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The Little Shop of Kindness

 
The Team Little Shop of Kindness (TTLCNYC) is a “shop” that provides clothing and toiletries free of charge to asylum seekers. These items are free for individuals of all ages. Find the TTLNYC shop at 1745 FIRST AVENUE, AT 90TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR, inside the Avenue Church Building.
 
Asylum seekers must have an “A” alien number when visiting.
 
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Guests are welcome to choose clothing and supplies for free, but you’ll need to make a reservation through this link: www.ttlcnyc.org. This will ensure you have access to clothing, shoes, toiletries, and other essentials.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to infoteamtlcnyc@gmail.com. For more details, take a look at www.ttlcnyc.org. Also, you can visit yourpeer.nyc/clothing to discover other clothing programs.
 
Updated on July 14, 2024


Living Conditions Issues

 

Apartment building owners must keep their buildings habitable and fix anything that breaks. You can submit a repair report for the building, unit, or common area if they don’t. Please see below for action steps


 

Private Rental

That’s when you rent a house or apartment from someone else, not the government. You are the tenant in a private property, and the owner is the lessor.
 
Action steps to report damage or living conditions issues:
 
1. Contact your super and/or landlord about the needed repair, either directly or with the management company.
2. If your superintendent or building management company is not responsive, write a letter to the owner of the building. For assistance with writing a letter to your landlord, refer to the template provided below.
 
Template Letter
Date
Landlord Name
Landlord Address
Landlord City, State and ZIP Code
 
Re: Address of the Property
 
Dear [Landlord’s Name]
 
On [date], the [short description of the problem]. I notified you of the problem by phone on [date]. You informed me [resolution suggested by the landlord].
 
Please consider this letter as a follow-up to my initial telephone call informing you of the problem and a confirmation of your promise to remedy the situation by [date].
 
Sincerely,
[Your Signature]
[Your Name]
 
3. If the problem is still not fixed, file a complaint with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) by calling 3-1-1. Follow up your case online at
hpdonline.hpdnyc.org/HPDonline/provide_address
4. If maintenance problems are severe, consider filing an HP Action in Housing Court. Learn how at nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/housing/startinghp.shtml.
 
Just Fix
Justfix.nyc is a valuable and secure tool for tenants to use when requesting repairs from their landlord. The platform enables tenants to send a formal letter via USPS Certified Mail, ensuring that the request is both official and documented. Additionally, the service follows up with the tenant to verify whether the landlord has addressed the issue. To access these benefits, simply create a password-protected account with your first and last name, address, lease type, and phone number.
 
Visit justfix.org to create an account, and address a repair request to your landlord.
 

Rent Stabilized Apartment

If your apartment is rent-stabilized and the problem is not fixed, file a complaint about maintenance issues online with the NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) at rent.hcr.ny.gov/RentConnect/Tenant/DecreasedServicesOverview.


Public Housing or New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

1. If you live in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property, call the NYCHA Customer Contact Center Report at 718-707-7771 or create a maintenance ticket at my.nycha.info/MyNYCHA.
 
Have in hand the following information before your call:
 
► 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)
 
2. If your superintendent or building management company is not responsive, consider asking your doctor for a letter of advocacy. Your doctor can find useful templates at nyscheck.org/clinician_letters.
3. If maintenance problems are severe, consider obtaining services from a non-profit legal organization to get repairs done. For example, Legal Services NYC offer free services to the community at legalservicesnyc.org. You can also call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline”.
 
Learn more at nyc/gov/hpd.
 
Updated on March 14, 2024


 

Emergency Shelters

 

If you are a survivor of domestic violence, you and your children can receive temporary housing, emergency shelter, and supportive services. If you need emergency shelter, don’t hesitate to contact NYC’s Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673). The hotline is operational 24/7 and ready to assist you at any time!

 
Domestic violence shelter locations are confidential (no one will be able to find you). Shelters provide services to help you and your children, including counseling, obtaining court and domestic violence documents, and help finding permanent housing.
 
*You must follow the shelter’s rules and curfews to help ensure the safety of all residents.*
 
Please find below city and community options to get emergency shelter.
 


DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESSNESS SERVICES (DHS)

The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) administers city shelters for families with children and adults without children. Families and individuals in immediate need of shelter can attend the following intake centers in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 
Shelters for Families with Children and Individuals
Families with Children Under 21 and Pregnant Women should go to:
The PATH intake center is at 151 East 151st Street in the Bronx. Click here for more information on the PATH intake center in the Bronx.
 
Single Adults should go to:
One of the Single Men/Women’s Assessment Centers.
 
There are two intake centers for single women:
— HELP Women’s Shelter at 116 Williams Avenue, Brooklyn (between Liberty Avenue and Glenmore Avenue)
— The Franklin Shelter at 1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx (near East 166th Street)
 
There is one intake center for single men
30th Street Intake Center in Manhattan at 400-430 East 30th Street (near 1st Avenue).
 
The maximum stay is 180 days.
 
Shelters for Adult Families
Adult Families (no children under 21 in the household) should go to: the Adult Family Intake Center at 400-430 East 30th Street (near 1st Avenue) in Manhattan. There is no maximum stay as long as a household is actively looking for housing.
 
Victims seeking shelter should identify themselves as victims of domestic abuse and request a specific domestic violence screening from the NoVA (No Violence Again) Unit.
 
NoVA can suggest general shelters in secure city locations far from the abuse or assist families and individuals in obtaining entry to the private domestic violence shelter system. Access NoVA information at https://www.nyc.gov/site/dhs/prevention/domestic-violence.page.
 
For more information about DHS shelters, visit DHS’s website at https://www.nyc.gov/site/dhs/shelter/shelter.page.


COMMUNITY SHELTERS

Sanctuary for Families
Advocates at Sanctuary for Families help stop gender violence by giving members of the community counseling, legal help, and a safe place to stay. if you need support with housing, counseling, legal assistance, or managing your finances, reach out to (212) 349-6009 to speak with an advocate.
 
The service is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You can leave a text message at any other time.
 
Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
VIP runs a bilingual (English/Spanish) Helpline in New York City from 9 AM to 11 PM, Monday through Friday. Targeting their services, especially to the expanding Hispanic communities in the NYC region, their advocates offer over-the-phone counseling, safety planning, information about emergency shelters, and referrals to other community-based social service providers.
 
If you need help, call their helpline at 1-800-664-5880 or visit https://www.vipmujeres.org/get-help to learn more.
 
Garden of Hope
Especially aiming its services to the expanding Chinese communities in the NYC area, Garden of Hope is committed to supporting, caring for, and rebuilding the lives of people who have been exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
 
If you need help or support, contact their Helpline at 1-877-990-8595. Counselors and case managers fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Fujianese. All their services are completely FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. To learn more about Garden of Hope shelters and services, visit https://gohny.org/services.
 
Woman Kind
Womankind, an organization focused on supporting survivors, provides vital resources and cultural expertise to help Asian-descent victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault find refuge, recovery, and renewal.
 
Woman Kind manages the only two New York State-licensed culturally and language-equipped shelters for pan-Asian domestic and sexual assault survivors for 90 days. For information and help, call their Helpline 1 888-888-7702. Visit to learn more https://www.iamwomankind.org/our-services.
 
Sakhi South Asian Survivors
Sakhi is a community group that provides social services to survivors of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean culture, including people from Bangladesh, the Caribbean, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Depending on your situation and where you live, you may be eligible to receive crisis intervention, psychological counseling, financial aid, and housing assistance to help you recover and become self-sufficient.
 
If you ever need immediate assistance, don’t hesitate to call their helpline at (212) 868-6741 or text (305) 204-1809. The staff at Sakhi are fluent in a diverse range of South Asian languages and are there to support you. Learn more by visiting their website at https://sakhi.org/get-help.
 
Updated on May 29, 2024
 


Domestic Violence Basics

 

*In the case of a life-threatening situation, always remember to call 911 first*
**To get immediate help, contact SAFE HORIZON HOTLINE AT 1-800-621–4673.**

 
In the eyes of the law, a victim of domestic violence is anyone over the age of sixteen, married people, parents with a child or children under the age of 18, or parents who are victims of a crime and were hurt physically or emotionally by a family member or roommate.
 
The following are examples of intimate relationships:
Married and divorced couples, domestic partnerships, same-sex couples, dating couples, people who have children in common (including adopted children), people who are unrelated but have lived together for an extended period, family members who are related by blood, and family members who are related by marriage.
 
When someone reports domestic violence, they may make allegations such as:
Physical and sexual assault, physical restraint or imprisonment, threats of violence, psychological threats, threats of economic abuse, verbal abuse and intimidation, stalking, and harassment.
 
These are the most often brought criminal charges when someone is accused of domestic abuse:
Assault, Menacing, Stalking, Strangulation, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Harassment and Criminal Contempt
 
USEFUL RESOURCES
NY Senate Definitions
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/SOS/459-A
 
NYC Courts
https://www.nycourts.gov/CourtHelp/Safety/DVbasics.shtml
 


 

Reporting Domestic Violence

Consider calling the police if you are a victim of domestic violence and are being:
– Physically or sexually abused
– Restrained or jailed
– Threatened with violence
– Psychologically threatened
– Threatened with economic abuse
– Verbally abused and intimidated
– Stalked, or harassed
 
These kinds of abuse are against the law.
 
The city’s law enforcement can support you in getting a protective order and can take action against the abuser if a crime has been committed. Contact the NY Police Department at 646-610-5000.
 
If you are considering reporting your case to the police, it’s important to be prepared for the process. When reaching out to them, it’s helpful to know what to expect. To learn how to report your case, visit https://www.nycourts.gov/LegacyPDFS/FORMS/familycourt/pdfs/8-1.pdf. Remember to stay strong and know that support is available to you.
 


 

Order of Protection


If you are a victim of domestic violence, you have the right to file a petition for an order of protection.
 
Filing an Order of Protection with Family Court
With this order, the person who hurt you is not allowed to touch or approach you anymore. An order of protection can help you settle other issues, like child support and custody.
To get an order of protection, start by filing a family offense petition with the Family Court clerk. You can get help from an advocate, or you can do it on your own.
 
Check out this document to see how you can obtain an order of protection at Family Court:
https://herjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Orders-of-protection-PDF.pdf. To locate a Family Court, go to: https://ww2.nycourts.gov/COURTS/nyc/family/index.shtml
 
Order of Protection from Criminal Court
Should your abuser find themselves arrested for a crime involving domestic violence, a District Attorney’s Office court will issue an order of protection for you while the abuser is under custody. This will last until the criminal case ends. The criminal court will issue this order even if you requested one in Family Court.
 
Considering the above, you can have an order of protection from both the Criminal and Family Court. However, if you are divorcing your spouse, you must obtain a protective order from the Supreme Court as part of your divorce proceedings.
 
USEFUL RESOURCES
• NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
https://opdv.ny.gov/orders-protection
 
• Manhattan’s District Attorney
https://manhattanda.org/order-protection/
 
• Orders of Protection
https://herjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Orders-of-protection-PDF.pdf
 
• Mental Health Support

Voces Latinas (Hispanic Community)
Helpline (718) 593-4528
https://www.voceslatinas.org/domestic-violence

Violence Intervention Program (Hispanic Community)
Helpline 1-800-664-5880.
https://www.vipmujeres.org/get-help

Garden of Hope (Chinese Community)
Helpline 1-877-990-8595
https://gohny.org/services

Arab-American Family Support Center
Main Number (718) 643 – 8000
https://www.aafscny.org/our-priorities/preventharm

Sakhi for South Asian Survivors
Helpline (212) 868-6741
https://sakhi.org/get-help

Anti-violence Project (LGBTQ & HIV-affected survivors)
Hotline (212-714-1141)
https://avp.org/get-help/get-support


Youth Law and Crime

 

Youth Law & Crime

Neighborhood Defenders NDS
NDS is an innovative, community-based, holistic public defense practice in Northern Manhattan. NDS helps children and youth between the ages of 7 and 18 who are accused of a crime, whether they are being tried as adults in the Supreme Court or as juveniles in the Family Court.
 
Access legal counsel by calling the NDS helpline at 212-876-5550. Learn by visiting NDS’s Youth Law Practice at https://neighborhooddefender.org/services/youth-law.
 
Para español, visite https://neighborhooddefender.org/services/espanol.
 


Crime

The Legal Aid NYC
Legal Aid NYC is a non-profit organization offering legal assistance to individuals in New York City. What sets it apart from other organizations is its provision of support for criminal matters (wrongful convictions, appeals, clemency, and sealing), which similar organizations do not commonly offer.
 
Reach their Legal Aid staff members by calling 212-577-3300. Learn more about Legal Aid NYC services at https://legalaidnyc.org/get-help.
 
Neighborhood Defenders NDS
NDS is an innovative, community-based, holistic public defense practice in Northern Manhattan. It offers pre-arrest services and criminal, family, and immigration services as well.
If you ever need help with any criminal law issues, please call (212) 876-5500. The awesome work of detectives allows NDS lawyers to support their clients strongly.
You can also check out more about what they do by visiting their website at https://neighborhooddefender.org/services/criminal-defense.
 
Brooklyn Defenders (BDS)
Brooklyn Defender Services is a non-profit law firm that helps people accused of crimes. If the police are looking for someone you know and believe they will be arrested or if someone you know was arrested in the last 24 hours, call Brooklyn Defenders at 718-254-0700 for legal assistance.
 
Brooklyn Defender Services has social workers, investigators, and paralegals who prepare cases for trial, investigate plea deals to lower fines, and advise clients diligently. Learn more by visiting their website at https://bds.org/get-help.
 
 
Bronx Defenders
The Bronx Defenders, a legal aid organization based in the South Bronx, provides a range of services to clients and community members.
 
If police or a child welfare agency have called you and you don’t have a lawyer, call the Bronx Defenders’ legal emergency hotline at 347-778-1266 for legal help. You can also visit their office at 360 161st Street, Bronx, New York. Learn more about their services by visiting their website at https://www.bronxdefenders.org/clients-community/help.

 
USEFUL RESOURCES
 
Information on pending criminal cases, including court dates, charges, and more:
https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcrim_attorney/AttorneyWelcome
 
To find someone in New York City jails:
https://www.nyc.gov/site/doc/inmate-info/inmate-lookup.page
 
To find someone in New York State facilities:
https://nysdoccslookup.doccs.ny.gov
 
Updated on May 29, 2024
 


Divorce

 

Divorce cases don’t require a lawyer, but the Supreme Court is difficult to navigate without one. This matters if you’re fighting for divorce. You can hire a lawyer in several ways.

