la oportunidad a los residentes de la ciudad de Nueva York con bajos ingresos de tener un descuento de 50% para las tarjetas del metro. Aprenda más en esta hoja informacional. Para conocer las condiciones y requisitos visite la página oficial FairFares aquí.
Haga clic aquí para preguntas frecuentes.
Cada condado de la ciudad tiene oficinas de FairFares, oprima aquí para encontrar las ubicaciones.



Harlem Child Development Center

(212) 690-7234
34 West 139th Street New York, NY 10037
The Harlem Child Development Center is a program that is part of The Jewish Board and has many services that will help children of many ages with many developmental, neurological, emotional, and behavioral problems.
There are individual and group services for the children, their families, and those who take care of them.
The services include a Therapeutic Nursery School, Special Education Itinerant Teaching Program, Early Childhood Consultation, and an Outpatient Clinic.




Therapeutic Nursery School


For children 3 to 5 years of age presenting with developmental delays, communication problems, social/emotional/behavioral difficulties, or attention and learning deficits.
Special Education Itinerant Teaching (SEIT) Program


Certified Special Educators work with children ages 3 to 5 who require additional support in their regular education settings to integrate them into their class while working to achieve child-specific goals. SEIT provides for 1:1 work and group work in the child’s classroom, consultation to the child’s teacher, parent guidance, and coordination of related services. (NYSED and NYC DOE funded)
Early Childhood Consultation

Specialists in child/family development provide ongoing, on-site consultation to private and public preschools. Consultants observe children, meet with directors and teachers, conduct workshops, and offer parent guidance, including child development referrals for assessment and services when needed.
Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic


Serves families with infants, toddlers, and children through elementary school age (up to age 8). The clinic offers evaluations and treatment planning; parent-child psychotherapy; individual, family, and group therapy; and family guidance. Learn more about the Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic.

For more information about programs and services offered by The Jewish Board click, here or call (212) 690-7234.

El Centro de Desarrollo para Niños en Harlem es un programa que hace parte del Jewish Board, el cual tiene muchos servicios que asisten a niños de todas las edades con problemas de desarrollo, neurológicos, de comportamiento y emocionales.
Los servicios incluyen una enfermera de terapia en la guardería, consultas de niñez temprana, y servicios médicos ambulatorios. Para mas información acceda esta hoja informacional o llame o visite al número o dirección escrito arriba.



NYC Identification Card (IDNYC)

IDNYC_de_blasio_malliotakis-removebg-previewOnline Portal
Frequently Asked Questions
Send a message to IDNYC
IDNYC is a free identification card for all New York City residents age 10 and older. To apply for one, find how here. All New Yorkers can have an IDNYC regardless of their citizenship, residency, visa or documented immigration status. Everyone can have a NYC identification card and is free!

La tarjeta IDNYC es una tarjeta gratuita de identificación para todos los residentes de la ciudad de Nueva York que tengan 10 años de edad o más. Para obtener una tarjeta de identificación de la ciudad de Nueva York, encuentra cómo aquí. Todos los neoyorquinos podran tener una tarjeta de identificación independientemente de su ciudadanía, residencia nacional, visa, o estado inmigratorio. Todos podrán obtener a una tarjeta y es ¡gratis!.


Make the Road New York


Make The Road NY
Main office
301 Grove Street, Brooklyn, New York 11237
(718) 418-7690
See all offices addresses here.


Make the Road NY helps people with legal services in the areas of immigration, housing, employment, and benefits as well as support for the TGNCIQ community.
Additionally, MTRNY offer adult education classes, youth training and college access assistance, health insurance enrollment, medical debt reduction assistance, nutrition support, and a food pantry.
Find their offices in Bushwick (Brooklyn), Jackson Heights (Queens), Port Richmond (Staten Island), Brentwood (Long Island), and White Plains (Westchester).
To find out about other services that Make The Road has please click HERE.

