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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
✓ You participate in one of the following Federal Assistance Programs
– Medicaid
– Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
– Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
– Veterans Pension or Survivors Benefit
– Free or Reduced Lunch Program
– Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
Tribal Assistance Programs
If you live on qualifying Tribal lands, you are eligible for the ACP if your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if you (or someone in your household) participate in:
✓ Any of the federal assistance programs listed above
✓ Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
✓ Head Start(only households meeting the income qualifying standard)
✓ Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
✓ Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
If You Already Receive a Lifeline Benefit
Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers.
✓ If you currently receive a Lifeline benefit, you do not have to apply again for the ACP:
1. Talk to your Lifeline provider about the services they may have available as part of the ACP, including options to apply the discounts to your existing Lifeline service, or
2. Contact another internet company participating in the ACP to apply the benefit to a separate internet service.
How to Apply
– Visit
– Login or create a new account to complete the ACP application
– Print an application in English or Spanish/Español (also available in 9 other languages)
– Include a Household Worksheet (English) (Spanish) with your application
– Send both documents, along with copies of your proof documentation to
ACP Support Center
PO Box 9100
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18773
Signing up with a Provider
✓ Once your application is approved, you can choose a company that offers ACP discounts and sign up for service.
✓ Talk to a participating company to learn more about what services they have available for ACP recipients and find out how to sign up.
For more information call (833)-511-0311 or visit
Updated on July 13th, 2023

Mount Sinai Computer Science Program


The Ma’ayan Laboratory’s Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science is a research intensive ten-week training program for undergraduate and master’s students interested in participating in cutting edge research projects aimed at solving data-intensive biomedical problems. Summer fellows training in the Ma’ayan Laboratory conduct faculty-mentored independent research projects in the following areas: data harmonization, machine learning, cloud computing and dynamic data visualization.
– U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
– Undergraduate or master’s student in good academic standing
– Available to work full-time (40 hours per week) on their research project in the Ma’ayan Laboratory and take part in all program activities (e.g., weekly meetings, enrichment lectures, and the project presentation session).
Program Description and Benefits
– Direct research experience with projects aimed at solving data-intensive biomedical problems.
– Summer fellows training in the Ma’ayan Laboratory will earn a $8,000 salary for the ten-week training period. The salary is subject to all federal, state, and local taxes.
– Interaction with computational experts in the Center and members of the Ma’ayan Laboratory through weekly meetings, enrichment lectures, and a project presentation session.
– Program runs from June 5 – August 11, 2023.
How to Apply
– Application Deadline: February 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
– Submit an online application form.
– E-mail your resume and an unofficial copy of your school transcripts in PDF format to Sherry Jenkins, Program Co-Director at
– Please have your recommender email a letter of recommendation on your behalf directly to Sherry Jenkins, Program Co-Director at
– Members of all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
For more information visit
Updated on January 24, 2023

Soccer at South Bronx United
820 River Avenue, Suite 2-3, Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 404-9281 |

South Bronx United (SBU) is a non-profit organization that offers soccer training to help children build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, and beyond. The soccer programs at SBU differ depending on the child’s level of experience. However, the Recreational Soccer Programs are accessible to both girls and boys regardless of level.
– Must be an NYC resident.
– Programming available for children (boys and girls) ages 4-15.
– No proof of immigration status is required.
– A variety of programming is available for children ages 2-19. Visit for more information.
– Recreational Soccer
– Indoor Soccer Sessions
– Indoor Training Clinics
– SBU Pre-Academy
– Global Youth League
– SBU Academy
– College Success
– Summer Soccer Camps
– SBU Community Schools
Activities & Dates
– Sessions and games happen on Saturdays at Macombs Dam Park, Mullaly Park, or Patterson Park.
– Summer Soccer Camp (ages 5-11) will be held July 5 – Aug 11 at Macombs Dam Park.
– Weekly after-school sessions are also offered.
How to apply
– Call (718) 404-9281 or send an email to for information about specific programs.
– Register in your desired program at
– Prices for enrollment range from $55 to $75 depending on the program. The costs to participate in the following season vary, although they are still affordable.
– The enrollment fee covers a jersey and socks. Children are welcome to play with regular sneakers if they do not own cleats.
– In cases of financial hardship, families can submit financial assistance for a partial or complete waiver. If the family gets SNAP and lives in public housing apartments, it may qualify for the waiver.
For more information about times, divisions, and locations visit
Updated on April 19, 2023

LiveOn NY – Benefits Outreach
212-398-5045 |
Screening Form

The LiveOn NY Benefits & Entitlement Program conducts targeted outreach, eligibility screening and application assistance with benefits and entitlements for New York City residents in the highest need.
Services with assistance in submitting a SNAP application are available to all families in NYC. Support is provided regardless of the family living or not with a senior (60+).
– Assist with screening for eligibility for SNAP
– Help completing application and submitting an application to the Human Resources Administration (HRA)
– Follow-up throughout the process
– Troubleshooting and advocating on your behalf
– Assistance with recertification and reporting any changes
– For case specific questions, a referral will be made to the HRA info-line: 718-557-1399
How to Apply
– Dial (212) 398-5045 and connect with a “benefits specialist”
– If an agent is not available, leave a message with your phone number and name
– Receive a phone call back in less than 20 minutes
More Info
LiveOn NY also provides services in applying for other benefits like:
– SCRIE/DRIE (rent-freeze program)
– HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)
– Medicaid
– Medicare Savings Program (pays for Medicare Part B Premium)
– Low Income Subsidy (LIS)
– EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program)
– SCHE/DHE & Veteran’s Homeowners’ Exemptions
Call (212) 398-6565 for assistance.
Updated on October 7, 2022.

Health Bucks
Text “SOGOOD” to 877-877 to locate farmers markets

Health Bucks are $2 coupons sponsored by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and they are redeemable at all NYC farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables. Families with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits get extra money. That means that for every time you spend $2 of your SNAP benefits, you will get a $2 coupons.
Where to Get Them
– Non-profit organizations in NYC or hospitals (e.g. Pediatrics Associates at the Mount Sinai Hospital)
– If your organization would like to purchase Health Bucks coupons, email for more information.
Where to Use Them
Redeem Health Bucks at participating Farmers Markets. Find the nearest one by texting “SOGOOD” to 877877 or visit
Updated August 8, 2022

Free or Affordable English Classes

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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 to find the program that best fits you!
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 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:
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.
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
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
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 Adults with financial needs can qualify for financial aid. For financual aid assistance, contact James Ruffin at (646) 524-5563, ext. 2 or at


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: or call 718-960-8807.
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.
Provides high-quality education in a friendly and supportive environment at an affordable price. For promotional online tuition prices, contact For more program information for the Bronx location, follow this link.

Phone: 718-552-1140. Offers FREE ESL and High School Equivalent (HSE) Classes. Register here or call for more info at 718-552-1140.

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 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





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 para encontrar el programa que mejor se adapte a usted!
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 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:
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.
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
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
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 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


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: o llame al 718-960-8807.
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.
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 Para obtener más información sobre el programa, siga este enlace.

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.

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 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

Updated on July 15, 2022

Free Outdoor Pools

New York City residents.
Outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Visit to find pools in your borough.
More information
Learn what to bring and not to bring by visiting
Updated on June 28, 2022

Recreation Centers
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.
— 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
How to Apply
— Complete a Recreation Center Membership Registration Form at 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
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 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
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
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–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
Updated on May 26, 2022

Baby Formula Shortage – Resources
To find baby formula, the U.S. Department of Human Health & Services recommends reaching to the following resources:
Manufacturer Hotlines
Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: Visit and reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video call, who can help you identify a similar formula that may be more readily available
Abbott’s Consumer Hotline: call 1-800-986-8540
Abbott’s urgent product request line: ask your OBGYN or your infant’s pediatrician to submit an urgent product request by downloading and completing the form at
Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)
Community Resources
Feeding America: Call 718-991-4300 to ask whether they have infant formula and other supplies in stock.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA): certain HMBANA-accredited milk banks are distributing donated breast milk to mothers in need; please note that some may require a prescription from a medical professional. Find an HMBANA-accredited milk bank exit disclaimer icon.
WIC-Eligible Families
Contact your local WIC office to identify or obtain additional sources of infant formula nearby. Find WIC approved vendors at
Updated on May 17, 2022

Tech Scholars by New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

Tech Scholar engage girls in coding through passion projects in humanities. The program creates digital media projects that aim to have social impact.
Activities and Dates
— Open to high school girls in NYC, grades 9–12
— Tech Scholars Programs are offered on a pay-what-you-want basis
— This program will take place in person
How to Apply
— The application deadline is May 1 or when the program reaches 75 applicants
— Application form is available at
— Interested students should apply early! Interviews will take place between May 2 and May 20. Final selections will be made by May 23
More Information
Learn more visiting
Updated on April 28, 2022

Tech Kids Unlimited
370 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Tandon School of Engineering, 3rd Fl

