COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Resource Compilation

Intimate Partner Violence Support Resources

Safe Horizon: Provides support for survivors of intimate partner violence through a 24-hour hotline 800-621-HOPE (4673), and comprehensive family justice centers in each borough.  Please call 911 for emergencies.

National Domestic Violence Hotlineor call 1-800-799-7233  or Text LOVEIS to 22522

Emergency HousingLists shelters for women, men, and families by city and state.  Please see website for most up to date information

For people quarantined with an abuser: 1.800.942.6906

Financial Resources

Edquity: Provides online emergency support to students during COVID-19. Offers referrals available in your community related to health, food, housing, transportation, and childcare.

NYC Human Resources Administration: Apply for Medicaid, cash assistance, SNAP, and childcare assistance at these HRA sites that also assist individuals in securing jobs.

New York State Unemployment Insurance

Report Price Gouging through the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection

Medical Resources  

New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline or call 1-888-364-3065

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene COVID-19 Updates 
To receive regular updates via SMS text on the latest developments regarding coronavirus in NYC, text:

  • “COVID” to 692-692 for updates in English
  • “COVIDESP” to 692-692 for updates in Spanish

NYC Health + Hospitals: Call for an appointment 1-844-NYC-4NYC
Network of hospitals in New York City that provide care despite insurance status and assists in getting patients connected to insurance.

Veteran’s Health Administration1-844-698-2311

US Dept of Health & Human Services: Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV

Healthy Sex Practices during the COVID-19 (NYC Health Dept)

Food Resources

Food Bank NYC
Operates food pantries and soup kitchens and directs you to SNAP enrollment sites.

Meals for public school students  
The week of March 15th there will be grab-and-go meals for students at every New York City Public School. The meals will be available at the schools’ start time. Visit nyc.govfor most up to date information.

Invisible Hands Delivery Service

Food Bank NYC

Food hub is tracking what places are giving away free food and delivery

The Door Food Supplies March 16-20 from 12-3pm

Food Resources in Manhattan  

Free vegan lunches will be available between 12pm-2pm at

  • Honeybee’s & Mother of Pearl – 95 Avenue A, New York, NY
  • Garden – 130 E 7th Street, New York, NY
  • Ladybird & Night Music – 111 E 7th Street, New York, NY

NYC Shut it Down Feed the People @nycshutitdown on all platforms: Longstanding NYC abolitionist group serving hot food on the third Saturday of every month at Hunts Point Plaza and Bruckner Blvd in the Bronx at 5 p.m. and the last Monday of every month at 116th and Lexington in Manhattan at 7 p.m. Also sometimes has hygiene supplies and clothing.

Food Not Bombs Manhattan abcnorio.org/affiliated/fnb.html: Serves hot food in the southwest area of Tompkins Square Park every Sunday from 4-6 p.m.

Food Not Bombs Bed-Stuy bedstuyfnb.org: Passes out groceries at Marcy and Lafayette in Bed-Stuy every Saturday at 3 p.m.

Club A @club_a_nyc on IG: Serves hot food and passes out harm reduction supplies at 354 Stockton St. Brooklyn Saturdays approximately from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Mental Wellness Resources

NYC Health Guidelines on coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks

SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) Hotline1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline1-800-931-2237

NYC Human Rightsor call 311 and say “Human Rights”

NYC Wellor call 1-888-NYC-WELL

Free Coloring Poster’s for Stress Management

For people quarantined with an abuser: 1.800.942.6906

Immigrants Rising Virtual Wellness Gatherings (first one is on March 18)

Mutual Aid (NYC) Network

Minka Brooklyn Virtual Meditation and Reiki

Virtual Counseling for John Jay College Immigrant Students

Crisis Text Line

Trans LifeLine

VirusAnxiety Online Resource

Stay at home online music festival

Sanvello App: Mental Health Service. Free premium access to everyone during COVID19.

Addiction Issues  & Drugs

Resources for People of LGBTQ 



Specific to Manhattan:


Effective Monday, March 16th at 5 pm housing court is pretty much closed as evictions and hearings are all suspended indefinitely. You can still access the court for illegal lockouts, housing code violations and repair orders.

  • Met Council on Housing Hotline 212-979-0611
  • Housing Court Answers’ Hotline 212-962-4795
  • Hotline for tenants: 212-979-0611

Bills Assistance

  • Message from ConEdison:
    • Your service will not be shut off for non-payment.
    • New late-payment fees waived.
    • Suspended no-access fees if ConEd can’t read your meter.
    • No fees for making payments with credit cards or debit cards.
    • Suspended fees for refusing smart meter installations
    • Customers can arrange for payment extensions and agreements online through My Account.

Parent/Family Resources

For those with school-aged children that need home learning  and entertainment activities:

Guardian article on families emotionally preparing for quarantine

National Association of School Psychologists guidance on talking to children about COVID-19

Internet providers providing free Wi-Fi during COVID-19 response

NYC Children: Resources are available to provide support to overwhelmed parents. Call 311 and ask for parenting support.  The Administration for Children and Family Services can be found at this website as well.

Internet/Phone Service Accommodations

  • AT&T: waiving data overage fees to all customers. The company is promising not to terminate the service of any customer over the next 60 days.
  • Verizon: waiving any late fees and not terminate any service for the next 60 days.
  • T-Mobile: Current customers will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming) and more
  • Sprint: Not terminating service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill and waiving late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic. 

General Support

Other Resources

CDC Resources

COVID-19 Schools, Workplaces and Community Locations Guidance

Resources for Community and Faith Leaders

Mitigation Strategies for Communities with COVID-19 Transmission

Pandemic Flu NPI (Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions) Planning Guides

Guidelines for coping with stress and anxiety related to COVID-19