La oficina Make The Road NY ofrece servicios legales en las areas de inmigración, vivienda, empleo y beneficios gubernamentales al igual que apoyo a la comunidad TGNCIQ.
Adicionalmente, Make the Road ofrece clases de formación de adultos, entrenamiento para jóvenes, inscripción a seguros de salud, asistencia para la reducción de deudas médicas, apoyo nutricional y despensa de comida.
Make the Road NY tiene oficinas en Bushwick (Brooklyn), Jackson Heights (Queens), Port Richmond (Staten Island), Brentwood (Long Island), y White Plains (Westchester).
Para saber acerca de más servicios que Make The Road New York ofrece oprima AQUI.



Urban Justice Center


Urban Justice Center
Main office
40 Rector St., 9th FL, New York, NY 10006
(646) 602-5600
The Urban Justice Center has legal services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, refugees and displaced people, homeless or street-involved LGBTQ youth, veterans, and many more people in need of legal help.
UJC has different 11 programs to serve the specific needs of the community. Their programs are:



DVP protects the rights of domestic violence survivors to allow for a self-determined and safe future.
HRP promotes recognition and implementation of the full spectrum of human rights in the United States.
MHP advocates for low-income New Yorkers living with serious mental health concerns.
PCYP provides legal representation to youth experiencing homelessness in NYC, with a focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. Please contact us to make an appointment.
The Safety Net Project advocates for safe and secure housing and fundamental resources like food and cash assistance for underserved and marginalized communities in New York City. We combine legal services, policy advocacy, new media campaigns, and community organizing to advance the movement for economic justice.
SWP provides legal and social services, and engages in advocacy, education, research and organizing to promote and protect the human rights of sex workers and survivors of human trafficking.
Asylum Connect provides the first and only resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum. Use Asylum Connect’s free website and app to find verified safe LGBTQ-and immigrant-friendly services near you.
The Brave House is developing a community space for immigrant girls, ages 16-21, providing legal, mental health, and holistic services to survivors of gender-based violence.
CAAI advocates for the fair and equal treatment of college athletes by facilitating legal services and coordinating advocacy campaigns to combat exploitation in the multibillion-dollar college sports industry.
PoP is a solution to the violence, crime and cycle of criminal justice involvement plaguing youth ages 14 to 18 years old in the Bronx, NY.
SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY OVERSIGHT PROJECT S.T.O.P. litigates and advocates for the privacy, fighting excessive local and state-level surveillance. Our work highlights the discriminatory impact of surveillance on Muslim Americans, immigrants, and communities of color. S.T.O.P. is one of just five organizations selected for UJCs 2019-2020 Social Justice Accelerator

For contact information click HEREVisit their website for more information by clicking HERE.

La oficina de Urban Justice Center tiene servicios legales para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica, personas refugiadas y desplazadas, personas indigentes, jóvenes LGBTQ, veteranos, entre otros.
Para contactarlos oprima AQUI. Visite la página de internet de Urban Justice Center para más información.


Sanctuary for Families

Sanctuary_for_families-removebg-previewPO Box 1406, Wall Street Station, New York, NY 10268
(212) 349–6009

Coronavirus update: Services remain available. If you are in need of support, please call 212-349-6009 between 9 am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. A staff member will return your call if you are asked to leave a voicemail.
In an effort to protect our staff and community, many of our services are now being handled remotely and the Family Justice Centers are closed.

Sanctuary for Families has a legal team that can help survivors of gender violence and this can be cases of domestic violence, forced marriage, trafficking survivors, immigrant adults and children, and any violence to a member of the LGBTQ community. Sanctuary for Families has shelters, career, and technology training, and free legal services.
Locate their offices’ adressesand phone numbers in each borough.
For more information call 212-349-6009 or send an e-mail to

Sanctuary for Families tiene un equipo de abogados que ayudan a sobrevivientes de violencia de género. Esto incluye casos de violencia doméstica, matrimonios forzados, tráfico humano, inmigración de niños y adultos y violencia hacia miembros de la comunidad LGBTQ.
Sanctuary for Families también tiene centros de refugios, programa de entrenamiento para obtener empleo, y servicios legales gratis. Ubica las direcciones y teléfonos en todos los condados de Nueva York.
Actualización durante el Coronavirus: Los servicios de Sanctuary for Families están disponibles. Si estás en busca de apoyo, por favor llama al 212-349-6009 entre las 9 am y 5pm, de lunes a viernes. Un miembro del equipo devolverá la llamada después de que deje un mensaje de voz.
En un esfuerzo para proteger el personal de la oficina y la comunidad, muchos de los servicios están siendo manejados remotamente mientras los centro de Family Justice están cerrados.


