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Food Resources


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


Food Pantry and Food-Related Resources


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

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

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


Food Aid Programs


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

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


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

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


Updated on February 8, 2024.

PASS Study Posters by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Poster: Tackling Food Insecurity with a Clinic-Based Food Pantry and Referrals to a Community-Based Food Pantry in New York
Zachary Gallin BS, Leora Mogilner MD, Jennifer Acevedo MD, Sonia Khurana BA, Paige Cloonan BS, Haley Ottensoser BS, Alexis Burgess MPH, Adina Singh BA, Katherine Ruiz BA, Shachi Mistry MPH MS, & Lauren Zajac MD, MPH.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029.

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

Environmental Asthma/ Asma Ambiental


El programa de asma ambiental de Mount Sinai es un programa de apoyo para la prevención de hospitalizaciones o visitas a la emergencia por episodios agudos de asma. Niños recientemente hospitalizados por asma son remitidos a nuestra unidad Servicios médicos y de educación son gratuitos.
Nuestros servicios
• Visitas de telemedicina con un especialista en medicina ambiental.
• Educación en asma.
• Remisiones con alergología.
• Visitas domicilarias para remediar plagas o eliminación de irritantes ambientales
• Seguimiento por un año.
Nuestros objetivos son:
• Brindarles una educación personalizada sobre el asma. Por ejemplo, trabajaremos juntos para asegurarnos de que su hijo/hija esté usando los medicamentos y el espaciador (inhalador) de manera correcta.
• Orientarles sobre medidas a seguir con el fin de reducir irritantes ambientales presentes en la escuela y el hogar.
• Trabajar con usted para identificar los factores que afectan el asma de su hijo/hija, como el moho, las plagas y el polvo los cuales son comunes en los hogares de Nueva York.
• Conectar a su familia con recursos de la comunidad para ayudarle a abordar problemas ambientales y otras preocupaciones comunes (como acceso a alimentos saludables o búsqueda de programas paraasistencia financiera)
Para preguntas por favor contáctenos por correo electrónico escribiendo a:
Updated on December 26, 2022

JustFix (Español) offers a free and secure tool for tenants to send their landlord a formal letter by USPS Certified Mail requesting repairs in their apartment. The service then follows up with the tenant to confirm whether the landlord rectified the problem. Users must create a password-protected account using their first and last name, address, lease type, and phone number.
How to Apply
Click here to access the tool and a video tutorial on how to use the tool.
More Information
Updated on September 13, 2022

Project Hospitality – Health Homes
150C Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 420-1475/347-359-7823 |

Project Hospitality offers free care management services and resources for social needs.
You must be a Medicaid recipient over age 21.
— Round-trip transportation to medical appointments
— Free resource referrals
— Health education by a Registered Nurse
— Free health assessments by a care coordinator
— Counseling psychiatric evaluations and different types of therapies designed to address anxiety, grief, depression, and other mental/behavioral health challenges (phone no. 718-273-8409)
Social Needs
Services can be provided in English or Spanish.
The youth drop-in center: Youth ages 14-24. Open 24/They also offer mental health counseling. You can come to 27 Port Richmond Avenue for:
— Access to computers
— Academic/career counseling
— Housing referrals
— Clothes
— Mental health counseling
— Health insurance, free legal/immigration advice, free tax preparation, and financial counseling.
Food pantry: open at 514 Bay Street every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m – phone no. 718-815-0800)
Soup kitchen: now opens at 11:30 a.m. on Tues/Thurs.
— Free legal/immigration advice
— Free tax preparation, and financial advice

Help Center at 514 Bay Street (phone no. 718-448-3470)
Help Center at 221 Heberton Avenue (phone no. 718-420-6466)

Services can be provided in English or Spanish.
How to Apply
— Counseling psychiatric evaluations and services, call (718) 273-8409
— Other medical needs, call (718) 420-1475
— Food pantry, call 718-815-0800
— Please call for a virtual appointment. Available services include assistance applying for public benefits
More Information
For More Information, their main/general phone number is (718) 448-1544.
Updated on September 13, 2022

Children’s Aid Staten Island Family Services Center – Health Connections
(718) 273-5305 / (212) 949-4950
for the Health Connections team
Children’s Aid care coordinators provide free medical care management services for children with Medicaid coverage in Staten Island that have specific medical and/or behavioral conditions.
— Referrals and connections to specialty services
— Remind families about doctor’s appointments
– Plan transportation
— Accompany families to doctor’s appointments
— Explain treatment plans to families
Children up to age 21 must have Medicaid coverage and specific medical and/or behavioral conditions like:
— Asthma
— Obesity
— Autism
How to Apply
— Different sources (social worker, hospital, school, community-based organization, mental health specialist, or other healthcare provider) can refer you to Health Connections by emailing this form
— Attach copies of your child’s most recent physical and/or psychological evaluation/Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in order to support eligibility.
— You must consent for the referral to Health Connections
More Information
Visit for program details.
Updated on September 13, 2022

Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI)
(718) 808-1421
56 Bay Street, 3rd Floor Staten Island, NY 10301

CHASI provides care management for people with two or more pre-existing chronic diseases that live in Staten Island and who are Medicaid-eligible or have Medicaid.
— Teens and Adults with Medicaid who have two or more pre-existing chronic diseases (e.g. asthma, heart disease, HIV, mental illness, or obesity)
— Residence in Staten Island
— Referrals
— Reminders for doctor’s appointments
— Arrangements for transportation
— Personalized education about treatments or medications recommended by a doctor
— Assistance enrolling for benefits

CHASI also has a free food pantry at 2134 Richmond Terrace (can call the pantry at 718-808-1840, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). You can visit once per month. Assistance applying for food stamps/SNAP is available when the pantry is open. Pantry hours are currently as follows:
α Tuesday 10 am – 2 pm
α Wednesday 2 pm – 6 pm
α Friday 12 pm – 4 pm
α Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

How to apply
If you have Medicaid, CHASI’s outreach team may contact you about the Health Home Program. Otherwise, call (718) 808-1421 to schedule an initial appointment
More information
Updated on September 13, 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

Cada Paso
(347) 885-1687
Cada Paso is a free summer camp for East Harlem residents. It has fun and fact-finding activities about air, climate, and health justice. Families and friends are welcome to attend any day or activity. Activities take place at the Jefferson Park (SE corner picnic tables for drop-off and pick-up) from July 11 to August 4, 2022. To sign up contact Rosa Diaz at (347) 885 1687 or Rosa is also available through Instagram @always.blessed3.
-East Harlem residents.
-Children any age.
-Families and friends welcome to attend any day or activity.
Play, science, art, biking, exploration, walking, field trips on the ferry, civics, activism, history & culture, gardening, family health resources and more!
July 11 to August 4, 2022.
How to Apply
Contact Rosa Diaz at (347) 885-1687 or to learn more. You can also send a message to Rosa through Instagram @always.blessed3.
More Information
Read more by clicking on the flyer at 2022 Cada Paso Summer Camp.
Updated on July 13, 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

Free Summer Gym Membership for Teens
Locate nearby gyms at and find their phone numbers
Teens 14-19 can work out for free all summer with Planet Fitness through August 31.
Children 14-19 years old
How to apply
— Visit
— Select a club
— Fill out a form with teen’s info
— Parent should enter their info too
— Go through a waiver form
— Confirm entered information and submit the application
— Download Summer Pass to get digital Summer Pass
More information
Visit or call a nearby club.
Updated on June 16, 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

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

Social Determinants of Health Screenings (SDH) & Referrals Program at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City

General information
Principal Investigators
Leora Mogilner, MD
Department of Pediatrics
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH
Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Program Coordinators
Jennifer Acevedo, MD, MPH Candidate
Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
P: 212-824-7109
Alexis Burgess, MPH
Department of Pediatrics
The Mount Sinai Hospital
P: (212) 241-2308
Scholars & Screeners
Sonia Khurana, Paige Cloonan, Eden Alin, Arthi Vickneswaramoorthy, Jenna Wisch, and Maya Venkatraman.
SDH Screening Questionnaire
Mount Sinai Hospital Pediatric SDH Screener
SDH Referrals & Resources
Resources for Common Concerns
Integrating a Social Determinants of Health Screener at an Outpatient Pediatric Clinic in East Harlem NYC JHCPU
Poster Presented at 2022 Exposome Symposium in NYC
Clinical Exposomics: Addressing Environmental and Social Needs of Families with a Phone-Based Screening Program at a Pediatric Clinic in New York City
Poster Presented at 2022 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting
Unmet Social Needs In Spanish and English-Speaking Families Screened for Social Determinants Of Health (SDH) at a Pediatric Clinic In New York City

