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- AMPHS COVID-19 FAQ: www.amphsonline.org/covid.html
- If you do feel sick or have symptoms, you should call and seek guidance from a health professional or call the state’s helpline: 1-888-364-3065
- or, the city’s help-line 311.
- Department of Health and Mental Hygiene COVID Updates
- For regular updates from NYC, text “COVID” or “COVIDESP” to 692692
- NYS Coronavirus Hotline for confidential emotional support: 1-888-364-3065
- Price Gouging Hotline: 800-697-1220
- To file a price gouging complaint form through the Office of New York State Attorney General Leticia James, visit: https://formsnym.ag.ny.gov/OAGOnlineSubmissionForm/faces/OAGPGCHome;jsessionid=43Pl9vHJnln6uYK5-w_bfwhej0jA5JgB9uBF0TxS-_Z_VFW2mu9G!93043826
- 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.
- by calling 888-NYC-WELL
- 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 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.
*work authorization is required for these programs
- The City’s Workforce1 Career Center launched a Virtual Center (www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/careers/virtual-wf1cc.page) to help New Yorkers prepare for, and connect to, jobs across New York City’s five boroughs and in every sector of the economy. Current employment opportunities include Stop & Shop, Fresh Direct & PBM Guardian Industry Services.
- You can also access this resource by calling 718-960-2458
- CAMBA is also hiring essential workers
- To view the listings visit: camba.org/careers/current-openings/essential-workers-urgent-positions/
- The City of New York is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
UNEMPLOYMENT/PAID SICK LEAVE
- For information about unemployment from the Department of Labor, visit: https://dol.ny.gov/unemployment/file-your-first-claim-benefits
- To estimate your weekly benefit amount using the Department of Labors benefit calculator, visit https://labor.ny.gov/benefit-rate-calculator/
- Commissioner of Health Sick Leave Hotline: 855-491-2667
- If you need necessary medical documentation to claim paid sick leave
- COVID-19 Guidance for Business Owners and FAQs
- ACCESS NYC: Paycheck Protection Program FAQs
- ACCESS NYC: SBA Loan Announcement FAQs
- To request free financing assistance from the city of New York, visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/financing-assistance
- To access information about DOE Student Accounts visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/doe-student-accounts
- To request a remote learning device through the Remote Learning Device Request Form visit: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
- To provide feedback about your experience with remote learning, visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/remote-learning-survey
- For information about eligibility and enrollment for Regional Enrichment Centers, visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/regional-enrichment-centers
- For information about DOE Free Meal Hubs and where to find your nearest Free Meal Location, visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals
- To access the Brooklyn Public Library’s virtual resources, visit: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/coronavirus/virtual-resources
- BPL’s Learning Express Library: Practice tests and other study materials for the GED/HSE/TASC, HiSET, TASC, SAT, elementary school and middle school standardized tests, civil service, technical, and other professional exams.
- To explore the New York Public Library’s digital resources, visit: https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources
- Supplemental Learn-at-Home Resources for your Children
- Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)
- Chinese Learning Activities
- CityMeals on Wheels
- Corona Couriers: A collective of cyclists willing to courier supplies to people in need for free, using the low contact methods first implemented in Wuhan. Anyone in need can e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Invisible Hands Deliver – Grocery Delivery Website, Tweet
- FoodBank NYC Map of Food Pantries
- Hungerfree America Neighborhood Guide to Food Assistance
- ACCESS NYC: Emergency Food
- Or call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311
- Hunter College Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides
- 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 email@example.com 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDITIONAL RESOURCE LISTS:
- New York City Democratic Socialists Resource Document
- Department of Health, Assistance for Individuals
- COVID-19 Resource Guide: Keeping Our Communities Safe and Engaged
- COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities
- AMPHS Immigrant Resources Directory
- New York Youth Leadership Council
- Informed Immigrant
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities (Betancourt Macias provides nationwide resources and resources for individual states)
- Center for Family Life
- contra COVID
- Make the Road
- MOIA Resources for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic
- MOIA Public Charge Rule Resource