Mold Busters at NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority)

Mold and Leak Ombudsperson Call Center (OCC)


To report mold or a leak in your apartment and initiate the Mold Busters process, call the Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771 or use the MyNYCHA app.


Do not call the OCC unless you have first contacted NYCHA regarding a particular mold or leak problem and are dissatisfied with NYCHA’s performance.

The Court has appointed César de Castro as the Ombudsperson to consider complaints from Residents if NYCHA fails to comply with that order. Mr. de Castro will address NYCHA residents’ complaints about leak, mold and excess moisture repair orders. Find more information here.



NYC Health + Hospitals/ NYC Care

(646) 692-2273

NYC Care
is an option for low-cost or free health services in New York City. The services are available citywide for  New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance based on federal guidelines.
To learn about eligibility and how to apply visit NYC Care or call (646) 692-2273.

NYC Care es una opción para servicios de salud a bajo costo o gratis en la ciudad de Nueva York. Los servicios están disponibles en todos los condados de la ciudad.
Para aprender sobre cómo calificar y cómo aplicar haga click aquí, llame al (646) 692-2273, o visite la página NYCCare.


Free Sit Down Meals in Manhattan

Donna’s guide is a list of places that offer free breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make sure to look at the addresses that are under the day of the week that you plan to get the meals. Locations change depending on the day.
Click the link Donna’s Guide Free Sit Down Meals in Manhattan for the list of addresses for free sit down meals in Manhattan.


La Guía de Donna es una lista de lugares que ofrecen desayuno , almuerzo, o cena gratis en Manhattan. Asegúrese de localizar la ubicación de los establecimientos dependiendo del día de visita. Para acceder a esta información haga clic en el enlace:
“Guía de Donna para buffets con asientos en Manhattan”


Window Guards, Car Seat Safety, Carbon Monoxide, etc.


Healthy Homes program: The NYC Department of Health provides extensive information on important home health and safety issues including carbon monoxide, hazardous products, and pest control. Visit 



Window Guards: For families with young children living in or visiting one’s home, the landlord is usually required to install window guards. Call 311 for more information or to lodge a complaint. To obtain information on installing window guards or a copy of the law or educational materials, call 311 or visit the website:



Carbon Monoxide poisoning: Most homes and residential buildings in NYC City are required by law to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in the sleeping areas. If you rent, the building owner is responsible for installing approved carbon monoxide detectors, and residents are responsible for regularly testing detectors to make sure they work and replacing the batteries.



FAVPNG_car-seat-belt-safety-child_d3YP3DNJCar seat safety: Get a free car seat safety fitting by a trained technician from the Department of Transit (DOT):

Check the NYC DOT Events Calendar for upcoming fittings, or call 212-839-4750 to arrange a free inspection at a DOT Child Car Seat Fitting Station.

Poison Control Center


logo_poisoncontrol_lgPoison Control Center in New York City

(800) 222-1222



Offers instant help if the parent is worried a child has been exposed to a poison: (800) 222-1222
If someone has been potentially exposed to a poison and is awake and alert, you should call the NYC Poison Control Center immediately, even if there are no symptoms of poisoning. For ingested poisons, do not try to make the person throw up. If the person is unconscious, convulsing, having seizures or having trouble breathing call 911.


El Centro de Toxicología de la ciudad de Nueva York ofrece ayuda instantánea a padres de familia quienes sospechan que su hijo ha sufrido una intoxication.
Si alguien potencialmente estuvo expuesto a un tóxico o veneno, y está consciente y alerta, llame al Centro de Toxicología inmediatamente aún si la persona no presenta síntomas de envenenamiento.
Para tóxicos ingeridos no haga que la persona vomite. Si la persona está inconsciente, convulsiona, o tiene problemas para respirar llame al 911.


