Resources + Groups

Resource Library

Our community-sourced, volunteer-curated library is a growing collection of the many resources available to New Yorkers. Mutual Aid NYC is committed to building a comprehensive list of high-quality resources—check back frequently, as new resources are added every day!

If you can’t find what you need, search the map and borough-specific lists in the Groups Directory below to find groups that can help.

Additional Resource Libraries
Childcare
  • Workers Need Childcare

    Provided by Workers Need Childcare

    Service

    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. 


Delivery/Transport
Education
  • Information and free tutoring for families during COVID-19 school closures

    Provided by School Closures

    Service

    Call or text our toll-free number for help
    +1 855 264 2051
    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!

    Provided by New York Historical Society

    Course

    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 Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from our collections.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

    Provided by New York Public Library (NYPL)

    Service

    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

    Provided by New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE)

    Info

    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)

    Provided by Circletime

    Course

    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

    Provided by Mouse

    Course

    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

    Provided by Mouse

    Course

    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)

    Service

    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

    Provided by Classcraft

    Course

    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, and 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

    Provided by Classcraft

    Course

    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


  • Dial-A-Teacher Tutoring

    Provided by United Federation of Teachers

    Service

    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


  • Free Tutoring for NYC Students during distance learning

    Provided by NYC Youth Education Project

    Service

    Register on our website to be paired with a tutor to meet with your child weekly over Zoom. All our sessions are personalized to your students need and completely free of charge.


  • Workshops and Programming for Youth

    Provided by H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths

    Course, Service

    Our organization assists at-risk youth; combats community deterioration and juvenile delinquency; and improves the quality of education, health care and life-skills training for underserved adolescents and young adults. 


  • Tutoría en línea gratis

    Provided by New York Public Library (NYPL)

    Service

    Obtenga ayuda gratuita en línea para tareas de materias principales con tutores individuales. Este servicio está disponible en inglés y español todos los días de 2 a 11 P.M. EDT para estudiantes de primaria a secundaria. También hay contenido en video y otros recursos que están disponibles 24 horas al día.


Eldercare
Exercise and Wellness
  • Dance Classes: Gaga

    Provided by Gaga

    Course

    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

    Provided by Modo Yoga NYC

    Course

    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

    Course

    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.


Food
Fun and Leisure
Housing
  • COVID Rent Relief Program

    Provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal

    Fund

    Apply by August 6, 2020 for a one-time rental subsidy from New York State that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. Eligible households will be prioritized by “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.


  • Tenants’ Rights Telephone Hotline: 212-979-0611

    Provided by Met Council on Housing

    Info

    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, and legal rent increases for rent-regulated apartments.


  • Frontline stays for individual responders from AirBNB

    Provided by AirBNB

    Service

    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.


  • Can’t pay rent? Use our tool to notify your landlord and connect to rent-cancellation groups

    Service

    NoRent.org is a nonpayment letter-builder for tenants across the U.S. In less than ten minutes you can build and send a free letter to your landlord saying you are unable to pay rent. It is accessible from any device, and connects tenants to their state’s organizing groups who are working together to cancel rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Workforce Training and Supportive Housing for Homeless Men

    Provided by The Doe Fund

    Service

    Call our intake line at 212-690-6480 for more information.
    Ready, Willing, and Able is a 12-month residential program with paid work—complemented by holistic social services, career training, education, and sobriety support. It is the first and only program that combines paid work with comprehensive services to help men become permanently self-sufficient. 
    If you’re already in the New York City shelter system and would like to join Ready, Willing & Able, talk to your case manager or parole officer about a transfer to a Doe Fund facility. The Ready, Willing & Able program is open to all men able to work and maintain sobriety, ages 18 and up.


  • Marmion Safe Haven Temporary Shelter

    Provided by The Bridge

    Service

    Call 212-663-3000 to speak to an intake specialist.
    Marmion Safe Haven provides temporary shelter to 41 men with histories of chronic street homelessness whose needs have not been met by the traditional shelter system. The Safe Haven model prioritizes harm reduction and takes a housing-first approach without preconditions like established sobriety or documentation of homelessness. The Safe Haven offers on-site groups and programs and links clients to case management, psychiatric, and other services. 