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

Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests

USPS is providing a third round of free COVID Home test Kits to all households in the US. Each household will receive eight test kits.
Residents of the United States.
How to Order
— Visit and enter your residential address.
— Make one order (one order includes 8 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests).
— Receive an order number and delivery updates on your email.
— Get your order in the next 7-12 days.
Learn more at
USPS esta proporcionando 8 kits de pruebas de COVID gratis a partir del 19 de Mayo de 2022. Los pedidos se enviarán gratis a partir de finales de enero.
Residentes de los Estados Unidos.
Cómo Hacer una Orden
— Visite el enlace e ingrese su dirección residencial.
— Haga un pedido (un pedido incluye 8 pruebas individuales rápidas de antígeno COVID-19).
— Reciba un número de pedido y actualizaciones de entrega en su correo electrónico.
— Espere su orden dentro de los próximos 7 a 12 días.
Obtenga más información en
Updated on May 17, 2022

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

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

Benefits for Low-Income Workers Impacted by COVID-19
877- 393-4697/ 311

The benefit “Excluded Worker Funds” are a one-time payment to workers with low income who lost income due to COVID and who are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) due to immigration status or other factors. Benefits are paid by a Visa prepaid card mailed to the address on the application.
Applicants must show that they:
— Lived in New York State before March 27, 2020, and continue to live in New York State
— Are not eligible for and did not receive unemployment insurance or any other COVID-19 income relief or other specified benefits from the state or federal government
— Earned less than $26,208 in the 12 months prior to April 2021 and
— Lost at least 50% of weekly work-related earnings or household income at any point in time between February 23, 2020 and April 1, 2021 due to total or partial unemployment, or inability or unavailability to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic or, became responsible for a majority of their household income due to death or disability of the head of household.
How to Apply
— Visit for a full list of trusted organizations in NYC or call 877-EWF-4NYS (877- 393-4697) to speak with an agent and find a location near you.
— Find what to include in your application visiting
Find more information at
Updated on September 21, 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! Check out recordings of previous virtual classes here.

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 be notified of new cooking classes, sign up for the mailing list.

To learn more about in-person Culikid’s programs, visit

Updated on December 11, 2023

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
1-844-691-7368 (Monday-Sunday 8:00 am-7:00 pm)
TTY 1-833-843-8829

05/15/2023 NOTIFICATION:

New York State ERAP applications are no longer being accepted.

Applications submitted before the application portal closed on January 20, 2023, including applications from subsidized housing tenants whose rent is limited to a certain percentage of income (including public housing, section 8 and FHEPS), are being reviewed and processed in the order received, consistent with State law and program rules.

Tenants and landlords may continue to upload required documentation through the ERAP Portal for pending submitted applications.


Program details:

*You are protected from eviction while you have a Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application pending*
**There are no immigration status requirements to qualify for the program**
***You do not have to pay back the money paid to your landlord on behalf of you***

— NYS residents that owe rent since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 AND
— Qualified for unemployment benefits or have lost income and/or have an increase in expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic; AND
— Have a monthly gross (before tax) household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

How to Apply
Visit a community-based organization near your home that can help you apply for ERAP. Locate one here OR
Apply online on the following link: For steps on how to complete an online application watch

ERAP is not guaranteed and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you have not heard about the status of your application, please call (844) 691-7368 or chat with a representative visiting

More Information
To learn more, visit the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program Page:

1-844-691-7368 (lunes a domingo de 8:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.)
Mensjaes de Texto al 1-833-843-8829

ALERTA ENERO 11 DE 2021: El Programa de Emergencia para Asistencia con Rentas (ERAP por sus siglas en inglés) está aceptando aplicaciones. El aplicar al programa estatal de ERAP proporcionará a inquilinos con ciertas protecciones mientras el estado hace una decisión en cuanto a su aplicación.

El Programa de asistencia de emergencia para el alquiler (ERAP) puede ayudar a quienes no pueden pagar el alquiler adeudado debido a COVID-19. Los hogares elegibles con ingresos bajos y moderados pueden recibir hasta 12 meses de la renta adeudada, tres meses de alquiler futuro y otra asistencia. Todos los pagos se harán directamente al propietario a nombre del inquilino.

*Usted será protegido contra mociones de desalojo mientras tenga una solicitud del Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia (ERAP) pendiente*
**No hay requisitos de estatus migratorio para calificar para el programa**

***El beneficio no es un prestamo y no debera pagar de vuelta el monto que fue pagado por el programa al arrendador

Criterios de Elegibilidad
— Residentes del estado de Nueva York que deban alquiler desde el inicio de la pandemia por COVID-19 en marzo de 2020 — Han calificado para beneficios de desempleo o han perdido ingresos y/o tienen un aumento en los gastos debido a la pandemia de COVID-19; Y
— Tienen un ingreso familiar bruto mensual (antes de impuestos) igual o inferior al 80% del Ingreso Medio del Area (AMI).