New York State Smoking Quit Line

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(866) 697-8487
New York State Smoking Quit Line provides free support to individuals who are interested in tobacco cessation: or call (866) NY-QUITS (866) 697-8487



NYC Department of Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention

nychealth_logoNYC Department of Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention
The City provides information about preventing lead poisoning. Through the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the City provides services to pregnant women, teens, and children, including:
► Referrals to health care providers to get a blood lead test.
► Case coordination, home inspections, and other services for lead-poisoned children.
Training and workshops
Safe Lead Paint Removal: New York City law requires that the repair of lead paint hazards be done by trained workers using safe work practices. Dry sanding and dry scraping are not allowed. Building owners and tenants can get more information about safe work practices and training requirements. Learn about lead removal. Call 311 for assistance.

La Ciudad ofrece información para prevenir la intoxicación por plomo. A través del Programa de Prevención de Intoxicación por Plomo la Ciudad asiste a niños, mujeres embarazadas, adolescentes y niños con los siguientes servicios:
► Remisiones para pruebas de plomo con un profesional de la salud.
► Coordinación de servicios, inspecciones de vivienda, y otros servicios para niños que han sufrido una intoxicación por plomo.
Entrenamientos y talleres.
Retirando Pintura a Base de Plomo de Manera Segura: La ciudad de Nueva York exige que las reparaciones de relacionadas con pintura a base plomo sean hechas por trabajadores usando practicas seguras. El raspado o lijado en seco no están permitidos. Los dueños de edifcios e inquilinos puede obtener más información acerca de prácticas seguras y requisitos de entrenamiento. and tenants can get more information about safe work practices and training requirements. Aprende acerca de cómo retirar pintura de plomo de manera segura. Llama al 311 para asistencia.

Environmental Pediatrics Clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Sinai logoEnvironmental Pediatrics Clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The clinic provides outpatient clinical evaluations and coordinated services for children with known or suspected exposures to environmental toxins (such as lead, mercury, environmental asthma triggers).
Español: El centro ambulatorio provee evaluaciones de consulta externa y coordinación de servicios para niños con exposiciones presuntas o conocidas a toxinas ambientales (como el plomo, mercurio y desencadenantes de asma)


New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers

One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1057
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029


The mission of NYS CEHC (or “NYSCHECK”) is to prevent, diagnose, and treat environmentally related conditions for families across New York State, and is the first state-based model for pediatric environmental health services in the country.
Main areas of work: clinical consultations, screening families for environmental health hazards, education and training to the healthcare community, promote programs and policies to protect children, community partnerships.

Prescriptions for Prevention: The NYSCEHC in collaboration with environmental pediatricians and partners created the “Prescriptions for Prevention”. The Rxs for Prevention provide guidance and advice for New York families to address common environmental health concerns such as safe disinfecting at home, lead, secondhand smoke, mold, and radon. Check them out here.


La misión de los Centros de Salud Ambiental para Niños del Estado de Nueva York (NYS CEHC por sus siglas en inglés) es prevenir, diagnosticar, y tratar condiciones de salud relacionadas con el ambiente en las familias del estado de Nueva York. NYS CEHC es el primer modelo estatal de servicios para la salud ambiental en niños en los EE.UU.
Las principales áreas de trabajo son: consultas clínicas, tamizaje de riesgos para la salud ambiental, educación de la comunidad.


Prescripciones para la Prevención: NYS CEHC en colaboración con pediatras especializados en salud ambiental creó las “Prescripciones para la Prevención”. Estas prescripciones brindan guías y consejos acerca de inquietudes en salud ambiental como desinfección más segura en el hogar, plomo, humo de segunda mano, moho, y radón. Accédalas aquí.


Environmental Asthma Triggers: Organizations that Provide In-Home Interventions for NYC Families

349 E 149th St #405 The Bronx, NY 10451 | (718) 577-2794
AIRnyc is a non-profit organization that helps families stay healthy, active, and out of the hospital through better asthma self-management. Community Health Workers (CHW) visit families at their home Monday-Saturdays. CHWs speak English, Spanish, French, Susu, and Mandingo. Ask your doctor for a referral to AIRnyc or refer yourself.
AIR-nyc Handout.
Spanish AIR-nyc handout.