 
1. Contact your local legal services group. Some New York examples are Legal Aid Society, NYLAG, and LSNYC.
2. Your local Bar Association can assist you in choosing a lawyer. If you’re poor, a lawyer can aid for free. However, hiring a divorce lawyer takes time.
3. The court must provide a lawyer if your divorce involves child support, visitation, or an Order of Protection. Ask the judge for a free lawyer. This divorce lawyer handles this part. They can only assist with custody, visitation, or protection.
 
These steps can help you get a divorce without a fight if you don’t want to hire a lawyer: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/divorce/divorce_withchildrenunder21.shtml.
 
To get a hard copy, go to the Matrimonial Support Office at the Supreme Court in the borough where you live. Ask for the details and forms for an uncontested divorce.
 
Resources
Legal Information Guide about Divorce by HER JUSTICE
https://herjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Divorce-2020.pdf
 
Updated on May 29, 2024


Child Custody and Visitation

 

Many parents and caregivers go to New York Family Court every year to deal with issues like child custody and visitation, paternity/parentage, and guardianship. In a custody or visitation petition, any parent can have an attorney. Family Court will assign counsel to a parent or custodian who cannot afford one.

 
Family Legal Care
 
Family Legal Care is a community organization that supports NYC residents with the tools, resources, and legal advice they need while fulfilling their family obligations. Their lawyers give people timely, detailed legal advice and help with their case plans. Among other things, they assist with filling out petitions, advise on what to say to the judge, and help with the next steps in a case—all types of services.
 
Contact their helpline at (212) 313-1122 English and Spanish bilingual advocates. Receive family law information, referrals, and appointments with our staff attorneys for in-depth case support. Learn more about their educational and legal services at https://familylegalcare.org.
 
Updated on May 29, 2024
 


Housing Resources

 

Good housing stability, quality, safety, and affordability promote positive physical and mental health. Find resources that can help you with any housing concerns you might be facing, including affordable housing, housing damage, rent payment assistance, eviction prevention, and legal aid.

 

Rental Payment Issues
Family Homelessness Eviction Prevention Supplement Rental (FHEPS)

The rental arrears grant program FHEPS, provided by the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA), can assist renters facing eviction before their landlords initiate legal proceedings with the housing court.
 
FHEPS can pay ongoing rent (as well as retroactive rent) for families with children receiving cash assistance and facing eviction. Learn about action steps and documents to gather at legalaidnyc.org/get-help/housing-problems/what-you-need-to-know-about-hras-family-homelessness-eviction-prevention-supplement.
 
Obtain additional information about the FHEPS rent supplement program at nyc.gov/site/hra/help/fheps.
 

One-Shot Deal

The One-Shot Deal is an emergency aid program intended to meet the immediate needs of low-income New Yorkers. This aid can be utilized to address a variety of scenarios, including rental assistance to prevent or postpone an eviction.
 
You need not be a recipient of public assistance to get an offer. Remember that most one-shot deals will have to be repaid over time with regular monthly payments.
 
Check out the program information at access.nyc.gov/programs/one-shot-deal.
 
If the program could fit your needs, apply at access.nyc.gov. In addition, on the second page of this handout, check the documents you need to submit with your application.
 
After all documents have been submitted, a ruling may take 30–45 days, depending on the case’s urgency. Access the HRA website at access.nyc.gov or call the HRA InfoLine at (718) 557-1399 to know if your case has been decided.
 

Free Legal Representation for Tenants Facing Eviction

Free legal services under the Right-to-Counsel program are made available to residents of New York in any ZIP code, regardless of their immigration status. In the five boroughs, organizations offer free legal representation or guidance to tenants facing administrative eviction from the New York City Housing Authority or the Housing Court.
 
Call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline”. Learn more at https://www.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/legal-services-for-tenants.page.
 

Affordable Housing
Housing Voucher (Section 8) Program

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) runs the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, generally known as Section 8, which provides rental subsidies to qualifying low-income families. The waitlist has been reopened to all members of the public until Sunday, June 9, 2024, until midnight.
 
There is no NYC residence requirement for the HCV Program. The application takes roughly 20 minutes on average.
 
U.S. citizens and noncitizens with appropriate immigration status can get federal housing aid. Families with all U.S. citizens or eligible immigrants can receive housing aid.
 
Apply at apply.section8.nycha.info/ords/sec8/r/nycha_sec8_workspace/nycha-section8-waitlist.
 
Learn more at faq.section8.nycha.info/Section-8-Waitlist-FAQ.html
 

NYC Housing Connect

Housing options for low-income renters and homeowners are available through the New York City Housing Lottery, NYC Connect. Sign up at housingconnect.nyc.gov to get on the waiting list for any developments that interest you.
 
Learn about the application process visiting the link housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/about-us.
 

NYC Housing Search Tool

Find affordable and accessible homes and apartments across New York State at www.nyhousingsearch.gov. In the application process, your credit score may be requested.
 
Updated on March 14, 2024
 


Internships

 

An internship is short-term work that allows a student to obtain firsthand experience in a specific field. One of the most significant advantages of working an internship is that you will earn skills and experience that you can apply to future employment and classes. There are many opportunities in NYC.

 

GENERAL
Futures and Options

Futures and Options provides paid, mentored internships and career readiness workshops to high school juniors and seniors. Apply by visiting futuresandoptions.org/our-programs/our-programs-internships.
 

ARTS
The Apollo Theater Academy High School Internship

The Apollo Theater Academy High School Internship Program offers paid professional development opportunities for high school students pursuing administrative, programming, and production jobs in the arts and entertainment industries. The annual deadline is in January every year. Visit www.apollotheater.org/education to learn more.
 

The Met Summer Internships

The Met offers undergraduate and graduate students paid internships that would help them gain professional experience and explore museum careers in the arts. The annual deadline is in January. Learn how to apply at metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer.
 

HUMANITIES
Tech Scholars by New-York Historical Society

Tech Scholars engage 9–12 grade girls in coding through passion projects in the humanities. The program creates digital media projects that aim to have a social impact. Visit www.nyhistory.org/education to apply. Annual deadlines are usually in early May. Call (212) 873-3400 for more information.
 

New York District Attorney’s High School Internship Program

The New York District Attorney Internship Program is a robust internship that offers students hands-on experience with the criminal justice system. Application deadlines are usually in March. For questions, inquire at highschoolinternship@dany.nyc.gov or by calling (347-417-2001). Visit manhattanda.org/careers/internship-opportunities/high-school-internship to learn more.
 

SCIENCE
The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP)

The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Visit mskcc.org/education-training/high-school-college/hopp-summer-student and start an application. Yearly applications start in November. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at HOPPSummerProgram@mskcc.org or (646) 888-2013.
 

NASA

The NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) offers paid internships for high school and college students to improve science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration. Learn more at nasa.gov/learning-resources/internship-programs.
 

Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) at Mount Sinai

Mt. Sinai is offering free virtual summer courses and in-person internships. For additional information, please visit https://icahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer or send an email to ceye@mssm.edu. The deadline for applications is in March every year.
 

Mount Sinai Computer Science Program

The Ma’ayan Laboratory’s Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science is a ten-week research intense program for undergraduate and master’s students interested in cutting-edge biomedical data-intensive research projects. For more information, visit labs.icahn.mssm.edu/maayanlab/summer-research-program. The application deadline is in February.
 
Updated on February 22, 2024
 


K-12 Afterschool

 

Afterschool classes are enrichment sessions that are held immediately following school, in the evenings, on weekends, during summer vacation, or on holidays. Afterschool improves children’s academic performance and promotes good health. Contact your child’s after-school program staff directly. See other options below.

 

ALL YEAR-ROUND
ARTS AND MEDIA
The Cooper Union Saturday Program

Free studio art classes are available at the Cooper Union on Saturdays. Find classes in Architecture, Digital Media/Photography, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, Senior Design Studio, and Senior Visual Art Studio. No prior experience is necessary; students only need to be highly motivated. Visit cooper.edu/academics/outreach-and-pre-college/saturday-program or email saturdayprogram@cooper.edu to learn more. Otherwise, call (212) 353-4108.
 

Teen Media

Teens have the chance to develop their computational interests or learn valuable lifelong skills with the Youth and Teen Media Education Program by NYC Parks. For more information about a wide selection of programs, visit nycgovparks.org/programs/media/teens or email media.ed@parks.nyc.gov. Call (212) 360-2791 for support.
 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS
CityParks Foundation

Their programs are located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City. Explore options for middle schoolers at cityparksfoundation.org/learn
 

NYC Parks and Recreation

It offers free after-school 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). Registration is required. To apply, visit nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/afterschool.
 

Youth Sports Programs and Instructional Clinics

Instructional Clinic programs provide sessions at NYC City Parks for children aged eight and up, allowing them to learn sports in an approach that is safe, easy, and successful. There are so many sports options! For further information, contact your neighborhood recreation facility at nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters or visit cityparksfoundation.org/play. Apply to your favorite sports programs as early as late in the in the winter or early in the spring.
 

Soccer at South Bronx United (SBU)

SBU Soccer offers quality and affordable programs that give new players a solid base and help competitive children improve and use their skills. Sessions vary based on the child’s experience. Children 2-19 are welcome to SBU. Practice gear is offered by the school with an affordable fee. Learn and apply at southbronxunited.org. There is an enrollment fee that varies depending on the program. In cases of financial hardship, families can submit financial assistance for a partial or complete waiver.
 

Garden Apprentice Program

Teenagers in grades 8–12 learn about urban agriculture and the wonders of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Garden Apprentice Program is a nine-month-based apprenticeship. New applications are open every year in the fall. Visit www.bbg.org/learn/gap or email gap@bbg.org for more information.
 

MATH AND SCIENCE
BEAM (Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics)

Math and problem-solving are the focal points of the BEAM  programs. BEAM supports middle and high school students who are underrepresented in STEM careers. Students are welcome to take part in a wide range of enrichment events throughout the year, such as classes on the weekends, field trips and lab visits, and more. Learn more at beammath.org/a-10-year-program. Contact BEAM at (888) 264-2793 or info@beammath.org.
 

SPRING BREAK
STEM Matters NYC

New York City public school K–12 students are invited to apply to STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs offered during spring break. Visit nycdoe.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App to submit your application. Applicants entering kindergarten through grade 9 are selected to participate via lottery.
 

SUMMER BREAK
Summer Rising

Summer Rising is a free, safe, and fun academic and enrichment program for NYC students currently in grades K–8. In every neighborhood, well-known community-based organizations and local school leaders run it. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served to each student! The deadline to apply is usually in March so keep an eye out early in the year. Learn more about this city-wide program at schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer.
 

Outdoor Pools

Find a city’s outdoor pool near you and take swimming lessons in the summer. Visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/outdoor-pools to learn more about open days and hours of operation.
 

NYC Parks Summer Camps

NYC Parks Summer Day Camp offers 6–13-year-olds a variety of summer activities. Campers participate in sports, fitness, and outdoor activities while exploring New York City’s cultural and educational offerings. Apply early! Registration is conducted through a lottery in early March. Learn more and apply at nycgovparks.org/summercamp/applying.
 

Fresh Air Fund Summer Camps

Fresh Air Fund offers outdoor summer activities for kids to provide them with new experiences, skills, and ways to see things from different points of view. Learn about their different programs at freshair.org. Create an account at freshair.org/sign-up-for-camp and apply early in the year! If you have trouble registering, email apply@freshair.org or call 800-367-0003.
 

YMCA Camps

The YMCA offers day camps in all five boroughs for children aged 8–12. Learn more at ymcanyc.org/programs/camp.
 

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

NYC teens between 14 and 21 receive career exploration and paid work experience each summer through the nation’s biggest youth employment program, the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Participants can earn money through their participation. Call 1-800-246-4646 for questions and learn how to apply at nyc.gov/syep. Applications usually close in March. Apply early!
 
Updated on February 21, 2024
 


Infant and Toddler Childcare

 

Families with children aged 6 weeks to 3 years old in New York City can enroll in free or low-cost, high-quality infant and toddler programs. Extended care is also available for a maximum of ten hours each day. See below for enrollment details.

 

Early Head Start

 
Early Head Start provides center- and home-based care for children between six weeks and three years old. Beyond care and education, Early Head Start provides children with nutritional meals, health screening tests, and family health services.
 
Families who want to enroll may qualify if at least one of the following is met: income meets federal guidelines, housing is temporary, benefits are obtained (i.e. SNAP / WIC, cash assistance with TANF, social security income with SSI) or child is in foster care.
 
Visit MySchools.nyc to find Head Start programs; call them to start your application. Sign up no matter what your citizenship or immigration situation is! Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/infant-and-toddler.
 

Extended Daycare

 
Seats are free or low-cost and provide early care and education for up to 10 hours of care a day. Eligibility for these seats are based on family income and needs. If you get an offer, you will need to submit a Childcare Assistance Application.
 
To know more about childcare assistance also known as vouchers, visit nyc.gov/site/acs/early-care/apply-child-care.page. Learn more about what Extended Care offers at schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/infant-and-toddler.

 

Day Care Council of NYC

The Day Care Council of NYC is an organization that works to connect parents to day care centers near them while also working with day care providers themselves to assist in the development of quality child care. Learn more about their community service at dccnyinc.org/families. Contact them at 212-206-7818 or info@dccnyinc.org.
 

Childcare Assistance or Childcare Vouchers

Child care vouchers help cover the cost of child care for children 6 weeks to 13 years old. Children with disabilities up to 19 years old are also covered. Parents are not required to be U.S. citizens. However, the child receiving care must be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or have satisfactory immigration status. The size of your family, where you live, your income, and the reason you need care all play a role in determining eligibility. Find out if you are eligible at mycity.nyc.gov/s/screening-flow. Call the ACS Call Center at 212-835-7610, Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. for help.
 
Updated on February 20, 2024.


K-12 Tutoring

 

Children have access to free one-on-one tutoring services that are available to them. Take a look at the choices right below. There may be a requirement for an application form.

 

  • Dial a Teacher

dialateacher.org

The Dial a Teacher program provides free homework assistance for parents and students directly over the telephone, from Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Call the Dial-A-Teacher Hotline at (212) 777-3380 to get in touch with a tutor. Many teachers are bilingual and assist parents and students in 10 languages, including Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

 

  • New York Public Library

nypl.ny.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp

Tutoring for children from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Schedule a session by logging in  with your library card number.

 

  • Hatch Tutors

hatchtutors.org

Your child will be matched with a teacher based on grade level, subject, and availability. Applicants can send in their forms during the summer.

 

  • Edumate

edumatenyc.org

Help is offered online or on the phone and 1 hour of tutoring is offered per week. Enrollment is ongoing.

 

  • A Little Joy Initiative

alittlejoyinitiative.com/tutoring

A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject, and availability as soon as possible. Enrollment is ongoing.

