NYC United Against Coronavirus - Resources and Information

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Introduction

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) is a global pandemic virus currently prevalent throughout NYC. This document contains information and resources to help New Yorkers respond to the coronavirus. Please note there is a lot of misinformation out there so please check all medical/science information with the current CDC and WHO guidelines.

Contact

A group of volunteers are working on this project. You can reach us at NYCCoronavirus@gmail.com. We are on Twitter, Instagram, and we have a Facebook Group and Facebook Page. If you have any questions or comments, please email NYCCoronavirus@gmail.com. To volunteer, please fill out this form.

If you would like to submit a new resource or update/correction to something on this page, please fill out the form at bit.ly/nuacsubmit. 

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Immediate Needs

Resources by Borough/County

Relief Funds

Other funds to support

Food and Food Insecurity

Housing

Utilities

Disability Rights and Services

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Mental Health Support

Domestic Violence Resources

Arrest / Policing Legal Support

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Immediate Needs

NYC Mutual Aid - General

Mutual aid organizations facilitate exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. Browse through the rest of our document’s categories for more mutual aid groups and opportunities based on borough.

C-19 Help Squad- Give Help, Get Help

Community Care NYC - NYC-wide mutual aid project where you can request or give help for things like delivering groceries, prescriptions, etc. Request help at the form or call 661-381-1206; or sign up to volunteer. You can also fill out the “request help” form if you are an organizer looking for volunteers to help with mutual aid projects.

Couriers and delivery - Corona Couriers - A collective of cyclists willing to courier supplies to people in need for free, using low contact methods. Email coronacourier@protonmail.com to request supplies or volunteer

NYC Mutual Aid Network - http://mutualaid.nyc and Formalized Volunteer Webform

  • For urgent requests, call their hotline number at 646-437-8080 (more info on hours, languages, and alternative ways to request help here). They have special hours for requests in Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, French, Bengali, Korean, Creole, and Yiddish.

Evangel Christian Center - Food Pantry - Food pantry reports that they have substantial food in excess of neighborhood needs, but don't have a means to transport it; they would like to get word out to volunteers who may want to pick up and distribute food. Located in Long Island City but would like to help distribute food elsewhere - website - Open 9-12 Saturday and during the week; call Andrew 917-213-5452

The End Is Queer: NYC Mutual Aid - Facebook Group / Discord (discord preferred) - City wide queer centered mutual aid

Make the Road New York - Direct support and advocacy for NY's most vulnerable community members, including undocumented folks, sex workers, and others. In addition to the advocacy work Make the Road does all the time, they have stepped up services during the covid crisis, including delivering groceries to homebound and vulnerable neighbors via a "Bicycle Brigade." They're set up a COVID emergency response fund here: donate to the emergency response fund - facebook - twitter - contact 

NYC Veterans’ Alliance - We are a NYC-based grassroots nonprofit welcoming queries from veterans, military members, and their families in the Metro area. Helping with immediate needs and connecting veterans and their families with unique benefits and resources available to them - Website with mutual aid request form, Facebook page - email: hello@nycveteransalliance.org   

Transportation Alternatives #BikeMatch program - connecting New Yorkers who have an extra bicycle to those who need one. We match people based on neighborhood and size, and then they coordinate to meet up and exchange the bike - link to offer or request a bike - email info@transalt.org 

West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH) - a nonprofit that provides affordable housing and supportive services to low-income older adults and persons with special needs. We serve over 2,200 individuals living in 28 buildings across the Upper West Side, Harlem, Chelsea, and the Bronx. The majority of our residents are isolated in their apartments and are unable to go out to secure necessary food, medication, and supplies. Our front line staff is working tirelessly to support our residents, but we need volunteers and donations. Volunteers will run errands and package/deliver meals and care packages for residents. This will NOT require any face-to-face contact with residents. Donations of PPE, cleaning supplies, household products, personal care products, shelf-stable food, individually wrapped snacks, craft/hobby supplies, etc. will be distributed to each residential building. Please complete the following Google form to volunteer or donate - google form - website - email: WSFSSHsupport@wsfssh.org 

Razom for Ukraine: Quarantine Care Packages for NYC Ukrainian Community - Do you know someone in the NYC Ukrainian community who is quarantined at home and needs a bit of help and cheering up? Razom volunteers will deliver a care package with a meal from a Ukrainian business in the area - instagram - care package request form

SOS (System of Support) - nationwide website connecting people who post needs with people in their neighborhood - link

NYC Donations

Requests for donations of time, supplies, and other.

