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
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.
Report Price Gouging through the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
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 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.
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
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
For people quarantined with an abuser: 1.800.942.6906
Immigrants Rising Virtual Wellness Gatherings (first one is on March 18)
Sanvello App: Mental Health Service. Free premium access to everyone during COVID19.
Addiction Issues & Drugs
- Harm Reduction Coalition: COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs
- Vital Strategies: Practicing Harm Reduction in the COVID-19 Outbreak
- The Justice Collaborative: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response and Resources
- Yale University: Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19
- AA meetings over the phone, online or on Zoom.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Resources for People of LGBTQ
- LGBTQ Health and Social Services
- Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender New Yorkers Navigating COVID-19.
- NYSYLC Emergency Funds for Undocumented Youth and Families
- Emergency COVID Relief for Sex Workers in New York
- NYC Covid19 support for Black Folks in NYC
- Abolition Action Group Grocery Fund Request Form
- Homegirl Emergency Fund
- Abolitionist Mutual Aid Fund for Incarcerated Comrades
- WOC Artist Relief Fund
- Artist & Activist Relief Fund
- Quarantined Families Fund
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
- 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.
For those with school-aged children that need home learning and entertainment activities:
- The Spanish Experiment: Spanish Children’s Stories
- Scholastic free daily classes for pre-k to 6+
- Educating Children on Coronavirus through Comic books (in multiple languages)
- Virtual Tours in 12 Museums
- Nightly Streams at the Met Opera
- Free coloring pages
- Free coloring pages by M
- New York Public Library resources
Guardian article on families emotionally preparing for quarantine
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.
- Coronavirus Quarantine Resources for Parents and Caregivers;
- COVID-19 MUTUAL AID & ADVOCACY RESOURCES – Shared;
- CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE KIT