 

  • Learn To Be

learntobe.org

A tutor will be matched to your child within a week. Enrollment is ongoing.

 
Updated on February 17, 2024


 

K-12

 

In the United States, students begin formal education at the age of five or six. In general, students must complete elementary and secondary school grades, after which they can choose to attend college or university.

 
Kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) schools are separated into three levels:
 

 
K-12 schools are either public or private. In New York City, public schools are operated by the DOE, which has a separate application process for each K-12 level. Learn when and how to apply to each level of public school below:
 

Elementary School (grades K–5)

 

Children who are 5 years old are eligible to attend kindergarten and begin elementary school.
To apply:

 
1. Sign up for kindergarten and Gifted & Talented (G&T) admissions email lists at schools.nyc.gov/SignUp.
2. Learn when to apply to kindergarten at schools.nyc.gov/K. Annual deadline is usually in January.
3. Use MySchools.nyc to learn about kindergarten options.
4. Learn which community school district (1-32) you live in and if your child has a zoned school by entering your address at school search.schools.nyc or calling 311.
5. Apply by the deadline.

 
For more information, read this guide. Check schools.nyc.gov/K and schools.nyc.gov/GT to get the most up-to-date information on this year’s application timeline and admissions events.

 

Middle School (grades 6–8)

 

Middle school is the educational stage between an elementary school and a high school, typically for children in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The annual application deadline is normally in December.
 
To apply:

 

1. Use MySchools.nyc to identify the programs your child is eligible to attend.

2. Find your child’s school district(s) and any zoned middle schools(s): Enter your address at schoolsearch.schools.nyc or call 311

3. Add up to 12 program choices to your application. Put your choices in your true order of preference, with your favorite program as #1. There is no better strategy.

4. Apply one of the following ways:

  • Online at MySchools.nyc—recommended!
  • Through your child’s current school counselor (for public DOE or charter school families)
  • At a Family Welcome Center (for private or parochial school families)

 

High School (grades 9–12)

 

High school is the educational stage for children in the 9, 10, 11 and 12 grades and it prepares your child for college. Academic grades and coursework, extracurricular activities, internships, and volunteer work are all significant. Learn more on how to apply below.
 
To apply:

 
1. Read this guide! Check schools.nyc.gov/HS for the most up-to-date information.
2. Sign up for our high school admissions email list at schools.nyc.gov/SignUp.
3. Use MySchools.nyc to start exploring program options.
4. Discuss high school options with your family! Start building a list of favorite programs.
5. Make an appointment with your school counselor to discuss your high school options.
6. Learn when to apply to high school.
7. Add 12 programs to your application in your true order of preference.
8. Apply to high school by the deadline.

  • Online at MySchools.nyc—recommended!
  • Through your child’s current school counselor (for public DOE or charter school families)
  • At a Family Welcome Center (for private or parochial school families)
  • 9. Complete any additional requirements, such as an audition
     
    Updated on February 21, 2024


     

    3K and 4K (Pre-K)

     

    Between 3 and 4 years old, children can attend preschool and prepare for elementary school (kindergarten to 5th grade). In NYC, public 4-K (Pre-K) seats are guaranteed. However, seats for 3-K may be limited.

     

    Apply to 3K and 4K online or call (718) 935-2009. Application deadlines vary from year to year. Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages.

     

    3K

    “3k” stands for “three-year-old kindergarten,” which means that the school is for children who are three years old and ready to start their early education. Preschools like 3K schools focus on building basic skills in young kids and getting them ready for kindergarten and beyond. 3K programs have been found to improve children’s intellectual and social development.
     

    3K Application

    1. Sign up for 3-K and/or Pre-K admissions email lists for updates about events and deadlines at schools.nyc.gov/SignUp.
    2. Learn when to apply to 3-K or Pre-K at schools.nyc.gov/3k. Annual deadlines are usually in March.
    3. Use MySchools.nyc to explore program options.
    4. Find your school district (1-32): Enter your address at schoolsearch.schools.nyc or call 311.
    5. Apply by the deadline.

     
    **Keep in mind that students who do not attend 3-K the year they are eligible cannot attend 3-K the year the next year when they turn four.**
     
    Beware, that there are three types of 3-K seats or centers you can apply to:
     

  • School Day: Seats are free and provide early care education for 6 hours and 20 minutes a day.
  •  

  • Extended Day and Year: Seats are free or low cost and provide early care and education for up to 10 hours of care a day. Eligibility for these seats are based on family income and needs. If you get an offer, you will need to submit a Childcare Assistance Application. To know more about this application visit nyc.gov/site/acs/early-care/apply-child-care.page. Go to schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/infant-and-toddler to learn more about Extended Care.
  •  

  • Head Start: Seats are free and provide up to 10 hours of early care and education a day, year-round. Eligibility for these seats are based on family income and needs. Families that receive an offer will need to confirm eligibility directly through the program. For application assistance, contact a NYCPS Family Welcome Center at ccapplication@schools.nyc.gov, visit MyCity, or call 311.
  •  
    For more information on applications, read this guide. Check schools.nyc.gov/3K for the latest information on deadlines. For detailed instructions about enrollment visit enrollmentsupport.schools.nyc and type “3K enrollment support”.
     

    4K or Pre-K

    4K or Pre-K programs prepare four-year-olds for kindergarten by expanding on concepts covered in 3K and introducing more complex ideas.
     

    4K or Pre-K Application

    1. Sign up for Pre-K admissions email lists for updates about events and deadlines at schools.nyc.gov/SignUp.
    2. Learn when to apply to Pre-K at schools.nyc.gov/pre-k. Annual deadlines are usually in March.
    3. Use MySchools.nyc to explore program options.
    4. Find your school district (1-32): Enter your address at schoolsearch.schools.nyc or call 311.
    5. Apply by the deadline.

    • Online at MySchools.nyc
    • By phone at 718-935-2009.
    • Through a Family Welcome Center—learn how at schools.nyc.gov/FWC
    •  
      Types of pre-K seats or centers you can apply to are:
       

    • School Day: Seats are free and provide early care education for 6 hours and 20 minutes a day.
    •  

    • Extended Day and Year: Seats are free or low cost and provide early care and education for up to 10 hours of care a day. Eligibility for these seats are based on family income and needs. If you get an offer, you will need to submit a Childcare Assistance Application. To know more about this application visit nyc.gov/site/acs/early-care/apply-child-care.page. Go to schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/infant-and-toddler to learn more about Extended Care.
    •  
      For detailed instructions about enrollment visit enrollmentsupport.schools.nyc and type “Pre-K enrollment support”.
       
      Updated on February 15, 2024.


       

    Support Services for Developmental Concerns by Non-Profits

     

    Non-profit organizations offer a variety of services tailored to your child’s and family’s needs. Insurance qualifying requirements may apply.

     

    Early Childhood Consultation by Harlem Child Development

    Child and family development experts visit both public and private preschools for on-site consultations. Consultants keep an eye on kids, meet with directors and teachers, run workshops, and give parents advice. If needed, they can also send parents to child development specialists for testing and services. Call (212) 690-7234 to get in touch. Visit jewishboard.org/listing/harlem-child-development-center

     

    ABC Early Childhood

    Early childhood programs provide therapy and lessons at centers or at home for children from low-income families, with disabilities, or who have experienced trauma or homelessness. Program locations include East Harlem and Upper Yorkville, as well as home-based programs. Learn more at a-b-c.org/early-childhood.
     

    IncludeNYC

    Through their helpline, they provide individualized, direct assistance. Reach them at (212) 677-4660. Access workshops and resources at includenyc.org.
     

    Advocates for Children of New York

    Their specialists help children struggling in school or experiencing discrimination in their learning programs. Get help at (866) 427-6033. Access resources at advocatesforchildren.org.
     

    Legal Services NYC

    They advise and represent public and charter school students facing school challenges. Call (917) 661-4500 for an intake in any language. Learn more at legalservicesnyc.org
     
    Updated on February 9, 2024


     

    Development Evaluation Programs

     

    A developmental evaluation is a psychological assessment for children that looks at many areas of their functioning, like their ability to think, talk, behave, connect with others, move their bodies, and adapt to new situations. All children living in NYC can receive evaluations at no cost.
     
    Please see below:

     

    Early Intervention (EI)

    The program provides free evaluation and case management assistance to families who are concerned about their child’s development. It is intended for younger children under 3. Ask your child’s doctor for a referral, and a social worker will contact you. Go to www.nyc.gov and type “early intervention” in the search bar to learn more.

     

    Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)

    The CPSE provides free evaluation services to families who are concerned about their child’s development (3-4 years old). Services, programs, and instruction tailored to each student’s unique requirements are all part of special education.
     
    To seek an evaluation for your child, email a letter to your local CPSE. Find your district and CPSE by visiting the page Find a School Tool.
     
    Draft your letter following the linked examples below. It is very important that you specify the evaluation services that you seek (e.g., psychological, psychoeducational, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, functional behavioral assessment, etc)
     
    nyc.gov/html/acs/education/pdf/cpse_sample.pdf
    includenyc.org/help-center/resources/sample-letter-referral-first-time-requests
     
    To find more information about CPSEs, visit the site www.nyc.gov and type in the search bar “Preschool Special Education”.

     

    Individualized Educational Plan

    NYC schools provide free evaluation services to 6- to 17-year-old children experiencing behavioral or academic issues. Evaluation results will help you and the school make a program of services and support that fits your child’s needs.
     
    Ask your school’s principal to evaluate your child with a letter to seek an evaluation. In this letter, it is very important that you specify the evaluation services that you seek (e.g., psychological, psychoeducational, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, functional behavioral assessment, etc).
     
    Follow this template letter letter template to seek an evaluation and get what you need.
     

    Quick links

     

    Updated on February 9, 2024.


     

    Food Aid Navigation Services

     

    Organizations help the most vulnerable New York City residents apply for benefits and entitlements by providing targeted outreach, eligibility screening, and application assistance. Please see the linked resources below.

     

    Non-Profit Organizations
    • LiveOn NY: Its Benefits and Entitlement Program assists with services in submitting a SNAP application. Call (212) 398-5045 and connect with a benefits specialist.
    •  

    • Hunger Free America (HFA): HFA assists low-income families in obtaining aid from public assistance programs like SNAP and WIC. Schedule a free, confidential consultation with a Benefit Access representative at (646) 355-1475.

     
    Updated on February 8, 2024.


    Food Resources

     

    The resources listed below provide information about food pantries, food resources, and food aid programs (like SNAP and WIC). Check out the sources linked for additional information.

     

    Food Pantry and Food-Related Resources

     

    Hot Meals/Brown Bags Lunch
    • School Meals: Children who go to public, private, non-profit, or residential child care centers get free or low-cost food at their schools. Visit schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/school-meals to learn more.
    •  

    • Summer Food Service Program: Children and young adults under the age of 18 can get free breakfast or lunch during the summer. Text “NYC Food” to 304-304 for locations.
    •  

    • Hot Meals: Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or text “Food” to 877-877 for free meals at nearby locations.

     

    Food Aid Programs

     

    Baby Formula
    • Free Baby Formula: WIC gives free baby formula to moms. For specialty formula, ask for a prescription form from your doctor and give it to your WIC office. Call a WIC office to make an appointment and apply for benefits. Find a WIC office at signupwic.com or call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.
    •  

    • Free Delivery of Baby Formula: WIC members can have baby formula delivered for free. Order from Benjamin’s Pharmacy at (718) 405-9111.

     

    Other Resources
    • Community Fridges: Maintained by community members, they offer free food to whoever wants it. Find fridges nearby by going to Google.com/maps and typing “Community fridges near me”.
    •  

    • Health Bucks: All NYC farmers markets accept Health Bucks for fresh produce. Get your bucks from hospitals and non-profits. Text “SOGOOD” to 877877 to find local farmer’s markets.

     

    Updated on February 8, 2024.
     


    Free or Affordable English Classes

     
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    MANHATTAN

    THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

     

    Offers FREE English classes, community support resources, and virtual career services at a variety of locations throughout the 5 boroughs. The NYPL also has a variety of multimedia learning resources for ESL students. Follow nypl.org/events/classes/crw/links to find the program that best fits you!
     
    BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
     
    Address: 25 Broadway, 8th Floor New York, NY 10004; Phone: 212-346-8890. Offers a variety of adult courses including allied health, technology, and media arts, business and professional development, and English as a second language (ESL), to list a few. Visit campusce.net/bmcc/category/category.aspx to learn more about which course is right for you! To learn more about professional skills online courses that BMCC has to offer, go to: www.ed2go.com/bmccny.
     
    CUNY IN THE HEIGHTS – HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
     
    Address: 5030 Broadway New York, NY 10034; Phone: 212-567-7132. Offers a variety of adult learning courses. To learn more, register for one of their many virtual open houses during Summer 2022 by following this link. To navigate the website, go to the blue menu bar, choose Continuing Ed, and then click on “Online Registration” to register for an open house or specific courses. For more information, call 212-567-7132.
     
    HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
     
    Offers basic education & literacy courses, with a $25 registration fee for all classes. Call to find out information about enrollment periods or visit the link www.campusce.net/hostoswdce.
     
    MANHATTAN FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER
     
    Address: 163 West 125th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10027; Phone: 212-961-323. The center will help you achieve your academic goals and take your career to the next level. They offer free programs to help you learn English, earn your High School Equivalency diploma, prepare for college and/or train for a career. See if you are eligible. For more information, call 212-961-323 or email admissions@man.eoc.cuny.edu.
     
    HARLEM EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER
     
    Offers college Admissions assistance and counseling services, TASC (formerly GED) exam preparation, adult basic education, workshops, and academic advising. To learn more about each program, visit their website at https://harlemctred.org/eoc/. Adults with financial needs can qualify for financial aid. For financual aid assistance, contact James Ruffin at (646) 524-5563, ext. 2 or at jruffin@harlemctred.org.
     

    BRONX

    THE LEHMAN COLLEGE ADULT LEARNING CENTER (ALC)
     
    Phone: 718-960-8807. Offers free classes in Basic Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and English Language Acquisition (ELA), and (TASC™) exam preparation for High School Equivalency diplomas. For more information about or to register for any of the ALC’s adult education programs, please email: info.alc@lehman.cuny.edu or call 718-960-8807.
     
    BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE(BCC)
     
    Phone: 718-289-5834. offers FREE Adult Basic Education and Training Programming services to adults who are seeking to improve their English language skills (ESOL), get a high school diploma (HSE), and to those who are displaced because of loss of income (DHP). Besides obtaining academic instruction and counseling, students receive college/training information and follow-up. To learn more about adult education programming, visit their website or call 718-289-5834.
     
