IMMEDIATE RESOURCES FOR IF YOU ARE IN NEED CLICK HERE
FAMILY 
COVID-19 RESOURCES

TECHNOLOGY
Laptop Help!
Did you borrow a Lyons laptop and need help? Click this link to submit a request. 

Borrowing a Lyons Laptop?
Here is the link for the NYCDOE Device Agreement (link)

NYCDOE iPads
Central DOE iPads Distribution - at this link ASAP (First Come, First Serve). These new iPads with T-Mobile Service (50k devices handed out per week) are basically first come, first serve for all those who qualify. You'll need your OSIS number, which can be found on PupilPath.

WIFI Options

Access to Technology

FOOD BANKS 

SNAP Groceries

SNAP GROCERIES+$50 CLICK HERE



Ayuda para comida en Espanol  

“comida gratis” (free food) around New York City.

District 14 Food Bank Locations and Information
For locations, phone numbers, and hours of opertation for food banks located in our own school district, district 14, see the linked spreadsheet. (link)

To search for Local Food Banks 

COVID-19: Food Bank For New York City Response

Street Smarts NYC - Manhattan 

Hunger Free NYC - All 5 Boroughs

Feeding America - All 5 Boroughs

Feeding Our Neighbors - Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island


COVID-19 INFORMATION

New York City Department of Education

Up to date information regarding COVID-19 from the DOE


Information on COVID-19

To get up to date information from NYC via text message - text COVID to 692-692

New York City Dept of Health

Novel Coronavirus

CDC- Testing for coronavirus


Proper way of washing hands 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Conversations with Children about COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Association for School Psychologists: Parent Resource

PBS

Child Mind Institute


MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH


Medical Facilities

NYC Health and Hospitals - provides care regardless of insurance and immigration status

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Cornell COVID hotline (212) 746-1754


Mental Health Supports

NYC Well

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Emergency and Crisis Services

SAMSHA Disaster Distress Hotline 18009855990


Text Talkwithus text 66746

Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty


EMPLOYMENT AND FAMILY SERVICES


Unemployment

Waiting period explained. (scroll down)

Unemployment Insurance - New York State Department of Labor - link to application


Support regarding eviction prevention.

Bronx Works - eviction prevention

Catholic Charities - provides support regardless of denomination

Coalition for the Homeless



ACADEMIC 
See Counseling Resources tab

HOUSING

Housing/Court Answers

212-962-4795 or civiljustice@hra.nyc.gov

Assists tenants and small home owners. Can explain how to access public assistance.  Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

Housing Support from NYC 

718-557-1379

Assists families and refer to legal counsel for eviction, non-payment related matters etc. Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/legal-services-for-tenants.page for more information. Tenant’s Rights Hotline

212-979-0611

Helps inform tenants of their rights. 

Please note – this line is run by volunteers and is experiencing a higher-than-average call volume. You may not get an answer or even be able to leave a message, but they note all missed calls and WILL CALL YOU BACK. 

New York State TEACHS

Technical assistance for schools around working with students in temporary housing. 

Infoline: 800-388-2014

Additional information about housing support:

https://unitedwaynyc.org/resources/shelter-housing/

IMMIGRATION

Please note: Anyone that needs help curing the COVID-19 Crisis should seek help without fear of retribution. This is a message from  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and directly addresses the federal government’s “Public Charge Rule” that was passed in February 2020. 

Please see the website from NYC for more information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/immigrants/help/legal-services/public-charge.page

New York State Immigration Hotline

1-800-566-7636

Immigration Advocates

Resource directory for immigrants – local and national  https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/ 

The Citizenship Project samantha.rijkers@nyhistory.org  Free online citizenship classes:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVIYv18LAYDQmKWQ5LfE

9-Uhk456VOX02XI3AxDZfGQvBg0Q/viewform 

CUNY Citizenship Now!

Remote legal services – online consultation for family-based and naturalization cases.  646-664-9400

https://www.cuny.edu/citizenshipnow


FINANCES

Please note – there is an 866 number circulating social media for relief through United Way. This number is only for residents of Indiana.  Instead please call 311 for local NYC options of how to receive support. 

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) 

718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm)

Can provide cash assistance and emergency grants for people hardest hit by COVID-19. Apply online (www.nyc.gov/accesshra). 

HRA is currently updating application requirements to cut down the need for in-person meetings. Once the application is submitted online people will receive updated instructions.

Financial Support for Rental Arrears through HRA

718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm)

If this crisis causes you to get behind on rent or you were behind on previously, you can apply for emergency cash assistance. 

Please note – this was a pre-existing program and due to the extraordinary circumstances of the current crisis there may be updates in the coming weeks. 

Other support for rental arrears:

Public Tenant Hotline – 888-744-7900

Catholic Charities Helpline – 888-744-7900 Coalition for the Homeless – 212-964-5900

Additional information about emergency financial assistance: https://unitedwaynyc.org/resources/shelter-housing/