Cómo Aplicar
— Visite una organización comunitaria cercana que pueda ayudarlo a aplicar a ERAP. Encuentra una organizacion aquí o
— Realiza una aplicacion en línea en el siguiente enlace:

ERAP no está garantizado y se determinará caso por caso. Si no ha escuchado acerca del estado de su aplicación llame al (844) 691-7368 o hable con un representante por chat visitando

Para obtener más información, visite la página del programa de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia del estado de Nueva York: Encuentra instrucciones acerca de como traducir contenido al espanol en:

Updated on July 18, 2023

Paid Family Leave for Bonding with Your New Baby
Paid Family Leave Helpline for assistance: (844) 337-6303.
Helpline is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parents can take job-protected, paid time off to bond with their newborn within the first 12 months of their child’s birth.
Most employees who work in New York State for private employers are eligible to take Paid Family Leave. They must meet the minimum time worked requirements. See requirements below.
Full-time employees: Employees who work a regular schedule of 20 or more hours per week are eligible after 26 consecutive weeks of employment.
Part-time employees: Employees who work a regular schedule of less than 20 hours per week are eligible after working 175 days, which do not need to be consecutive. Employees with irregular schedules should look at their average schedule to determine if they work, on average, fewer than 20 hours per week.
Citizenship and/or immigration status is not a factor in employee eligibility.
Employees who work for public employers may be covered for Paid Family Leave if their employer has voluntarily opted in to provide the benefit. Union-represented public employees may be covered if the benefit has been negotiated through collective bargaining.
How to Apply (steps)
— Leave can be taken either all at once or intermittently, but must be taken in full-day increments.
— You must notify your employer at least 30 days before the start of leave if foreseeable; otherwise, notify your employer as soon as possible.
— Employees who hold more than one job may take Paid Family Leave from both jobs, but they must do so with both employers at the same time.
— Collect forms and documentation. Complete, attach and submit to the insurance carrier*.
*Find your employer’s insurance carrier visiting Otherwise, ask your supervisor or, if applicable, your employer’s Human Resources or payroll department.
For more information visit
Updated on August 4, 2021

Lower East Side People’s Credit Federal Union
37 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009 | (212) 529-8197 (Lower East Side)
2285 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10035 | (212) 828-6061 (East Harlem)

The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union is a financial institution that provides loans and mortgages with much lower and affordable interest rates than any other financial institution. The LESPCFU provides counseling services and workshops to its members.
— Low income New Yorkers
— To receive services from the East Harlem branch, you must live in East Harlem
— People living in low-income housing qualify for loans and mortgages
— Everyone can receive services regardless of immigration status. The union serves all individuals with a social security number and an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) in the exact same manner without discrimination
— If a person doesn’t have a social security or ITIN number, LESPCFU will provide clients with an account, but not with loans or interest
–LESPCFU have programs to help members apply for an ITIN
How to Open an Account/Become a Member
— Need a $25 minimum deposit to open a savings account (need to open a savings account to become a member)
— Must keep a minimum balance of $75 to avoid a monthly maintenance fee
— Once you manage to do the above two things, you can open other accounts, like a checking account, for free
— For the checking account, a debit card is provided with no monthly or transaction fees
— If someone doesn’t have enough to open an account, LESCPFU will provide a line of credit which essentially allows someone to only pay when they use it
Provided Loans and Mortgages
— Interest rate for loans is usually within the range of 9%-11% as opposed to other credit cards on the market which are 20%
— LESCPFU work with everyone, regardless of credit score. If someone has a low credit score, the interest rate will be raised, but to a maximum of 18%
Find more information about how to become a member at Contact the Union by calling the 24-Hr. People’s Voice Response at (800) 854-3855 or sending an email to
Updated on July 29, 2021

New Economy Project (Financial Counseling)
121 W. 27th Street, Suite 804, New York, NY 10001
NYC financial justice hotline (212) 925-4929
The New Economy Project offers counseling to all low-income New Yorkers with problems with:
debt collection, bank accounts, wage garnishments, credit reporting, etc. Counseling is offered by calling their hotline (212) 925-4929.
The (212) 925-4929 NYC financial justice hotline provides free information, legal advice, and referrals on a range of financial justice issues. The hotline is available in both English and Spanish to all low-income NYC residents.
Hours of operation: Monday 4-6 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 12-2pm.
Also you can connect via email by sending a message to or filling out a form at
Updated on July 28, 2021

