Legal Services NYC advocates are able to assist with matters related to public benefits, health law, eviction defense and illegal lockouts, emergency repairs, employment law, tax, disability, foreclosure prevention and Cares Act mortgage relief assistance, commercial lease assistance and COVID-19 related Chapter 11 bankruptcy, education, special education, immigration, and family law.
Los defensores de Legal Services NYC tienen cla capacidad para ayudar con asuntos relacionados con 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 commercial, bancarrota Capítulo 11 relacionada a COVID-19, educación, educación especial, inmigración y derechos de familia.
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:
Encuentra más información en el Portal de Información de COVID-19 de Toda la Ciudad de Nueva York.
También puedes encontrar noticias diarias acerca del numero de personas que fueron positivas para COVID-19 en Nueva York aquí.
Message from the NYC Department of Health: Folks who do not have a health provider and need care for COVID-19 symptoms can call 844-NYC-4NYC or 844-692-4692. For more information visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-providers.page
Mensaje del Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Nueva York: Personas que no tengan un proveedor de salud y necesiten recibir atención médica pueden llamar al 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692). Para más información visite https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-providers.page
✔ Poison Control
✔ Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
✔ Environmental Pediatrics Clinic at Mount Sinai
✔ Organizations that provide in-home asthma visits: AIR-nyc, LSA Family Health Service, NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program
✔ Lead Poisoning Programs & Centers
✔ Mold and Leak Ombudsperson Call Center (OCC)
✔ Tobacco Issues
✔ New York State Children Environmental Health Centers
✔ Prescriptions for Prevention
✔ Help enrolling in Early Intervention (EI) Services
Organizations that provide EI services
✔ ¬Include NYC
✔ ¬Harlem Child Development Center
✔ 3K for All
✔ Childhood Early Literacy
✔ Early Intervention – Request for an evaluation to the NYCDOH for a child <2 years
✔ Early Intervention – Request for an evaluation to the CPSE for a child 3 to 5 years
✔ Individualized Education Plan for 6+
✔ Youth Service Provider – Supportive Children Advocacy Network (SCAN)
Organizations serving children with disabilities:
¬ Association to Benefit Children (ABC)
¬ The Jewish Board
FairFares NYC gives a 50% discount on MetroCards to help low-income New York City residents. Residents have to meet the qualifications in order to apply. Find an informational handout here.
Click on the link FairFares NYC to learn about your eligibility and how to apply.
Click here for answers to questions you may have about the program.
There are FairFares offices in every borough. Click here for the locations.
NYC Care is an option for low-cost or free health services in New York City. The services are only available in the BRONX but they will be in ALL boroughs by the end of 2020.
To learn about eligibility and how to apply click here, call (646) 692-2273, or visit NYCCare
The “prescriptions” provide information on how New York families can address common environmental health concerns. The front of each prescription explains simple steps for reducing the exposure. The back of each prescription lists key resources that families can use to help address the concern. Learn more visiting nyscheck.org/rx
349 E 149th St #405 The Bronx, NY 10451 | (718) 577-2794
AIRnyc is a non-profit organization that helps families stay healthy, active, and out of the hospital through better self-management. Community Health Workers visit families at home to help children and adults with asthma stay healthy and out of the hospital. Community health workers speak English, Spanish, French, Susu, and Mandingo. Ask your doctor for a referral to AIRnyc. Home visits are performed from Mondays to Saturdays.
Find more information about home visit referrals 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 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.
333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029 | (646) 672-5254
For East Harlem families (zip codes 10029, 10035).
The free environmental health program by the LSA Family Health Service helps identify and reduce the asthma triggers in your home with a free home visit. When you agree to an appointment with a home visit, LSA will provide advocacy, education and a plan for pest control (cockroaches, mice, mold, bed bugs, and others). Community Health Workers speak English and Spanish. Learn more with this informational handout . For a handout in Spanish, click here. For services contact the Asthma Program at (646) 672-5254.
Picture the Homeless is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people. They organize for social justice around issues like housing, police violence, and the shelter-industrial complex.
They offer several on-site resources, including technology and mail access, a legal clinic, referrals & networking opportunities, and training.
Find free and sliding scale clinics all the 5 NYC boroughs by neighborhood and services offered.
• Manhattan | Manhattan in Spanish
• Brooklyn | Brooklyn in Spanish
• Bronx | Bronx in Spanish
• Queens | Queens in Spanish
• Staten Island | Staten Island in Spanish
• All boroughs | All boroughs in Spanish
• Affordable Dental and Eye Care | Affordable Dental and Eye Care in Spanish
Provides assistance to parents, advocacy groups, and schools in regards to services and programs for students with disabilities. See the Parent’s Guide to Special Education in NYS at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentsguide.pdf.
For more information about the risks of secondhand smoke and help creating an action plan to stop it from entering your home, read the handout found here.
Para más información sobre los riesgos del humo de segundo mano y ayuda creando un plan de acción para que no entre a su casa, lea el recurso encontrado aquí.
311 (ask for Early Intervention)
The Early Intervention (EI) Program helps young children (birth to 3 years) who are not learning, playing, growing, talking, or walking like other children their age. The program works with your family to set goals for your child and create a plan to help your child and your family meet these goals.
The EI Program is available to all eligible New York City children, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, disability, or immigration status, and services are provided at no cost.
Early Intervention handout.
Spanish Early Intervention handout.
**VERY IMPORTANT** Speak to a social worker for assistance (ask your child’s doctor for a referral). Doctors can make a referral by completing the Early Intervention Program Referral Form.
If your child is 2 years 11 months or older and you think he needs special education, visit “Preschool Special Education Services”.
The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.
The ASA provides education, information and referral, support to the community at national, state, and local levels through our strong nationwide network of affiliates.
Bronx (718) 519-4797 | Brooklyn (718) 336-9533 | Manhattan (212) 628-0669 | Queens (718) 464-5735
provides a variety of informational resources to the general public: a National Respite Locator Service, an informative website with downloadable fact sheets on respite for families.
offers assistance to patients with specific issues with health insurance, employer and/or creditors, job loss due to illness. Professional case managers and attorneys can advocate for patients. Sponsors the Copay Relief Program. (800) 532-5274.
provides direct services to families and individuals related to accessing public benefits, subsidized housing and achieving economic security. Helps with emergency rent needs. Call (212) 962-4795. For help with housing foreclosures, call (212) 626-7383.
The process of asserting oneself or interceding on behalf of others within a system to get the benefits for which they are eligible. Through both direct aid to families and broader-based policy work, the goal of advocacy is to foster the self-empowerment of families by educating them about their own rights.