Last Updated on June 5, 2020 by Sarah Ahmed
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hepatitis B and C + COVID19 Resources
COVID-19 & Hep B (Hep B Foundation)
COVID-19: Information for People living with Viral Hepatitis (World Hepatitis Alliance)
Liver Health and COVID-19 in Korean NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health partnered with Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS) to record a liver health and COVID-19 information and community resource webinar on May 19, 2020.
Medical Resources (including for uninsured or under-insured)
- Find a Testing Site in Your Community: Find an H+H Community testing site near you: Get Tested in Your Community. You can also sign up for a COVID-19 antibody survey appointment. Visit nyc.bioreference.com/antibodysurvey or call 1-888-279-0967.
- Health Justice Network Services for people who have been incarcerated in jail or prison within the last 3 years
- Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV (US Dept of Health & Human Services)
- Sexual Health Clinic Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak (NYC Health Dept)
- Healthy Sex Practices during the COVID-19 (NYC Health Dept)
- 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.
- 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
Resources 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, email@example.com.
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)
Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19 (Yale University)
COVID-19: Guidance for People Who Use Drugs (NYC Health Dept)
Never Use Alone Hotline (800) 484-3731
Resources for People of LGBTQIA+ Experiences
- NYC Unity Project’s LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Online Guide: www.nyc.gov/lgbtqcovid.
- Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender New Yorkers Navigating COVID-19.
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:
- Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic Newly added!
- Grief and Loss During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Staying Connected with Friends and Family
- Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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.
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”
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
Resources for Immigrant Communities (Documented & Undocumented)
- NYC Resources for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Know Your Rights – Public Charge
- Action NYC Immigration Legal Services
- List of Resources for Undocumented Immigrants in NYC (NYS Youth Leadership Council)
- New York Immigration Coalition Multilingual COVID One Pager: up-to-date information about how COVID-19 affects NYC residents
- CDC and State Health Dept Multilingual Resources on COVID-19 (including in Asian and African languages)
- Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander In-Language Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) (See tabs for different languages)
Funding for Individuals/Families/Community
- Infant Feeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Guide to Virtual Doula Support
- 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
- Abolitionist Mutual Aid Fund for Incarcerated Comrades
- Artist & Activist Relief Fund
- Quarantined Families Fund
- RAISE Undocu Workers Fund
- Cinema Workers in NYC
- NYC Low Income Artist and Freelancer Relief Fund
- Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation, Emergency Funds
- Hebrew Free Loan Society Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan Program
- Families and Workers Fund
- One Fair Wage Service Worker Emergency Fund
- Grantmakers for Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
- Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency
- DoorDash COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program
- COVID-19 Benefits and Rights for New York Workers
- Mutual Aid NYC is a network of groups organizing to provide aid and support in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are everyday New Yorkers working to lift up local organizing, connect people to resources, and build a citywide movement to address this crisis.
- Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks
- Food Finder: Food Bank NYC
Operates food pantries and soup kitchens and directs you to SNAP enrollment sites.
- Grab & Go Meals for All: Location: Free Meal Sites, or text “NYCFOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877
- Invisible Hands Delivery Service
- Queens New Immigrant Community Empowerment Gives food to day laborers
- Food hub is tracking what places are giving away free food and delivery
- City of New York – Assistance for Individuals: The City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance.
- Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act – (NYS Dept of Labor) Pandemic Unemployment Relief offers compensation for folks not traditionally eligible for unemployment checks and other benefits, but whose livelihoods were otherwise affected by COVID-19
- 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
Funding for Organizations/Businesses
- The Opportunity Challenge: $1 Million to Uplift Immigrant Communities (For Organizations serving Immigrants and refugees)
- Trinity Wall Street COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants
- NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
- CDP COVID-19 Response Fund
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act -How to Apply for Funds
- AIDS Health Foundation: $25,000 grant to support communities in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. Funding info here and Application here
- The New York Women’s Foundation 2020 Resilience NYC: COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund Accepting applications July 1, 2020
- Robin Hood Relief Fund Application
- Stonewall Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
- COVID-19 https://proposals.nycommunitytrust.org/
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
- 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.
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.
- List of Support Services Created by Dr. Isabel Martinez of JJAY
- Coronavirus Quarantine Resources for Parents and Caregivers
- COVID-19 Mutual Aid & Advocacy Resources – Shared
- Coronavirus Resource Kit
- NYC United Against Coronavirus Organizations have compiled an additional, borough-based exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit
- 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.