New York Junior Tennis & Learning
20 Locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island
(347)417-8125 (Alejandra, Program Manager) | (Scott Daly, Senior Director– Community Tennis Programs)
New York Junior Tennis & Learning is a non-profit organization that offers free tennis classes to children through their program “Community Tennis”. The organization’s mission is to develop the character of young people through tennis for a lifetime of success on and off the court.
-Any child between the ages of 5 to 18.
-No one is ever rejected or turned away – subject to scheduling.
– Summer Tennis programs are scheduled to start the week of July 5th and will conclude the week ending August 20th or August 27th.
– You can register for as many classes as you want. Scheduled lessons are usually 1-1.5 hours.
Hours: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm or 9am-2pm.
– Registration is continuous and OPEN. Contact Scott Daly at about the online registration.
– No documentation is needed.
For FAQ visit
Updated on June 24, 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.

Project Cicero (annual book drive for public schools in NYC)
Project Cicero collects new and gently used books for children and young adults. Primarily, Project Cicero receives books from families with children in 100+ New York City independent, public and parochial schools. Collected books are then unpacked, sorted, and displayed by hundreds of volunteers at the Hotel Pennsylvania.
Currently, the organization is exploring other safe ways to get books into the hands of NYC public school students. Updated instructions on how to pick up free books for your child will be posted later in the summer 2021. Learn more at or send a message to
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

Vaccination Scholarship Incentive
Vaccine locator at
Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker, ages 12 to 17, can enter their child who has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, for a chance to win one four-year full-ride scholarships (including tuition, fees, room-and-board, and expenses) to any New York State public college or university.
Online Entry
Enter to win a full scholarship at
Drawings Dates (Hurry!)
The drawings will be conducted weekly, for five (5) weeks, beginning on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Ten weekly winners (for a total of 50 winners) will be announced each Wednesday.
COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
To vaccinate your child, find COVID-19 vaccine locations at
Find more information at
Updated on June 2, 2021

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

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

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

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

Monoclonal Antibody Hospital Locator by the HHS
HHS Launches Web-Based Locator for COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment Sites for Monoclonal Antibodies
System helps doctors and patients find locations for COVID-19 outpatient treatment.
Use of monoclonal antibody treatments could help reduce need for hospitalization in high-risk patients
A web-based COVID-19 outpatient treatment locator maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now available to assist healthcare providers and patients in finding potential locations for treatment with monoclonal antibody therapeutics.
These medicines are authorized for emergency use in treating patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing severe symptoms and requiring hospitalization.
Learn more visiting
Updated on March 18, 2021

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center (The Center)
208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 620-7310 | Electronic Form for Questions

Offers the city’s LGBTQ+ communities health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment, and cultural events recovery, wellness, parenthood, and family support services. To learn more, visit,
Due to COVID-19, The Center is currently offering all services remotely. The building will remain closed to the public until at least June 30, 2021. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9AM-10PM.
Remote services:
► Youth groups, internships, and one-on-one support sessions
► Individual, mental health, and family counseling including group support
► Substance use treatment services and groups
► ESL classes
► Insurance enrollment navigation services
► Services and programs for families and youth such as counseling for families with LGBTQ youth, financial and legal clinics, LGBTQ family therapy, and more.
To learn more about The Center’s programs specifically for young people, please speak with a screening counselor at (646) 556-9300 or email
For questions about other services, contact The Center at (212) 620-7310, Monday through Friday, 9AM-10PM or fill out this electronic form.
To learn more about The Center visit
Updated on March 6, 2021

NYC Free Tax Prep


The city can help you file your taxes for free online or in person. The deadline to file your taxes is April 15.


  • To qualify, your income must meet income guidelines. Find out if you qualify at
  • Sign up for free tax preparation at
  • Submit tax documents using your smartphone, tablet, or computer equipped with a camera.
  • An IRS-certified VITA/TCE preparer will verify your tax information and contact you.


Tax Preparation Options:

Drop-Off Service

In-Person Tax Prep

To learn more, visit
Updated on February 27, 2024

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

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

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.