  • Transitional and permanent supportive Housing for People with Behavioral Health Conditions

    Provided by The Bridge

    Service

    Call 212-663-3000
    Bridge Housing offers three levels of residential services: shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing. All residential clients receive person-centered rehabilitation, recovery and support services including units that prioritize those reentering the community from correctional facilities, young adults aging out of care, and homeless veterans.

    Programs focus on the needs of homeless and housing insecure single adults who are diagnosed with behavioral health disabilities. We do not have supportive housing programs designed for couples and families. 


  • Street Outreach, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive and Affordable Housing

    Provided by Breaking Ground

    Service

    Home is more than just four walls and a roof. At Breaking Ground, home means a support system. These wraparound services help each person get – and stay – on the path to permanent stability: Benefits assistance, primary medical care, mental health care, substance use referrals, skills-building, self-sufficiency programs, and connection to employment services.

    Each year, we serve more than 8,000 vulnerable New Yorkers through Street Outreach, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive and Affordable Housing.


  • Free Housing Legal Services & Eviction Prevention Program

    Provided by NAICA

    Service

    Call 718-538-3344, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
    Our primary focus is geared towards providing legal eviction prevention services to families and individuals who are working, receiving public assistance, or that meet the low-income eligibility and are at risk of losing their homes.


  • Assistance with Supportive Housing

    Provided by NAICA

    Service

    Call 718-538-3344, Monday-Friday
    Housing advocacy in the areas of evictions, complaints, housing code violations, landlord/tenant and tenant/tenant mediation, and dispossession’s and foreclosures preventions. Also provide legal assistance, advocacy on behalf of the client should they be denied, rejected, and/or terminated for the following: housing application forms of HPD/NYCHA section 8, tenancy forms, NYC FEPS application, OTDA FEPS, SNAP, DRIE, LINK, SCRIE, homeowner’s loan program and rent stabilization forms.


  • Programa de Alivio de Alquileres por COVID

    Provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal

    Fund

    Envia una solicitud antes del 6 de Agosto, 2020 por un subsidio del Estado de Nueva York, que se enviará al propietario de la casa. Solicitantes no tendrán que rembolsar esta asistencia. Se priorizarán casas calificadas por “necesidad económica y social más grande” considerando ingreso, renta, percentil de ingreso perdido, y riesgo de estar sin hogar.


Internet and Technology
  • Remote Learning Device Request by the NYC Department of Education

    Provided by New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE)

    Service

    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.


Jobs
  • Finding a Job During COVID-19 (Free Online Resource)

    Course

    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. 


  • Paid Opportunity: Mobilizing out-of-work artists, seamsters, and designers to make, embellish and distribute free PPE

    Provided by #masksinthewild

    Service, Job Opportunity

    Apply to receive a stipend up to $500 to make fabric face masks, or embellish pre-made masks and distribute them along with hand sanitizer, free to your local community.


Legal
Medical
Mental Health
  • Free & Confidential Mental Health

    Provided by NYC Well

    Service

    Call 1-888-NYC-Well (1-888-692-9355) for Free & Confidential Mental Health + Substance Use Support or text “WELL” to 65173.

    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.


  • COVID-19 Mental Health Resources Handout

    Info

    Printable list of various mental health resources for young people. 


  • Free emotional support for essential workers & families

    Provided by NYC COVID Care Network

    Service

    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. 


  • Online and Phone Mental Health for Seniors and Caregivers

    Provided by Greenwich House

    Service

    Available in English, French and Mandarin, please call 917-821-5156 or leave a message at 212-242-4140 x251.
    Counselors can help with trauma stress, bereavement, caregiver fatigue, relationship issues, retirement, divorce, long-term survivors of AIDS, anxiety and depressive disorders as well as other significant mental health challenges. The interdisciplinary team approach combines mental health and geriatric consultation to address the whole person. We are LGBTQ gender and non-binary affirmative.
    Fees are on a sliding scale and we accept Medicare, Medicaid and supplemental insurance.


  • Free Virtual Mental Health Counseling: Available in English and Arabic from Arab American Family Support Center

    Provided by Arab American Family Support Center

    Service

    Call 718-643-8000 to schedule a virtual appointment. Office is open from 9-5, Monday to Friday, available in English and Arabic. HIPPA-compliant.

