Table of Contents:

  1. Health

2. Housing

3. Jobs

4. Unemployment/Paid Sick Leave

5. Small Business

6. Education

7. Food

  1. Legal
  1. Additional Resource Lists

HEALTH

COVID-19 Resources

MENTAL HEALTH

  • For information about mental health services (provided in Spanish and English) at AMPHS or to make an appointment with a therapist: 212-256-9036
  • If you’re feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, connect with trained counselors at NYC Well 
    • by calling 888-NYC-WELL 
      • English: Press 2 • Español: Press 3 • 中文: Press 4 
      • Interpreters are available for 200+ languages. Stay on the line, and you will be connected with a counselor who can connect you to translator services.
    • Texting WELL to 65173
      • English: When prompted text 1 • Español: When prompted text 2 • 中文: When prompted text 3
    • You can also chat online at nyc.gov/nycwell in numerous languages.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
    • Or, text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS

  • NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621-4673
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, and can be reached by:
    • Phone: 1-800- 799-7233
    • Text “LOVEIS” to 22522
    • Online: thehotline.org 
  • NYC Family Justice Center facilities are currently only offering services by phone for  immediate safety planning, shelter assistance, and other resources.
    • From Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, call your nearest FJC
    • Brooklyn: (718)-250-5113

HOUSING

  • Housing Court Answers Hotline: (212) 962-4795
    • Available in English/Spanish. Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Mobilization for Justice’s Housing Rights Project: (212)-417-3888
    • Available Monday-Friday, 9 AM- 5 PM
  • MET Council on Housing- Tenants’ Rights Telephone Hotline: (212) 979-0611
    • Monday: 1:30PM-8:00PM, Tuesday: 5:30PM-8PM, Wednesday: 1:30PM-8PM, Friday: 1:30-5PM
    • Spanish and English
  • Anyone with knowledge of City Marshals’ attempts to execute on warrants of eviction can report this activity by calling DOI’s Bureau of City Marshals at (212)-825-5953.

JOBS

*work authorization is required for these programs

UNEMPLOYMENT/PAID SICK LEAVE

SMALL BUSINESS

EDUCATION

FOOD

  • If you have questions about immigration and public benefits, call the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to access timely and trusted information and connections to legal help.
    • You may also call New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636
  • If you know someone who is being detained or being apprehended for deportation, call the Immigrant Defense Project at 212-725-6422. 
  • The Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) has a 24/7 bilingual Spanish/English hotline for families in need or those who need assistance navigating family court: 212-343-1122. 
  • Brooklyn Legal Services continues to serve individuals who are not a current client and are seeking help with a legal issue. To be connected by phone, call (718)487-2300 Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM
    • You can also email info@bka.org for assistance. If you leave a message or send an email, include your name, phone number, email address (if you have one), and a brief description of your legal issue or question.
  • A Better Balance provides information about paid leave and sick time as well as workplace rights around caring for oneself or one’s family. If you have any questions you can reach their helpline at 1-833-633-3222.
  • Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) 
    • Unemployed Workers’ Helpline: 347-521-5720
    • Main VOLS Office Number: (212) 966-4400
  • Her Justice Helpline for family and matrimonial law issues for people who identify as women: 718-562-8181
    • Available Thursdays from 10 AM- 1 PM
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Victim Services Finder: https://maps.nyc.gov/victimservices/#
  • To file a COVID-19 Missing Person Notification, visit: https://forms.cityofnewyork.us/f/covidmissing
    • Or call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) from outside New York City.

STIGMA/RACISM/DISCRIMINATION

  • Call 311 and say “human rights” to report discrimination or harrassment in housing, at work, or in public places based on your race, national origin, immigration status, disability or other protected classes under the NYC Human Rights law.
    • You can also call 718-722-3131 to report discrimination to the NYC Commission on Human Rights directly
  • Call 911 if you are a victim of a hate crime or you witness what you believe to be a hate crime. NYPD officers will not ask about immigration status of anyone seeking help and language assistance is available.
  • NY Residents can report any discriminatory actions to New York State Attorney General Leticia James and team via call at (800) 771-7755 or email at civil.rights@ag.ny.gov

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE LISTS:

Immigrant Resources