Fall: Week of September 26th, 2023 – Week of December 21st, 2023
Monday – Thursday, 3pm-6pm

How to Apply
Fill out the application for the desired location:

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 who attend the following schools:

  • Inwood Hill Park – PS52, 650 Academy St, New York, NY 10034
    • Start Date: October 10th
  • Kaiser Park – PS288, 2950 W 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224
    • Start Date: October 11th
  • Bushwick Inlet Park – PS84, 250 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
    • Start Date: October 12th

Begins the week of October 2nd, 3 – 6 PM

How to Apply
Please contact Luis Gonzalez at

Updated on December 6, 2023

Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

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Individuals 5 years old or older who reside in New York State are eligible to receive a vaccine for free.
Make an Appointment
Sign in into your Walgreens account here. If you do not have an account, register for one on this link.
Schedule your appointment visiting
Learn more at

Los residentes del estado Nueva York que pueden vacunarse son aquellos con 5 años de edad o más. Haz una cita entrando a tu cuenta de Walgreens en Si no tienes una cuenta, crea tu perfil aqui.
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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.

Big Apple Rx Card

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(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

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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

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

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 December 6th, 2023

NYC Parks & Recreation Afterschool (6-13 yo)

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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”.

To register, parents must visit the location of their choice with the following forms completed:

Learn more visiting

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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.

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NYC Community Food Fridges

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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


COVID-19 Hotspots in NYC


Enter your ZIP code or neighborhood in New York City and find out if you’re in close proximity to a hotspot here.

You can find daily updates of information about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC here.

NYC Financial Empowerment Centers

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Book An Appointment with a Counselor Online
(212) 487-4583
Get free one-on-one financial counseling and coaching by phone. Work with your counselor to open a bank account so you can set up direct deposit; navigate the IRS Get My Payment tool; manage sudden changes to your household budget or income; contact creditors, and more. Visit to book an appointment.
— NYC Resident
— All immigration statuses
— Create a budget (Manage your money and set up a spending plan)
— Establish or improve credit
— Open a safe and affordable bank account
— Contact lenders about debt, including student loans. Learn more about student loans at
— Contact creditors about existing loans, including student loans (drafting letters to creditors to lower payments or temporarily suspend payments due to hardship)
— Develop a strategy to reduce debt or lower payments
— Separate personal and business finances
— Access emergency government resources
How to Book an Appointment
? The easiest way to book an appointment is by going to Clients will be required to create a Financial Empowerment Portal account. To book over the phone, either call 311 or to be in contact to financial counseling directly call: 212-487-4583. Each counseling session is 1 hour long. Most of the session are remote/over the phone, but there are some in-person sessions.
The most important information/documents to bring is a record of monthly income and monthly expenses. Additionally, if someone is having a specific financial issue, like a difficulty with their credit card account, they can bring in the documentation for that concern.
Updated on September 22, 2022

Fare Meals by Arielle
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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

Sending a Cease Debt Collection Communication Letter

Under New York City and federal law, consumers may request at any time that a debt collector stop communicating with them permanently about a debt or alleged debt. In addition, if you are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, you can request that debt collection agencies stop contacting you temporarily about the debt.
See the instructions on how to draft a letter addressed to the collection agency

Según la ciudad de Nueva York y la ley federal, los consumidores pueden solicitar en cualquier momento que un cobrador de deudas deje de comunicarse con ellos permanentemente sobre una deuda o supuesta deuda. Además, si enfrenta dificultades financieras debido a la crisis del coronavirus (COVID-19), puede solicitar que las agencias de cobro de deudas dejen de comunicarse con usted temporalmente sobre la deuda.
Consulte las instrucciones acerca de cómo a detener las llamadas de las agencias de cobranza durante la emergencia COVID-19 con una carta

Updated on September 2, 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.

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.

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

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families of children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in NYC’s in public schools and private schools are eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits. The total benefit amount is $420 for each eligible child.
This payment represents the value of school meals for the period of time from March when the schools closed until the end of the school year on June 26th.
How to Get the Benefit
-Children who receive free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program are eligible for P-EBT food benefits if their school has been operating with reduced in-person attendance due to COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year
-Payments will be issued for each eligible school-aged child between the ages of 5 to 18 living in the household. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is issuing these payments
You do not (and cannot) apply for P-EBT food benefits
-Eligible children currently receiving SNAP or Temporary Assistance (cash) will have their P- EBT food benefits issued to their household’s EBT card.
-Eligible children who are currently enrolled in Medicaid and successfully accessed and redeemed their P-EBT food benefits for the 2019-20 school year on a NYS Medicaid card will receive their P-EBT food benefits for the 2020-21 school year on the same NYS Medicaid card.
-Eligible children who successfully accessed their food benefits for the 2019-20 school year on a P-EBT Food Benefit card will receive their food benefits for the 2020-21 school year on the same P-EBT Food Benefit card.
-All other eligible children will be mailed a P-EBT Food Benefit card with instructions explaining how to activate the card and access the food benefits.
***If you have not have been issued a payment or P-EBT card, please check the payment status of your school at***.
Click here for more information.