    NEW YORK LANGUAGE CENTER
     
    Provides high-quality education in a friendly and supportive environment at an affordable price. For promotional online tuition prices, contact info@nylanguagecenter.com. For more program information for the Bronx location, follow this link.
     
    BROOKLYN

    THE NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY ADULT LEARNING CENTER
     
    Phone: 718-552-1140. Offers FREE ESL and High School Equivalent (HSE) Classes. Register here or call for more info at 718-552-1140.
     
    QUEENS

    LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Phone: 718-482-5385. Offers career skills and workforce training, ESL services, high school equivalency (HSE) courses. HSE (GED) classes run 3x/week in the mornings or evenings. Apply at laguardia.edu/hseform or call 718-482-5385 for more information.
     
    SUNY QUEENS EDUCATIONAL OPPOTUNITY CENTER Offers tuition-free & c career Programs. Apply by visiting the SUNY admissions portal at banner.ucawd.suny.edu/pls/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon.
     

     
    ESPANOL/SPANISH

    MANHATTAN

    LA BIBLIOTECA PUBLICA DE NUEVA YORK (NYPL)

     

    Ofrece clases gratis en inglés, recursos de apoyo comunitario y servicios profesionales virtuales en una variedad de ubicaciones en los 5 condados. La NYPL también tiene una variedad de recursos de aprendizaje multimedia para estudiantes de ESL. Siga nypl.org/events/classes/crw/links para encontrar el programa que mejor se adapte a usted!
     
    BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
     
    Dirección: 25 Broadway, 8th Floor New York, NY 10004; Teléfono: 212-346-8890. Ofrece una variedad de cursos para adultos que incluyen salud relacionada, tecnología y artes mediáticas, negocios y desarrollo profesional e inglés como segundo idioma (ESL), por mencionar algunos. Visite campusce.net/bmcc/category/category.aspx para obtener más información sobre qué curso es adecuado para usted! Para obtener más información sobre los cursos en línea de habilidades profesionales que BMCC tiene para ofrecer, vaya a: www.ed2go.com/bmccny.
     
    CUNY IN THE HEIGHTS – HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
     
    Dirección: 5030 Broadway New York, NY 10034; Teléfono: 212-567-7132. OOfrece una variedad de cursos de aprendizaje para adultos. Para obtener más información, regístrese en una de sus muchas jornadas de puertas abiertas virtuales durante el verano de 2022 siguiendo este enlace. Para navegar por el sitio web, vaya a la barra de menú azul, elija Educación continua y luego haga clic en “Registro en línea” para registrarse en una jornada de puertas abiertas o en cursos específicos. Para obtener más información, llame al 212-567-7132.
     
    HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
     
    Ofrece cursos de alfabetización y educación básica, con una cuota de inscripción de $25 para todas las clases. Llame para obtener información sobre los períodos de inscripción o visite el enlace www.campusce.net/hostoswdce.
     
    MANHATTAN FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER
     
    Dirección: 163 West 125th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10027; Teléfono: 212-961-323.El centro te ayudará a alcanzar tus metas académicas y llevar tu carrera al siguiente nivel. Ofrecen programas gratuitos para ayudarlo a aprender inglés, obtener su diploma equivalente a la escuela secundaria, prepararse para la universidad y/o capacitarse para una carrera. Vea si es elegible. Para obtener más información, llame al 212-961-323 o envíe un correo electrónico a admisiones@man.eoc.cuny.edu
     
    HARLEM EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER
     
    Ofrece asistencia para la admisión a la universidad y servicios de asesoramiento, preparación para el examen TASC (anteriormente GED), educación básica para adultos, talleres y asesoramiento académico. Para obtener más información sobre cada programa, visite su sitio web en harlemctred.org/eoc. Los adultos con necesidades financieras pueden calificar para ayuda financiera. Para asistencia de ayuda financiera, comuníquese con James Ruffin al (646) 524-5563 , ext. 2 o en jruffin@harlemctred.org.
     

    BRONX

    THE LEHMAN COLLEGE ADULT LEARNING CENTER (ALC)
     
    Teléfono: 718-960-8807. Ofrece clases gratuitas de educación básica, inglés para hablantes de otros idiomas (ESOL) y adquisición del idioma inglés (ELA) y preparación para el examen (TASC™) para diplomas de equivalencia de escuela secundaria. Para obtener más información o registrarse en cualquiera de los programas de educación para adultos de ALC, envíe un correo electrónico a: info.alc@lehman.cuny.edu o llame al 718-960-8807.
     
    BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE(BCC)
     
    Teléfono: 718-289-5834.ofrece servicios GRATUITOS de programación de capacitación y educación básica para adultos a adultos que buscan mejorar sus habilidades en el idioma inglés (ESOL), obtener un diploma de escuela secundaria (HSE) y a aquellos que están desplazados debido a la pérdida de ingresos (DHP). Además de obtener instrucción académica y asesoramiento, los estudiantes reciben información y seguimiento sobre la universidad/capacitación. Para obtener más información sobre la programación de educación para adultos, visite su sitio web o llame al 718-289-5834.
     
    NEW YORK LANGUAGE CENTER
     
    Brinda educación de alta calidad en un ambiente amigable y de apoyo a un precio asequible. Para conocer los precios promocionales de la matrícula en línea, comuníquese con info@nylanguagecenter.com. Para obtener más información sobre el programa, siga este enlace.
     
    BROOKLYN

    THE NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY ADULT LEARNING CENTER
     
    Teléfono: 718-552-1140. Ofrece clases GRATUITAS de ESL y equivalentes a la escuela secundaria (HSE). Regístrese aquí o llama para mas información al 718-552-1140.
     
    QUEENS

    LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Teléfono: 718-482-5385. Ofrece habilidades profesionales y capacitación laboral, servicios de ESL, cursos de equivalencia de escuela secundaria (HSE). Las clases de HSE (GED) se imparten 3 veces por semana por la mañana o por la noche. Aplica en laguardia.edu/hseform o llama 718-482-5385 para más información.
     
    SUNY QUEENS EDUCATIONAL OPPOTUNITY CENTER Ofrece programas de carrera gratuitos y c. Solicite visitando el portal de admisiones de SUNY en banner.ucawd.suny.edu/pls/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon.
     

     
    Updated on July 15, 2022


    Recreation Centers

     
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    Recreation Centers in NYC offer affordable or free fitness facilities like indoor pools, weight rooms, basketball courts, dance studios, art studios, game rooms, and libraries.
     
    Eligibility
    — All New Yorkers
    — All youth and young adults between the ages of 0-24 qualify for a free membership!
    — To learn more about membership packages for adults 25-61, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, click on nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation-centers/membership.
     
    How to Apply
    — Complete a Recreation Center Membership Registration Form at nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation-centers/membership and bring it with your payment to any of our recreation center locations with a government-issued ID, plus additional required documentation if you’re enrolling as a veteran or enrolling as a person with a disability.
    — Youth may bring a student ID, passport, or birth certificate.
    — If you do not have a valid form of identification, find out how to get one at Get Your IDNYC.
     
    More Information
    Find more details at nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation-centers/membership.
     
    Updated on May 26, 2022


    Free Physical Activities in NYC

     
    Check the following to get active during the summer!
     
    Shape Up NYC is a free group fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. Take classes like aerobics, bootcamp, and Zumba with instructors that make fitness fun! Classes are offered, outside, indoors, and virtually. Follow nycgovparks.org/events/shape-up-nyc to learn more about class options.
     
    Free Fitness Equipment is offered in NYC parks that can help you build strength all at your own convenience. To find park locations near you with fitness equipment, follow nycgovparks.org/facilities/fitnessequipment.
     
    Outdoor Fitness in NYC can help you enjoy the fresh air while working on your fitness goals. To locate running tracks, beautiful hiking and biking trails, courts, and fields near you, follow this nycgovparks.org/highlights/outdoor-fitness.
     
    Free Fitness Events in NYC helps you find free and vibrant fitness classes, like yoga, Zumba, shadowboxing, and more, taking place all over the city. The communal workout classes are fun, but will also help you reach your fitness goals! Find events and locations at eventbrite.com/d/ny–new-york/free-fitness. All are welcome to attend.
     
    Waterfront Workouts | Brooklyn Bridge Park has workout classes all summer long on Pier 6. From Morning Yoga to Sunset Pilates get ready to sweat and merge mind, body, soul, and skyline. Just come ready with a mat, towel, and water. Waterfront classes end mid-late September. Find more details at brooklynbridgepark.org/event-series/waterfront-workouts.
     
    Updated on May 26, 2022


    Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

     
    taxi-40(844) 666-6270 Monday-Friday 7am to 6 pm
    medanswering.com

     
    Medicaid recipients can have access to medical transportation at no cost such as rides to and from the doctor’s office, the hospital, or another medical office for Medicaid-approved care. Approval from a Medicaid caseworker, a ride service, or some other agency is needed.
     
    For emergency transportation, patients must call 911.
     
    ELIGIBILITY
    — Not having a valid driver’s license
    — Not having a working vehicle available in the household
    — Being unable to travel or wait for services alone
    — Having a physical, cognitive, mental, or developmental limitation
     
    HOW TO APPLY
    — When a patient has a condition that necessitates a mode of transportation other than mass transit, the practitioner/case worker must fill out the Form 2015
    — If patient can use public transportation, they can inquire about the PTAR (Public Transportation Automated Reimbursement) program to their social worker
    — To schedule a pick up, patient or provider must call Medical Answering Services (MAS) at (844) 666-6270 or visit the MAS’ website at medanswering.com. The type of transportation must be specified bases on patient’s health status
    — After approval, the patient receives a confirmation call from the transportation agency one day before the appointment. It’s imperative to answer this call
     
    CANCELLATIONS
    — To avoid being labeled a no-show, Medicaid enrollees or their designated agents must call the transportation manager to cancel their scheduled service
    — If the appointment for which transportation is being cancelled and is rescheduled for the same day or next day, the Medicaid enrollees or their designated agent should contact the transportation vendor directly to notify them of the cancellation
    — The transportation manager contact list by county can be accessed online at: emedny.org/ProviderManuals/Transportation/index.aspx
     
    To find more information about request of transportation with the Medical Answering Services (MAS) visit emedny.org/ProviderManuals/Transportation/PDFS/Ordering_Guidelines_Manual.pdf
     
    ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
     
    TRANSPORTE PARA SERVICIOS MEDICOS NO URGENTES
     
    Beneficiarios de Medicaid pueden tener acceso a transporte médico sin costo, como viajes desde y hacia el consultorio médico, el hospital u otro consultorio médico para recibir atención aprobada por Medicaid. La aprobación del transporte a través de un trabajador social de Medicaid, un servicio de transporte, o alguna otra agencia es necesario.
     
    Para transporte de emergencia, los pacientes deben llamar al 911.
     
    ELEGIBILIDAD
    — No tener una licencia de conducir válida
    — No tener un vehículo que funcione disponible en el hogar
    — No poder viajar o esperar los servicios solo
    — Tener una limitación física, cognitiva, mental o de desarrollo
     
    CÓMO APLICAR
    — Cuando un paciente tiene una afección que requiere un modo de transporte que no sea el transporte público, el médico/trabajador social debe completar el Formulario 2015
    — Si el paciente puede usar el transporte público, puede preguntar a su trabajador social acerca del programa PTAR (reembolso automatizado de transporte público)
    — Para programar una recogida, el paciente o el proveedor debe llamar a Medical Answering Services (MAS) al (844) 666-6270 o visitar el sitio web de MAS en medanswering.com. En este formulario el tipo de transporte debe ser especificado tomando en cuenta limitaciones de mobilidad
    — Una vez aprobado el transporte, el paciente debe esperar una llamada de confirmación de la agencia de transporte un día antes de la la cita. Es importante responder a esta llamada
     
    CANCELACIONES
    Para evitar ser identificado como ausentado, los afiliados de Medicaid o sus agentes designados deben llamar al gerente de transporte para cancelar su servicio programado
    — Si la cita para la cual se cancela el transporte y se reprograma para el mismo día o el día siguiente, las personas inscritas en Medicaid o su agente designado deben comunicarse directamente con el proveedor de transporte para notificar la cancelación
    — La lista de contactos de administradores de transporte por condado puede ser consultado en: emedny.org/ProviderManuals/Transportation/index.aspx
     
    Para obtener más información sobre la solicitud de transporte con Medical Answering Services (MAS), visite emedny.org/ProviderManuals/Transportation/PDFS/Ordering_Guidelines_Manual.pdf
     
    Updated on January 12, 2022
     


    Affordable Dental Care Clinics

     
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    pediatrichealth@icahn.mssm.edu
     
    Get access to high-quality, low-cost dental care at various school-based, FQHC and non-profit medical centers with a curated list created by our CAP4Kids team.
     
    Services
    — Comprehensive care and dental hygiene
    — Urgent care for patients with pain, excessive bleeding, swelling, oral infection and/or trauma,
    — Surgical extraction of teeth and removal of diseased tissue
    — Pediatric dentistry, endodontics (inside tooth), periodontics, and more.
     
    Eligibility
    — Low income
    — Have Medicaid
    — Uninsured
     
    How to Schedule an Appointment
    — Access the file at cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/files/affordable-dental-care-clinics.pdf
    — Choose a dental clinic
    — Call the clinic and have your Medicaid card ready if you have any.
     
    Updated on September 7, 2021


    Birth Certificates

     

    All birth records for people born in New York City are kept by the city’s health department. Every parent of a baby will get a free birth certificate from the Health Department about one month after the birth. If you haven’t gotten the certificate in four weeks, call the helpline at 311.

     
    What can I do if there is a mistake on my child’s birth certificate?
     
    You must send the hospital your order request and the original baby certificate within the first year of the child’s life. Talk to the hospital’s birth clerk for more information.
     
    How do I get a corrected birth certificate after your child’s first year?
     
    When you receive the original birth certificate, it’s best to make the changes right away. Waiting until your child is a year old can slow things down. For help correcting your child’s birth certificate, please follow this guide carefully at this link: www.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/birth-death-records-corrections-birth.pagef. You can also call 311 to get help.
     
    How can I get copies of my child’s birth certificate?

    • Make a Request Online

    Get a copy online at VitalCheck, a third-party company approved by the Department of Health. It takes 10 to 15 business days to complete. At a816-evital.nyc.gov/eVitalVRRTS, you can see where your order is in the process. Each certificate has a cost, and there may be additional processing fees. The processing time is four to six weeks.

    • Make a Request by Mail

    Complete, sign, and notarize the following document: nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/vr/birth1.pdf. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
     
    Learn more about how to get a birth certificate copy at https://www.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/birth-death-records-birth.page
     
    Updated on May 29, 2024


    YAI: Seeing Beyond Disability

     
    yailogowww.yai.org
    220 East 42nd St, 8th Floor, New York , NY 10017
    (212) 273-6100
    communications@yai.org

     
    YAI is an organization striving to support the intellectual and developmental disabilities community, including those with autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. YAI offers support through clinical services, community & socialization, crisis & behavior support, day services, education, employment & family support, and residential services. Find what works best for you and your family here.
     