Connections between restaurants and healthcare workers

Feed Brooklyn Heroes - Find out how to support local restaurants to feed local healthcare workers in Brooklyn - instagram (not updated recently) - http://bit.ly/feedbrooklynheroes to find a directory of fundraisers to support these restaurants

Local Meals For Brooklyn Hospital Center Staff - Raising funds for local restaurants to supply meals to Brooklyn Hospital staff - GoFundMe (not updated recently)

Fuel the Fight NYC - Sponsoring meals catered by local restaurants to NYC hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19 - if you are connected to a restaurant and want to help, fill out the restaurant interest form - if you are a healthcare worker and are interested in receiving deliveries, fill out the healthcare delivery request form - instagram - donate to the gofundme or venmo @FuelThe-Fight-NYC (no dash between fuel and the) - volunteer

Meals for NYC Frontline Healthcare Workers - GoFundMe that is supporting Sophie's Cuban Cuisine in making and bringing meals to healthcare workers and food insecure communities across the city - link

PPE/supply-related opportunities

How to Donate Supplies to NY Hospitals In Need - overview article by The City

Make face masks for farmworkers - Have a sewing machine? If you have the capacity to make or donate masks, get in touch to help protect our farmworkers - Long Island Coordinator - Angel Reyes - rmmangelr@gmail.com - 516-519-9904 - instagram

Masks 4 Medicine- Info 

NYC Mask Crusaders - Peer to peer donations of PPE for frontline workers. Request or donate at https://maskcrusaders.org/


PPE to NYC
- donate PPE to NYC hospitals - if you're an NYC physician or resident in need of PPE, text 917-300-9466 with: your name, your role, the department you need PPE for, your location/affiliated hospital, what specific PPE items are needed - website - find a drop off site here

Get Us PPE - Request or donate masks to healthcare workers, nationally - website 

Face Mask Aid - volunteer-run organization making and providing washable and reusable 3-layer non-PPE masks to Frontline workers. Volunteer, buy a set, or request a donation - email: info@facemaskaid.com - instagram - link

Hong Kong to NYC: Mask Circuit - This initiative is to send masks from Hong Kong to New York City ASAP, by crowdfunding to funnel supplies sourced by Hong Kongers and factories to frontline healthcare workers, frontline wage workers, indigenous communities, people who are immunocompromised, and those who live with immunocompromised roommates/family/etc. - link

Other donation/volunteering related items

In It Together NYC - connects healthy volunteers to emergency food organizations/food pantries. Volunteer.

Donate blood through Red Cross - make an appointment

Mount Sinai COVID-19 Plasma Donation - survey to volunteer to donate plasma if you have recovered from COVID so your antibodies can help someone else

Homebound seniors - Volunteer to support home-bound seniors in Brooklyn through CM Brad Lander’s office with Heights and Hills - Google Form, Tweet, Updated volunteer info from Heights & Hills

New York Cares: Portal for all kinds of COVID-19 relief volunteering - we still have many ongoing in-person needs for food distribution/hunger projects around the city. Volunteers can create accounts within our system in less than 15 minutes (through a short self-guided orientation) and then sign up for projects after - project sign-up link - sign up for our mailing list on urgent needs, upcoming opportunities etc - virtual opportunities are being developed and are forthcoming as well

