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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)
Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs
- Harm Reduction Coalition: COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs
- Vital Strategies: Practicing Harm Reduction in the COVID-19 Outbreak
- The Justice Collaborative: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response and Resources
- Yale University: Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19
- 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.
Resources for People of LGBTQIA+ Experiences
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.
See below for additional food resources and locations.
or services do you need?
Mental Wellness Resources
SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) Hotline1-800-662-HELP (4357)
National Eating Disorders Association Helpline1-800-931-2237
NYC Human Rightsor call 311 and say “Human Rights”
NYC Wellor call 1-888-NYC-WELL
For people quarantined with an abuser: 1.800.942.6906
Immigrants Rising Virtual Wellness Gatherings (first one is on March 18)
Sanvello App: Mental Health Service. Free premium access to everyone during COVID19.
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
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.
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
- NYSYLC Emergency Funds for Undocumented Youth and Families
- Emergency COVID Relief for Sex Workers in New York
- NYC Covid19 support for Black Folks in NYC
- Abolition Action Group Grocery Fund Request Form
- Homegirl Emergency Fund
- Abolitionist Mutual Aid Fund for Incarcerated Comrades
- WOC Artist Relief Fund
- Artist & Activist Relief Fund
- Quarantined Families Fund
Specific to Manhattan And Brooklyn:
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
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
For those with school-aged children that need home learning and entertainment activities:
- The Spanish Experiment: Spanish Children’s Stories
- Scholastic free daily classes for pre-k to 6+
- Educating Children on Coronavirus through Comic books (in multiple languages)
- Virtual Tours in 12 Museums
- Nightly Streams at the Met Opera
- Free coloring pages
- Free coloring pages by M
- New York Public Library resources
Guardian article on families emotionally preparing for quarantine
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.
Internet/Phone Service Accommodations
- Comcast: Free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families
- Spectrum: Wifi for 60-days for K12-college-student-households-and-more
- Altice: Free broadband for students
- Xfinity Free hotspots
- AT&T: waiving data overage fees to all customers. The company is promising not to terminate the service of any customer over the next 60 days.
- Verizon: waiving any late fees and not terminate any service for the next 60 days.
- T-Mobile: Current customers will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming) and more
- Sprint: Not terminating service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill and waiving late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic.
- NYC United Against Coronavirus Mutual Aid organizations have compiled an additional, borough-based exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit
- Know Your Rights – Public Charge
- Action NYC Immigration Legal Services
- Spreadsheet list of support Created by Dr. Isabel Martinez of JJAY
- Queens Mutual Aid Network
- Bronx Mutual Aid Network
- Brooklyn Mutual Aid Network
- Manhattan Mutual Aid Network
- Staten Island Mutual Aid Network
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.
- Podcast: Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens;
- Coronavirus Quarantine Resources for Parents and Caregivers;
- COVID-19 MUTUAL AID & ADVOCACY RESOURCES – Shared;
- CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE KIT;
- 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.