    Eligibility
    Individuals of all ages with an intellectual or developmental disability.
     
    How To Apply
    Interested in being a part of the YAI community? Please fill out this online form and you will receive a response within five business days. If you prefer to speak with someone, contact YAI at (212) 273-6182 for assistance.
     
    Find more information at www.yai.org
     
    Updated on July 18, 2021


    Extreme Kids & Crew Clubs

     
    Extreme Kids Clubs are weekly social groups for neurodiverse youth in New York City. Clubs emphasize confidence building, problem solving, artistic expression, and social-emotional growth.
     
    Clubs focus on arts, culinary skills, gaming, anime, and photography. Many clubs are free, while others charge fees, allowing families to engage in programs while maintaining high-quality services and resources. Families select their own tier, with the Connector tier most closely representing program costs.
     
    Clubs are offered in sessions of 8 weeks (about 2 months) by season. Club venues include the Brower Park Branch of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Oversea Mission Church in Chinatown.
     
    For information about session dates, go to www.extremekidsandcrew.org/clubs. To join a club, visit www.extremekidsandcrew.org/clubs. For more information, reach out (347) 410-6050 or send an email to info@extremekidsandcrew.org.
     
    To learn about other programs by Extreme Kids & Crew visit www.extremekidsandcrew.org.
     
    Updated on July 11, 2024
     


    Nursing by LSA Family Health Service

     
    lsa_3-removebg-preview littlesistersfamily.org/programs/nursing
    333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 672-5200 | info@lsafhs.org

     
    Working in collaboration with the Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA), nursing care is provided within the home setting with skill, compassion, and warmth. Provided care fulfills NYS Department of Health’s Division of Home and Community-based Services regulations.
     
    Services
    – Holistic, patient-centered care
    – Assist with the transition from pregnancy to parenthood
    – Refer patients to necessary referrals including the food pantry, breastfeeding and parenting workshops, parenting and child development program, environmental services, advocacy services, and non-LSA resources
     
    Eligibility
    – First-time mothers
    – High-risk maternity patients, infants, pediatric patients, and the elderly
    – Referred by physicians from local hospitals and clinics
     
    How to apply
    – To register for enrolment, complete this online form or feel free to contact an advocate at (646) 672-5200 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm).
    – You can find more information here
     
    Updated on July 26, 2021


    Parenting and Child Development Program by LSA Family Health Service

     
    lsa_3-removebg-previewlittlesistersfamily.org/programs/parenting-and-child-development
    333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 672-5200 | info@lsafhs.org

     
    The Parenting and Child Development program encourages healthy child development for children aged 0-3. This program focuses home visits and socialization for children to monitor development and risk of developmental delay. Focus areas include attachment and healthy separation, language, and literacy, exploration and learning, self-regulation and emotional development, and connections to outside resources. Families are assisted with enrollment in an appropriate preschool, 3-K or pre-K program.
     
    Eligibility
    – Children aged 0-3
    – At the risk of developmental delay
     
    How to apply
    – To register for enrollment, complete this online form or feel free to contact an advocate at (646) 672-5200 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm).
    – You can find more information here
     
    Updated on July 26, 2021


    National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

     
    nami naminycmetro.org
    505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103, New York, NY 10018
    Helpline: 212-684-3264 | Administration: (212) 684-3365

     
    NAMI is a mental health organization that provides support, coping strategies, and practical information regarding mental illness. All sessions are peer led with a trained volunteer in a safe and judgement-free environment for individuals struggling with mental health, and for their loved ones interested in learning more and offering support.
     
    Support groups and classes are free of cost and currently being held online.
     
    Support Groups
    – Held on a walk-in basis, throughout the month
    – No registration required
    – A safe space to offer support and share experiences
     
    Classes
    – Must register by calling 212-684-3264
    – Classes range from 90 minutes to 8 weeks
    – Learn about coping mechanisms, identifying the signs of mental illness, and increasing your understanding of mental health.
     
    Learn all about NAMI and what works best for you at:
    naminycmetro.org/living-with-a-mental-health-condition/
     
    If NAMI is a good fit for you and your family, ask your healthcare provider about a referral using their online form at:
    https://www.naminycmetro.org/rapid-referral-nami-nyc/.
     
    Updated on June 18, 2021


    EPA: Pesticides

     
    epa.gov/pesticides
    twitter.com/epa | Contact Information
     
    Learn about pesticides, ingredients, how you can protect your children’s health and the environment, and more. Visit epa.gov/pesticides for information.
     
    Updated on June 9, 2021
     


    NYC Parks: Free and Low-Cost Events

     
    nyc-parksnycgovparks.org/events
    Dial 311 | 311 online | Text 311-692
     
    Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings at nycgovparks.org/events, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location on the right side of the nycparks website.
     


     
    nyc-parksnycgovparks.org/events/kids
    Dial 311 | 311 online | Text 311-692 | 212-504-4115
     
    Get your little kiddos up and active! Take part in fun and interactive activities run by NYC Parks throughout the summer. With several events, and programs, you’re bound to find something your little one would enjoy! Just browse through the listings at https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/kids and register as needed for a summer of fun!
     
    Updated on June 8, 2021
     


    The Essential Plan

     

    The Essential Plan is a new health insurance program for New Yorkers. Working people with lower incomes who do not qualify for Medicaid can receive health insurance through the Essential Plan.

     

    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or meet immigration status requirements. Also, be an adult who is 19–64 years of age. They should meet certain income requirements based on the size of your family.
    • View income levels for the Essential Plan at nyc.gov/assets/ochia/downloads/pdf/essential-plan-income-chart.pdf.
    • You will either pay no premium or $20/month and you will not have to meet an annual deductible.
    • Get hospital care, prescription drugs, and doctor visits as a minimum.
    • Enrollment is open all year. Call 1-855-355-5777 or TTY: 1-800-662-1220 to sign up.

     
    Likewise, you can get free dental and vision care or pay for these benefits, depending on your income. Find more information about the Essential Plan at info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/essentialplan.
     
    Updated on February 27, 2024
     


    Secondhand Smoking in a Residence

     
    Smoking and using e-cigarettes, which includes cannabis (marijuana), is prohibited in the common areas of residential buildings with three or more units.
     
    Common areas include:
    – Lobbies
    – Hallways
    – Stairways
    – Elevators
    – Basements
    – Laundry rooms
     
    You can make a complaint about:
    – Smoking taking place in locations covered by the Smoke-Free Air Act
    – A building owner that has not disclosed or shared a policy on smoking to current or prospective tenants
     
    Find more information on the Frequently Asked Questions Handout by the Department of Health on the link nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/smoke/neighbor-secondhand-smoke-faq.pdf. Contact your landlord to make a smoking complaint. Call 311 for assistance by phone.
     
    Updated on May 25th, 2021
     

    GenerationPMTO (PARENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING OREGON) by Harlem Dowling West Side Center

     
    harlem-dowling-west-side-centerharlemdowling.org/cppp.html
    2139 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10027
    (212) 749-3656 | info@harlemdowling.org
     
    Free 12+ Weeks of Individual Parenting Skills children/youth, ages 0-17 and their parents/caregivers in the Central Harlem community of New York City. with sessions provided in different settings. Metrocards will be provided to all participants.
     
    Eligibility
    ► Single / Two-Parent Homes
    ► Foster families
    ► Families with relatives as caregivers
    ► Blended families
     
    Call (212) 749-3656 for programming, scheduling and registration.
     
    Updated on May 19, 2021
     


    NYC Parks: Youth Sports Programs & Instructional Clinics

     
    nyc-parksnycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/youth-sports | cityparksfoundation.org/play
    311 | City Parks Foundation phone (212) 360-1399 | email sports@cityparksfoundation.org
     
    Eligibility
    — Children under 18 residing in New York City
    — Recreation Centers memberships are free for children under 18
    — NYC Parks sports events are free to the public
     
    Services
    — Check with your local recreation center or the CityParks Foundation for more details about registration, schedules, programming and locations
    — Find a variety of training activities in the box below
     

    Basketball Baseball Cycling
    Flag Football Golf Soccer
    Street Hockey Tennis Track

     
    How to Apply
    ~ Recreation Centers
    — Download a Recreation Center Membership Registration Form and fill it out
    — Bring your application to nearest center; locate one at nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters
    **Valid ID and proof of vaccination required
     
    ~ CityParks Foundation
    — Go to cityparksfoundation.org/play and choose a sport program
    — Check group age and schedules
    — Sign up for classes
     
    ~ NYC Parks Events
    — Go to nycgovparks.org/events
    — Apply filters for types of program. For example you can check off “Fitness” and “Sports” in the list on the right
    — On the left side see the results. Check if a recreation center membership is required
     .
    Learn more at nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/youth-sports.
     
    Updated on May 17, 2021


    Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

     
    nyc_health_logo
    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-info-referrals.page
    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 www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/resources/mental-illness-single-point-of-access.page#cspoa
     
    Updated on April 23rd, 2021


    Diaper Center – Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of New York

     
    Cath-Charities-Logocatholiccharitiesny.org/our-agencies/ladies-charity-archdiocese-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 Public Parks & Recreation Centers

     
    nyc-parksnycgovparks.org/parks
    311 | 212-NEW-YORK outside the five boroughs
    twitter.com/nycparks | facebook.com/nycparks
     
    Being outside and playing in nature is very important for the healthy development of children!
     
    Eligibility
    All New Yorkers and visitors!
     
    Services
    Kids Events: nycgovparks.org/events/kids
    Learning Hub: nycgovparks.org/learn
    Ranger Programs: nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers
    Kids in Motion and more: nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/kids-in-motion
     
    How to Find Programs
    — Visit nycgovparks.org/parks and click “Search by Location and/or Facilities” to tailor your search to your zip code, borough, or recreational interest
    — Locate recreational centers at https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters
     
    Other parks in New York City: In addition to City parks, the five boroughs of New York also possess beautiful state and national parks, waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Get to know where they are and discover beaches, piers, museums, and landmark attractions! Go to https://www.nycgovparks.org/park-features/other-parks-in-nyc.
     
    Updated on March 28th, 2021
     


    Safer Personal Care Products App by EWG

     
    ewg_logoewg.org/skindeep

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

    You Gotta Believe: Adopting Older Kids and Youth (Coney Island)

     
    yougottabelievelogoyougottabelieve.org/parenting/support-groups
    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 – ecollins@yougottabelieve.org or call 917-613-2937.
     
    Updated on March 21, 2021
     


    New Moms Support Group NYC

     
    themomsgroups.com
    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.
     
    Locations
    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.
     
    Contact
    Email rebekah@themomsgroups.com 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 – meetup.com/New-Moms-Support-Group-NYC.
     
    Updated on March 21, 2021
     


    The Motherhood Center of New York

     
    motherhoodcenternyc2themotherhoodcenter.com/classes-and-education
    205 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016
    (212) 335-0034
    | info@themotherhoodcenter.com
     
    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.
     
    Services
    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.
     
    Contact
    Call (212) 335-0034 or send an email to info@themotherhoodcenter.com.
     
    Updated on March 21, 2021
     


    The Bronx New Mommies Group Inc.

     
    bnmg-logobronx-new-mommies-group.org
    P.O. Box 21 , Bronx, NY 10475
    bronxnewmommies@yahoo.com

     
    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.
     
    Activities
    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.
     
    Contact
    Send an email to bronxnewmommies@yahoo.com.
     
    Updated on March 21, 2021


    Kids in the House (Parenting Videopedia)

     
    kidsinthehousewww.kidsinthehouse.com
    (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
     


    The Trevor Project (Suicide Prevention LGBTQ)

     
    trevor-logothetrevorproject.org
    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 thetrevorproject.org.
     
    Updated on March 7, 2021
     


    The Pride Health Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

     
    nyc-health-hospitals-logonychealthandhospitals.org/metropolitan/our-services/lgbtq-health-center
    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.
     
    HOW IT WORKS
    To schedule an appointment, contact (212) 423-7292 or metlgbt@nychhc.org
     
    SERVICES & HOURS OF OPERATION
    — 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
     
    ELIGIBILITY
    To determine eligibility, call (212) 423-7292
     
    To learn more, visit nychealthandhospitals.org/metropolitan/our-services/lgbtq-health-center/
     
    Updated on March 5, 2021
     


    The Ali Forney Center

     
    ali-forney-center-logoaliforneycenter.org
    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: aliforneycenter.org
     
    SERVICES
    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.
     
    Health
    — 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 https://www.aliforneycenter.org/programs
     
    Updated on March 5, 2021


    Callen Lorde Community Health Center

     
    callen-lorde-logocallen-lorde.org
    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.
     
    HOW IT WORKS
    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.
     
    SERVICES
    Current patients can schedule the following appointments online:
    — Telehealth (virtual) primary care
    — Telehealth (virtual) sexual health care
    — COVID-19 testing
    — Flu shots
     
    ELIGIBILITY
    Register to be a new patient by emailing registration@callen-lorde.org 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 callen-lorde.org/faq
     
    Updated on March 5, 2021
     


    The New York Center for Children (Child Abuse or Trauma)

     
    NYCC_LOGOnewyorkcenterforchildren.org
    333 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
    (212) 517-3012
    info@newyorkcenterforchildren.org
     
    All services are currently being provided remotely by telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    Eligibility
    Victims of child abuse and their families in New York City.
     
    Services
    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.
     
    Programs
    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 rrijo@newyorkcenterforchildren.org.
    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 kcruz@newyorkcenterforchildren.org
    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 newyorkcenterforchildren.org
    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)

     
    MS_RGB_Hrztlmountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/psychiatry/areas-of-care/child-psychiatry
    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.
     
    Eligibility
    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.
     
    Programs
    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 mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/psychiatry/areas-of-care/child-psychiatry.
     


    Runaway & Homeless Youth

     
    www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/runaway-homeless-youth.page
    Borough Drop-In Locations
    For program area-specific questions, please contact Randy Scott, rascott@dycd.nyc.gov

     
    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.
     
    Eligibility
    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 YDICOutreach@projecthospitality.org
     

     

    SPANISH

    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.
     
    Elegibilidad
    Jóvenes entre las edades de 14 a 24.
     
    Servicios
    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 YDICOutreach@projecthospitality.org
     

     
    Updated on February 13th, 2021


    National Parent Helpline

     
    nationalparenthelplineThe Parent Helpline
    http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org
    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).


