This list of resources is curated and vetted by our volunteers. It is not comprehensive, but highlights of some of the best resources available to New Yorkers right now. If you can’t find what you need, search the map and borough-specific lists below to find groups that can help.
Additional Resource Libraries
Top Resources for Youth and Families
Use and share this highly curated list of top COVID-19 resources for youth and families that has been vetted by a partnership of youth-led organizations throughout the city.
Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs
These guides for people who use drugs and harm reduction programs were created by: Higher Ground Harm Reduction, Reynolds Health Strategies, Harm Reduction Coalition, and Vital Strategies.
Guía para proveedores de servicios de jeringuillas y reducción de daños y para el uso de drogas más seguro durante el brote de COVID-19
Proveedor de servicios de jeringuillas y reducción de daños operaciones durante el brote de COVID-19
Coronavirus Hotline for New York State: 1-888-364-3065
Call the Novel Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065.
English — Text COVID to 692-692
Spanish — Text COVIDESP to 692-692
My Bronx Impact COVID19 Relief
Enter Zip Code to find resources close to you supported by Bronx Borough President.
Resources for Undocumented New Yorkers
COVID Resources for Undocumented New Yorkers compiled by the NY State Youth Leadership Council
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) GUIA DE RECURSOS E INFORMACIÓN PARA INMIGRANTES HISPANOHABLANTES EN NUEVA YORK
Covid-19 Resources for undocumented people in Spanish-
Esta guía de recursos es para personas indocumentadas en la Ciudad de Nueva York. La guia le da prioridad a recursos y enlaces en español
New York City Comptroller COVID-19 Resource Center for Government Programs
The COVID-19 Resource Center contains critical information on the many government programs available to assist New Yorkers in need, recent policy changes regarding health and safety, options for financial support for residents and businesses alike, and organizations to reach out to for additional assistance.
Social Service Finder
This is a tool to find social services and healthcare services which is being updated for COVID-19 status.
Derechos y recursos durante el COVID-19
En el contexto de la crisis económica y sanitaria generada por el COVID-19, es fundamental que sepas cuáles son tus derechos y cómo ejercerlos, y que tengas información actualizada sobre los recursos disponibles para las personas y las comunidades más vulnerables.
Workers Need Childcare
Are you a parent who needs childcare while you work during the COVID-19 outbreak? Our volunteers are here to help you find the safest, lowest-cost options for your family.
Volunteers delivering groceries and supplies from Invisible Hands
Invisible Hands is a group of engaged volunteers from communities at the least risk for severe COVID-19 reactions working to bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics. We’re focused most prominently on the elderly, disabled, and immunocompromised, but are available to help anyone in need.
Information and free tutoring for families during COVID-19 school closures
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If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and need help, please call or email our free hotline or ask your question below and a representative will get in touch.
History @ Home: Online Learning from the New-York Historical Society!
Free online social studies program series for parents, teachers, and students of all grade levels. New-York Historical educators conduct classes in real-time on Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool that allows students and educators to interact online. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from our collections. Each grade level session takes place on a particular day of the week and lasts up to an hour. Teacher workshops are conducted weekly.
NYPL Free Online Tutoring
Get free online homework help from one-on-one tutors, daily from 2–11 PM. Available in English and Spanish, from early elementary through high school grades, in core subject areas. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day.
Learn at Home / Activities for Students
5-10 days of educational materials by grade level, complete with:
– Suggested daily study schedules
– Guides and materials for instructional activities
– Recommended educational television shows
– Links to a variety of books, magazines, and websites on a wide range of topics
Circletime: Enrichment Classes from Home (0-8yo)
Circletime aims to relieve some of the burden of parenting – specifically, keeping your kids engaged. Enrichment classes are available for kids and parents that everyone can participate in at home. Such classes as Yoga Adventure, Interactive Storytime, Playing with Colors, etc, can be watched on demand or live.
Use code HOMEFUN8 for free access during #QuarantineLife.
Free, DIY Creative Tech/STEM projects for students at home
Mouse Open Projects allows students to keep engaging with STEM and computer science in school or at home. We selected several creative tech projects that students can work on at home without an account. Each project has a lesson plan and step by step instructions, so students can work by themselves or with an adult. Most activities require only a device with internet connection and browser-based tools or craft materials.
Mouse Create: free STEM, Design & CS Courses for school groups
Mouse Create is a free online learning platform where over 11,000 students a year (5th grade through high school) build, collaborate, and share creative STEM, computer science and technology design projects.
Our courses, lesson plans, collaboration, digital badging and portfolio features help educators build an environment for learners to explore, deepen, and practice creative and technical identities over time.
Educators integrate Mouse project curriculum into their programs and classes, choosing from topics including circuitry, game design, web literacy, coding, green technology, video making, computer science, design thinking, sewable technology and more.
Many of the projects can be facilitated remotely and/or asynchronously and require no special materials.
EduMate NYC (Free Virtual Tutoring for NYC Public School Students)
EduMate NYC provides free virtual tutoring from volunteer college students for K-12 students enrolled in the NYC public school system. Priority will be given to students who are on free and reduced-price meal programs. Our tutoring covers all traditional school subjects, standardized test prep, and the college application process! This is a 100% grassroots operation meant to help fill gaps in students’ digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we always appreciate support in spreading the word about our services.