AIRnyc es una organización que ayuda a las familias para que se mantengan saludables, activas, y fuera del hospital a través de un mejor auto-cuidado. Trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios visitan las familias en sus hogares a su disponibilidad de lunes a sábados. Los trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios hablan inglés, español, francés, susu y mandingo. Encuentre más información en esta hoja informational. Pida una remisión a su doctor para el programa o llame usted mismo al (718) 577-2794


NYC_HealthNYC Department of Health “Healthy Neighborhoods” Program
Pediatricians Refer Their Patients at the CIR database.
The NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) can help children and adults with asthma by identifying asthma triggers in their home and finding ways to avoid them. HNP provides free home assessments to children and adults who have reported the presence of pests at home and who have been diagnosed with persistent asthma by a health care provider. HNP serves all residents of NYC.
To get a home assessment a health care provider should refer you to the HNP. Pediatricians should refer their patients through the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR).
You can print out this Asthma Referral Form (PDF) and give it to your health care provider during your next visit. More information here.

El Programa de Vecinos Saludables (HNP por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a niños y adultos con asma identificando desecandenantes en el hogar y la manera de evitarlos. El programa ofrece evaluaciones gratis a los residentes de la ciudad de Nueva York con presencia de plagas en el hogar y quienes hayan sido diagnosticdos con asma persistente por un doctor.
Para obtener una evaluación en su casa, el doctor debera haberlo remitido al programa HNP. Imprima esta hoja de remisión y entréguela a su doctor en su próxima visita médica.


lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Family Health Service333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029 | (646) 672-5254
For East Harlem families (zip codes 10029, 10035).
The free environmental health program by the LSA Family Health Service helps identify and reduce the asthma triggers in your home with a free home visit. When you agree to an appointment with a home visit, LSA will provide advocacy, education and a plan for pest control (cockroaches, mice, mold, bed bugs, and others). LSA’s Community Health Workers speak English and Spanish.
Informational Handout.
Spanish Handout.
For services contact the Asthma Program at (646) 672-5254.

El programa de salud ambiental gratuita de la organización LSA ayuda a familias a identificar y reducir los desencadenantes de asma en su hogar. Cuando acuerde una cita para una visita gratis a su casa, LSA proveerá sin costo educación para el control del asma y un plan para el control de plagas (cucarachas, ratones, moho, chinches, y otros).
Los trabajadores de salud comunitarios hablan inglés y español. Aprenda mas acerca del programa en esta hoja informacional.
Para servicios de salud para la familia, contacte el programa de asma al (646) 672-5254.



Union Square EyeCare

Union square logoHarlem, 1815 Madison Avenue at 118th Street, New York, NY 10035
Union Square: 235 Park Avenue South – 2nd(19th St), New York, NY 10003
Excellent, comprehensive, focused, eye care for the entire family. All ages, same-day appointments, and walk-ins are welcome! Union Square EyeCare accepts Medicaid and almost all insurances. If you do not have dental insurance, the clinic will work with you so you can get services on a sliding scale fee. No patient is turned away.
Harlem Location
1815 Madison Avenue@118th Street, New York, NY 10035 

Phone: 212-844-2020 | Fax: 212-844-1141
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Bus: M1, M116,M102 | Subway: 2,3,6 to 116th.
Schedule an appointment here
Union Square Location
235 Park Avenue South – 2nd(19th St), New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-844-2020 | Fax: 212-844-8221
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm | Subway: 4,5,6,L,Q,N,R,W to 14th  | Bus: M1,M2 or M3 to 18th St
Schedule an appointment here

El centro Union Square EyeCare brinda atención médica ocular completa y enfocada. Atienden a personas de todas las edades, ofrece citas para el mismo día e incluso servicios sin cita previa. Encuentra las ubicaciones en East Harlem y Union Square arriba. Agenda una cita aquí.


The Institute for Family Health (East Harlem)


1824 Madison Avenue (at 119th Street), New York, NY 10035
(212) 423-4400
The Institute
offers high-quality, low-cost health care for all. In all their 31 practices, patients are not turned away if they are not able to pay. The Institute for Family Health has primary care, mental health, dental care, social work and many other services to patients of all ages.  Find the nearest location here.