    New York State-Operated COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

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

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

     
    Updated on February 16, 2022
     


    East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership

     
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    17 East 102nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10029
    (877) 372 -4161
    ehhop.clinic@icahn.mssm.edu
     
    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.
     
    Eligibility
    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.
     
    Services
    Primary Care, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Care Coordination, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Podiatry, and Social Work.
     
    Schedule
    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.
     
    Elegibilidad
    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.
     
    Servicios
    Atención Primaria, salud de la mujer, salud mental, coordinación de atención, oftalmología, cardiología, podología y trabajo Social.
     
    Programación
    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.

     
    Updated on January 16, 2021
     


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

     

    First Step helps women who are homeless or have little money gain the training, skills, and confidence they need to get jobs that pay enough to live on.

     
    First Step offers six-week in-person classes to women who want to work in human services. Call 212-776-2074 if you have questions, or visit coalitionforthehomeless.org/our-programs/first-step-job-training/first-step to learn more.


    Career Discovery NYC

     

    At Career Discovery NYC, you can look at jobs in demand, learn about the skills needed, find a job that interests you, and apply for free training programs.

     
    Go to www.careerdiscovery.cityofnewyork.us to find out more.


    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 www.thesharingplacenyc.com


    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.
     
    Services
    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: https://newyork.prescriptionassistance.info/prescription-assistance/free-card?customer=newyork
     
    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: https://newyork.prescriptionassistance.info/pharmacy-locator
     
    Qualifications
    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.
     
    Servicios
    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: newyork.prescriptionassistance.info/prescription-assistance/free-card?customer=newyork
     
    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: newyork.prescriptionassistance.info/pharmacy-locator.
     
    Elegibilidad
    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.
     
    Services
    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 https://www.bigapplerx.com/confirmation 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: https://www.optumrx.com/oe_discountmaster/pharmacy-locator
     
    Qualifications
    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.
     
    Servicios
    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 www.bigapplerx.com/confirmation 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: www.optumrx.com/oe_discountmaster/pharmacy-locator
     
    Elegibilidad
    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
    Contact
     
    New York Rx Card is a statewide program for prescription drug discounts to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescriptions.
     
    Services
    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 https://newyorkrxcard.com/create
     
    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: https://newyorkrxcard.com/pharmacy-locator
     
    Qualifications
    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.
     
    Servicios
    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 www.newyorkrxcard.com/create
     
    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: www.newyorkrxcard.com/pharmacy-locator
     
    Elegibilidad
    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


    Temporary Housing for Families with Children 21 and over

     
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    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

     
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    (800) 858-7378 Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
    npic@ace.orst.edu

     
    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 npic@ace.orst.edu.


    Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Rent Freeze Program

     
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    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.
     
    Also
    ► 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.
     
    Application
    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.
     
    Updated on December 13, 2020
     


    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.


    Gas Leakage

     
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    DO NOT CALL OR USE YOUR PHONE INSIDE THE HOME – CALL 911 IN A SAFE LOCATION
     
    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.


    Discounted Telephone Service by Lifeline Assistance

     

    The Lifeline is a federal program offering a monthly phone or internet service discount. Landline consumers receive a bill credit, and wireless users receive mobile internet and phone services at discounted pricing.

     
    To receive mobile internet and/or phone discounts, check if your current phone or internet provider offers it or enroll in a company that does. Check the companies’ lifeline programs below.
     
    – AT&T www.att.com/wirelesslifeline
    – Spectrum www.spectrum.net/support/home-phone/new-york-lifeline-phone-credit
    – T-Mobile en.t-mobilepr.com/Lifeline
    – Verizon www.verizon.com/support/residential/account/manage-account/lifeline-discount
     
    You can qualify for the Lifeline program if you meet the following criteria: 
     
    — Income-Based: Your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines OR
    — Government Assistance Programs: You participate in one of the following programs OR
    — Supplemental Security Income (SSI) OR
    — Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps OR
    — Medicaid OR
    — Federal Public Housing Assistance OR
    — Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) OR
    — Family Assistance/Safety Net Assistance OR
    — National School Lunch Program
     
    2022 Poverty Guidelines
     
    Household Size
    1 $18,347
    2 $24,719
    3 $31,091
    4 $37,463
    5 $43,835
    6 $50,207
    7 $56,579
    8 $62,951
    Add $6,372 for each additional person.
     
    Visit www.lifelinesupport.org or call 1-800-234-9473 for the latest income guidelines.
     
    Lifeline eligibility is automatically verified annually. Each household gets one Lifeline discount. You can apply to Lifeline in two different ways, depending on the type of benefit you get, whether federal or state-based.
     
    You have State-Based Benefits.
    If you receive benefits from state programs like HEAP or the school lunch program, ask your phone company about their Lifeline Program when you call them.
     
    Federal Benefits
    If you receive benefits from a federal program like SNAP or Medicaid, you should send your application to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which runs the government Lifeline program. To see if you are eligible for the program and to apply, go to www.usac.org.
     
    Updated on July 14, 2024


    Important City Phone Numbers

     
    IN AN EMERGENCY
    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.
     
    CONTACTING THE CITY
    311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115)
    or visit NYC.gov 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).
     
    CONTACTING THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Call 911 when you are in immediate danger or witness a crime in progress.
    NYPD General Inquiries: 646-610-5000
    NYC victim hotline number: 866-689-4357
    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 Precincts
     
    TO REPORT A UTILITY OUTAGE
    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)
     
    GET INFORMED
    NYC Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter
    www.facebook.com/NYCemergencymanagement | @nycemergencymgt
    Notify NYC
    Register for free emergency notifications by getting the free mobile application, visiting NYC.gov/notifynyc, calling 311, or following @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
     
    Download a City Emergency Reference Card.


    AHRC Middle / High School (Ages 12 – 21)

     
    ahrc_middle_school_logo-removebg-previewAHRC Middle / High School
    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.


    Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

    bbf_logoBrooklyn Blue Feather Elementary
    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.


    Neighborhood Charter Schools

     
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    info@NCSchools.org
     
     
    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.

    Immigration Help

     

    No matter what your immigration situation is, everyone in New York can get free, safe immigration legal help over the phone. If you have questions about accessing city services, call the NYC Immigrant Affairs Hotline at 212-788-7654 from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email askmoia@cityhall.nyc.gov.

     

    Legal Help

    To obtain free and secure assistance with immigration legal matters, don’t hesitate to contact the city’s immigration legal hotline at 800-354-0365 or 212-788-7654. The hotline is available from Monday to Friday, between 9 AM and 5 p.m. Otherwise, see other resources below.
     

    Make the Road

    Make the Road NY is community organization that helps people with legal services in the areas of immigration, housing, employment, and benefits for everyone. Call their main office in Brooklyn at (718) 418-7690 or see all of their offices (Bushwick (Brooklyn)Jackson Heights (Queens)Port Richmond (Staten Island)Brentwood (Long Island), and White Plains (Westchester)) addresses here.
     

    Neighborhood Defenders (NDS)

    The Immigration Defense Practice is a non-profit law firm that help the immigration consequences of involvement in criminal justice and child welfare systems.
    Immigration attorneys are dedicated to defending people facing individuals deportation in Immigration Court. They also provide assistance with benefits such as adjustment of status, renewal of work permits and green cards, citizenship applications, asylum claims, and DACA.
    If you or someone you know would like legal support regarding immigration, consider calling NDS at (212) 876-5500.
     

    Bronx Defenders

    The Bronx Defenders, a legal aid organization, is based in the South Bronx and provides a range of services to clients and community members. Their lawyers represent Bronx residents in Criminal, Family, Housing, and Immigration Court proceedings.
     
    If the police or child welfare agency (ACS) has contacted you and you do not have legal representation, consider calling the Bronx Defenders’ legal emergency hotline at 347-778-1266 or visiting their office at 360 161st Street, Bronx, New York. Learn more about their services by visiting their website at https://www.bronxdefenders.org/clients-community/help.
     

    Brooklyn Defenders

    If you need help with someone who has been arrested or detained by ICE, call BD Immigration Practice at (718) 564-6290. If you need advice about your immigration status, contact the Immigration Practice at (718) 564-6290.
     
    To learn more about your Brooklyn Defenders, visit their website at https://bds.org/get-help#ice-or-deportation.


    Identification Card

    Everyone who lives in New York City and is at least ten years old can get a free IDNYC card. Find out how to get one at https://a069-idnyconlineportal.nyc.gov/IOPWeb. Anyone in New York can get an IDNYC, no matter their citizenship, residency, visa, or legal immigration situation.
     


    Healthcare

    There are low-cost or free health services in New York City for  New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance based on federal guidelines. Please see the options below.
     

    NYC Health + Hospitals/ NYC Care

    NYC Health + Hospitals, also known as H+H, offers emergency care, general health care, check-ups, immunizations, and more. To reach the center closest to you, call 718-387-6407. To sign up for health care plans, such as the NYC Care program, call 646-NYC-CARE (646-692-2273) or go to nyccare.nyc.
     

    • Please remember that NYC Care is not health insurance. NYC Health + Hospitals’ health care access program guarantees services to uninsured New Yorkers.
    • NYC Care offers a membership card, a regular doctor, high-quality customer service, affordable prescriptions, and more as if it were health insurance.
    • There are no membership fees, monthly fees, or premiums. You will pay according to your budget.
    • Call (646) 692-2273 for more information and apply to NYC Care.

     

    Affordable or Free Clinics for Adults

    A free clinic is a private, non-profit, community-based group that helps low-income, uninsured, or underinsured people get medical care for little or no cost. They do this by working with other health providers paid by federal programs or using volunteer medical professionals. See a directory of clinics in the linked handouts below.
     
    Manhattan             cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/files/manhattan-affordable-care.pdf
    Bronx                      cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/files/bronx-affordable-care.pdf
    Brooklyn                cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/files/brooklyn-affordable-care.pdf
    Queens                   cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/files/queens-affordable-care.pdf
    Staten Island         cap4kids.org/newyorkcity/files/staten-island-affordable-care.pdf
     

    Pregnancy Medicaid

    Pregnant people can get free Medicaid care through the New York State Department of Health.
     

    • If you’re pregnant and uninsured, you may qualify. How much you earn will determine if you qualify. Call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006 for information to see if you qualify.
    • Coverage is available regardless of immigration status.
    • To sign up, visit the NY State of Health Marketplace at nystateofhealth.ny.gov even if the enrollment period has closed.
    • Call 311 for assistance with your application.
    • Your baby will receive health care for at least one year after birth.

     
    To learn more about Medicaid for pregnant people, go to access.nyc.gov/programs/medicaid-for-pregnant-women.
     

    Children’s Medical Insurance

    New York City manages a type of public insurance known as Child Heath Plus. Depending on your income, the amount you pay each month may be fully subsidized, somewhat subsidized, or not subsidized at all. The monthly fee however is capped at three children for bigger families.
     
    Child Heath Plus
    Your child is eligible for Child Health Plus if:
    – It is less than 19 years old
    – It is not eligible for Children Medicaid
    – It cannot be covered by other health insurance
    – It resides in New York State, no matter its immigration status
     
    One of the good things about Child Health Plus is that there are no annual deductibles. You can also sign up your kid for it at any time of the year through the NY State of Health.
     
    Learn if your child qualifies for either Medicaid or Child Health Plus at health.ny.gov/health_care/child_health_plus/eligibility_and_cost. For other questions, call this toll-free number: 1-800-698-4KIDS (1-800-698-4543), and ask about Child Health Plus or Children’s Medicaid. If you are hearing impaired, call the TTY number, 1-877-898-5849.
     

    Eye Care

    Union Square Eye Care
    Receive excellent, thorough, and focused family eye care. Walk-ins, same-day appointments, and patients of all ages are welcome at the clinic. The facility offers sliding-scale services to those without eye insurance and takes Medicaid and most insurances. 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.
     
    Find more information at www.usqeyecare.com.
     
    Updated on May 16, 2024


    Federally Qualified Health Centers

     
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    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.
     
    Updated on September 1, 2020
     


    Find a Job

     

    People in NYC can get free training and get ready for work at no cost.

     
    Sign up for an employment event, find training opportunities, or participate in workshops and services to help you prepare for job interviews. Learn more at jobs.nyc.gov.


    Assistive Technology by ADAPT

    AdaptCommunityNetwork_Logo_BlueGray_RedADAPT TechWorks
    175 Lawrence Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
    techworks@adaptcommunitynetwork.org
    (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 techworks@adaptcommunitynetwork.org or calling (718) 436-7979 ext. 711
     
    Learn about more services provided by the ADAPT Community Network 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
    FAPinquiry@acs.nyc.gov
     
    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 FAPinquiry@acs.nyc.gov 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.


    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.
     
    Eligbility
    To shop in the Marketplace, you: must live in New York, be a US citizen, national, or lawfully present immigrant. Different immigration rules may apply if you are eligible for Child Health Plus or NYS Medicaid based on your income. Cannot be currently incarcerated.
     
    Updated on August 3, 2020
     


    New York Public Libraries

     
    NYPL_logo1_black_pos-removebg-previewNYPL
    Locations (Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island)
    Get a Library Card
     
    Search for classes, location, and dates here at www.nypl.org/events/classes/. 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 www.nypl.org/events/classes. 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

     
    Updated on December 16, 2020
     


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

     
    includenyc_full_image-removebg-previewINCLUDEnyc
    520 8th Avenue, Suite 2503 New York, NY 10018
    (212) 677-4650; Text 646-693-3175 | Español: 212-677-4668; Texto: (646) 693-3157; Whatsapp (212) 858-0795
    info@includenyc.org

     
    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.
     
    To access resources visit includenyc.org/help-center/resources or call the helpline at (212) 677-4650 to get connected with the best programs that fit your child and family needs.
     
    Updated on November 2, 2023


    Access to Child Education Advocacy Services

     

    AFC, or Advocates for Children of New York, is a community organization that helps students in New York City who are having problems with school, have special needs, or are being treated unfairly by providing them with education and knowledge.

     
    AFC helps children from low-income families from the moment they are born until they are 26 years old. To get services, call their education support at (866) 427-6033 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or email info@advocatesforchildren.org.
     
    In addition, AFC also offers free workshops and training sessions to help parents develop the skills to advocate for their children successfully. Check out their website for event information at https://advocatesforchildren.org.
     
    USEFUL RESOURCES
     
    Information about supports, services, and the special education process
    https://includenyc.org/help-center
    English (212) 677-4660
    Español/Spanish (212) 677-4668
     
    Laws and Regulations Related to Special Education and Students with Disabilities
    www.nysed.gov/special-education/laws-and-regulations-related-special-education-and-students-disabilities
     
    Resolving Disputes with Your School with Due Process Hearings
    www.nyc.gov/site/oath/special-ed/due-process-hearings.page
     
    Legal Help
    — Assistance with Legal Services NYC
    www.legalservicesnyc.org/what-we-do/practice-areas-and-projects/access-to-education
    The legal assistance hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Call 917-661-4500 to speak to an intake officer in any language.
     