Free remote learning tools that bring students and teachers closer together, for all levels and subjects
We’re doing everything we can to help support students and educators during this trying time, including:
– Free schoolwide access to Classcraft until at least July 31
– Free 1-hour implementation session
– Free daily PD sessions focused on remote learning
– For teachers with free accounts, we’re offering expanded access to Quests, our personalized learning tool
Des outils d'apprentissage à distance gratuits qui rapprochent les élèves et les enseignants, pour tous les niveaux et toutes les matières
Nous faisons tout ce que nous pouvons pour aider les étudiants et les éducateurs pendant cette période difficile, y compris:
-Accès gratuit à Classcraft dans toute l’école jusqu’au 31 juillet au moins
-Séance de mise en œuvre gratuite d’une heure
-Séances quotidiennes gratuites de perfectionnement professionnel axées sur l’apprentissage à distance
-Pour les enseignants disposant d’un compte gratuit, nous offrons un accès élargi aux Quêtes, notre outil d’apprentissage personnalisé
– **What: **Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers
– **Where: **Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher
– **Who: **Students in kindergarten through 5th grade
– **Hours: **Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session
– **Languages spoken**: English
– **Subjects available: **English and math
Social support and needs assessments for older adults 55+ in Northern Manhattan
We offer social support, care packages and informational resources to older adults aged 55+ living in Northern Manhattan who may be affected by COVID-19.
Exercise and Wellness
Dance Classes: Gaga
In order to strengthen our bodies and refresh ourselves during this challenging time, we will begin sharing live-streaming Gaga classes online. As always, we will listen to the body before telling it what to do, connect to our range of sensations, and enjoy a workout. We want to enable our research to continue, even from our living rooms.
Yoga Classes: Modo Yoga NYC
Modo Yoga Studio is a community of inspired students, joined together by our love of yoga, our commitment to protecting the earth, and our drive to bring more peace into the world. We are a place for all. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a more experienced student, we offer accessible classes that are challenging, healthy and fun! Join Modo Yoga Studio Instagram lives to access free yoga classes!
Free online gymnastics classes for children
Industry Gymnastics offers free online gymnastics and movement classes for ages 3-months through teens every M/W/F and occasional adult classes on Saturdays.
Free Meals: Three free meals available daily for any New Yorker
Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.
– Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
– Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
– No one will be turned away at any time
– All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
– Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
– No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
– Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
– No registration or ID required
**Use our Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location near you! **
COVID-19 Food Hub NYC
Find resources like how to get funding for food and where to go to find food.
Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides by Hunter College
These guides by the Hunter College Food Policy Center list all food options (including stores that offer delivery and take EBT), by neighborhood.
Fun and Leisure
The Y @ Home: Free programs such as cooking, Jewish learning, what to do at home, and interactive arts activities
**The Y @ Home** includes (and will increasingly expand) some great free programs for all ages and populations open to the wider community, such as live cooking, programs for children, Jewish learning, resources for what to do at home, and even some interactive arts activities.
Tenants’ Rights Telephone Hotline: 212-979-0611
Call the Tenants’ Rights Telephone Hotline: 212-979-0611 to ask questions about
– getting repairs from negligent landlords
– getting adequate heat in the winter months
– dealing with the threat of eviction
– questions about leases and lease renewals
– legal rent increases for rent-regulated apartments
Frontline stays for individual responders from AirBNB
Let’s find you a place to call home during your COVID-19 support work. We’ve partnered with hosts to connect 100,000 healthcare staff and first responders with frontline stays so they can be close to their patients and safely distanced from their own families.
Internet and Technology
Get Free Internet
List of U.S Providers Offering FREE Wi-Fi or Special Accommodations for 60 Days
Proveedores de EE. UU. Que ofrecen Wi-Fi GRATUITO o alojamiento especial durante 60 días
Proveedores de EE. UU. Que ofrecen Wi-Fi GRATUITO o alojamiento especial durante 60 días
Remote Learning Device Request by the NYC Department of Education
To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the form. The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and where you can pick up a device. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later need to be returned. There is a limit of one device per student.
Finding a Job During COVID-19 (Free Online Resource)
Finding a Job During COVID-19 is a free course that consolidates networking, job search, resume & online profile, application, and interview prep advice in one place and aims to make the job search process more straightforward. It also walks job seekers through many less-well-known ways to find jobs — especially since many employers are still hiring but not paying to advertise jobs.
This course is action-oriented, so job seekers find jobs, conduct outreach, set up informational interviews, and apply to jobs as they go through the materials. We provide templates for outreach emails, networking sessions, thank-you notes, resumes, online profiles, and interview answers.
Find a Health Center Tool
Find a Health Center to receive primary health care services at your local health center at a reduced cost or free of charge depending on your economic status.
Free & Confidential Mental Health
Call 1-888-NYC-Well for Free & Confidential Mental Health + Substance Use Support or text “WELL” to 65173.
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources Handout
Printable list of various mental health resources for young people.