El Instituto Para La Salud de la Familia brinda atención médica y a bajo costo para todos. Todos los pacientes son aceptados en las 31 ubicaciones del instituto. Encuentra servicios de salud primaria, mental, dental, trabajo social y otros para todas las edades aquí.



SCAN HARBOR (Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network New York and Boys and Girls Harbor)

SCAN-Harbor-logo-removebg-previewSCAN HARBOR
345 East 102nd St, 3rd Flr, New York, NY 10029
(212) 289-8030
SCAN HARBOR is one of the largest children and youth services providers in East Harlem, Harlem, and South Bronx that serves families with children and youth “at risk”.
SCAN HARBOR offers a wide range of programs including early childhood education, after-school programs, building job skills, counseling, tutoring, test preparation, nutrition help, cooking classes, violence prevention, a safe space for LGBTQ youth, and family services for domestic violence survivors, substance abuse and rehabilitation.
Workforce Development Program: the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) / Academic Year Youth Employment each summer hires Harlem, East Harlem and South Bronx youth to work at SCAN HARBOR program sites and summer camps. SCAN-Harbor is also sponsoring a “first ever” Academic Year Youth Employment Program. Learn more.

SCAN HARBORes un proveedor de servicios para niños y jóvenes en East Harlem, West y Central Harlem, y el Sur del Bronx. Encuentra programas después de clases, educación de niñez temprana, tutoría escolar, preparación para exámenes, ayuda en nutrición y clases de cocina. Encuentra también un espacio seguro y servicios de prevención de violencia para la comunidad LGBTQ, sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y afectados por el abuso de sustancias y rehabilitación.
Programa de Desarrollo Laboral: El programa de Empleo para la Juventud en el Verano (SYEP por sus siglas en inglés) contrata jóvenes de East Harlem y el Sur del Bronx para entrenarse en diversas ubicaciones de SCAN HARBOR y en campamentos de verano. Aprende más visitando esta página.
Aprende más sobre otros programas en SCAN HARBOR o llama al (212) 289-8030.


Association to Benefit Children (ABC)

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Administrative office: 419 East 86th Street (between 1st and York Ave.), New York, NY 10028
ABC Schools’ addresses
(212) 845-3821
Echo Park Children and Family Center
1841 Park Avenue (between Park and Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 10035


For COVID-19 updates visit

ABC offers distinctive programs that respond to the unique and changing need of a child and family.
Early Childhood: programs that offer therapy and lessons at the centers or at home for children of low income families, with disabilities, or those that have gone through trauma or homelessness. ABC Schools and program details at
Family Support: Open Door offers programs for all family members such as computer and job training, English classes, help getting citizenship, immigration help, domestic violence support groups, and more. The Saturday Program offers a safe refuge for children and families from all across the city and provides nutritious meals for all participants. Learn more at
After School Programs and Youth Services: available at Echo Park, ABC offers to children 5-21 years old academic round support for school with the Therapeutic Afterschool Program. In Afterschool, students also participate in “Study Buddies Connect”, a program where they connect with volunteer buddies who help them achieve their academic goals. Camp Calvin is a 6-week Therapeutic Summer Day Camp. Learn more at
All Children’s House: serves children from birth to age 5—those at highest risk for morbidity and mortality resulting from abuse and neglect. All Children’s House builds child-parent attachment to help shield children against the extreme strains of poverty and complex trauma. To learn more visit


La Asociación de Beneficios para los Niños (ABC en inglés) ubicada de la Parte Alta Este de Manhattan tiene programas que benefician a niños y familias como:
-Niñez Temprana: programas que ofrecen terapia y clases en los centros o en las casas de niños de bajos recursos, sin hogar, con discapacidades o que han experimentado traumas. Encuentras escuelas ABC y detalles de los programas visitando
-Apoyo para la Familia: programas para todos los miembros de la familia como entrenamiento de computadoras y trabajos, clases de inglés, ayuda con el examen de ciudadanía, ayuda den inmigración, grupos de apoyo para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y más. El programa de los sábados ofrece un refugio seguro para niños y familias con comidas para todos los participantes. Aprende más
-Servicios de Juventud: Disponibles en Echo Park, ABC ofrece apoyo académico completo para niños desde los 5 hasta los 21 años con el Programa Postescolar Terapéutico. Después de la escuela, los niños también pueden participar en “Buddy Connect”, un programa donde ellos se conectan con voluntarios amigos que les ayudan a alcanzar sus metas académicas.
All Children’s House: El programa sirve a niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años que se consideran en alto riesfo de morbilidad y mortalidad por abuso y negligencia. All Children’s House crea lazos de apego familiar que ayudan a proteger a los niños de los efectos más graves de la pobreza y el trauma complejo. Aprende más acerca del programa visitando


