COVID 19 Resources
Below are a list of local resources to help everyday New Yorkers get through this crisis. If you know of others that you think we should include please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it. Please circulate this list far and wide.
General NYC Mutual Aid Groups
General NYC Mutual Aid Groups
- Bushwick Mutual Aid - Coronavirus is a Facebook group with 1000 members.
- North Brooklyn Mutual Aid is a GoogleDoc sign-up form.
- Mutual Aid NYC is a website and organizing platform.
- The Brooklyn Commune is a call from Volunteers, Organized in Disorder.
- Ridgewood Tenants Union is organizing a volunteer mutual aid initiative.
- Queens Mutual Aid Network is a GoogleDoc sign-up form.
- Queens Mutual Aid Group is a Facebook group with 300 members.
- Brooklyn Shows Love Mutual Aid Project
- Sunnyside & Woodside Mutual Aid
- Queens Mutual Aid Network
- The Legal Aid Society’s Worker Scenarios and Benefits
- Resources for Undocumented Individuals
- Check the status of your Economic Impact Payment
- The NYC Department of Education is making three free meals available daily for every New Yorker.
- SNAP Benefits to help supplement your food budget.
- Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides from Hunter College’s NYC Food Policy Center
- Food Bank / Pantry locator
- Invisible Hands - Food delivery for at-risk community members.
- Food Resources for Families is a spreadsheet database.
- NYC Shut it Down is offering meal and grocery deliveries for People of Color.
- Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries by Borough is a spreadsheet database.
- COVID Care Neighbor Network - Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Woodside
- Patch’s Community Aid Networks
- New unemployment claims: File online at https://unemployment.labor.ny.gov
- Existing claims: View your claim on https://labor.ny.gov/signin or if you have been told to call to finish your application, do not call, the DOL will call you by April 12 at 4:30pm.
- you can apply for unemployment if you have lost a W-2 job (restaurant/retail/etc.)
- Met Council on Housing has a tenants rights hotline at (212) 979-0611.
- Spectrum is providing free internet for students.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: Staying Safe During Covid-19
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: Path to Safety
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Recommendations & Guidelines
- NY State COVID-19 Information Page (State level updates)
- NYC Health COVID-19 Information Page
- Information for Older Adults & People with Disabilities
- Information for immigrants concerned about public charge rules
- Information for those at higher risk
- Information for Pregnant People and Children
- Information for people struggling with addiction
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-273-8255 and through chat.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
- The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483.
- The Trans LifeLine is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue. 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860.
- National Parent Helpline Monday-Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855-427-2736.
- Museum of The City of New York’s #COVIDSTORIESNYC
- NYC United Against Coronavirus - Resources and Information is a document on the crisis.
NYC United Against Coronavirus - Discussion Group is a Facebook group with nearly 400 members.