    Recognizing the need for additional mental health support in our marginalized communities, we launched a mental health initiative in June 2018 in partnership with Maimonides Community Care of Brooklyn, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and community stakeholders. The program, Reclaiming Our Health, aims to promote wellness, early detection, access to support and care, and connections to effective interventions within immigrant and refugee communities in Downtown Brooklyn and Bay Ridge through a community participatory model. Non-traditional individuals, like barbershop employees and faith-based stakeholders, are as involved as hospitals and clinicians in reducing mental health stigma and increasing early detection and access to a support network for those suffering. We also have two mental health clinicians on-site to offer services to youth, adults, and staff.


  • Free Mental Health Crisis Intervention for LGBTQ Youth

    Provided by The Trevor Project

    Service

    Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678 for crisis intervention and counseling for those considering suicide


  • Free National Mental Health Hotline

    Provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness

    Service

    Call 1-800-950-6264. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m to 6 p.m EDT

    Operators can provide information about mental illness and refer callers to treatment, support groups, family support, and legal support, if needed.


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health 24-Hour Hotline

    Provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Service

    Call (800) 662-4357

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration runs a 24-hour mental health hotline that provides education, support, and connections to treatment. The helpline is confidential, they collect no information. In English and Spanish.


  • 24/7 Linea Directa Sobre Salud Mental y Abuso de Sustancias

    Provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Service

    Llama (800) 662-4357 para obtener recursos de salud mental, educación y apoyo de Administración de Servicios sobre Salud Mental y Abuso de Sustancias. 24/7, en inglés y en español.


  • Virtual Restorative Health Circles for Black Men and Women

    Provided by Radical Health

    Service, Discussion Groups

    Restorative Health Circles use the indigenous practice of circle to come together and share in a safe and equal space.


  • Trauma Counseling for Children

    Provided by Greenwich House

    Service

    Treatment for children (ages 3-21) in need of mental health support related to domestic violence and trauma, offered in English and Spanish, please call 929- 322-3581 or 917-261-4598 ext. 232 to leave a message. 


  • Terapia para trauma para niños

    Provided by Greenwich House

    Service

    Tratamiento para niños (de entre 3 y 21 años) necesitada de apoyo de salud mental relacionado con violencia doméstica y trauma, ofrecido en Inglés y Español. Por favor llama a 929-322-3581 o 917-291-4598 ext. 232 para dejar un mensaje.


Money
  • Immigrant Families Fund – Cash Assistance for People Who Did Not Receive Federal Stimulus

    Fund

    Contact for cash grants for immigrant families left out of federal relief up to $500


  • Microgrants for Individuals, Families, and Mutual Aid Networks in Brooklyn

    Fund

    Apply for the following available microgrants:
    15 $800 cash awards to individuals in need of assistance
    15 $2200 cash awards to families
    3 $42000 microgrants for mutual aid networks/community groups
    ($10k upfront, 8k annually for next four years)


  • SAG-ASTRA Covid-19 Disaster Fund

    Provided by SAG-AFTRA

    Fund

    Emergency financial assistance is available for SAG-ASTRA members who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) at present. We ask that if you have the resources to cover these expenses, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.


  • Episcopal Actors Fund

    Provided by Episcopal Actors Guild

    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

    Provided by CERF+

    Fund

    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.


  • Artists Fellowship Emergency Financial Aid

    Provided by Artists Fellowship Emergency Financial Aid

    Fund

    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.


  • Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

    Provided by Arts Administrators of Color Network

    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.


  • Loans From Emergency Small Business Relief Fund

    Provided by Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

    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

    Provided by Chhaya CDC

    Fund

    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: shrima@chhayacdc.org


  • Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance

    Provided by Actors Fund

    Fund

    Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care). Multiple funds available to apply to covering a variety of eligibility restrictions.


  • Sex Workers Relief Fund

    Provided by Organizers Sex Worker's Relief Fund

    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 brooklynswop@protonmail.com


  • One Fair Wage Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund

    Provided by One Fair Wage

    Fund

    Providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers.


  • Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

    Provided by Equal Sound

    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.