Tech Kids Unlimited is on a mission to empower neurodiverse students’ lives through computer science and technology skills. A NYC-based not-for-profit educational organization, TKU inspires digital natives with disabilities to create, develop, and share the tools of technology in a supportive individualized environment.
Neurodiverse students 7-21 years old
How to Apply
— Schedule and details coming soon!
— Sign up for the mailing list on
Activities and Dates
— Technology, computer science, games
— In-person Summer workshops will take place in July 11 – August 12
More Information
Updated on April 19, 2022

Brooklyn Robot Foundry
(347) 762-6840

Brooklyn Robot Foundry offers STEAM classes for children, and sometimes adults, all over the country from its base in Brooklyn, NY. The goal of the Robot Foundry is to share the fun of STEAM learning with children everywhere and inspire them to continue a life full of exploration, problem-solving, and imagination.
Children 2-13 years old
Activities and Dates
— Creative and educational classes, parties, camps and field trips
— Families can choose to register for a variety of programs online or in-person, ranging in commitment from a single class to an entire semester
— June – September 2022. Monday – Friday from 9a – 3pm, with optional extended-day until 5:30pm
— Pricing around $625 + $75 materials fee per week*. Extended Day Add-on (3-5:30p) $25/day. *4-day weeks: $500 program fee + $60 materials
How to Apply
Visit for more information on the different summer programs or call (347) 762-6840.
More information
Visit or call (347) 762-6840
Updated on April 19, 2022

Summer Rising
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Summer Rising is a free, safe, and fun academic and enrichment program for NYC students currently in grades K-8. It is run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations in every neighborhood. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served to each student.
— Any student who lives in NYC and is currently in grades K-8 is eligible to apply for Summer Rising 2023.
— If a student is a New York City resident but does not attend a Department of Education (DOE) public school, they should apply to a program that is in their neighborhood.
— If your child attends a public school in NYC, you can enroll him/her at any location across the city.
Activities and Dates
— Academic support, field trips, arts activities, and outdoor recreation.
— Program duration is for six weeks from 8am – 6pm.
July 5-August 18 for K-5, and July 5-August 11 for grades 6-8.
How to Apply
— The Summer Rising Enrollment Portal will provide one centralized place for families to enroll in a program.
— Families will enroll in a single program (they cannot submit multiple applications) and will be able to confirm their spot immediately upon completing the enrollment process.
— Registration opens on April 17th, 2023 and ends on May 1st, 2023.
More Information
— After you complete your child’s enrollment, the DYCD CBO paired with your child’s Summer Rising program will be reaching out to support you in completing and collecting a short follow-up form.
— Visit for more information.
Updated on April 19, 2023

STEM Matters NYC

New York City public school K-12 students are invited to apply to STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs offered during the summer.
— Children enrolled in a public school in NYC
— Ages 5 – 18 years old
Activities and Dates
— STEM Matters NYC offers a variety of programs during spring break and the summer for students in grades K-12 including one-week camps and multi-week high school internships and courses
— If you are interested in animal science or aerospace, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, and so much more, come discover, investigate, design, and create with STEM Matters NYC!
— Programs run in all five boroughs, during various weeks throughout the summer between July 10 and August 18, 2023 from 9:00am-3:00pm
How to Apply
— Visit to submit your application. Deadline is April 26, 2023
— Applicants entering Kindergarten through grade 9 are selected to participate via lottery
— High school program applications are reviewed by an application committee and also require a teacher reference form. If selected, students must attend all days of the program
More information
Sign up for emails at or send an email to
Updated on April 17, 2023

YMCA Camps
The YMCA offers day camps in all five boroughs in which children will have a fun, enriching, and high-quality summer camp experience.
— Child should live in NYC.
— Ages 4-12.
Activities & Dates
— Games, reading, book development, poetry writing, science experiments, puzzles, craft art, and music/shows performances.
— July 3 – August 25.
— Rates depend on camp. To know more visit
How to apply
— Visit to find a YMCA location near you and register online.
— Check out all the fun options offered in your borough and apply to the one you like.
— For financial assistance visit
More information
— Early bird deadline is April 29th.
— Financial assistance is available.
— Frequent Asked Questions
Updated on April 19, 2023

Camp Mosholu
3450 Dekalb Ave, Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 882-4000 |

Mosholu Day Camp has affordable quality camping to children ages 5-16. Located by Lake Cohasset at Harriman State Park, they offer children a place to develop, experience, and enjoy nature, while taking part in unforgettable summer activities like swimming, boating, sports, music, and arts.
— Children ages 5-16
— Find summer camp programs by age at
Activities & Dates
— Instructional swim, boating, fishing, art, drama, dance, music, basketball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, engineering, science, hiking, and so much more!
— June 26 – August 17
— Rates at
How to Apply
— Visit
— Create an account
— Make a $500 deposit
More information
Frequent Asked Questions
Updated on April 19, 2023

Hunger Free America |
English (646) 355-1475 | Spanish (347) 599-1510
Mandarin/Cantonese (646) 935-3513 | Russian (332) 600-5425

938 Sheridan Ave Bronx, NY 10451 (open to the public again)
Hunger Free America (HFA) NYC helps connect people directly with resources to solve food insecurity, while also advocating for policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger.
Low-income New Yorkers.
HFA NYC assist low-income families in obtaining aid from public assistance programs like SNAP and WIC and connect families nationwide with private food resources. Programs are:
Benefit Access: Helps provide NYC residents with access to SNAP and WIC benefits
NYC Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance: The guide contains comprehensive information about where to go in your neighborhood for food help.
Food Action Board Program: They work with community members to develop their leadership, advocacy, and community organizing skills.
COVID-19 Outreach: HFA conducts outreach to deliver information regarding vital food resources and the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure the health and safety of the NYC community.
How to apply
— To schedule an appointment with a Benefit Access team member, call 646-355-1475 to set up a free, confidential consultation.
— In this consultation, the agent will go over income eligibility requirements for SNAP and WIC, check to see if you qualify, and help gather the proper forms and information for the application.
— If a Benefit Access Specialist does not pick up, leave a message with your name, number, and the reason for your call.
Visit the Hunger Free America NYC location in-person at 938 Sheridan Ave Bronx, NY 10451.
More information
To find free food resources near you, call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY (866-348-6479) or visit their online database for food pantries and soup kitchens near you. To download their neighborhood guide for food and assistance free of charge, visit this link.
Updated on May 5, 2022

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. They also assist with information about ACS vouchers. Find a childcare center near your home on the DCCNYC database.
Parents with children 0-5 years of age residing in New York City
Education about:
— What to Look for in a Child Care Program / Provider
— Cost of child care
— Nursery school
— Child care search
— Child care in the summer
— Special needs
How to Apply
Phone: Call 212-206-7818.
Online: make a request at
— A member of their team will assist you in finding childcare options in NYC.
For more information go to
Updated on March 4, 2022

Summer Youth Employment Program
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.
Participants can earn money based on their attendance and participation. SYEP lasts six weeks from July to August. All applications to internships programs opened March 1st, 2022 and the deadline is May 6, 2022. Click on for the application page.
SYEP Younger Youth (14-15 years old): Activities will take place for 12.5 hours a week for six weeks in July and August and participants will receive up to a $700 stipend based on their attendance and participation.
SYEP Older Youth (16-21 years old): Youth will earn the New York State minimum wage of $15.00 an hour and may work up to 25 hours per week for six weeks in July and August.
— Young people 14-21 can explore various career paths through various paid-summer jobs throughout NYC.
— Must reside within the five boroughs of New York City.
— Be legally allowed to work in the United States.
How to Apply
To apply to the program you can do one of the following:
— Visit the website and follow the links to fill out the application online or download a paper copy. Application deadline is May 6, 2022
— Paper applications can also be obtained from one of the community based organizations or providers operating the program. A complete list of authorized SYEP providers can be found on Application deadline is May 6, 2022
— Youth can be selected to the program via two options, through a lottery or direct recruitment by an SYEP provider to specialized programming.
— If selected by the lottery you will be contacted via the email address and/or phone number.
— Participants are paid weekly with a debit card or with Direct Deposit to a bank account of their choice.
Find more information at
El Programa de Empleo Juvenil de Verano (SYEP) es el programa de empleo juvenil más grande del país, que conecta a los jóvenes de NYC entre las edades de 16 y 21 años con oportunidades de exploración de carreras y experiencia laboral remunerada cada verano.
Los participantes pueden ganar un estipendio de hasta $700 semanal que se pagará semanalmente según la asistencia y participación de los jóvenes. Las actividades de SYEP son de 12,5 horas a la semana durante seis semanas, desde julio a agosto. Las solicitudes se abrieron el 1 de marzo de 2022 y la fecha límite es el 22 de abril de 2022. Haz clic en para acceder a la página de la solicitud.
— Jóvenes de 16 a 21 años pueden explorar varias carreras a través de varios trabajos de verano pagados en toda la ciudad de Nueva York.
— Debe residir dentro de los cinco distritos de la ciudad de Nueva York.
— Estar legalmente autorizado para trabajar en los Estados Unidos.
Cómo Aplicar
Presenta una solicitud. Para presentar una solicitud al programa, puede realizar una de las siguientes acciones:
— Visita el sitio web y sigue los enlaces para completar la solicitud en línea o descargar una copia impresa.
— Las solicitudes en papel también se pueden obtener en organizaciones comunitarias o proveedores del programa. Encuentra una lista completa de proveedores de SYEP autorizados en
Encuentrea más información en
Updated on March 3, 2022

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

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

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.
— 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
— 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 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
— 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:
To find more information about request of transportation with the Medical Answering Services (MAS) visit
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.
— 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
— 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 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
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:
Para obtener más información sobre la solicitud de transporte con Medical Answering Services (MAS), visite
Updated on January 12, 2022

NYC Housing Search Tool
(704) 334-8722 (search list is powered by
Español (877) 428-8844
Find affordable and accessible homes and apartments across New York State.
Low income New Yorkers.
How to Apply
To find available developments for rent, visit and enter your desired city or ZIP code of residence. In the application process, credit score may be requested.