Public Charge in New York State

pngkit_usa-flag-clip-art_996411-removebg-previewA person can be labeled as a “public charge” if they use some government benefits and plan to apply for a green card. This can affect your immigration status. Not all government programs affect your immigration status. Changes have been applied with some frequency in the last months. Please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures for updates. The rule went into full application on February 24, 2020. According to the rule, applications for some types of visas and green cards that not adhere to the rule will be rejected.
For information about how you can be impacted by the rule, call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 from Monday to Friday 9am-6pm.
Please remember, not all government programs are part of the “public charge” rule.

Update: The following order has been reversed and the public charge is applying–>Pursuant to the district court’s COVID-19–related injunction, the Department of Homeland Security is blocked from applying the public charge rule nationwide to applications and petitions for adjustment of status, extension or change of immigration status adjudicated on or after July 29, 2020, and through any period of a declared COVID-19 national health emergency. 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.

La nueva ley de “carga pública”aplica a las personas que usan algunos beneficios o programas del gobierno y que desean aplicar a residencia americana. Esto puede afectar el proceso de inmigración.

La siguiente orden ha sido revertida y la carga publica si aplica: De conformidad con la orden judicial relacionada con COVID-19 de la corte de distrito, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional no puede aplicar la regla de carga pública en todo el país a las solicitudes y peticiones de ajuste de estatus, extensión o cambio de estatus migratorio adjudicado en o después del 29 de julio de 2020 y durante cualquier período de una emergencia sanitaria nacional declarada por COVID-19. 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.



Homeowner Repair Loans

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Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Program

If you are a homeowner in one of the five boroughs and need heating upgrades, plumbing or electrical repairs, lead paint removal, roof and window repairs, or other repairs you could receive a homeowner repair loan through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The program provides access to affordable low- or no-interest and potentially forgivable loans for home repairs to eligible owners of one- to four-family homes in New York City
For more information about this program by clicking on HomeFix. To find out if you qualify please visit Determine Eligibility.

Si es dueño de una casa en uno de los 5 condados de Nueva York y necesita modernizar su sistema de calefacción, hacer reparaciones eléctricas o de plomería, remover pintura a base de plomo, reparar techos y/o ventanas, o necesita hacer otro tipos de reparaciones, usted puede recibir un préstamo para propietarios a través del departamento de salud. Para más información siga el enlace HomeFix. Para conocer si califica para otros programa visite esta página.


Nontraditional Employment for Women


Nontraditional Employment for Women
243 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
(646) 291-2375
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future for themselves and their families. At the same time, NEW provides a pipeline of qualified workers to the industries that build, move, power, green, and maintain New York.
NEW’s core programming is offered on both day and evening schedules.
NEW Programs are Blue Collar Prep, New at Night, and Boot Camp.Find their curriculum here.
To be eligible to NEW’s training program you must be 18 year old or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have a high school diploma or equivalency, and be interested in a hands-on training to enter a career in the construction field.


Empleos No Tradicionales para Mujeres (NEW por sus siglas en inglés) prepara, entrena y ubica a mujeres en oficios de construcción y mantenimiento del sector de servicios públicos. NEW ayuda a mujeres a alcanzar independencia económica y un futuro seguro para ellas y sus familias. Los entrenamientos ocurren en horarios diurnos y nocturnos.
Para calificar a los programas de NEW: debes tener 18 años o más, contar con un permiso para trabajar en los Estados Unidos, tener un diploma de secundaria o un equivalente, y estar interesada en uno de los programas con prácticas para ejercer en el campo de construcción. Previamente a la matrícula deberás atender a una sesión informativa. Encuentra horarios y sitio de registro aquí.