  • Emergency Funds Available from Arab American Family Support Center

    Provided by Arab American Family Support Center

    Fund

    Call 718-643-8000 Monday-Friday 9-5 to talk about AAFSC’s financial support services.

    Through our Emergency Relief Fund, we support vulnerable, low-income, immigrant and refugee clients in need of emergency financial assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless, food insecure, falling into situations of harmful debt due to medical and other bills, or remaining in living situations that pose a threat to their safety due to the threat of domestic violence.


  • COVID-19 Suspension of Debt Collection Activity

    Provided by New York State Attorney General

    Service

    Fill Out the Application to Receive Suspension of Debt Collection to those Financially Impacted by COVID-19


  • CERF+ Asistencia de emercencia para artistas

    Provided by CERF+

    Fund

    ¿Ha experimentado usted, o algún otro artista que conozca alguna emergencia reciente que afecta su carrera, como enfermedad, accidente, fuego o desastre natural?

    La Ayuda de Emergencia de CERF+ incluye donativos y ayuda en negociaciones, como puedan ser la exención en el pago de casetas de exposición o descuentos o donativos en materiales o equipo.


  • Préstamos del Fondo de ayuda de emergencia para pequeñas empresas

    Provided by Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

    Fund

    Renaissance ha creado un Fondo de préstamos de emergencia para pequeñas empresas para ayudar a las empresas que tengan dificultades por sobrevivir durante la crisis de COVID-19. El Fondo proporcionará ayuda monetaria a propietarios de negocios.


  • Actors Fund Ayuda financiera de emergencia

    Provided by Actors Fund

    Fund

    La asistencia financiera de emergencia está disponible para personas que no pueden pagar los gastos básicos de vida (alimentos/vivienda/atención médica). Varios fundos están disponible por una variedad de elegibilidades.


Mutual Aid Organizing
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Masks for NYC Healthcare Workers

    Provided by Organizers of A Million Masks

    Service

    Request PPE for Frontline Healthcare workers at US Hospitals treating Coronavirus. We prioritize those that work in the ER / ICU.


  • Masks for doctors

    Provided by Masks for Docs

    Service

    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.


  • Mask Force NYC

    Provided by RETI Center

    Service

    Mask Force NYC provides frontline medical workers with high-quality personal protective equipment, delivered directly to hard-hit hospitals and clinics. Donate, volunteer, or apply for PPE.


  • Masks for Indigenous, Immigrant, and Communities of Color

    Provided by LI Masks for the People

    Service

    We coordinate the sewing of masks and distributing mask-making supplies for Indigenous, Immigrant, and Communities of Color. We are a project of Four Directions Mutual Aid.


Petcare
  • PETNYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline

    Info

    Call (877) 204-8821 if you are a NYC pet owner impacted by COVID-19 and need assistance. Pet hotline is open 7 days per week 8AM to 8PM ET.


  • COVID-19 Línea de atención para mascotas

    Info

    Llama a (877) 204-8821 si es dueño de mascota en NYC y es afectado por COVID-19 y necesita ayuda. La Línea de atención está abierto 7 días de la semana, entre 8am y 8pm ET.


Safety from Violence
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Info

    Free hotline and online chat for victims of domestic violence.


  • Violence prevention and safety planning for LGBTQIA people.

    Provided by NYC Anti-Violence Project

    Service

    If you have experienced or witnessed violence or know someone who has, dial 212-714-1141. You can also report violence anonymously or ask for a counselor to reach out to you online. AVP handles thousands of calls a year. Callers receive immediate crisis counseling and safety planning, as well as access to ongoing counseling, advocacy, and onsite legal services.


  • Free & Confidential Anti-Violence Hotline: Available in English, Arabic, Hindi, Pashto, Nepali, Spanish, Urdu from Arab American Family Support Center

    Provided by Arab American Family Support Center

    Service

    Call 1-800-980-6114 to speak confidentially to a case manager.

    Through our Anti-Violence Program, we work to end partner violence, create equitable relationships, and revolutionize gendered discussions. We partner with the New York City Family Justice Centers to serve survivors of domestic and gender-based violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. Our Case Managers are there for survivors of violence during times of crisis, helping them process emotions and build safety plans and providing legal advocacy, court accompaniments, translation services, assistance with Orders of Protection, and referrals for other services, as needed.


