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COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Resource Compilation

We update this page with resources. For more information on the following resources and services, contact Hep@Health.nyc.gov.

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Medical Resources (including for uninsured or underinsured)

New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline or call 1-888-364-3065

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene COVID-19 Updates 
To receive regular updates via SMS text on the latest developments regarding coronavirus in NYC, text:

  • “COVID” to 692-692 for updates in English
  • “COVIDESP” to 692-692 for updates in Spanish

NYC Health + Hospitals: Call for an appointment 1-844-NYC-4NYC
Network of hospitals in New York City that provide care despite insurance status and assists in getting patients connected to insurance.

Veteran’s Health Administration1-844-698-2311

US Dept of Health & Human Services: Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV

Healthy Sex Practices during the COVID-19 (NYC Health Dept)

Food Resources

Food Bank NYC
Operates food pantries and soup kitchens and directs you to SNAP enrollment sites.

Meals for public school students  
The week of March 15th there will be grab-and-go meals for students at every New York City Public School. The meals will be available at the schools’ start time. Visit nyc.govfor most up to date information.

Invisible Hands Delivery Service

Food Bank NYC

Food hub is tracking what places are giving away free food and delivery

The Door Food Supplies March 16-20 from 12-3pm

See below for additional food resources and locations.

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Intimate Partner Violence Support Resources

Safe Horizon: Provides support for survivors of intimate partner violence through a 24-hour hotline 800-621-HOPE (4673), and comprehensive family justice centers in each borough.  Please call 911 for emergencies.

National Domestic Violence Hotlineor call 1-800-799-7233  or Text LOVEIS to 22522

Emergency HousingLists shelters for women, men, and families by city and state.  Please see website for most up to date information

Financial Resources

Edquity: Provides online emergency support to students during COVID-19. Offers referrals available in your community related to health, food, housing, transportation, and childcare.

NYC Human Resources Administration: Apply for Medicaid, cash assistance, SNAP, and childcare assistance at these HRA sites that also assist individuals in securing jobs.

New York State Unemployment Insurance

Report Price Gouging through the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection

Wellness Classes Resources

Sweet Water Dance Yoga (Bronx): Virtual Classes, Sliding Scale

Flocking Through Dat ‘Rona: Conversation on Community, ourse-correction and connection

 

Housing

Effective Monday, March 16th at 5 pm housing court is pretty much closed as evictions and hearings are all suspended indefinitely. You can still access the court for illegal lockouts, housing code violations and repair orders.

  • Met Council on Housing Hotline 212-979-0611
  • Housing Court Answers’ Hotline 212-962-4795
  • Hotline for tenants: 212-979-0611
  • NYC Gov: 90 Day Residential/Commercial Eviction Halt
  • HUD: 60-day Foreclosure/Eviction Halt
  • Evictions paused for NYCHA Residents
  • NY Housing Courts Closed Indefinitely: Except landlord lockouts, repair orders & serious code violations
  • No penalty for tenants who fail to appear in court
  • Newly Filed Cases Adjourned for ~45 Days
  • Marshals not permitted to execute eviction warrants
  • No penalty for missed HRA appointments

Specific Food Resources

MANHATTAN

Free vegan lunches will be available between 12pm-2pm at

  • Honeybee’s & Mother of Pearl – 95 Avenue A, New York, NY
  • Garden – 130 E 7th Street, New York, NY
  • Ladybird & Night Music – 111 E 7th Street, New York, NY

QUEENS

  • Farine Baking Company 74-24 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens
  • Farine Baking Company in Jackson Heights is providing food for people in need, financially challenged, or just hungry and can’t afford to purchase.
    • Free Kids Menu: kids burger, hot dogs, mac & cheese, chicken fingers, small mixed salad.
  • Queens New Immigrant Community Empowerment Gives food to day laborers

BRONX

  • Chefs for America Free Meals
  • Mamajuana Cafe will be providing a lunch bag for the children from 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm
  • Acri Café serving kids breakfast and lunch (212) 924-2424
  • Abundant Life Tabernacle 2692 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454 (718) 292-8734
    • Pantry Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30am-2:00pm
    • Please bring picture ID and proof of address
  • Catholic Charities Rusty Staub Mobile Food Pantry at Highbridge Community Life Center
    1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452 (212) 371-1011

    • Mobile Food Pantry Hours: Fridays, 10:00am-2:30pm
  • Door of Salvation Ministries 460 E 134th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (718) 993-5532
    • Pantry Hours: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Highbridge Advisory Council 880 River Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452 (718) 992-8539
    • Pantry Hours: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Missionaries of Charity 335 E 145th Street, Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 292-0019
    • Pantry Hours: Shelter | Soup Kitchen, 9:30am
  • Missionary Church of Christ 937 Teller Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 588-4545
    • Pantry Hours: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month: 9:00am-11:00am
  • Salvation Army — Bronx Citadel 425 E. 159th Street, Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 665-8472
    • Pantry Hours: Tuesday, 10:00am (120 person limit)
    • Soup Kitchen: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • To receive food, individuals must reside in zip codes: 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10459, 10465, 10472, 10473, and 10474.
  • Crispin’s Food Pantry 420 E 156th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 (718) 665-2441
    • Pantry Hours: Mondays starting 10:00am

NYC Shut it Down Feed the People @nycshutitdown on all platforms: Longstanding NYC abolitionist group serving hot food on the third Saturday of every month at Hunts Point Plaza and Bruckner Blvd in the Bronx at 5 p.m. and the last Monday of every month at 116th and Lexington in Manhattan at 7 p.m. Also sometimes has hygiene supplies and clothing.

Food Not Bombs Manhattan abcnorio.org/affiliated/fnb.html: Serves hot food in the southwest area of Tompkins Square Park every Sunday from 4-6 p.m.

Food Not Bombs Bed-Stuy bedstuyfnb.org: Passes out groceries at Marcy and Lafayette in Bed-Stuy every Saturday at 3 p.m.

Club A @club_a_nyc on IG: Serves hot food and passes out harm reduction supplies at 354 Stockton St. Brooklyn Saturdays approximately from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bills Assistance

  • Message from ConEdison:
    • Your service will not be shut off for non-payment.
    • New late-payment fees waived.
    • Suspended no-access fees if ConEd can’t read your meter.
    • No fees for making payments with credit cards or debit cards.
    • Suspended fees for refusing smart meter installations
    • Customers can arrange for payment extensions and agreements online through My Account.

Parent/Family Resources

For those with school-aged children that need home learning  and entertainment activities:

Guardian article on families emotionally preparing for quarantine

National Association of School Psychologists guidance on talking to children about COVID-19

Internet providers providing free Wi-Fi during COVID-19 response

NYC Children: Resources are available to provide support to overwhelmed parents. Call 311 and ask for parenting support.  The Administration for Children and Family Services can be found at this website as well.

CDC COVID-19 Schools, Workplaces and Community Locations Guidance

Internet/Phone Service Accommodations

US providers offering free wifi or special accommodations

General Support

Other Resources

These google docs have an abundance of advice for those are  disabled, low income, housing insecure/unhoused, the elderly, folk living w/chronic illness, folks who have direct ties to or are within the caracal system, immigrants,  people who use drugs,  LGBQ- TGNC and other communities at the margins. Please be advised that some of the language is radical, as we are in radical times. All of these are very NYC applicable as we’re one of the hotspots for this pandemic.

 

  • The Center Information & Referral team: 212.620.7310 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The team has prepared COVID-19-specific referral guides for existing services and options spanning housing, food, recovery, family support, HIV testing and more. 

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