Childcare Funding (Voucher for Subsidized Childcare)

Child Care Vouchers
311 | Family Welcome Centers |

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. Funding for vouchers is extremely limited, and the wait for a voucher can be very long.

  • Your voucher will cover all of the costs if you are a family on cash assistance, a family experiencing homelessness, or a foster care parent.
  • You can use a voucher to pay for child care from licensed/regulated providers and approved informal providers like relatives, neighbors, or friends.
  • You child can enter a child care program any time during the year.
  • 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 Voucher eligibility is also based on:
Family Size Income
2 < $59,160
3 < $74,580
4 < $90,000
5 < $105,420
6 < $120,840

How to Apply
Apply online:

Apply by mail: link to printable form
– Completed applications and required documentation must be mailed to: NYC Children – EDU, PO Box 40, Maplewood, NJ 07040

To determine if you may be eligible for early care and education services go to

Take this survey to see if you are eligible for this or 30 other programs.

Special Childcare Funding (SCCF)
Children currently on the Voucher Waitlist may be eligible for Special Childcare Funding (SCCF).

The Voucher Waitlist eligibility is based on:
Family Size Income
2 < $40,068
3 < $46, 692
4 < $49,032
5 < $58,032
6 < $66,444
Social Guidelines/Other Needs

  • You are enrolled in an approved training or educational program, or looking for work. If two parents, same criteria applies for both
  • You are ill or incapacitated
  • Your child or family is receiving services from either ACS or Human Resources Administration (HRA)
  • You must be absent from your home, leaving your child(ren) without supervision

How to Apply

  • ACS invites families with children on the Voucher Waitlist to apply for SCCF based on available funding and length of time a child has been on the waitlist. Once a parent receives the SCCF-1 letter and the accompanying SCCF application, s/he must complete and submit both parts of the application with the required documentation.
  • Parents must mail all documents along with the application to: NYC ACS, ATTN: SCCF Unit, 66 John Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Parents may also scan and email applications to

Assistance with Payment with Special Needs Care
Use this form if you are a Parent or Guardian who currently receives an ACS voucher and you are interested in requesting a Special Needs payment rate.

Find more information at

All families, including families that may need child care assistance eligibility, can contact a Family Welcome Center by email at or call 311 to get help with finding a program. For FAQs about special childcare funding go to

Updated on July 13th, 2023

Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI)
For not urgent situations contact (212) 423-2140
For urgent situations call 800-621-HOPE (4673)
SAVI is a Mount Sinai program that is available for people experiencing IPV.
► Short-term counseling for survivors of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence and support services for friends and families of survivors
► Advocacy
► Referral for psychotherapy
► Education
If you are a victim of a crime within New York State, you may be eligible to receive benefits like financial assistance to pay for medical bills, counseling expenses, burial and funeral costs, and lost wages. Visit the Office of Victim Services at to learn more.
Updated on October 22, 2021

Students in Temporary Housing

Public school students affected by homelessness (living in a shelter, or doubled up or in some other temporary housing situation due to economic hardship), can receive support and resources with the DOE.
— Homelessness
— Enrollment in a public school
Every school district has a dedicated Students in Temporary Housing (STH) Regional Manager who can respond to questions and concerns, and connect you to DOE and other city agency resources designed to provide no-cost benefits (including transportation to and from school, help with enrollment and school moves, even access to programs and special opportunities)
How to Apply
To get help at school, please reach out to your school’s guidance counselor, social worker, or principal for assistance.
Updated on September 23, 2021

NYC Kids Rise (College Saving Program)
28-07 Jackson Avenue, 5th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101
833-543-7473 |

It’s a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible and achievable for all NYC public school students, starting in kindergarten—regardless of their family’s income or immigration status.
All families with kindergarten students enrolled in a NYC public school (including participating charter schools) are eligible to participate, no matter their income or immigration status.
How to Apply
You do not have to do anything to enroll and receive a free NYC Scholarship Account. If you do not wish to participate please visit the NYC Department of Education website for more instructions.
Activate online to view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account at
For more information go to
Updated on September 23, 2021

Affordable Dental Care Clinics

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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.
— 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.
— Low income
— Have Medicaid
— Uninsured
How to Schedule an Appointment
— Access the file at
— Choose a dental clinic
— Call the clinic and have your Medicaid card ready if you have any.
Updated on September 7, 2021

244 Fifth Ave, Suite 2164, New York, NY 10001
Contact Form

Culikid hosts inclusive monthly cooking classes for children of all abilities. Culikid’s classes emphasize healthy eating, trying new foods, building social skills, and practicing fine motor skills.
All ages can take virtual cookery classes. Chef instructors lead classes that focus trying new dishes, improving motor skills, and developing culinary independence. Classes are paced to accommodate all ages, skill levels, and abilities. Welcome aspiring, novice, and advanced chefs!
For kids 4-13, popup culinary sessions are in-person. They happen in Culikid’s partner venues across NYC. Devoted volunteers provide one-on-one help during class, giving each kid the appropriate combination of independence and support. Volunteers also help classmates connect. In-person classes establish relationships and practice social skills in addition to virtual classes.
To learn more about in-person Culikid’s programs, visit
Updated on September 15, 2023

Birth Certificates

125 Worth Street, Room 144, New York, NY 10013
*Due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the office location is closed until further notice*
The NYC Health Department has birth records for anyone born in the city.
If you are the parent of a newborn the Health Department will mail a birth certificate about a month after the child’s birth at no charge. Call 311 if you haven’t received the certificate within four weeks.
If the hospital where your child was born made a mistake on the birth certificate, you must submit your application and the newborn certificate you received to the hospital if the child is less than 1 year of age. Call the hospital’s birth registrar for more information.
Online: Request a copy by going online to VitalCheck, the authorized third-party vendor by the Department of Health. The processing time is 10 to 15 business days. Check the status of your order at
By mail: Complete, sign and notarize the following document: Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Mail your application package to the address on the top, left-hand side of the application. The processing time is four to six weeks.
Follow the guide on this link
You can also call 311.
If you have questions about 1) birth certificates for newborns, 2) correcting or amending a birth or certificate, or 3) status of an order, call 311 if within NYC. Dial 212-639-9675 if you are calling from outside NYC. You can also learn more by visiting
* Debido al brote de la enfermedad por coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), la oficina para solicitar partidas de nacimiento en persona está cerrada hasta nuevo aviso*
El Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Nueva York tiene los registros de nacimiento de cualquier persona que haya nacido en la ciudad.
Si es padre de un recién nacido, el Departamento de Salud le enviará un certificado de nacimiento sin cargo por correo aproximadamente un mes después del nacimiento del niño. Llame al 311 si no ha recibido el certificado en cuatro semanas.
Si el hospital donde nació su hijo cometió un error en el certificado de nacimiento, debe enviar su solicitud y el certificado de recién nacido que recibió al hospital, si el niño tiene menos de 1 año de edad. Llame al registro de nacimientos del hospital para obtener más información.
En línea: Solicite una copia en línea a VitalCheck, el proveedor externo autorizado por el Departamento de Salud. El tiempo de procesamiento es de 10 a 15 días hábiles. Verifique el estado de su pedido visitando
Por correo: Complete, firme y certifique ante notario el siguiente documento: Incluya un sobre con su dirección y sello postal/estampilla. Envíe su paquete de solicitud a la dirección que se encuentra en la parte superior izquierda del documento de solicitud. El tiempo de procesamiento es de cuatro a seis semanas.
Siga la guía en este enlace
También puede llamar al 311.
Si tiene preguntas sobre 1) actas de nacimiento de recién nacidos, 2) corregir o enmendar un nacimiento o acta, o 3) el estado de una orden, llame al 311 si se encuentra dentro de la ciudad de Nueva York. Marque al 212-639-9675 si se encuentra afuera de la ciudad. Para aprender mas, visite
Updated on August 18, 2021