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


Ways to Help your Child Attend School Every Day

Learn how to boost your child’s confidence, keep your child on track with school work, protect your child from bullies, and keep your child healthy.
Visit Every Student Present by the NYS Parent Portal and learn to 1) boost your child’s self-confidence, 2) keep your child on track with school work 3) keep your child healthy, and 4)protect your child from bullies.

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


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


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


COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

Rent Relief Program
Call 311 to get help

If you lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic between April 1 and July 31, and you have a rental burden or expect to have a rental burden, consider applying to the COVID Rent Relief Program (RRP). The application period has been extended to February 1. 2021 – call 311 for more information.
Calculate your eligibility here.
You can apply if you live in rent-regulated and market-rate homes. You do not need a lease. This program is not providing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Eligibility criteria:
Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, household income must have been below 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size. Find your county’s area median income.
Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, the household must have been paying more than 30% of gross monthly income towards rent. Gross income includes wages as well as any cash grants, child support, social security, unemployment benefits, etc.
Applicants must have lost income during the period of April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
Households with at least one household member with U.S. Citizenship or eligible immigration status are qualified to receive the subsidy.
Tenants currently receiving a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher for housing costs or who reside in public housing are not eligible for RRP assistance.
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How to Apply
Applications for COVID Rent Relief Program Available Online at The deadline to submit your COVID Rent Relief Program application is February 1, 2021.
Previous Applicants Do Not Have to Reapply to Receive Consideration.
For Help Applying
Residents who need help or have questions about their application can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center for assistance at 833-499-0318 or Call Center representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
You can also call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline” to be connected with tenant support specialists who can help you navigate the application process.

Si has perdido ingresos debido a la pandemia COVID-19 entre el 1ro de abril y julio 31, y debes sumas de renta o anticipas tener una deuda por renta, considera aplicar al Programa de Alivio de Renta.
El periodo de aplicación se ha extendido hasta el 1 de Febrero de 2021. Calcula tu elibilidad aquí.
Criterios para calificar:
Antes del 1ro de marzo de 2020 y al momento de aplicar, los ingresos de la familia deben estar por debajo del 80% de los ingresos medios de su condado. Encuentra los ingresos medios de su condado.
Antes del 1ro de marzo de 2020 y al momento de aplicar, la familia debe estar gastando más del 30% de sus ingresos brutos anuales en renta . Los ingresos brutos anuales incluyen sueldos, subsidios con dinero, manutención del niño, seguridad social, beneficios por desempleo, etc.
Los solicitantes deben haber perdido ingresos entre el primero de abril y julio 31 de 2020.
Como mínimo uno de los miembros de la familia tiene ciudadanía americana o tiene un estatus inmigratorio que lo califica para recibir el subsidio de renta.
Los inquilinos que actualmente reciben cupones de vivienda de la Sección 8 o quienes residan en vivienda pública no califican para el programa se subsidio de renta RPR.
Para más información acerca de la eligibilidad para este beneficio visite


Single Stop – Online Benefit Screener

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Single Stop is a safe space that will support you and your family’s needs. There are free programs to help you buy fresh groceries, help you with your taxes, and help you care for your children.
Use the Single Stop online benefit screener to find out what benefit programs you are eligible for.

Single Stop es una herramienta segura que te apoyará con las necesidades de tu Familia. Existen programas que pueden ayudarte con la compra de alimentos, la preparación de tus impuestos, y el cuidado para tus niños. Usa la herramienta de eligibilidad para beneficios de Single Stop para saber a qué programas calificas.


All Digital School

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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.


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 their 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

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

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NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline at 844-863-9314 is staffed 8 am-10 pm, 7 days a week. The phone line is staffed with specially trained volunteer professionals who are there to listen, support, and refer if needed.
If you’re experiencing grief due to COVID-19 get support through these reminders.You can also help others going through grief following these helpful tips.
*DISCLAIMER: The Office of Mental Health’s (“OMH”) Emotional Support Line (“Line”) is not licensed or unlicensed mental health care or treatment of any type regardless of what is discussed or who provides support.  It is for emotional support purposes only. The use of the Line does not create any confidential provider-therapist relationship of any type. The Line is not a substitute for professional health care.

