I need help

Seek support from fellow New Yorkers in your neighborhood and beyond.

1. Find help near you

Search for groups working in your neighborhood and resources for your specific needs.

2. Request help online

Answer a few questions to submit a request online. With this information, Mutual Aid NYC will help connect you to people in your area who are working to respond around COVID-19.

We are receiving a lot of requests and it may take us multiple days to get back to you. For urgent requests, we encourage you to find and reach out to your local groups here or call the hotline below.

We will keep your info safe.
We will only share your info with others doing mutual aid in New York, which might include linking you to an existing group within the network, or supporting you to start a new one. We won’t use or share your info for any other purpose.

3. Call the Mutual Aid NYC Hotline

If you need support, call the Mutual Aid NYC hotline during any of the times listed below. This hotline is free and open to everyone.

Hotline Number: 646-437-8080

Monday 2-8pm
Tuesday to Thursday 5-8pm
Friday 2-5pm

Spanish / Español
Monday 2-8pm
Tuesday 5-8pm
Wednesday 5-8pm
Thursday 5-8pm
Friday 2-5pm

Mandarin / 普通话
Tuesday 5-8pm

French / Français
Wednesday 5-8pm

Korean / 한국어
Thursday 5-8pm

Thank you to the Met Council on Housing, who generously offered space to Mutual Aid NYC on their tenant’s rights hotline.

A few notes on how we can help.

We are still getting our intake and fundraising systems up and running, so we cannot currently respond to your request immediately.

Check if there is a group close to you who you can contact directly.

We aren’t able to cover big financial needs like rent or lost wages.

So many people are in crisis right now. Our world is complex and broken in many ways, and that’s something no one group can solve. We are working with advocacy groups who are fighting to make bigger changes for all of us, and we hope you’ll connect with them to fight for these bigger solutions.

The request form is and will be available only in English, even though our network will provide translation and interpretation in as many languages as we can.

We don’t separate requests for support by language because doing so reduces the number of people who can connect to provide that support. If the person who needs support speaks only one language (which is not English) they should have someone else help them fill out this form and indicate their language. MANYC will make sure to connect them to someone who can help.