Resources

Family Resources

 

Resources for families and children in the Hudson Valley & Bronx

 

State-Wide Resources

NYS Dept of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline
 1-888-364-3065 https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

 

Financial Relief

Student Loans – State debt collection on student debt and medical debt will have payments frozen for at least 30 days. https://on.ny.gov/33Ktybr

Mortgage Relief – A 90-day mortgage relief period and foreclosures are suspended or postponed for those facing financial hardship because of COVID-19. https://on.ny.gov/3boRh3n

Tenants’ Rights Hotline: 212-979-0611 
Call if you have been threatened by your Landlord with eviction or rent issues.

United Way  

Internet Access – For those in need of internet access, Spectrum is offering free wi-fi and high-speed internet during the crisis to households with K-12 and college students. Please contact 1-844-488-8395 or go to spectrum.net. 

Income Tax – The deadline for filing your Federal and NYS income taxes has been postponed to July 15. 

Healthcare – NY State of Health is offering a special open enrollment through April 15. https://on.ny.gov/39kS9F0

 

 

Hudson Valley Resources:

Hudson Valley Food Bank


Columbia County:

Dutchess County

  • Dutchess Responds
    features information for Dutchess County residents who want to offer assistance, through volunteering, monetary donations or other efforts to help in the fight against Coronavirus.
  • Dutchess County Outreach 

    Food Pantry – The food pantry will be held on Saturdays from 10 am – 1pm
    Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY

Orange County:

Rockland County:

Ulster County:

 

 

Bronx Resources:

 

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Lehman College – The NYS Dept. of Health has made drive-thru testing for COVID-19 available in Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx. By appointment only. Contact 1-888-364-3065. 

Jacobi Hospital – The NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. has made drive-thru testing available at Jacobi Hospital, 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx. By appointment only.  Please contact 311. 

 

Food

Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch available for any student at the entrance of every DOE school building from 7:30 am-1:30 pm. More information https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals

Catholic Charities – Feeding Our Neighbors Food Program
For more information on other services call our Catholic Charities HELPLINE #: 1-888-744-7900. FreshDirect has partnered with Catholic Charities to provide grab and go meals. Call before heading out to any of these locations due to limited resources.

  • St. Lucy’s Church on Tuesdays – 833 Mace Ave, Bronx, NY 10467 
  • CCCS Bronx Food Pantry – 402 East 152nd Street Bronx Wed. 11am-2pm; Thurs., Fri. 10-12. Rolando Rodriguez 718 292-9090
  • St. Augustine Food Pantry – 1168 Franklin Avenue Bronx Mon. 10-12noon;Thurs. 5-7pm. Raymond Garcia 718-213-4458
  • Abraham House – 342 Willis Avenue Bronx Sat. 6:30am-7:30am Althea Brooks 718-292-9321 
  • Immaculate Conception Food Pantry –754 East Gun Hill Road Bronx Mon-Fri, Call Ahead Fr. Meena 718-653-2200
  • St. Frances of Rome Food Pantry – 4307 Barnes Avenue Bronx Alt. Fri. 10am-12 noon Lorrin Johnson 718-324-5340
  • St. Jerome’s Food Pantry – 230 Alexander Avenue Bronx Wed. 4-6pm Sr. Ana Zamora 718 402-7866
  • St. Luke’s Food Pantry – 623 East 138th Street Bronx Fri. 10am-12 noon Margarita Cabrera 718-665-6677
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentine Food Pantry – 2345 University Avenue Bronx Wed. 9-12 noon. Mayra Gomez 718-220-2824
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry – 1900 Crotona Parkway Bronx Wed. 10-12 noon. Irma Garcia 718-589-5235
  • Muslim Women’s Inst. – 1363 Ogden AvenueBronx Tues. 10-12 noon; Thurs. 1PM-3PM.  Nurah Amatulla 71230 18-960-2662
  • Our Lady of Solace – 731 Morris Park AvenueBronx Thurs. Fri. 1-4pm. Diana Boschen 718-863-3282
  • Part of the Solution (POTS) – 2750 Webster Avenue Bronx Mon-Fri 12-3pm; 4-5pm.Tania Rodriguez 718-220-4892
  • Queen of Peace – 335 East 145th Street Bronx M;T;W; Sat;Sun 9am-10am. Sister Trinidad 718-292 0019
  • St. Simon Stock – 2191 Valentine AvenueBronx Fri. 9- 11. Kenia Tavarez 718-367-1251
     

WCK to distribute meals in The Bronx
As the immediate and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States continues to evolve, World Central Kitchen is working to identify needs across the country and how to respond most effectively. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, in partnership with Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake of the 79th District, WCK will distribute thousands of fresh, individually packaged grab-and-go meals to local families.
 
These meals will be available to anyone in the area who needs extra support during this uncertain time. Using our expertise as a food logistics organization, we will be distributing meals at the designated sites listed below during lunchtime. They will be individually-packed fresh meals, ready to heat at home.
 
Pick up locations & times change. For an updated list of locations, please visit https://wck.org/news/thebronx

 

Child Care

NYC’s Child Care Centers open to Essential Workers in NYC
https://bit.ly/2WIwaFi

 

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19. 
The City will provide relief for small businesses across the City seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. NYC Employee Retention Grant Program – the City is offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees. https://on.nyc.gov/39kPU4y

 

Evictions – There is a 90-day moratorium on commercial and residential evictions. https://bit.ly/39iftTG

Health

NYC Health – Stay Informed, for real-time updates Text COVID to 692-692 or visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page

 

Education

The Department of Education is working on properly distributing their equipment to those in need and will provide a device for families in need. Please fill out this survey as soon as possible if you do not have access to a computer https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices

 

iPad Distribution
To keep students connected and able to participate in remote learning, the DOE is lending 300,000 internet-enabled iPads to students. Priority will be given to students most in need. All devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later need to be returned. There is a limit of one device per student. Learn more at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution

 

 NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/about/about-hra.page

Contacts and services

  • General: Infoline 718-557-1399       
  • Adult Protective Services: 212-630-1853
  • Child Support Helpline: 888-208-4485     
  • Domestic Violence & Emergency Intervention: 800-621-4673
  • Emergency Food Assistance: 866-888-8777
  • HIV/AIDS Services Administration: 212-971-0626
  • Report Welfare Fraud: 718-722-8001 or fill out a form online
     



NYC311  

The Official Website of the City of New York

https://portal.311.nyc.gov/

 

Notify NYC & Other NYC Apps

Stay informed about emergencies with real-time updates.

https://www1.nyc.gov/connect/mobile-applications.page

 

NYC Official Social media pages

https://www1.nyc.gov/connect/social-media.page

 

NYC Health: CoronaVirus information

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page
 

Rockland County Government 
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

 

NYC Department of Education
https://www.schools.nyc.gov

 

 

 

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