La Línea de Apoyo Emocional NYS 844-863-9314 opera 7 días a la semana desde las 8 am a 10pm con profesionales entrenados para escuchar, apoyar, y remitir a otros servicios en caso necesario.
Si estás pasando por momentos de duelo, encuentra el apoyo que necesitas leyendo estos consejos. Tambien puedes ayudar a quienes esten pasando por momentos de duelo practicando estos consejos.
*EXENCION DE RESPONSABILIDAD: La Linea de Apoyo Emocional de la Oficina de Salud Mental no es una oficina de salud mental o tratamientos con licencia. La linea ofrecera apoyo emocional exclusivamente. El uso de la linea no equivaldra a una relacion terapeuta-paciente. La linea no es un sustituto de servicios profesionales en salud.


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

How Kids Can Fight COVID-19 E-BOOK

“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher.
“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG)
“My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher.

COVID-19 Resource Guide

covid_mockDuring these challenging times, resources may be of the most need for families. Text COVID to 692-692 for updates in NYC.
Access here this comprehensive live document with resources that cover food needs to legal help. As we learn more, we will be updating the list on a daily basis. If you have any questions, please contact us

Envia COVIDESP al 692-692 para notificationes en la ciudad de Nueva York. Encuentra una compilación de recursos disponibles para las familias impactadas en la ciudad de Nueva York por los cierres y cuarentenas debido al coronavirus COVID-19 aquí.
En este documento, aprende acerca de organizaciones y agencias gubernamentales que ofrecen servicios comunitarios. Para preguntas o si deseas compartir más recursos con nosotros, escríbenos al


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

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

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


Free Sit Down Meals in Manhattan

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


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

Updated on May 5, 2022

Prescriptions for Prevention

Prescriptions for Prevention 2

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



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

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

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


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

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


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

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



Child Care Programs (0-5 years old)

Call 311 for Information
Early Learn provides a number of free or low-cost programs for families that qualify for children from birth to two years old. NYC Early Education offers public preschool for children from ages 3-5.
– New York City resident.
– For Early Learn qualification is based on income and/or other factors.
– See more at
3K: 3 years old by 12/31/2023 | 4-K: 4 years old by 12/31/2023 | Kindergarten: 5 years old by 12/31/2023.
– All programs have priority to attend programs in their own districts.
How to Apply
Early Learn (6-weeks to 2 years old)
— Visit to find an infant and toddler program near you.
— For Early Head Start (6 weeks to 4 years old), apply directly through the program.
— For other Extended Day/Year Infant/Toddler options, you must apply directly through the program. All new applications and recertifications should be emailed to
NYC Early Education (3-5 years old)
Online: Visit
By phone: Call 718-935-2009 Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm
In-person Visit Family Welcome Centers
Deadlines for applications
Childcare (children born in 2021-2022): Rolling basis.
3K for All (children born in 2020): April 2023.
4K for All (children born in 2019): March 2023.
Kindergarten (children born in 2018): January 20, 2023
3-K and Pre-K admissions is not first come, first served! You can make changes to your application any time before the deadline.
Payment Assistance with Vouchers
Learn more visiting this link
Learn more at


Find a handout about child care for children ages 0-3.
Spanish handout about child care for children ages 0-3

Find a handout about child care for children ages 3-5 here
Spanish handout about child care for children age 3-5

For enrollment questions with Early Learn call 311 or send an email to If you have questions about 3K to Kindergarten admissions, send an email to

Información sobre inscripciones de centros de cuidado para niños con edades de 0 a 3 años
Información sobre inscripciones de centros de cuidado para niños con edades de 3 a 5 años

Updated on December 7, 2022

Emergency Food Assistance Hotline


(866) 888-8777
For referrals to emergency food pantries and soup kitchens all over the city, call the Emergency Food Line (866) 888-8777 or visit the Food Help NYC locator here. To find the hours of operation for locations near you, please call that location or email
If you are an Emergency Food Program (EFP) interested in enrolling in the P-FRED program, please email and include the subject line “New Application.”

Para encontrar despensas de emergencia para comida y también comedores públicos, llama a la línea de Emergencia para Alimentos marcando al (866) 888-8777. Oprime 2 para acceder a información en español. Encuentra despensas de comida en el localizador de despensas.

Updated on May 5, 2022

Pantries by Borough

For a list of vetted pantries,  click on your borough.
Informational handouts have been updated with current open pantries during COVID-19.

Information on food voucher assistance programs:

¿Dónde puedo encontrar alimentos saludables?
Encuentra una lista de despensas en cada condado en los siguientes enlaces.
Las hojas informacionales han sido actualizadas con detalles de despensas abiertas durante COVID-19.

Bronx   • Brooklyn   • Manhattan • Queens  • Toda la ciudad de Nueva York
Información acerca de programas de asistencia para alimentos (con cupones para comida) WIC y SNAP


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

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.

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