The Open Door NJNY - A nonprofit that gives immigrant families the support they need to be strong, contributing members of society, is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers to teach 45-minute virtual ESL and computer classes to their students - Email liza@theopendoornjny.org if interested, or consider making a donation here to their COVID-19 relief fund for immigrant families - link to volunteer

SelfHelp - volunteers lead online sessions for home-bound seniors. It is a great way to check-in on the senior community based all around the NY metro area - link + volunteer info

Help those affected by coronavirus by donating credit card rewards - Guide to donating credit card rewards to those in need - link

Resources by Borough/County

Bronx

Assistance for Services and/or Items Needed in Northeast Bronx - Request form launched by District Leader Marjorie Velazquez - request form - If you'd like to lend a helping hand feel free to sign up at this link (http://bit.ly/38TQypr) and let us know what ways you can contribute!

COVID-19: The Bronx - Facebook group for connecting Bronx neighbors - link

Brooklyn

All Brooklyn - Coronavirus Neighborhood Help sign-up/request form 

All Brooklyn - Brooklyn Mutual Aid Network (FAM) - Google Document, Tweet

All Brooklyn - service workers coalition grocery delivery and other- Info, volunteer form, donate (ioby)

Bed-Stuy Strong - https://bedstuystrong.com/, BedStuyStrong2020@gmail.com, 917-451-5522

Boerum Hill/Downtown BK Neighborhood services and support - Survey sign up

Brooklyn Donates - Resource page for donating to/supporting local businesses in Ditmas Park / Midwood / Kensington. Main Link/Instagram

#BrooklynShowsLove - Fund and organizing project to get groceries to people. Find contact info and how to donate here. They have resources in Bangla, French, Kreyol, Mandarin, Spanish. Organized by Equality for Flatbush (E4F) and The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (BAN).

Bushwick Ayuda Mutua (BAM) - Coronavirus - Facebook Group, bushwickmutualaid@gmail.com Volunteers - bit.ly/bma-signup , Request Assistance - bit.ly/bma-request. Si usted tiene preguntas, puede enviar email a bushwickmutualaid@gmail.com o llamar a (929) 277-9016.

Carroll Gardens Mutual Aid - Coronavirus - Facebook Group

Central and North Brooklyn by Brooklyn Mutual Aid - volunteer sign up and onboarding

Clinton Hill/Fort Greene Mutual Aid - Sign up for our email newsletter to receive regular weekly updates on community needs as well as urgent community needs as they arise - Aid request intake: bit.ly/chfghelp - Volunteer sign up: bit.ly/chfgvolunteer - Slack invite: bit.ly/chfgjoin - phone: 862-277-0747 email: bklynneighbors@gmail.com

Crown Heights Mutual Aid - Facebook Group, volunteer form, visit https://bit.ly/CHMAVolunteer to join the Slack. If you or your neighbors have urgent requests for groceries or supplies, please contact crownheightsmutualaid@gmail.com or call (917) 341-7675.

Flatbush United Mutual Aid - Facebook group for neighbors in the larger Flatbush area (Flatbush/ Prospect Park South/ Ditmas Park/ Prospect Lefferts Gardens/ East Flatbush/ Wingate) to come together to help each other through the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Fill out this form to volunteer with Flatbush United to deliver groceries to neighbors in need: https://bit.ly/volunteer4flatbush. To request help, post in the FB group or email flatbushunited@gmail.com OR call (347) 970-2376. See more resources at https://bit.ly/FlatbushMutualAid

Fort Greene - link

Gowanus/Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Mutual Aid - sign up

Kensington Group for Mutual Aid (Coronavirus) - Facebook Group

Kensington - Windsor Terrace Mutual Aid - website

North Brooklyn Mutual Aid - Mutual Aid Sheet including volunteer sign up form links and request form - Facebook Group

Help Prospect Heights - A directory of local businesses and how to help them or order from them. Main Link.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens - Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Neighbors Facebook Group - Google Spreadsheet for volunteers & at risk people

Prospect Heights  - Prospect Heights West Neighborhood Support & Preparedness - Facebook Group

Prospect Heights Virtual Tip Jar - Send "tips" directly to service workers at Prospect Heights businesses in Brooklyn. Main Link/Add your name to the tip jar!