  • Counselors for LGBTQ and HIV-affected Survivors of Violence

    Provided by NYC Anti-Violence Project

    Info, Service

    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.


  • Free confidential anti-violence chat & hotline in multiple languages

    Provided by Womankind

    Info, Service

    Highly trained helpline advocates can answer general questions about domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence across the lifespan, provide crisis counseling and help develop safety plans, and/or make referrals for ongoing support. Womankind also provides emergency safety shelter.

    Online chat & text available Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (English, Chinese)
    Text Womankind for help in: English 1.929.207.5907, Chinese 1.929.207.5901
    24-Hour Multilingual Helpline: 1.888.888.7702 (English, Spanish and 18+ Asian languages and dialects, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Vietnamese)


Social Service Guidance (e.g. support filing for unemployment)
  • Small Claims Court Action Center

    Provided by Hunter NYPIRG

    Service

    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.


  • Free Benefits Counseling

    Provided by NY Connects

    Service

    Including SNAP, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, Medicaid, etc. for people with disabilities and older adults; help getting connected with various resources including food, toiletries, mental health, etc. 
    NY Connects at CIDNY is committed to serving you during the coronavirus outbreak. We are working hard to help people with disabilities and older adults access benefits, proper information about city and state changes, food and peer support resources, and more. Our counselors are available 9 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday, if you call 1-844-862-7930. You can also request to be contacted by a counselor by filling out the form at https://www.cidny.org/getnyconnects/. 
    Our 5 borough offices are closed at this time to walk-ins as we are serving our community remotely. Stay safe and reach out! We are here to help.


  • Free healthcare access application for people with HIV/AIDS

    Provided by NY State Department of Health

    Service

    The Uninsured Care Programs provide access to free health care (Drugs, Outpatient Primary Care, Home Care, Insurance Premium Payments, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection) for New York State residents who are uninsured or underinsured. The Uninsured Care Programs are committed to working closely with providers and individuals to support access to the wide range of options for payment for health care services and medications for persons living with or at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.


  • Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

    Provided by NY State Department of Health

    Info

    Free or inexpensive public health insurance is available for those meeting financial eligibility requirements!
    Call 1-855-355-5777 to enroll directly or call the Medicaid Helpline (800) 541-2831 for assistance.
    Free enrollment assistance through city – call 311 or text CoveredNYC (SeguroNYC en Español) to 877877.
    For assistance enrolling through a local community-based organization: call (888) 614-5400 or email enroll@cssny.org.
    All NYC Health + Hospitals centers will provide healthcare regardless of insurance coverage, and can help with insurance enrollment: call 1-844-NYC-4NYC.


  • Free Consumer Guide on Maintaining Health Insurance Coverage During the Pandemic

    Info

    The guide, Grim Times and Health Insurance: Maintaining Coverage During the Pandemic, walks through the different options consumers have to maintain employer-based coverage or find new coverage on the NY State of Health Marketplace. Available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Bengali, and Haitian Creole.


  • Organizing and Providing Critical Services to Low-Wage Migrant Workers

    Provided by Damayan Migrant Worker Center

    Info, Service, Course

    Helps labor trafficking survivors develop escape plans, secure emergency housing and financial assistance, access social and legal services, find employment, and facilitate family reunifications. Also engages in community and organizing for fair labor standards and labor trafficking.


  • Unemployment Insurance Relief Assistance

    Provided by New York State Bar Association

    Service

    Pro bono assistance with filing for unemployment and dealing with denied claims.


  • Ayuda para alivio del seguro de desempleo

    Provided by New York State Bar Association

    Service

    Ayuda para reclamar los beneficios del seguro de desempleo y resolver reclamos denegados.


  • Guía para el consumidor para mantener la cobertura durante la pandemia

    Info

    La guía explica las opciones de consumidores para mantener la cobertura basado en el empleo, o para conseguir nueva cobertura en el NY State of Health Marketplace.


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Groups Directory

This map lists groups in NYC and surrounding areas currently providing support to our communities. Groups listed here have not been vetted by Mutual Aid NYC.

If you’d like your group added to the map, please register your group. If you’d like to change information about a group listed on this website, please request a change.

Groups by region

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Need to update your group’s information? Request a change here.