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COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Community & NYC Hep Service Provider Resources

We update this page with resources. For more information on the following resources and services, contact info@hepfree.nyc

Medical Resources (including for uninsured or under-insured)

Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs

NYC Syringe Exchange Programs Hours of Operations
Syringe Services have been deemed essential in NYS. NYC syringe exchange programs are operating – find services here. Peers are in urgent need of protective supplies such as masks and gloves to continue outreach. To donate, contact Marilyn Reyes, mreyesscales@health.nyc.gov.

Responding to an Overdose During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SAMHSA Medication Assisted Treatment news. People in methadone treatment may receive 28-day medication supply to take home. New methadone patients may receive 14-day medication supply. People may start Buprenorphine treatment at home via telemedicine.

Health + Hospitals – Virtual buprenorphine clinic in response to COVID19.
The clinic will be operated through Bellevue but will serve all New Yorkers looking to start or find themselves in a gap in coverage to treat opioid [dependence] with buprenorphine. H+H encourages any and all referrals from H+H providers or external agencies seeking to set up appointments. For questions/appointments patients or providers can call: 212-562-2665 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).

COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs (Harm Reduction Coalition)

Vital Strategies: Practicing Harm Reduction in the COVID-19 Outbreak

Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19 (Yale University)

COVID-19: Guidance for People Who Use Drugs (NYC Health Dept)

Resources for Addiction Treatment

Never Use Alone Hotline (800) 484-3731

Legal Resources

Resources/Support for Immigrants (Documented & Undocumented)

 

Food Resources

Mental Wellness Resources

NYC DOHMH COVID-19 Coping & Emotional Wellbeing provides COVID-19 related guidance and resources for New Yorkers. On this webpage you will find information on topics such as:

NYC Well or call 1-888-NYC-WELL

NYS Mental Health Hotline: 1-844-863-9314 anytime between 8 am-10 pm, 7 days a week.
Emotional support helpline staffed by trained volunteer professionals who are there to listen, support and provide referrals if needed.

Trauma-informed considerations for work settings during COVID-19 pandemic

Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources (Mental Health America)

SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) Hotline1-800-662-HELP (4357)

NYC Human Rights or call 311 and say “Human Rights”

Crisis Text Line

Trans LifeLine

VirusAnxiety Online Resource

Sanvello App: Mental Health Service. Free premium access to everyone during COVID19.

Headspace App: Free meditation and mindfulness resources.

Stigma Tracker: The Department of Health is also asking New Yorkers to share incidents of stigma that are occurring in your communities related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Intimate Partner Violence Support Resources

Resources for Survivors of Relationship Violence During COVID-19: Home is not always a safe haven. Find resources and services for yourself or help those experiencing dating, domestic or gender-based violence. For immediate safety planning, shelter, civil legal assistance, or counseling, call NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence hotline at 800-621-4673 (TTY: 866-604-5350). For emergencies, call 911.

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 Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 22522

VIP Mujeres – Free bilingual hotline (Spanish/English), as well as resources, temporary shelter and legal support. Call 1-800-664-5880. Their website has a ‘safe exit’ option if you share a computer with your abuser.

AVP– Education, counseling and supportive services to LGBTQ, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence. Call 212-714-1141

Emergency Housing Lists shelters for women, men, and families by city and state.

For people quarantined with an abuser: 1.800.942.6906

Financial Resources

Funding for Organizations/Businesses

Resources for People of LGBTQIA+ Experiences

Food Resources

Financial Resources

Funding for Organizations/Businesses

Housing

COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Shelters (NYC Health Dept)

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

Internet/Phone/Bills Service Accommodations

US providers offering free wifi or special accommodations

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.

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