Prospect Heights Small Business Relief Fund - A solidarity fund to support small business owners and workers in our immediate neighborhood. Contact: phsmallbusiness@gmail.com. Main Link/GoFundMe/Instagram

Ocean Hill Brownsville Mutual Aid - website - volunteer & donate - grocery delivery request form for Saturday deliveries

Red Hook Coronavirus Community Cooperative Committee - Google Form

Rockaway Mutual Aid & Support Network - Facebook group

South Brooklyn Mutual Aid  - website 

Sunset Park Mutual Aid - Facebook group

West Brooklyn Waterfront Mutual Aid - COVID19 Mutual Aid Organizing (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, Williamsburg). Request help or offer to volunteer at the website https://www.wbwmutualaid.org/, call or text (929) 314 0899, or email brooklynmutualaid@gmail.com 

Manhattan

East Village Neighbors - Facebook Group, EastVillageNeighbors@gmail.com, 917-994-1074

East Village COVID-19 Relief - Mutual aid website with resources - website - twitter - instagram

What’s Open East Village - Directory of businesses still open in EV - link

Harlem United Against Coronavirus - Facebook Group - Google Spreadsheet

Manhattan Community Against COVID-19 - youth-led organization that will deliver groceries and run errands, no matter how small - to schedule a service, contact Gabby Cohen at 917-789-3444 or email quarantineaid2020@gmail.com - to become a volunteer, fill out this form [instagram last updated in May]

Morningside Heights - Upper Morningside Mutual Aid - website - request form - email: morningsidemutualaid@gmail.com - phone: ‪(518) 723-0154

UWS: Stephen Wise Towers & NYCHA organizing - Google form or contact wisetowersmutualaid@gmail.com or call/text 929.277.9203

Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Harlem - Upper Manhattan Mutual Aid website to volunteer or request assistance

Queens

Queens DSA Mutual Aid Network - Volunteer form. If you are seeking aid/help:

- you can submit your request to http://request-help.queensdsamutualaid.org

- you can call or text 347-201-0615

- you can email QueensDSAMutualAid@gmail.com

Queens Together is working to keep Queens restaurants in business and deliver/bring prepared food to food insecure and immigrant communities. Website - facebook - instagram - Contact by phone or email here. Sign up to volunteer or donate

Astoria Mutual Aid Network - If you have a non-emergency need (i.e not a 911 need) and are based in Astoria, NY, please call 646-397-8383 or fill out this form and they will get you help. Volunteer Form for anyone who can help. Website - Facebook - Instagram

Flushing Emergency Food Distribution - The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is working with local pantry La Jornada to organize volunteers to deliver food to homebound individuals. If you know any senior citizens and sick neighbors in our community who are homebound and need help, please fill out their contact info via this online form - If you would like to volunteer or donate, please fill out this online form (we need people with cars or bicycles who deliver food) - If you would like to contribute money to help La Jornada purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution and N95 face masks for volunteers, donate here   

Forest Hills Community Against COVID-19 - youth-led organization that will deliver groceries and run errands, no matter how small - to schedule a service, contact Lina Khamze at 917-792-9632 or Sascha Pearlstein at 917-544-1542 or email quarantineaid2020@gmail.com - to become a volunteer, fill out this form [instagram last updated in May]

Jackson Heights - New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) - offering groceries and cooked meals with community partners; get updates on Twitter - Facebook - Website. Contact info@nynice.org or 718-205-1687. Sign up to volunteer in a variety of ways from food delivery to English workshops.

COVID Care Neighbor Network (Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Woodside) - facebook group. Call (260) 351-1372 or email CovidNeighborNetwork@gmail.com. If you want to give help or receive help fill out this form. If you want to donate.