Reporting a Crime
Local Precinct Locator:
NYC victim hotline number:
866-689-4357 | Available 7 days a week for 24 hours a day (10-15 min wait).
Depending on the type of crime you want to report you could 1) file it online or 2) visit your local precinct. See instructions below.
Reporting Crimes Online (DO NOT know who committed the crime)
Types of crimes that can be reported online
— Lost property -property which cannot be located; does not include property that you think was taken from your possession. Example: forgetting a package on the subway
— Petit larceny -property that was taken without permission valued at $1000 or less. Does not include property that was forcibly taken from you. Example: Bike being stolen in front of a store
— Criminal mischief- intentional damage to property by a person Example: Intentionally breaking a car window
— Graffiti- intentionally drawing, scratching, or etching on property. Example: spray painting a store front. If reporting graffiti, upload a picture of graffiti
Requirements to report a crime via this website
— Must be a resident of one of the 5 boroughs of NY
— Have a valid email address
— Be 18 years of age
— You are the property owner or parent/guardian/employer or property owner
— You DO NOT know who committed the crime
— The crime was not captured on video
— Item being stolen ARE NOT a cell phone or license plate
Steps to File a Report Online
— Make an NYPD Online account and then submit report
— Receive an email receipt that the crime was reported
— Report will be reviewed by NYPD
— Report number (complaint number) will be emailed to you in approximately 5 business days
— A member of the NYPD will contact you if further information is needed.
Visiting Your Local Precinct
— If you have a crime that IS NOT one that can be reported online, you must report it to your local precinct. To find your closest precinct, visit
— If you are unsure whether you are a victim of a crime or want to learn more ways you can receive help, visit: or call the NYC Crime Victim hotline at: 866-689-4357.
— If a victim of domestic violence or trauma, the NYC Victim Hotline can provide free short-term counseling.
— If in need of an order of protection for an inter-partner relationship (i.e. family, spouse, children), they can assist in getting that order from family court. If not an inter-partner situation, the order of protection would be issued from criminal court.
— The NYC Victim Hotline can also connect callers to free legal services for domestic violence victims, whether it be for divorce, support groups, or any other of their concerns.
Family Justice Centers
Safe Horizon Counseling Center
Find more information visiting
Updated on July 28, 2021

YAI: Seeing Beyond Disability
220 East 42nd St, 8th Floor, New York , NY 10017
(212) 273-6100

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.
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
Updated on July 18, 2021

Extreme Kids & Crew
185 Van Dyke Street, Suite 205, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 410-6050 |

Extreme Kids & Crew Summer camp is a free arts and play program for children with IEPs. Activities are built on a foundation of creative expression, imaginative play, and social emotional learning (SEL). Participants will make friends, build confidence in their abilities, and have fun.
Children with IEPs ages 7 to 12
Field Trips, Arts and Crafts, and so much more!
How to apply
The application is still not open for summer 2022, but fill out this interest form to be notified when the application opens!
Updated on April 19, 2022

Nursing by LSA Family Health Service

333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5200 |

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.
– 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
– 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

K-5 Enrichment by LSA Family Health Service
333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5200 |

This program strives to improve reading and math skills for children in grades K-5. Through this program, 96% of children in the after-school program improved their reading by at least one level and all children in the summer program improved their reading by at least one level!
Programs offered
~ For children
– Homework help
– After-school tutoring
– Summer enrichment and arts program
~ For parents
– Mental health counselling
– Financial literacy workshops
– Support groups
– Educational advocacy
– Referrals as needed
– Parental involvement with updates on student learning
– Help complete their taxes if they are earning $54,000 or less yearly virtually
– Connect immigrant New Yorkers with free and confidential immigration legal consultations in all five boroughs
– Free emergency goods to people in urgent need in area codes 10029 and 10035
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.
333 East 115th Street, Nueva York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5200 |
Este programa inspira a niños a mejorar sus habilidades de lectura y matemáticas con metas de aprendizaje socioemocional y la participación de los padres integrada en todo el programa.
~ Para Niños
– Ayuda con la tarea – Tutoría después de la escuela.
– Programa de artes y enriquecimiento en el verano.
~ Para Padres
– Consejería de salud mental.
– Talleres de educación financiera.
– Grupos de apoyo.
– Defensa educativa.
– Referencias según sea necesario.
– Participación de los padres con actualizaciones sobre el aprendizaje de los estudiantes.
– Ayudar a completar sus impuestos si ganan $54,000 o menos al año virtualmente en
– Conectar a los inmigrantes neoyorquinos con consultas legales de inmigración gratuitas y confidenciales en los cinco condados
– Artículos de emergencia gratuitos para personas con necesidades urgentes en los códigos de área 10029 y 10035.
Cómo Presentar una Solicitud
– Para registrarse para la inscripción, complete este formulario en línea o siéntase libre de contactar a un defensor en (646) 672-5200 durante el horario comercial (de lunes a viernes, de 9 a. m. a 5 p. m.).
– Puede encontrar más información en
Updated on September 29, 2022

Parenting and Child Development Program by LSA Family Health Service
333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5200 |

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.
– 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)

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
– 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:
If NAMI is a good fit for you and your family, ask your healthcare provider about a referral using their online form at:
Updated on June 18, 2021

The Parent Support Network
(203) 724-9070
The Parent Support Network is a parent-driven program that provides support to caregivers concerned about their child’s mental health. Parents share their thoughts, coping strategies, advice, and recommendations to provide comfort to fellow caregivers going through similar situations.
The Parent Network is a branching program of the Youth Mental Health Project available across the country.
For involvement in the program, parent’s children (ages 1-25) are not required to have a formal diagnosis . All sessions are free and held online. With a variety of mental health topics to cover, you’re bound to find the best fit for you at Just pick a date, register online and participate!
Updated on June 18, 2021

Donate NYC
DonateNYC is an essential part of NYC’s zero waste initiative, helping New Yorkers reach the goal of sending zero waste to landfills. DonateNYC offers organizations the opportunity to accept donations such as shelving, cabinets, bookcases, desks and more.
As a user, you can locate partner organizations that pick up donated goods and make them available for the public at Give+Find for Residents
Updated on June 17th, 2021.

Cafe Habana
(212) 625-2001 ext. 2
Cafe Habana, a landmark diner in NYC hosts the “The Kid’s corner”, a free weekend program.
Children meet on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm to participate in creative workshops and crafts that teach environmentalism, wellness and community.
Cafe Habana also offers an Annual Back to School Bash with distribution of free school supplies. This year, the Bash is scheduled for Monday, September 3rd 2021.
Learn more at
Updated on June 17th, 2021

EPA: Pesticides | Contact Information
Learn about pesticides, ingredients, how you can protect your children’s health and the environment, and more. Visit for information.
Updated on June 9, 2021

NYC Parks: Free and Low-Cost 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, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location on the right side of the nycparks website.
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 and register as needed for a summer of fun!
Updated on June 8, 2021

Working NYC
WorkingNYC is New York City’s front door to programs that help you prepare for and find a job. Through this easy-to-use tool, you can find the services that are right for you, figure out if you’re eligible, and learn about the next steps.
All New Yorkers (young adults and up)
Find: Help finding a job, Training for a new job, Internships and short-term work, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Improving English skills, Adult reading, writing, and math, and Job Recruiters.
How to Apply
To select your programs of interest, go to the top right section of the page
Updated on June 2, 2021

The Essential Plan
1-855-355-5777 or TTY: 1-800-662-1220 (assistance is available in your language by phone and in-person)
Find an in-person enrolled here
The Essential Plan is a health plan for New Yorkers with no premium for those who qualify. It covers all of the essential health benefits covered under the Qualified Health Plans offered on the Marketplace
Adults may be eligible if they: are U.S. citizens or meet immigration status requirements, an adult who is 19 – 64 years of age, New York resident, and meet income eligibility criteria as shown below.