    — Assistance with Legal Aid NYC
    legalaidnyc.org/get-help
    You can reach any Legal Aid staff member by calling their main number, 212-577-3300.
     
    — Legal NYC Services
    Legal NYC Services provides free legal assistance and information on a broad spectrum of legal rights to individuals across New York.
     
    Their Legal Assistance Hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 917-661-4500 to speak with an intake officer in any language.
    Learn more at www.legalservicesnyc.org/what-we-do/practice-areas-and-projects/access-to-education
     
    Updated on May 29, 2024


    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 | class@literacypartners.org
     

    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.
     
    Programs:
    English Classes for Parents: English classes help students acquire speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar skills. For more information, contact class@literacypartners.org 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 class@literacypartners.org 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 class@literacypartners.org 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 adrianel@literacypartners.org 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.
     
     
    Programas
    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 class@literacypartners.org 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 class@literacypartners.org 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 class@literacypartners.org 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 adrianel@literacypartners.org 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.

     
    Updated on August 16,2020
     


    Free Delivery of Baby Formula

    Benjamin_logoBenjamin’s Pharmacy & Surgical | benjamins-pharmacy-surgical.business.site
    989 Allerton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10469

    (718) 405-9111 (Hablan Español/Staff also speaks Spanish)

    FORMULA IS AVAILABLE: The pharmacy has the majority of brands available except for Neosure. Please call to place your order!

    Call 718-405-9111 and ask for free baby formula. WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE (prescription or non-prescription formulas) 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 health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.

    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 describe 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 health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.


     

    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
     
    The HopeLine Center provides numerous services for the Bronx community.
     
    Services
    — Diaper center, food pantry, SNAP enrollment, and free tax preparation.
    — For the Diaper Center call Monday between 9:30am – 5:00pm.
     
    Eligibility
    — Have a child 2 years and younger who resides with you (including expecting moms with other children).
    — Live in the New York City area.
    — Receive WIC and/or SNAP (food stamps).
     
    Food Pantry
    Walk in to make an appointment or call Monday between 9:30am – 5:00pm. You must be or have:
    – A Bronx resident.
    – Valid ID.
    – Proof of address (for example: electric bill, phone bill, shelter residency letter).
     
    SNAP Enrollment
    – Monday-Wednesday 10:00am-4:30pm
    – Available to all community members who have questions, concerns, want to apply, recertify, or simply update their case.
     
    Free Tax preparation
    Call to schedule appointment or walk-in to sign your return Tuesdays 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 3pm–4:30pm or To file or sign your return Thursdays 9:30am–3pm
     
    Updated on February 16, 2023


    AVAIL NYC

     
    avail-logo@2xAVAIL NYC
    115 W. 45th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10036 (Midtown Manhattan)
    (212) 689-1705
    Text 234-201-0532
    support@availnyc.org

     
    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.
     
    Services
    Unexpected pregnancy, after abortion, parenting support, healthy relationships, partners & men.
     
    Contact
    — Call during business hours to schedule an appointment or ask a question
    Text 234-201-0532 to have a short consultation or ask a question
    — Email if you prefer email, reach AVAIL at support@availnyc.org
     
    Updated on February 16, 2023
     


    Medicaid for Pregnancy

     

    People who are pregnant can get free Medicaid care through the New York State Department of Health.

     

    • If you’re pregnant and uninsured, you may qualify. How much you earn will determine if you qualify. Call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006 for information to see if you qualify.
    • Coverage is available regardless of immigration status.
    • To sign up, go to the NY State of Health Marketplace at nystateofhealth.ny.gov even if the enrollment period has closed.
    • Call 311 for assistance with your application.
    • Your baby will receive health care for at least one year after its birth.

     
    To learn more about Medicaid for Pregnant Women go to access.nyc.gov/programs/medicaid-for-pregnant-women.
     
    Updated on February 26, 2024
     


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

     
    nyc_health_logonyc.gov/site/doh/health/neighborhood-health/healthy-start-brooklyn.page
    (844) 919-1123

    HealthyStartBrooklyn@health.nyc.gov
     
     
    Healthy Start Brooklyn provides a variety of support programs and classes for expectant and new parents who live in Brooklyn.
     
    Eligibility
    All expectant or new parents living in Brooklyn are eligible.
     
    Services
    Education and support about pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding, fatherhood, and healthy living.
     
    Learn more about the Healthy Start Brooklyn Programs here.
     

    Heatlhy Start Brooklyn ofrece variedad de clases y programas de apoyo para familias en embarazo y nuevos padres. Recibe educación acerca del proceso del embarazo, el nacimiento de tu bebé, crianza, lactancia materna, paternidad para hombres, y estilos de vida saludable.
     
    Todas las familias embarazadas y nuevos papás que residan en Brooklyn califican para los servicios de Healthy Start.
     
    Aprende más visitando Healthy Start Brooklyn manejado por el Departamento de Salud.

     
    Updated on February 16, 2023
     


    Text4baby (Pregnancy Educational App)

     
    text4baby-removebg-previewWebsite
    Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411
    FAQ
     
    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 la salud, seguridad de tu embarazo y la de tu bebé. Además de recibir mensajes de texto, tendrás acceso a funciones interactivas con información acerca del crecimiento de tu bebé cada semana, notificaciones médicas, tests, y recordatorios de citas con el doctor.
     
    Los mensajes de texto no tendrán cobro para cuentas de celulares prepagadas.

     
    Updated on July 20, 2020
     


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

     
    room_to_grow_logo
    roomtogrow.org
    (212) 620-7800
    | infony@roomtogrow.org
     
    For more than 20 years, Room to Grow’s three-year program has provided critical support to families raising babies born into low-income circumstances.
     
    Eligibility
    — Expecting families of all types are welcome to apply.
    — Families who are eligible for benefits such as SNAP, WIC, TANF, etc.
    — There are no requirements around citizenship, age, marital or relationship status, or number of children.
     
    Services
    Room to Grow provides parents and caregivers with:
    — Essential baby and toddler items.
    — Strategies and support to promote their children’s development.
    — Connections to community resources that can meaningfully expand their support network.
    — Currently, the program is offered in English and Spanish.
     
    If you would like to learn more about parenting & helping your baby develop, consider applying to Room to Grow at tfaforms.com/4855621. Call (212) 620-7800 for more information.
     
    Updated on February 16, 2023


    Nurse Family Partnership (First-Time Pregnant Moms)

     
    nurse-family-partnership Nurse-Family Partnerhip (serving all boroughs)
    Call 311 and ask for “Nurse-Family Partnership”
     
    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.
     
    Eligibility
    NYC Nurse-Family Partnership is available to anyone in New York City who:
    — Is 28 weeks pregnant or less with their first baby.
    — Meets income requirements.
    — Are first-time mothers, regardless of age, immigration status or gender identity.
     
    Services
    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.
     
    Learn about eligibility criteria by calling your nearest NFP agency. Locate your agency on the NFP homepage.
     
    Updated on February 16, 2023


    Her Justice

     

    LEGAL HELP


    Her Justice is a non-profit law firm that assists low-income New York City women with serious legal issues who have been victims of domestic abuse.
     
    Her justice offers support through legal advice on orders of protection, child custody, visitation, child support, and divorce. If you have been a victim of violence and you are an immigrant, you can be helped with battered spouse waivers and U-Non-Immigrant-Status petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
     
    Contact them at 212-695-3800 (not a hotline). Learn more about their educational and legal services by visiting https://herjustice.org.
     
    Updated on May 29, 2024


    Child Support Services (Financial Support by Non Custodial Parent)

     

    Child support refers to the provision of financial funds by a parent who does not have custody of a child. If you are the custodial parent of your child and your child necessitates financial support, you have the option to open a case to get child support.

     
    To file a child support petition, visit the Human Resources Administration (HRA) website at www.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/child-support-services.page.
     
    Through the Office of Child Support Services (OCCS), the HRA will receive, process, and assist you in getting the following services:
     
    • Locating your child’s other parent
    • Formalizing parenting arrangements
    • Establishing a support order (this opens the case in Family Court) and
    • Facilitating funds transfers to you
     
    You don’t have to be a citizen to get this service and you won’t be asked about your immigration status.
     
    For more information, visit access.nyc.gov/programs/child-support-enforcement or email dcse.cseweb@dfa.state.ny.us.
     
    Resources

    Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)
    www.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/child-support-services.page
     
    NYC ACCESS HRA Child Support Mobile App
    www.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/childsupportmobile.page
     
    Child Support Calculator
    https://www.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/child-support-calculator.page
     
    Technology needs with Computers, Internet, Phones, Scanners, Printers
    familylegalcare.org/techhub
     
    Custody and Visitations
    ww2.nycourts.gov/COURTS/nyc/family/faqs_custodyandvisitation.shtml
     
    Legal Help
    familylegalcare.org/how-family-legal-care-helps
     
    Updated on May 29, 2024


    Home Water Assistance Program

     
    nyc311-logoHome Water Assistance Program Website
    Department of Environmental Protection
    311
     
    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.
     
    Updated on September 2, 2020
     


    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

     

    It’s really helpful to understand your child’s developmental milestones, child safety rules, and how teachers, childcare workers, and healthcare providers can support your family. It’s a lot to take in, but the good news is that there are resources for you.

     
    Visit the NYS Parent Portal at nysparentguide.org/growth-and-development to learn more about how to be a better parent for your child and to find out about growth milestones and norms that help keep kids safe and healthy.


    Safe & Healthy at Home During COVID-19

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




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


    MotherToBaby NY (Medications and Pregnancy Risk Hotline)

     
    mother-to-baby-logomothertobaby.org
    Call (585) 275-3638 or 1 (844) 352-3420 (toll-free)
    MotherToBaby@urmc.rochester.edu
     
    MotherToBaby NY specializes in answering questions about the benefit/risk of exposures, such as medications, vaccines, chemicals, herbal products, substances of abuse, maternal health conditions and much more, during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
     
    Informational services are available at no cost to people who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, their family members, health professionals, and the general public via chat, text, phone, and email in both English and Spanish.
     
    For inquiries call 800-724-2454 or submit your questions online on this site.
     
    Updated on February 16, 2023
     


    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

    LeadProgram@montefiore.org

     
    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

     


     

    Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)


    The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federal government program that pays healing and cooling bills for low-income renters or homeowners. Although HEAP can help you with your annual energy costs, it is not meant to cover all of your payments.

    It’s important that you continue to pay your energy bills as usual.
     
    Through several program components, HEAP provides people with cash benefits to:
    — Help pay heating and electricity bills every month 2 (HEAP Regular)
    — Get a window- or portable- air conditioner (AC) – (Cooling Assistance)
    — An emergency cash benefit to help pay bills when utilities are about to be turned off (HEAP Emergency)
    — Cash to clean hot equipment – (Clean and Tune)
    — Cash to help fix or replace hot or cold equipment – (HERR)
     


    Regular HEAP

    HEAP Regular is a monthly benefit with a determined cash amount to help pay your electricity bills.

    The amount of cash benefit you will receive depends on your household’s income, the number of people in your household, and whether heat and utilities are included in your rent or paid separately. If you pay your electricity provider directly, you may receive cash or credit from them, and New York State will reimburse the provider.
     
    To be eligible for the HEAP Regular program:
     
    — Someone in your family is a citizen or qualified non-citizen of the United States (lawful permanent resident; refugee; asylee; battered spouse and children; victim of trafficking; or individual from certain countries), AND
    — Your monthly income from all sources, like returns, discounts, and allowances before taking out any costs or taxes for your family, is at or below the current income guidelines for the size of your family, AND
    — You get assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP,) OR
    — You are given temporary assistance (TA), OR
    – Your Social Security Income (SSI) code is A, which means you receive additional funds for living alone.
     
    Find the most current income guidelines at access.nyc.gov/programs/home-energy-assistance-program-heap/#determine-your-eligibility.
     
    **HEAP regular applications usually begin in November**
     
    Apply Online
    Create a Human Resource Administration (HRA) account and start your application at a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra. The HEAP application form is also available at www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/heap_application.pdf. **Your name must be on the electricity bill to get the benefit**
     
    For instructions on how to fill out the HEAP Regular benefit application form, go to page 2 of this PDF www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/heap_application.pdf. After you send in your application, you may be called for a phone interview to determine your eligibility.
     
    Apply in Person
    You can apply in person by going to an HRA Benefits Access Center or a community outreach location near you otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/contacts/default.asp?county=New%20York%20City#result.

     

    Regular HEAP Resources

    — ConEdison Financial Assistance: You may qualify for a discount on your monthly energy bill if you receive benefits from the following eligible governmental assistance program. Learn more at www.coned.com/en/accounts-billing/payment-plans-assistance/help-paying-your-bill
     
    NYC Utility Assistance Programs and Resources: www.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdfs/services/nyc-utility-assistance-programs.pdf
     
    HEAP Regular Application Form: www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/energy_assistance/LDSS-3421.pdf
     
    Documents to Support Qualifying Requirements: www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/energy_assistance
     
    Tracking of Application Status: a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra
     
    Energy Saving Tips by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA): www.nyserda.ny.gov/Residents-and-Homeowners/At-Home/Energy-Saving-Tips
     
    **Certain types of income, including loans, reimbursement for employment or medical expenses, foster care payments, and earned income tax credits, are not considered in determining eligibility for HEAP. Also, assets are not considered eligible for HEAP.**

     


    Emergency HEAP Benefit

    Emergency HEAP assists if your utilities or heat are about to be turned off or have been turned off for nonpayment. The amount of emergency HEAP depends on the size of the home and the emergency.

    You may be eligible for an Emergency HEAP benefit if:
     
    — The heating and/or electric bill is in your name, AND
    — Your household’s available resources are:
    —less than $2,500 OR
    —less than $3,750 if any member of your household is age 60 or older or under age 6.
    AND
    — Your household’s total monthly income is at or below the current income guides for your household size as posted in the table below, OR
    — You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, OR
    — You receive Temporary Assistance (TA), OR
    — You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Living Alone
     
    Apply Over the phone
    Agency: Human Resources Administration (HRA), (718) 557-1399.
    Business Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Call staff during business hours and get assistance in most languages.
     
    Apply in Person
    You can apply in person at an HRA Benefits Access Center or a community outreach location near you otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/contacts.

     

    HEAP Emergency Resources

    HEAP Emergency Application Form: www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/energy_assistance/LDSS-3421.pdf.

