- Hotline 888-364-3065
- Face coverings will be distributed by the city in parks, DOE Grab & Go meal sites, NYCHA buildings, and other locations. For more information – https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/resources/facecoverings.page
Health and Healthcare
- For more information on how to obtain paid sick leave, call 311 or 855-491-2667
- Community Healthcare Network (CHN) offers primary care, behavioral health, women’s health, sexual health, pediatric,nutrition, wellness, care coordination and podiatry services through telehealth technology. Call 866-246-8259.
- Get your flu vaccine! Get a low cost or free flu shot at various locations around the city. For more information, visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/flu-seasonal.page?utm_source=regpartners&utm_medium=English&utm_campaign=flu2020
- Medicaid cases due to renew in the months of March – October will be extended for 12 months. No Medicaid case will be closed for failure to renew or failure to provide documentation.
- For information about COVID-19 for Medicaid consumers: https://health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/covid19/factsheets/
- Find a Medicaid office: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/medicaid-locations.page
- For the Medicaid Helpline: 888-692-6116
Mental Health and Wellness
- A list of resources to cope with the pandemic gathered by the the Samaritans of New York: https://files.constantcontact.com/c75e15e8001/305321d6-224e-4ee4-90f8-41bdc97cc349.pdf
- To talk to someone: call 1-888-NYC-WELL, or text WELL to 65173, or visit https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/
- You can also visit: https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mental_health_support_while_home
- For Mission VetCheck, members of the veteran community will call other veterans. To learn more, https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mission-vetcheck
- All Family Justice Centers are available by phone. You can visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocdv/get-help/covid-19-update.page, or call the Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-8000-621-4673
- Food assistance for senior citizens can be obtained by contacting your local senior center or calling Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC
- Access NYC is a free online service that tells you if you qualify for over 30 city, state, and federal benefit programs, and how to acquire them. To use this resource, visit https://access.nyc.gov/
- Benefits CheckUp is a free online service by the NAtional Council of Aging that helps identify benefits that could say you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. Visit www.benefitscheckup.org
- For seniors with limited income, Met Council’s SenioRepair can help with domestic repairs such as broken locks or clogged sinks. Call 929-292-9261 to talk to a Met Council representative.
- Call 311
- The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city. For more information – https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals
- Find the closest food pantries and community kitchen by using the Food Map: https://maps.nyc.gov/foodhelp/#map-page
- Look up local Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-02740
- GetFoodNYC. For more information: www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/COVID-19FoodAssistance
- Apply for benefits (HRA) – 718-557-1399. For more information; https://a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra/
- DOE Grab and Go meals https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals
- The NYS COVID Rent Relief Program is designed to support low-income households experiencing an increased rent burden due to a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Program provides a one-time payment to cover the difference between rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden during the months the household is applying for assistance. The deadline has been extended to August 6, 2020, learn more and apply here.
- Mortgage relief: The State Department of Financial Services has issued a new directive to New York State mortgage servicers to provide 90-day mortgage relief to mortgage borrowers impacted by the novel coronavirus.
- The NYCHA has issued a moratorium on residential evictions and adjourned all current cases. Households experiencing a loss of income should visit the NYCHA Self-Service Portal: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/section-8/self-service.page
- For more information about school reopening, visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020.
Small Business Assistance
- Assistance and guidance for businesses impacted by COVID-19: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page
- The Design Corps is offering to help restaurants to improve the efficacy of outdoor space and welcome more diners. Use this link to meet with a professional architect or designer: https://www.nycxdesign.com/design-corps
- The Lost Wage Assistance Program provides an additional $300 per week to people receiving unemployment insurance benefits through the state. For more information, https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/lwa-factsheet.pdf
- Financial Employment Center counselors can provide financial advice to New Yorkers over the phone. For more info, https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/get-free-financial-counseling.page
- If you think you have yet to claim your $1,200 Economic Impact Payment, contact the Mobilization for Economic Clinic at 212-417-3791.
- Individuals with a SNAP or Cash Assistance case expiring in March to June have been granted a 6-month extension on recertification.
Open streets and Parks
- Parks and playgrounds have re opened for public use! For more information, visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/playgrounds
- A map of open streets: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/openstreets.shtml
Support Local Restaurants!
- A verified list of small business in Chinatown from the Chinatown Partnership: https://airtable.com/shrY4cxLueECsuho6/tbleGbrYB4pbkRLFu/viw2mhyqvx8QnXrHy?blocks=hide&fbclid=IwAR1-gA_7Xt_MfitYcEGnyo4KxWWJLI55sA6S-ySV96eDVI9_V21MrGVIEiY
- The deadline to register to vote is October 9th, 2020. To register, visit https://vote.nyc/page/register-vote. To confirm your registration, call 866-868-3692.
- To vote by mail, visit https://nycabsentee.com/.
- How to Help: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/index.page
- A list of volunteer opportunity: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/category/?id=311-31
- Donate blood by visiting nybc.org or by calling 1-800-933-2566.
- Donate goods to Bowery Mission at email@example.com
- Donate PPE at https://cv19engagementportal.cityofnewyork.us/#/display/5e7b8d9bf73aa702106ed0c