Household size

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— Free preventive care
— Tests ordered by your doctor
— Prescription drugs, inpatient and outpatient care at a hospital
— Specialists’ visits.
Eligible consumers will pay either $20 monthly premium or nothing, depending on income. Some plans include additional benefits such as adult dental and vision coverage for an additional premium. Certified health plans vary by area. Locate eligible plans at
Enrollment is open all year long. Call 1-855-355-5777 to sign up and for details on plan coverage or visit an enrollment organization in your borough. Use the broker link here.
Find more information at
Updated on June 2, 2021

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 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
2139 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10027
(212) 749-3656 |
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.
► 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

Art Courses by Cooper Union for High Schoolers (Saturday Program)
(212) 353-4108

The Cooper Union’s Saturday Program offers eight free studio art courses of 2 semesters in length. All classes meet remotely for a few hours on Saturdays and one hour of office hours with their instructor during the week. For high school seniors, the two-semester Senior Studios provide support to successfully compete for admissions to art and architecture colleges.
Students from 9th to 12th grade. No prior experience is required.
Architecture, Digital Media, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, Senior Studio: Visual Art (12th grade only), and Senior Studio: Design (12th grade only).
How to Apply
An online application must be submitted to be considered for the program by September 27, 2021. Applications received after this date will be placed on a waitlist. Application for Spring ’22 academic year is now available!
Updated on November 9, 2021

NYC Parks: Youth and Teen Media Education Programs
(212) 360-2791

Teens have the chance to develop their computational interests or learn valuable lifelong skills for a developing career. NYC Parks offers programs for many young New Yorkers.
Click on the programs below to find out about locations, registration, schedules, and programming.
RecYouth Teen Digital Media
Garden Kitchen Lab
TechOpps Media Certification
If you would like to find more information about youth and teen programs, or discuss programs for your child, please email or call (212) 360-2791.
Updated on May 17, 2021

NYC Parks: Youth Sports Programs & Instructional Clinics |
311 | City Parks Foundation phone (212) 360-1399 | email
— 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
— 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
**Valid ID and proof of vaccination required
~ CityParks Foundation
— Go to and choose a sport program
— Check group age and schedules
— Sign up for classes
~ NYC Parks Events
— Go to
— 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
Updated on May 17, 2021

NYC Parks Summer Camps
Bronx: Debra Edwards, (718) 430-1847 | Brooklyn: Benjamin Campbell, (718) 965-8942 | Manhattan: Christina Luna, (212) 408-0243
Queens: Stephanie Joseph, (718) 393-7370 | Staten Island: Dana Vitolo, (718) 816-6172
The NYC Parks Summer Day Camp program offers children ages 6 to 13 a wide array of activities for a fun summer. Campers engage in sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures while taking part in many of New York City’s rich cultural and educational opportunities.
All children from ages 6-13 residing in New York.
Activities and Dates
— Activities include arts and crafts, field games, sports clinics, computer classes, STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), cultural and educational trips, and nature exploration with the Urban Park Rangers. *Swimming is not a guaranteed activity this year.*
— Specific activities, dates, and trip destinations will depend upon the camp location. Check them out on this link.
— Cost: $25 per-child registration fee. Full camp fee, (Regular Day $500, Extended Day $575.
— Camp will take place from July 6 – August 18, 2023.
How to Apply
— The program is extremely popular and registration is conducted through a lottery.
— You can enter the lottery any time from March 8 – 21, 2023. The lottery is no longer accepting submissions.
More Information
Learn more at
Updated on April 19, 2023

Physical Activities (Online Participation)




AGES 3-9




Cosmic Yoga Club

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids.
Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

Tumbletots at Home

offers great weekly 25-minute exercise sessions for kids up to 7 years old

Just Dance and Kidz Bop Dance Along

Short youtube dancing videos will get kids dancing and having fun!

The Body Coach

Short (5-10 minutes) workouts to get up and moving wherever you are!

Simply Soccer

Work on your soccer skills all while in the comfort of your own home!

AGES 9 -14


Learn Karate with Spiderman, Marvel, and Batman adventures!


Dance videos are perfect for teens and tweens who love hip-hop style dancing!

GoNoodle Kids

Dance videos are perfect for teens and tweens who love hip-hop style dancing! |


Yoga with Adriene

New yoga videos are posted weekly and are free to all!

PopSugar Fitness

This youtube channel offers a wide range of workouts appropriate for people of all fitness levels.

FitOn: Fitness Workout Plans

The free FitOn app offers workouts of varying types and lengths so you’ll find the one that best suits you.

Updated on May 15th, 2021

SpecialED Resource

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

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

EduMate NYC

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

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

IXL Math & English Practice
IXL provides a comprehensive curriculum for students offering math practice problems and solutions and interactive questions. Students are provided the opportunity to develop their confidence in essential skills while learning material at their own pace and rewarded with encouraging awards.
Courses Offered
Math and English.
Language(s) Offered
Grade JK-Grade 12.
– Free online service
Learn more at
Updated on June 27, 2022

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

Learn To Be

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

Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

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

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

Math Camp by BEAM

55 Exchange Place, Suite 603, New York, NY 10005
(888) 264-2793 |
The BEAM Discovery program is a 5-week day-camp focused around mathematics and problem solving. The program is completely free, including all activities, field trips, transportation, and weekday breakfast and lunch.
— Applicants must currently be in 6th or 7th grade and living in New York City
— BEAM supports students underrepresented in STEM careers. Its primary admissions criteria are mathematical, with priority given to those who come from lower-income families or who wouldn’t otherwise have access to similar programs. Historically, the median family income for students attending is $28,000 per year
— BEAM is committed to serving all eligible students regardless of immigration status
Activities & Dates
— Classes, games, sports, and optional field trips
— July 11 – August 12, 2022
— For 8th graders visit
— For high schoolers visit
How to apply
— The application is due April 12th, but BEAM will still accept applications after the deadline for spots on the waitlist
— Submit a completed application at
— Admissions are competitive
More Information
For additional information, please visit
Updated on April 10, 2022

Khan Academy
Help Center

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

Courses offered
Math, Science, Computing, Arts & Humanities, Economics, Reading & Language Arts and Life Skills.
Language(s) offered
36 languages including Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Grade K-Grade 12
– Free online service
Khan Academy es una organización sin fines de lucro que busca brindar educación de clase mundial a los estudiantes a través de una experiencia de aprendizaje atractiva. Su plataforma en línea contiene material de ayuda con las tareas, problemas paso a paso y videos instructivos para que los estudiantes sigan conceptos en áreas temáticas clave a su propio ritmo y llenen los vacíos con material de comprensión.
Cursos Ofrecidos
Matemáticas, ciencias, computación, artes y humanidades, economía, lectura y artes del lenguaje y habilidades para la vida.
Idiomas Ofrecidos
36 idiomas, incluidos español, francés y portugués.
Grado K-Grado 12
– Servicio en línea gratuito visitando
Updated on April 21, 2021

Outdoor Leadership Academy by Concrete Safaris
158 East 115th Street, Suite 144, New York, NY 10029
(646) 869-1503 |
Concrete Safaris is an organization that prepares young people to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.
The Outdoor Leadership Academy is an internship program designed to train teenagers and young adults from 14 to 24 years on environmental health literacy, first aid, community engagement, and the development of soft and hard professional skills. For instance, participants will have the chance to visit companies virtually to practice interviewing, improve their resumes, and learn about the world of work.
The stipend for this internship is $700 for up to 12 hours/week of experiential education over 5 weeks.
► Live in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program.
How to Apply
► Youth will be selected through the citywide SYEP lottery and will participate in virtual and in-person learning opportunities.
► Start your application by visiting the 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Application Portal at
14-15-year-olds, select Concrete Safaris Inc. as your Provider
16-24-year-olds, select El Barrio’s Operation Fightback as your Provider
► Deadline to apply is April 22nd, 2022.
Program Start and End Date
The program will run from July – August, 2022 for 14-15 years-old. The duration of the program is 6 weeks.
Learn more at
Updated on March 10, 2022

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

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

Find Public Parks & Recreation Centers
311 | 212-NEW-YORK outside the five boroughs |
Being outside and playing in nature is very important for the healthy development of children!
All New Yorkers and visitors!
Kids Events:
Learning Hub:
Ranger Programs:
Kids in Motion and more:
How to Find Programs
— Visit and click “Search by Location and/or Facilities” to tailor your search to your zip code, borough, or recreational interest
— Locate recreational centers at
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
Updated on March 28th, 2021

Safer Personal Care Products App by EWG

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

Enrichment for Children and Families








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





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

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

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





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

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


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


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

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


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

PBS Crafts PBS offers different free, fun and educational craft activities for children ages 2-8
KiwiCo Corner KiwiCo provides hands-on learning through free arts and crafts and science experiments for kids of all ages through a variety of DIY ideas