Free emotional support for essential workers & families
Are you an essential worker during COVID-19? Do you have a family member who is an essential worker? Are you uninsured? Get free support from a volunteer mental, emotional, or spiritual care professional.
SAG-ASTRA Covid-19 Disaster Fund
Emergency financial assistance is available to SAG-ASTRA members who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.
Episcopal Actors Fund
EAG’s programs and services focus primarily on sustaining and supporting the careers of working performers. At the heart of EAG’s charitable outreach is the EARP. Through this program, we give grants to qualified performers in financial crisis regardless of religion, race, national origin or ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, political ideology/affiliations, or language. Through EARP we address critical issues like eviction, housing court stipulations, utility shutoffs, emergency medical and dental costs, and sustenance needs like food and transportation. Qualified applicants live in one of the five boroughs and have an established career working as a performer for at least five consecutive years.
CERF+ Emergency Assistance
Have you or an artist you know experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster? CERF+ ‘s emergency relief grants related to Covid-19 focus on those infected with the virus that require intensive medical care.
Grants for artists for medical related emergencies
NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.
Artists Fellowship Emergency Financial Aid
The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. At this time, we are temporarily limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with **immediate MEDICAL emergencies** and their aftermaths.
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
Helping support beverage industry members through these uncertain times by providing $150-$500 in supplemental aid. To be eligible, you must
– Be a Bartender or the spouse or child of a Bartender.
– Have experienced a catastrophic event or emergency hardship
– Lack the necessities of life, including financial, physical, mental, or emotional well being as a result of the catastrophic event or emergency hardship.
Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund which folks can donate directly to in support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19. Creatives practicing and teaching their art as well as the administrators who are supporting that art will without a doubt need our financial support to weather this unexpected and uncertain storm.
Emergency Small Business Relief Fund
AAFE’s small business affiliate, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, has established an Emergency Small Business Relief Fund to support businesses in our community hard hit by the coronavirus scare. Funding will allow Renaissance to provide financial assistance to business owners who are facing the biggest challenge since the devastating 9/11 attacks two decades ago.
Grants or zero-interest loans for Jackson Heights businesses
Chhaya is a community development corporation with the mission to build the power, housing stability, and economic well-being of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities. Chhaya executes this work by providing free direct services in the areas of housing counseling and homeownership, asset building and financial empowerment, policy and advocacy, and community organizing
Jackson Heights Businesses interested in applying for grants, or zero-interest loans, or who have any questions or concerns, please connect with Shrima Pandey. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance
Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months.
Sex Workers Relief Fund
This relief fund will be providing monetary aid to sex workers in the New York City area who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are in need of assistance and would like to apply to the relief fund, please email email@example.com
One Fair Wage Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund
Providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers.
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund was set up on short notice to provide direct financial assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations.
Mutual Aid Organizing
Mutual Aid 101 Toolkit #WeGotOurBlock
**This toolkit includes step by step instructions for how you can build your own mutual aid network while staying safe from the spread of COVID-19. You can start by posting on social media: **“I’m going to support my neighbors through COVID-19. Ocasiocortez.com/we-got-our-block #WeGotOurBlock”** and keep us updated on your mutual aid work through #WeGotOurBlock.**
Sick Bed Visioning: Forms to use when supporting people who are ill
In addition to forms, this resource includes best practices for
– Caring for someone who is ill
– Recognizing COVID-19
Safety Practices for Food & Supply Distribution
This zine is a quick compilation of the following resources accessible online to support mutual aid-based projects providing services for their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safety Practices for COVID-19/Coronavirus Mutual Aid Projects – http://bit.ly/mutualaidCOVIDsafetypractices • QueerCare Resources for Support Care In and In Response to the COVID019 Global Pandemic – http://bit.ly/QueerCareResources • Food Handling During Outbreak – http://bit.ly/mutualaidCOVIDfoodhandling
Help with your campaign material; graphic design and artworks
We’re group of Thai artist volunteers. We can help you with your campaign design such as flyer, poster, artworks for your social medias.
Personal Protective Equipment
Mask procurement for NYC healthcare workers
Request PPE for Frontline Healthcare workers at US Hospitals treating Coronavirus. We prioritize those that work in the ER / ICU.
Masks for doctors
We are connecting doctors and hospitals with local PPE resources to keep them safe in the wake of Coronavirus. Fill out a form to request face shields, surgical masks, sewn masks, respirators, and other PPE.
Safety from Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Free hotline and online chat for victims of domestic violence.
Counselors for LGBTQ and HIV-affected Survivors of Violence
Call 212-714-1141, a 24 hour, bilingual hotline to speak to a counselor if you are LGBTQ survivor of violence. We will support you with counseling, safety planning, and finding resources, including medical care, and take reports on any violence you experience.
Social Service Guidance (e.g. support filing for unemployment)
Small Claims Court Action Center
Get help with consumer problems and complaints in small claims court, such as the purchase of defective goods, shoddy services, unreturned security deposits, property damage or falling victim to deceptive business practices.
While the Action Centers don’t provide legal advice or courtroom representation, they can help you resolve consumer problems and boost your chances of success in the small claims courts and with collecting a judgment.
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