     


    Cooling Assistance

    The Cooling Assistance benefit provides you with a window air conditioner or fan and pays for its purchase and installation. Applicant families will only get one air conditioner or fan. The maximum amount that will be approved is $800, and $1,000 for an existing wall sleeve unit.

     
    This benefit covers the cost of the air conditioner or fan, administrative costs, labor, program support, materials, removal of your old unit, and minor repairs needed to safely install the new unit.
     
    **Cooling Assistance Benefit applications open in April**
     
    To be eligible for the cooling assistance benefit, a member of your household must:
    — Be a United States Citizen or Qualified Non-Citizen (lawful permanent resident; refugee; asylee; battered spouse and children; victim of trafficking; or individual from certain countries), AND
    — Have at least one individual with a documented medical condition that is exacerbated by extreme heat (this must be verified in writing by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner), OR
    — Be a vulnerable member based on their age (elderly aged 60 years or older, or young children under age 6),
    AND
    — You currently do not have a working air conditioner, or the air conditioner you have is five years old or older, AND
    — You did not receive a HEAP air conditioner within the past five years, AND
    — Your household’s monthly income from all sources, like returns, discounts, and allowances before taking out any costs or taxes for your family is at or below the current income guidelines for your household size https://access.nyc.gov/programs/cooling-assistance-benefit/#determine-your-eligibility, AND
    — You receive any of these benefits: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Temporary Assistance (TA), or Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone).
     
    Apply Online
    Create a Human Resource Administration (HRA) account and start your application at a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra. After you send in your application, you may be called for a phone interview to determine your eligibility.
     
    Apply in Person
    You can apply in person by going to an HRA Benefits Access Center or a community outreach location near you https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/contacts/default.asp?county=New%20York%20City#result.
     

    Cooling Assistance Resources

    HEAP Cooling Application: www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/energy_assistance/HEAP%20COOLING%20APPLICATION.pdf
     
    Clinician Letter Templates to Document Medical Conditions: nyscheck.org/clinician_letters
     
    Summer Energy Saving Tips: www.energy.gov/energysaver/spring-and-summer-energy-saving-tips
     
    NYC Utility Assistance Programs and Resources: www.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdfs/services/nyc-utility-assistance-programs.pdf
     
    HEAP Benefits by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OTDA: otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#cooling-assistance

     


    Clean and Tune Benefit

    The Clean and Tune benefit is a state program that pays for cleaning your home’s primary heating equipment. It may also include chimney cleaning, minor repairs, and the installation of carbon monoxide detectors or programmable thermostats.

    Benefit amounts are based on the cost of providing Clean and Tune services, up to a maximum of $500.
     
    You may be eligible for the clean and tune benefit if:
     
    — You are the homeowner
    — Your household’s monthly income from all sources, like returns, discounts, and allowances before taking out any costs or taxes for your family is at or below the current income guidelines for your household size https://access.nyc.gov/programs/cooling-assistance-benefit/#determine-your-eligibility,
    — Your primary heating equipment is more than 12 months old
    — Your primary heating equipment or chimney has not been cleaned within the last 12 months
    — You do not have a service contract with your vendor that includes clean and tune services
     
    Apply Online
    Agency: Human Resources Administration (HRA), (718) 557-1399.
    Business Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Call staff during business hours and get assistance in most languages.
     
    Apply in Person
    You can apply in person by going to an HRA Benefits Access Center or a community outreach location near you otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/contacts/default.asp?county=New%20York%20City#result.
     
    For information on how to apply, call 718-557-1399.

     

    Clean and Tune Benefit Resources

    Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Benefits Access Center Locations: www.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/home-energy-assistance-program.page
     
    Tracking Your Application Status: a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra
     
    HEAP Benefits by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OTDA: otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#repair-benefit

     


    Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement (HERR) Benefit

    Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement (HERR) benefits help households cover the cost of repairing or replacing their principal heating equipment.

    To be eligible for the benefit, you must:
    — Own your home, and
    — A partner vendor must document the heating system as: dysfunctional or unsafe, needing repair or replacement.
     
    You must also meet the HEAP regular eligibility requirements. See above for details.
     
    Heating equipment that harms family members can be replaced under specific conditions and with medical documentation. A doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner must explain why the heating system damages the household member.
     
    Apply Over the Phone
    Agency: Human Resources Administration (HRA), (718) 557-1399.
    Business Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Call staff during business hours and get assistance in most languages.
     
    Apply in Person
    You can apply in person by going to an HRA Benefits Access Center or a community outreach location near you otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/contacts/default.asp?county=New%20York%20City#result.
     
    The benefit application form is the same for HEAP regular and is available online at www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/heap_application.pdf. Applicants require an interview that can be completed over the phone or in person. For additional help, please call the Infoline at 718-557-1399.
     
    The Human Resources Administration (HRA) is required to notify applicants of their eligibility decision within 30 business days after receiving the final vendor invoice for payment. If additional paperwork is required, the process may take up to 10 additional business days.

     

    HERR Benefit Resources

    Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Benefits Access Center Locations: www.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/home-energy-assistance-program.page
     
    HEAP Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement Reference Tool:otda.ny.gov/policy/directives/2022/LCM/22-LCM-12-Attachment-1.pdf
     
    HEAP Regular Application Form: www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/energy_assistance/LDSS-3421.pdf.
     
    Documents To Support Qualifying Requirements: www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/energy_assistance.
     
    Tracking of Application Status: a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra
     
    HEAP Benefits by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OTDA: otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/#tune-benefit

     

    For more information, visit access.nyc.gov
     
    Updated on July 9, 2024
     


    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
    718-503-6400
     
    Families with children experiencing homelessness can apply for shelter at the Department of Homeless Services’ Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) center.
     
    Services
    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.
     
    Eligibility
    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.

     
    Updated on December 19, 2020
     


    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.

     
     


     

    AIR-nyc

     
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    AirNYC 
    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 pma@air-nyc.org)
     

    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.

     
     


    Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

     
    pehsu logoRegion 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    866-265-6201

     

    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.
     
    Services

    • 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.
     
    MAKE A REFERRAL

     

    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.
     
    SOLICITAR SERVICIOS

     
     


    Fair Fares NYC

     

    FairFaresNYC is a transportation benefit program that gives a 50% discount on MetroCards to help low-income New York City residents. Residents have to meet the qualifications in order to apply.

     
    Go to any Fair Fares NYC location for assistance with the application process or to get a replacement card if yours is damaged or stolen. Go to nyc.gov/site/fairfares/contact-us to find an office.
     
    Updated on February 27, 2024
     


    Harlem Child Development Center

     
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    (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 different 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.
     
    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.

     
    Updated on May 5, 2022
     


    Sanctuary for Families

     

    LEGAL HELP


    Sanctuary for Families is a community organization available to support and advocate for victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and other types of gender-based violence in New York.
     
    If you need help with housing, counseling, legal assistance, or managing your finances, don’t hesitate to call their helpline at (212) 349 – 6009. The line is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and you can leave a text message at any other time.
     
    For legal help with things like orders of protection, divorce, immigration, child support, child custody, visits, and support payments, connect with an advocate by calling (212) 349-6009, extension 1001, or texting (646) 692-0300.
     
    Visit https://sanctuaryforfamilies.org to learn more about what Sanctuary for Families does for the community.
     
    Updated on May 29, 2024
     


    Mold Busters at NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority)

     
    Mold and Leak Ombudsperson Call Center (OCC)

    718-707-7771
     

    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.

     


     

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

     
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    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 https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/healthy-home.page 

     


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    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: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/window-guards.page

     



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    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.

    Visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/carbon-monoxide.page

     


    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): https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/car-safety.

    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.

     
    Updated on November 5, 2019


    New York State Smoking Quit Line

     
    NYSSQLLogo_BlackNew York State Smoking Quit Line
    Call (866) 697-8487 | Text (716) 309-4688
    Monday-Thursday 9AM – 9PM | Friday-Sunday 9AM-5PM

    Chat
     
    New York State Smoking Quit Line provides free support to individuals who are interested in tobacco cessation.
     
    Eligibility
    New York State residents
     
    How to Apply for Coaching or Nicotine Replacement Therapy
    — Talk to a Quit Coach for help or questions about quitting
    — Connect with a coach by phone (866) 697-8487, text (716) 309-4688 or chat at nysmokefree.com/Home/Contact
    — Or asked to be contacted at nysmokefree.com/Home/Contact
     
    Frequently Asked Questions

     
    Updated on February 16, 2022


    NYC Department of Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention

     
    nychealth_logoNYC Department of Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention
    311
     
     
    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)
     
    MAKE A REFERRAL
     


     

    New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers

     
    nyscehc-logo-removebg-previewNYSCEHC
    212-824-7109
    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.

     
    ESPAÑOL/SPANISH
     
    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.

     
    Updated on November 5, 2019


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

     
    AIRnyc_Profile-removebg-previewAirNYC 
    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
    212-844-2020
     
    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.

     
    Updated on October 26, 2020
     


    The Institute for Family Health (East Harlem)

     

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    www.institute.org
    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.

     
    Updated on December 7, 2020
     


    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
    info@scan-harbor.org

    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”. Visit their site at https://www.scan-harbor.org/

    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.

    Updated November 27, 2023

     


    Association to Benefit Children (ABC)

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    ABC (Association to Benefit Children)
    Administrative office: 419 East 86th Street (between 1st and York Ave.), New York, NY 10028
    ABC Schools’ addresses
    (212) 845-3821
    abc@a-b-c.org

    ABC offers distinctive programs and extensive services that respond to the unique and changing need of a child and family. Their goal is to offer compassionate programs in urgent response to the needs of New York City’s most vulnerable families.

    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 www.a-b-c.org/early-childhood.

    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 free, virtual tutoring program where students are connected one-on-one with a volunteer tutor who can help them achieve their academic goals. Camp Calvin is a 6-week Therapeutic Summer Day Camp. Learn more at www.a-b-c.org/youth-services

    Echo Park Children and Family Center
    1841 Park Avenue (between Park and Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 10035

    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 www.a-b-c.org/family-preservation

    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 www.a-b-c.org/early-childhood.

    -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 visitandowww.a-b-c.org/family-support

    -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 virtual 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 www.a-b-c.org/family-preservation

    Updated on November 20, 2023


    Public Charge

     

    USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) issued a public charge final rule on September 9, 2022, effective December 23, 2022. Under current and new policies, immigrants and their families can safely access health care, nutrition benefits, and housing assistance.
    Only individuals anticipated to predominantly depend on financial aid for income maintenance or government-funded long-term care could be denied a public charge.

     
    Know that the public charge test only applies to certain programs and immigrants.
     

    • It never applies to American citizens.
    • It also does not apply to most green card holders, asylees, refugees, persons on U visas, T visas, VAWA, etc.
    • The new rule provides a handy list of noncitizens exempt from public charge determinations, such as those requesting asylum, refugee status, or TPS, special immigrant juveniles, and Afghan or Iraqi special immigrant visa holders.
    • VAWA self-petitioners and survivors who have sought or been given T or U status are normally excluded from a public charge assessment, regardless of whether they eventually obtain a green card.
    • A family member’s use of public programs will not impact your future immigration applications.
    • COVID-19 testing, treatment, and prevention services, including immunizations, are not provided at public expense.
    • Pandemic relief payments (stimulus checks) are also not included in the public charge.
    • The public charge test does not examine the utilization of health, nutrition, or housing programs.

    This information is an excerpt from and available at www.ilrc.org/latest-on-public-charge. Please find more details and resources at www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/public-charge/public-charge-resource.
     
    Updated on May 21, 2024


    Programs and Schools by Borough

     
    kisspng-higher-education-jenzabar-university-continuing-ed-chin-training-institutions-5ad919db093701.1040108515241773710378Learn about classes on basic literacy and numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), high school diploma equivalency, enrichment and college, and career readiness from low cost to no cost in all of the 5 boroughs.
     
    Adult Education handout.
    Spanish Adult Education handout.
     

    Encuentra una lista de clases disponibles acerca de lectura básica en inglés, matemáticas, clases de inglés, equivalencia de diploma de secundaria, enriquecimiento educativo, y preparación para la universidad en los 5 condados aquí.

     


    Unemployment Insurance

     

    Unemployment insurance (UI) gives temporary income to workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, such as being laid off instead of being fired for bad behavior, or having quit on their own for reasons that were not the employer’s fault.

     

    • To apply for UI, create a NY.GOV account at labor.ny.gov/signin and hit the button “Create an NY.GOV account.” If you already have an account, do not create a new one.
    • Get ready your social security number, ID (Driver’s License or Motor Vehicle ID number, Alien Registration Card Number), phone number, address, bank account number or routing number.
    • Collect the names, addresses, phone numbers of all employers for the last 18 months and wage details.
    • Submit the required information and documentation on the Department of Labor website.
    • Once a claim is filed, it takes three to six weeks to receive your first payment.

     
    You are eligible to earn weekly UI payments for up to 26 weeks per year. People who work part-time may be able to get assistance.
     
    For questions about eligibility and the application process, please visit dol.ny.gov/unemployment-insurance-top-frequently-asked-questions or call the Department of Labor at 888-209-8124, Monday-Friday 8 AM-6 PM.
     
    Learn more at dol.ny.gov/unemployment/file-your-first-claim-benefits.
     
    Updated on February 26, 2024.
     


    Grandparent Raising Grandchildren – Grandparent Resource Center

     
    NYC_Department_of_Aging-removebg-previewThe Grandparent Resource Center at the NYC Department of Aging provides information and help to people who are raising grandchildren and other young family members.
     
    Their services include workshops on legal issues, benefits and entitlements, nutrition, budgeting, and other topics.
     
    Call 311 for more information.
     

    El Centro de Recursos para Abuelos del Departamento de Envejecimiento de la ciudad de Nueva York provee asistencia e información para las personas que cuidan de sus nietos u otros miembros familiares. Sus servicios incluyen talleres, beneficios y prestaciones, nutrición, elaboración de presupuesto, y otros temas. Llama al 311 para más información.

     
     


    NY Common Pantry (Manhattan and Bronx)

     

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

     
    Coronavirus measures at NYCP
     

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

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

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

     
     
    Updated on May 5, 2022


                                                                                             

    Patient Advocate Foundation

     
    patient-advocate-foundation-logoPatient Advocate Foundation
    (800) 532-5274

     
    Offers assistance to patients with specific issues with health insurance, employer and/or creditors, job loss due to illness. Professional case managers and attorneys can advocate for patients. Sponsors the Copay Relief Program. Call (800) 532-5274 Monday–Thursday 8:30am-5pm and Friday 8:30am-4pm. By email contact them at help@patientadvocate.org

     
    Explore their resources which will walk you through the world of health insurance as a patient.
     



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