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


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

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


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


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

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

Updated on March 28, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Center for Excellence High School Summer Programs at Mount Sinai
(212) 241-7655
Mt. Sinai is offering two free virtual summer courses, and you can apply to both of them with the same application.
Summer program dates: July 5- August 12, 2022 (3-4 hours/day between 9am-3pm, 5 days/week).
Application due date: Sunday, March 20, 2022.
► Must attend NYC public school or charter school.
► Demonstrated interest in biomedical sciences and research.
► Currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
► Must be an under-represented minority (African American, Latino, Native American, or Alaskan American) OR meet state-determined economic criteria.
If the child is not eligible on an economic or representation basis, the child can also qualify by income. Learn more by visiting
*Students are eligible to apply regardless of immigration status*
— Introduction to Bioinformatics (virtual).
— Medical and Scientific Exploration (virtual).
— Internship Placement Program (in-person).
— Hospital Placement.
— Veterinary Sciences.
— Doctors Reaching Minority Men Exploring Neuroscience (DR MMEN).
► Find applications instructions here. Submit your online application by March 20, 2022 here.
► Please note you can apply to both courses at the same time with this application, but will only be accepted to one course if accepted.
► Full attendance for the duration of the 6-week program with no more than two (2) absences.
► Any additional requirements stated in individual course descriptions.
For additional information, please visit or send an email to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) please see page 5 of this document.
Updated on March 10, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garden Apprentice Program at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Teenagers in grades 8-12 have the chance to be involved and learn about urban agriculture and the wonders of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden through the Garden Apprentice Program. The apprenticeship is a tier 9-month based program.
Working with visitors and children, growing, harvesting, and cooking fruits and vegetables, and exploring the plant collections and greenhouses at BBG. In tier 4, apprentices receive an hourly salary of $15.
Tier 1 – Open to students in 8th or 9th grade. Apprentices work alongside an adult instructor and a teen Tier 4 apprentice in the Children’s Garden, helping with garden-based activities for children ages 4–10 in the BBG’s after-school and weekend programs.
Tier 2 – Open to students in 10th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 1. Apprentices are placed in different mentorships in the spring, summer, and fall, such as helping our Interpretation team in the Discovery Garden or running science research projects.
Tier 3 – Open to students in 11th grade or to those who have successfully completed Tier 2. Apprentices run the Discovery Carts—education stations that are wheeled out onto the grounds on weekends. Apprentices build public-speaking and interpretation skills as they engage with Garden visitors.
Tier 4 – Apprentices build skills in horticulture while learning how to be environmental educators. Gardening, nature explorations, and cooking with fresh ingredients are the main activities. Note that 12th-grade students may not apply as first-time.
► Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November.
► Typically, the work in a week is 2–3 hours in the spring and fall and 5–6 hours weekly during the summer programming.
► In the course of a year, apprentices spend approximately 50–60 hours in the Garden.
How to Apply
► Applications for the 2022 program year are currently closed. New applications for the 2023 program year will be available in the fall of 2022.
► For questions, please email or visit the FAQ section at The expired 2021 application deadline was December 16, 2021.
Know more about the program at
Updated on March 10, 2022

Digital Collective by the Apollo Theater Academy

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

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

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

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Saltz Internship Program currently is on pause for 2022 sessions. We encourage you to look at the website in Fall 2022 for updates on the Saltz Internship Program.

► Live in New York City and/or Attend High School in New York City.
► Be at least 14 years old by the start of the program and be a current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.
How to Apply
Submit an Online Application and Short Answer Responses via the application link (available later in Summer 2021). Each Answer should be 1 paragraph of 5-6 sentences
► How will this internship benefit your school and/or career pathway?
► Describe something unique that you bring to a team and how it would benefit you as an intern at the AMNH.
► What have you found most challenging about the sciences you’ve studied in school?
► Outside of school, what science topic(s) have captured your attention most recently? Why?
► Reflect on a challenging obstacle that you have faced. What have you learned from that experience?
Applications are closed! If you would like to be added to the internship mailing list click here. Find more details about the internship at
Updated on March 10, 2021.

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Updated on February 13th, 2021

CityParks Foundation Afterschool Programs for Middle Schoolers

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

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

National Parent Helpline

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

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

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

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

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

Updated on February 21, 2021


New York State-Operated COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

nygov-logo | (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, Appointment Searcher Turbovax or text your ZIP code to 438829.
To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to and follow the instructions.

ESPAÑOL/SPANISH | (833) 697-4829
Agende una cita en 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, en el Localizador de citas Turbovax, o envía por texto tu código postal al 438829.

Updated on February 16, 2022

New York District Attorney’s High School Internship Program
The New York District Attorney Internship Program is a robust internship that offers students residing hands-on experience with the Criminal Justice System. Interns help Assistant District Attorneys and other staff members in their work, attend presentations and trips, and also participate in a mock trial.
— Applicants must live in Manhattan or attend school in Manhattan (no exceptions will be made).
— Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in high school at the time they apply (current freshmen may not apply).
Dates and Compensation
— Applicants must commit to attending one of the two available 4-week internship sessions
Virtual Session 1: July 5-29, 2022.
Virtual Session 2: August 1-26, 2022.
— Interns will participate virtually Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 1 pm with the possibility of in-person opportunities contingent upon COVID-19.
— The internship is virtual and may not offer compensation, contact for more info.
How to Apply
The application opens January 31, 2022. The deadline to apply is March 18, 2022, at 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants must attach the following:
— A one-page resume.
— A 300-word essay describing your interest in criminal justice (for example, you may submit an essay discussing what “one standard of justice for all” means to you).
–Start the application at and click on Apply here“.
More information
For questions, inquire at or by calling (347-417-2001).
Updated on March 10, 2022

NASA Internships
(202) 358-0001 (Office)
Contact page

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center offers hundreds of internship opportunities each year across four campuses located at:
Greenbelt, Maryland
Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia
Goddard Institute For Space Studies, New York City
Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Fairmont, West Virginia
–U.S. citizenship
–GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
–High school students: at least 16 years of age and a current sophomore, junior or senior
–Undergraduate or graduate students: at the time the opportunity begins, must be accepted/enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university.
How to Apply
— Summer 2022 applications are now being accepted. For the optimal chance of being considered please submit your application by March 4, 2022. The summer session will begin June 6, 2022.
Fall 2022 applications are now being accepted. For the optimal chance of being considered please submit your application by July 8, 2022. The fall session will begin August 29, 2022.
— As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, NASA will closely monitor and follow guidelines from federal, state and community officials regarding on-site competitions.
Note: NASA Internships has recently migrated to a new application system. If you are a previous applicant, please be sure to renew your password (it takes 24 hours to reset) and update your profile before you apply for an opportunity.
More information
For additional information sent an email to
Updated on March 10, 2022

The Met Summer Internships
Apply Online
Frequently Asked Questions
The Met offers undergraduate and graduate students paid internships that would help them gain professional experience and explore museum careers in the arts. In the internship, students have the opportunity to learn about public engagement practices and develop or lead tours with the public.
Open to current
► Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors
► Recent undergraduate graduates from a bachelor’s or associate’s program
► Master’s-level graduate students
► First- and second-year PhD students. Those who will have qualified as Ph.D. candidates by the time the internship starts are not eligible, but should apply to The Met’s Fellowship Program.
Note: Individuals must have completed their undergraduate or master’s degrees no more than one year prior to the application deadline. Current first-year students are not eligible to apply for this internship, but may apply for a part-time internship.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact
Dates and Compensation
► July 6 – August 12, 2022.
Full time: five days, thirty-five hours per week.
Compensation: $17 per hour, plus $1,500 toward housing/travel to New York City (less applicable taxes and deductions).
► Met interns commit to being fully present and onsite for the duration of the internship. They are not permitted to take courses or hold additional jobs or internships that coincide with their scheduled Met internship work hours.
How to Apply
Applications have closed for 2022! Please check back in Fall 2022 for 2023 programming.. Apply using the online application. Deadline: January 19, 2022, 5:00 pm (ET)
Notification: by the end of April 2022.
More information
Find more detailed instructions at
Updated on March 10, 2022.

HOPP Summer Student Program

memorial-sloan-ketteringHOPP Summer Student Program
417 East 68th Street, Floor 6New York, NY 10065

(646) 888-2013

The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science.
Completion of at least the 9th grade by June 2022
•Must be 14 or older by June 28, 2022
•A genuine interest in science and laboratory research
•3.5 GPA in science subjects
•Two letters of recommendation
•Eight-week commitment to the program
How to Apply
Visit, start the application and submit required documentation. Applications have closed for the summer. Check back in winter 2022-2023.
Application Documentation
• Resumé
• Copy of school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
• Signed 8 week commitment letter by parent and student
• 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 must be from a scientific or mathematic advisor/teacher). Letters must speak of student’s previous scientific experience in lab and knowledge of biological
concepts, as well as his or her commitment to education and discovery.
Find more information on the HOPP Summer Student Program Informational Brochure. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at or (646) 888-2013.
Access Frequently Asked Questions here.
Updated on March 10, 2022

Future and Options Internships & Workshops
120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271
(212) 601-0002 |
The Career Essentials Workshops by Future and Options helps high school students (16 year old or older) learn and hone their communication, presentation, and workplace etiquette skills. Thirteen workshops will be offered in a remote format in late February.
High school students (16 year old or older).
How to Apply
The deadline to apply has passed this year. Check back in Fall 2022. Please contact Meghan Becker at if you have any questions.
Application Response
Once your application is submitted, Future and Options will contact you to arrange a virtual group interview. Students will be selected after this interview.
Program Start Date
The workshops will start during the week of February 22nd.
Internships Opportunities
Internship applications will be released later in the year. Please contact Shakina Kirton at or call (212) 601-0002 with any questions.
Find more information visit
Updated on March 10, 2022.

