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

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

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

 


Los defensores de Legal Services NYC tienen 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.
 

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

 


 

Fatherhood Initiative

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

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

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

 

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

 
 


Seeking care & testing for COVID-19

 

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

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

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

 
Encuentra más información en el  Portal de Información de COVID-19 de Toda la Ciudad de Nueva York.
 
También puedes encontrar noticias diarias acerca del numero de personas que fueron positivas para COVID-19 en Nueva York aquí.


Message from the NYC Department of Health: Folks who do not have a health provider and need care for COVID-19 symptoms can call 844-NYC-4NYC or 844-692-4692. For more information visit 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


Fair Fares NYC

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

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

 


 

NYC Health + Hospitals/ NYC Care

 

Locations: https://www.nyccare.nyc/locations
(646) 692-2273
NYCCare@nychhc.org.
 

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
 

NYC Care es una opción para servicios de salud a bajo costo o gratis en la ciudad de Nueva York. Los servicios están disponibles en el BRONX pero estarán en las otras areas de Nueva York a finales del año 2020.
 
Para aprender sobre como calificar y cómo aplicar haga click aquí, llame al (646) 692-2273, o visite la página NYCCare.

 


Prescriptions for Prevention

Prescriptions for Prevention 2

http://nyscheck.org/rx

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

 


 

Environmental asthma triggers: Organizations that provide in-home asthma interventions for NYC families

 

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AirNYC 

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.

 

AIRnyc es una organización que ayuda a las familias para que se mantengan saludables, activas, y fuera del hospital a través de un mejor auto-cuidado. Trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios visitan las familias en sus hogares para ayudar a niños y adultos mantenerse saludables y fuera del hospital. Los trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios hablan inglés, español, francés, susu y mandingo. Encuentre más información en esta hoja informacional.

 


NYC_HealthNYC Department of Health “Healthy Neighborhoods” Program

 

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.

 

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

 


lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Family Health Service

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.

 

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

 


 

Picture the Homeless: Organizing for Dignity and Respect

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.

646-314-6423

http://picturethehomeless.org


 

Affordable/Free Clinics

 
kisspng-clinic-hospital-medicine-clip-art-construct-5adcc3527e6f03.2194210715244173625179Find 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

 

Hay lugares en los 5 condados donde las familias pueden encontrar atención médica asequible.
 
Encuentra centros en cada condado:
 
• Manhattan • Brooklyn • Bronx • Queens •  Staten Island • Todos los condadosAffordable Dental and Eye Care in Spanish

 


New York State Office of Special Education

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.

 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/


Help with Secondhand Smoke

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.


 

Help Enrolling in Early Intervention

 
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311 (ask for Early Intervention)
 
 
 

COVID-19 Precautions (Updated April 6)
–The Early Intervention Program is still operating as an essential service and taking precautions to keep our staff and families safe during the COVID-19 outbreak
| El Programa de Intervención Temprana está todavía operando como un servicio esencial y está tomando las precauciones necesarias para mantener al personal y las familias a salvo durante el brote por COVID-19
 
–To submit a referral, call the Regional Office in the borough where your child lives directly. Do not fax
| Para completar una remisión, llame directamente a la Oficina Regional del condado donde vive su niño. No envíe faxes
 
–Individualized Family Service Planning meetings are being conducted by phone. For more information, contact your service coordinator or call your Regional Office (phone # below)
| Las Reuniones de Planeación de Servicios Familiares están siendo conducidas por teléfono. Para más información llame a su Oficina Regional Local (# de teléfono abajo)
 
–Early Intervention Providers are delivering services through teletherapy as much as possible
| Los proveedores de Intervención Temprana están prestando servicios a través de teleterapia.
 
Regional Office Phone Numbers | Números teléfonicos de Oficinas Regionales
Bronx: 718-838-6887
Brooklyn: 718-722-3310 (main) / 718-722-7824 (referrals)
Manhattan: 212-436-0900
Queens: 718-553-3954
Staten Island: 718-568-2300

 
 
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”.
 

El programa de intervención temprana ayuda a los niños que no están aprendiendo, jugando, creciendo, hablando o caminando como otros niños. Este programa ayuda a crear metas para tu hijo y un plan para ayudar a alcanzar estas metas.
 
**MUY IMPORTANTE: habla con un trabajador social para obtener asistencia o pide al doctor de tu hijo un referido a “Intervención Temprana”. Los doctores pueden hacer un referrido completando este formulario Early Intervention Program Referral Form.
 
Hoja informacional para aplicar a una evaluación y obtener servicios de Intervención Temprana.
 
Si tu niño tiene 2 años y 11 meses o es mayor, y crees que necesita servicios de educación especial visita “Servicios de Educación Pre-escolar Especial” para más información.

 
 


Autism Society of America in Nassau/Suffolk

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

www.autism-society.org

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El Autism Society ha mejorado las vidas de todos aquellos afectados por autismo por más de 50 años con la visión de un mundo en el cual individuos y sus familias conviviendo con autismo son capaces de mejorar su calidad de vida, son tratados con alto nivel de dignidad, y viven en una sociedad en el cual sus talentos y fortalezas son valoradas y apreciadas

https://www.autism-society.org/en-espanol/


 

ARCH National Resource Center

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.
http://chtop.org/ARCH/National-Respite-Locator.html

Patient Advocate Foundation

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.
http://www.patientadvocate.org/

MedlinePlus

a portal to trusted medical information on the internet, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Contains articles on health topics, drug information, medical dictionary/encyclopedia.
http://medlineplus.gov/

CAP4Kids Poster

If you want to display a CAP4Kids poster in your office, use it for a social service project, or just give it to a friend, this is the place.
CAP4Kids poster

Center for Benefits and Services of the Community Service Society

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.
http://www.cssny.org/services/center_for_benefits__services/

Advocacy Definition

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.