Family Resources


Resources for families and children in the Hudson Valley & Bronx


State-Wide Resources

NYS Dept of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline


Mental Health & Emotional Support

Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.  

If you need immediate medical assistance, please dial 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
New York State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906
Crisis Text Line: Text “Got5” to 741-741
OMH Mental Health Resources

Fountain House College Re-Entry Program for 18-30-year-olds who withdrew from their studies due to mental health challenges –

United Way  



Hudson Valley Resources:

Hudson Valley Food Bank

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Dutchess County

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Bronx Resources:


COVID-19 Testing Sites

COVID-19 testing sites
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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. 



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

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.


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.

Evictions – There is a 90-day moratorium on commercial and residential evictions.


NYC Health – Stay Informed, for real-time updates Text COVID to 692-692 or visit



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


 NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Contacts and services


The Official Website of the City of New York


Notify NYC & Other NYC Apps

Stay informed about emergencies with real-time updates.


NYC Official Social media pages


NYC Health: CoronaVirus information

Rockland County Government 


NYC Department of Education




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We are accepting donations to Astor’s COVID-19 Assistance Fund that will benefit Astor’s clients affected by the pandemic.