East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership

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

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

Updated on January 16, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Grants (One-Shot Deals)

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

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

Updated on January 16, 2021

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

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


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

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

Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System

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

Career Discovery NYC

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

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

The Sharing Place Thrift Store

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

New York Prescription Assistance Program

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

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

Updated on December 20, 2020

Big Apple Rx Card

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

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

Updated on February 27th, 2021

New York Rx Card

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

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

Updated on December 20, 2020

FDNYC Job Openings
(718) 999-3369 |
— 21 years-old people and up
— U.S. citizens
— New York City or Long Island residents
Find the latest job postings in the New York City Fire Department.
How to Apply
The New York City Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer committed to full compliance with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
Employment decisions in City government will be made on the basis of merit, fitness, and equality of opportunity and without unlawful discrimination on the basis of Age, Marital Status, Alienage/Citizenship Status, Military Status, Color, National Origin, Creed, Partnership Status, Disability, Prior Record of Arrest or Conviction, Gender, Race, Gender Identity, Religion, Genetic Predisposition, Sexual Orientation, Victim of Domestic Violence, Sex Offense or Stalking.

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


Temporary Housing for Families with Children 21 and over

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

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

National Pesticide Information Center

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

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

Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Rent Freeze Program

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

NYCHA/Section 8 Customer Care Centers

nycha-logoCustomer Contact Center
(718) 707-777 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle emergencies
(718) 707-777 Monday through Friday, 6am to midnight to schedule routine maintenance repairs
Public housing residents can call the Customer Contact Center at 718-707-7771 to report emergencies and schedule routine maintenance repairs in their apartments and developments.
They can assist you specifically
► Regarding emergency repairs in your apartment or in a public space
► Concerning heat and hot water issues
► To schedule general apartment repair appointments
► For information about housing applications offices
The customer service representatives can assist you better when you provide the following information
► Your name, address, telephone number, and the name of your development
► The location of the emergency (if it applies): apartment, lobby, hallway, stairwell, etc.
► The floors affected
► When and how the problem began
► Previous work ticket number (if applicable)
Find more information at the NYCHA CCC website.
Updated on December 5, 2020

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

Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership

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

Discounted Telephone Service by Lifeline Assistance

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

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

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

Important City Phone Numbers

Call 911 when you are in immediate danger or witness a crime in progress. Call 911 if you have a serious injury or life-threatening medical condition.
311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115)
or visit when you need access to non-emergency services or information about City government programs. Do not call 311 for emergencies. 311 outside of New York City is 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675).
Call 911 when you are in immediate danger or witness a crime in progress.
NYPD General Inquiries: 646-610-5000
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
Con Edison 24-hour hotline: 1-800-752-6633 (TTY: 800-642-2308)
PSEG Long Island 24-hour hotline: 1-800-490-0025 (TTY: 631-755-6660)
National Grid 24-hour hotline: 718-643-4050 (TTY: 718-237-2857)
NYC Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter | @nycemergencymgt
Notify NYC
Register for free emergency notifications by getting the free mobile application, visiting, calling 311, or following @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
Download a City Emergency Reference Card.

NYC Health Job Search

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

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

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

Updated on March 31, 2022

Parks @Home Jr (Online Events)

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

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


Y Afterschool

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Find a Branch
Contact the YMCA
Programs run every regular school day, from 3 PM to 6 PM. YMCA’s curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children.
YMCA afterschool programs are offered at many sites throughout the city. They are offered at no cost or low cost to parents. Find a branch near you to enroll your child.
Updated on February 9th, 2021

NYC Parks & Recreation Afterschool (6-13 yo)

Find a park
NYC Parks & Recreation offers free afterschool programs for children from 6 to 13 years old. Programming is based around monthly themes including sports, famous artists, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). This program takes place on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration opens mid-August. Enroll your child here.. Find a park at or filter by facilities (e.g. pool, baseball fields, roller hockey, handball courts, media labs, etc.) by clicking on the tab “Search by Location and/or Facilities”.
Learn more visiting

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


NYC Community Food Fridges

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

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


AHRC Middle / High School (Ages 12 – 21)

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

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

PAL Summer Camps

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

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

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

Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary

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.

PAL Employment

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

PAL 4 Kids (6-13 yo)

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

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

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

Neighborhood Charter Schools

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

Fresh Air Fund
633 3rd Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017
1-800-367-0003 |

Fresh Air Fund offers outdoor summer programs for children to help them earn, grow, and thrive in New York City and beyond.
— Children must live in NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)
— Children must attend a school in one of NYC’s five boroughs (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)
— Children must be at least 8 years old by June 28, 2023.
— Proof of vaccination is not required.
Activities & Dates
Summer spaces (Ages 5-12).
Teen programs (Ages 13 – 17).
Sleepaway camp (Ages 8- 15).
How to Apply
— Create an account on this portal and select the activities you would like to register for.
— Program participation is free!
— For questions, call 800-367-0003 or send an email to
More Information
Learn more details at
Updated on April 19, 2023

ActionNYC Hotline (immigration counseling)

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

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

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

Updated on November 11, 2020


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

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

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

Updated on November 11, 2020

Fare Meals by Arielle
Contact Form

Learn about easy-to-make, nutritious, and cheap recipes with Fare Meals by Arielle. Arielle Kestenbaum, 28, is the founder of Fare Meals by Arielle, a free online platform offering families healthy, simple, and affordable meal solutions.
Also visit Fare Meals on Instagram and YouTube.
Updated on May 5, 2022

Federally Qualified Health Centers

fqhcorg-logoFQHC Locator Website
What is an FQHC?
FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers) are in most cities and many rural areas. They will help you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.
FQHCs are open to all, regardless of their ability to pay. FQHCs use a sliding fee scale with discounts based on patients’ family size and income.
Locate a Federally Qualified Health Center with this health center locator tool where you can search for a health center by address, state, or county. The locator tool is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Updated on September 1, 2020

GetFood NYC Map

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

Free Summer Meals

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Text “NYCFOOD” to 877-877 | Envía el texto “COMIDA” al 877-877
Find a Community Pick Up Site
During the summer, designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks offers breakfast and lunch to anyone ages 18 years old and under. No registration, documentation, or ID is necessary to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal.
– Anyone ages 18 years old and under
– No need to be a student or New York resident
How to apply
– No registration or ID required
– Food cannot be eaten at premises
— Text “NYCFOOD” to 877-877 for locations near your home or
— Locate school on the following pdf document
Dates & Times
Monday, June 28, 2022 – Friday, September 4, 2022
Designated Public Schools
Breakfast: 8AM–9:15AM
Lunch 11AM–1:15PM
Food Trucks
Manhattan: Sara D. Roosevelt – Chrystie St & Forsythe St, NY, NY 10002
Manhattan: Holcombe Rucker – 280 W. 155th Street, NY, NY 10039
Queens: Rufus King Playground – 150-29 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11435

Espanol/Spanish: Envía el texto “COMIDA” al 877-877
Durante el verano, las escuelas públicas designadas, los centros de piscinas comunitarias, parques y camiones de comida ofrecen desayuno y almuerzo a cualquier persona menor de 18 años. No se necesita registro, documentación o identificación para recibir un desayuno o almuerzo gratis.
– Cualquier persona menor de 18 años
– No es necesario ser estudiante o residente de Nueva York
Cómo presentar la solicitud
– No se requiere registro ni identificación
– No se puede comer comida en las instalaciones
Abra este archivo pdf para encontrar una ubicación cerca de su hogar
Fechas y horas
Lunes, 28 de junio de 2022 – Viernes, 4 de septiembre de 2022
Escuelas públicas designadas
Desayuno: 8 a. m. a 9:15 a. m.
Almuerzo: 11 a. m. a 1:15 p. m.
Camiones de comida
Las fechas, los horarios y los lugares estarán disponibles en junio.

Updated on June 4, 2022

Find a Job

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

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

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

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

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

Updated May 5, 2022.

Assistive Technology by ADAPT

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

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

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

Find a Mental Health Program

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

Developmental Disabilities City Programs

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

Emergency Child Care During Family Crisis

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

Child Safety Booklet

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

Help for You and Your Teen

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

Cooling Centers


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


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

LSA Food Pantry (East Harlem)

lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Advocacy and Food Pantry
333 East 115th Street
(646) 672-5200
The LSA food pantry serves East Harlem residents living in ZIP codes 10029 and 10035 with client-choice food that is healthy and fresh.
The food pantry distribute food every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm by appointment only. 
To make an appointment use the appointment-based system Plentiful.
Visitors will need to live in ZIP codes 10029 or 10035, provide an ID, and bring proof of residence for all family members.
To pre-register, please visit Once you pre-register, a staff member will reach out to confirm your information.

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

Updated on May 5, 2022

Get Cool NYC Air Conditioner Program (60+)

nyc311-logo Get Cool Air Conditioner Program Website
Enrollment form
This program is available to income-qualified adults aged 60 and older who receive certain benefits including but not limited to Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or live in subsidized housing.
See if you are eligible by completing an online eligibility form or by calling 3-1-1.
If you cannot access the form or have any trouble with it, you can call 3-1-1 and select the prompt for Get Cool NYC Program. A live agent will conduct the eligibility form over the phone.
After submitting the form, your information will be checked for eligibility. If you are eligible, you will get a follow-up call to enroll them in the program. Online forms that are left incomplete will not be considered. Ineligible New Yorkers will not be contacted.
If you are under 60, see the Cooling Assistance Program by the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or call 212-331-3126 and get connected with an operator.
Updated on December 13,2020

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.
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

The Legal Aid Society

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


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

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

New York Public Libraries

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

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

Updated on December 16, 2020

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

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

INCLUDEnyc is the leading provider of training and information for children and young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them.
Connect with INCLUDEnyc to get support and learn about: education resources and programs, preschool and younger, navigating NYC schools and applications, special education, developmental disability services, busing/specialized transportation, bullying and behavior, family issues, child socialization, recreation, financial support, health, legal services and more.<
To access resources visit or call the helpline at (212) 677-4650 to get connected with the best programs that fit your child and family needs.
Updated on May 5, 2022

AHRC New York City – Provider for Families with Special Needs

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

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

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

Literacy Partners (Free Literacy & English Classes for Caregivers)

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

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

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

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

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

Updated on August 16,2020

Immigrant Rights and Services: Public Benefits Available to Immigrants

Many important services and benefits are available to all people, regardless of immigration status. Some of these services are for emergency needs. The services listed below are available to all people, including undocumented immigrants.
Children under 19 are eligible for health insurance under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and mothers of babies up to 6 months old (or 12 months if breastfeeding) are eligible for nutrition education, nutritious food and breastfeeding support under the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Prenatal care for pregnant women under the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP)
Domestic violence counseling
HIV testing and counseling
Emergency shelter
Poison control hotline
Food pantry services
Child welfare and foster care services
Public school education
School breakfast and lunch programs
Senior services and senior center programs provided by the Department for the Aging
Services that protect against consumer fraud provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs
Protection against discrimination provided by the Human Rights Commission
Services and facilities provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation
Services provided by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Public library services and special events
Public transportation
Police protection, and
Fire protection.
Updated on November 11, 2020

Free Baby Formula

Benjamin_logoBenjamin’s Pharmacy & Surgical |
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

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


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.
— Diaper center, food pantry, SNAP enrollment, and free tax preparation.
— For the Diaper Center call Monday between 9:30am – 5:00pm.
— 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-logo@2xAVAIL NYC
115 W. 45th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10036 (Midtown Manhattan)
(212) 689-1705
Text 234-201-0532

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.
Unexpected pregnancy, after abortion, parenting support, healthy relationships, partners & men.
— 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
Updated on February 16, 2023

Free Medical Care during Pregnancy

Prenatal Care in New York State
Call 311 and ask for Medicaid for Pregnant Women
Call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006
Free Medicaid coverage is available for pregnant women through the New York State Department of Health.
If you’re pregnant and uninsured, you may qualify to sign up for an insurance plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace, even if the enrollment period is closed. Free coverage is available regardless of immigration status. Babies receive health care for at least one year after birth.
Prenatal Care/MOMS Services.
Women and teens who live in New York State who are pregnant and meet certain income guidelines can receive complete medical care during pregnancy, delivery and for at least two months after delivery. You may be eligible even if you have health insurance.
More information
Extended access to family planning services is available to women who have Medicaid while pregnant but lose coverage after pregnancy.

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

Updated on February 16, 2023

Healthy Start Brooklyn (Pregnancy and Parenting Classes for Brooklyn Residents)
(844) 919-1123
Healthy Start Brooklyn provides a variety of support programs and classes for expectant and new parents who live in Brooklyn.
All expectant or new parents living in Brooklyn are eligible.
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)

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

Text4baby es una aplicación móvil gratis donde podrás aprender acerca de 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)

(212) 620-7800
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.
— 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.
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 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.
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.
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

her_justice_logoHER JUSTICE
100 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10005
(212) 695-3800 (not a hotline)
Her Justice serves New York City women living in poverty with high-stakes legal needs. 

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

Areas HER JUSTICE cover

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

More Information
Visit the link “Legal Information Guides” at to help you decide when you need to go to Family or Supreme Court without an attorney. These guides can answer common questions about divorce, spousal support, orders of protection, child custody and visitation, and child support. Otherwise call (212) 695-3800.

Child Support Services (Financial Support by Non Custodial Parent)

nygov-logoChild Support Services Program
Local Offices (by county)
888-208-4485 (Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–7:00 PM.)
Child support is financial support provided by the noncustodial parent. Any parent, guardian, caretaker of a child, or child who needs support can apply for child support services.
The Child Support Program offers the following services:
-Location of the non-custodial parent
-Establishment of paternity
-Help a custodial parent file a petition in Family Court for an order of support
-Directs the noncustodial parent to pay child support to the Support Collection Unit (SCU)
-Enforcement of payments by non-custodial parent
To learn about what information is needed to open a case go to the NYS Custodial Parent Information page. If you need help, call the hotline at 888-208-4485 Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For more information visit
You may be eligible to pay an annual charge for child support services. Find if you should pay this fee by visiting the Annual Service Fee Questions and Answers page.
Updated on December 5, 2020

Home Water Assistance Program

nyc311-logoHome Water Assistance Program Website
Department of Environmental Protection
If you’re an eligible low-income homeowner, you can get an annual, non-refundable credit of $115.89 through the Home Water Assistance Program (HWAP). You do not have to enroll in the Home Water Assistance Program.
If you’re an eligible homeowner, you will automatically get a credit on your water and sewer account. A credit for $115.89 will appear on the first DEP bill received after the credit is applied. The transaction will be labeled “NYC Home Water Assistance Credit.”
Call 311 for assistance.
Learn if you qualify here.
Updated on September 2, 2020

Legal Services NYC

Legal Services NYC
917-661-4500 (Monday through Friday from 930am to 4pm)
Find a Legal Services NYC Office
LawHelp NYC (for online information about free legal services)
Legal Services NYC advocates are able to assist with matters related to public benefits, health law, eviction defense and illegal lockouts, emergency repairs, employment law, tax, disability, foreclosure prevention and Cares Act mortgage relief assistance, commercial lease assistance, education, special education, immigration, and family law.
LSNYC can, in some circumstances, help discharge debt, consolidate loans, or get clients into an income-based repayment plan.
Remember, services are free. LSNYC will never charge its clients for legal representation.
How to Apply
— The Legal Assistance Hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm to direct you to free legal help. Call 917-661-4500 to speak to an intake officer in any language.
— Press (#1 English) (#2 Spanish/Español) (#3 Russian/русский) (#4 Mandarin/简化字) (#5 Haitian Creole/Kreyòl Ayisyen) (#6 French/Français) (#7 Arabic/عربى) (#8 Bengali/বাঙালি) (#9 Hindi/Urdu हिन्दी/اردو)

Los defensores de Legal Services NYC tienen la capacidad para ayudarte con asuntos como: beneficios públicos, ley de salud, defensa de desalojo y desalojo ilegales, reparaciones de emergencia, ley de empleo, impuestos, discapacidad, prevención de ejecuciones hipotecarias y asistencia de alivio hipotecario bajo de la ley Cares Act; asistencia de arrendamiento comercial, Capítulo 11 de bancarrota por COVID-19, educación, educación especial, inmigración y derechos de familia.
LSNYC puede en algunas circunstancias ayudar con el pago de deudas, consolidar prestamos, o ayudar a queue los cientes accedan un plan de pago en base a bajos ingresos.
Recuerde, los serviciios son gratuitos. LSNYC nunca cobrará a sus clientes por representación legal.
Cómo Aplicar
— La línea gratuita de Legal Assistance esta abierta de lunes a viernes de 9:30 am a 4 pm para ayuda directa con un consejero legal. Llame al para hablar con un agente de admisión en cualquier idioma.
— Presione (#1 para inglés) (#2 para Español) (#3 para ruso/русский) (#4 para mandarín/简化字) (#5 para haitiano criollo/Kreyòl Ayisyen) (#6 para francés/Français) (#7 para árabe/عربى) (#8 para bengal/বাঙালি) (#9 para hindú/urdu हिन्दी/اردو)
Updated on September 22, 2022

All Digital School

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


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


Fatherhood Initiative

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

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

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


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


Growth and Child Development by the New York State Parent Portal


NYS Parenting Portal

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

Reporting Apartment Issues

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

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

Updated on December 13, 2020

Safe & Healthy at Home During COVID-19

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

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

Growing Up NYC (City Programs and Virtual Events)

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

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

Updated on August 15, 2020

Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides by the Hunter College


Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides


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

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

Updated on May 5, 2022

MotherToBaby NY (Medications and Pregnancy Risk Hotline)
Call (585) 275-3638 or 1 (844) 352-3420 (toll-free)
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

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3415 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 547-2789

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


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


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



Plentiful App (Pantry Finder and Reservation Manager)

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

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

Updated on May 5, 2022

NYC Family Justice Centers

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


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

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


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



Domestic Violence Hotline

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

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

Updated on July 25, 2022

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)



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

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

Updated on January 27, 2022

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

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

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

Updated on December 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Sites & Medical Care
Text “COVID TEST” to 855-48
(929) 298-9400 to schedule an at-home appointment

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

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

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

NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program

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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 (