Mutual Aid Resource Guide for the Jackson Heights and Woodside communities - created by State Senator Jessica Ramos' office - link

Long Island City Relief COVID-19 Response Group - Group of businesses/local orgs/volunteers that previously did food distribution, sign up to volunteer to receive updates on future opportunities; Facebook page

Ridgewood Mutual Aid Network (Ridgewood Tenants Union) - 5/17/20: new link for volunteer form - mutual aid fund

Rockaway Mutual Aid and Support Group - Facebook Group

Sunnyside / Woodside Mutual Aid Network - they cover errands, grocery shopping, transport and more! - facebook group - email: SunnysideMutualAid@gmail.com - phone: 973-709-5975

Woodside / Sunnyside Community Covid-19 Food Relief - they cover delivering meals and food pantries - facebook group. See info about donating dry goods and $ at Facebook group. TO VOLUNTEER: email Sofia Moncayo at sofi@extremema.com Include contact info and if car is available. Needs: Meal Distribution, Food Collection, Transportation.

Woodside/Elmhurst - Bayanihan Woodside/Elmhurst - We are Filipinos / Fil-Ams in Woodside and Elmhurst Queens, NY & surrounding neighborhoods sharing local resources during the Coronavirus crisis. We also are creating this space to offer mutual/community support in the neighborhood, for any immunocompromised or elderly people who may need groceries, pharmacy pick ups, or other errands done at this time. This is organized by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) Northeast - Join Group

Staten Island

Staten Island COVID19 Resource Network - facebook group - community resource map - google doc with resources

Hand-Sewn Cloth Masks by "Mujeres Liderando" (Women Leading the Way) - Staten Island based mask sales (3 for $15), organizing through a community organization working with immigrant women who lost regular employment due to COVID - info - order form

Long Island

Cooperation Long Island - Mutual aid resource hub for Long Island with local resource library of fellow Long Islanders and organizations offering help - website - twitter - facebook - instagram - request help/view resource library

Nassau County DSA Covid-19 Mutual Aid - website

Suffolk and Nassau County Umbrella - volunteer-based grocery delivery and medication pick up for seniors in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Interested seniors can call us at 516-882-4498 to place an order - request delivery - volunteer form

Nassau County Community Against COVID-19 - youth-led organization that will deliver groceries and run errands, no matter how small - to schedule a service, contact Rachel Dorfman at 516-510-7943 or Lauren Horn at 516-509-2274 - to become a volunteer, fill out this form [instagram last updated in May]

Southampton Community Against COVID-19 - youth-led organization that will deliver groceries and run errands, no matter how small - to schedule a service, contact Ellie Witlieb at 917-301-2027 or Michelle Witlieb at 310-709-5239 - to become a volunteer, fill out this form - [instagram last updated in May]

Relief Funds

Emergency relief funds to donate to or request from

The Actors Fund - The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals facing personal or work-related problems. It is also a conduit for emergency financial assistance in times of pressing need or in response to catastrophic events. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts. Info to apply for funds

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emergency Grants - List of emergency grants resources for artists affected by COVID-19. Info

Artist Relief  - To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. - more info and apply

Authors League Fund - The Authors League Fund helps professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. - link; follow on Facebook for more updates

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund - apply; donate

Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) Relief Fund - The Binc Foundation is providing financial assistance to booksellers and employees, independent bookstores, and local comic book stores affected by COVID. They have application processes for household help, as well as help for retailers.- info

Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund - Not taking new applications or donations, but get more info at the Gofundme or follow them on Twitter or Instagram for future updates

Children of Restaurants Employees' COVID-19 Relief Fund - general info, apply for funds. “Support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. You are also eligible for support if you are a food and beverage employee with children, and a family member who resides in the same home is diagnosed with COVID-19 and a doctor requires you to quarantine.”

Domestic Workers Alliance - resource page. Their Coronavirus Care Fund is currently only open to NDWA members, but this page lists other state by state resources.

Dramatists Guild Foundation - DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness. DGF will be processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to COVID-19 - link

Freelancers’ Relief Fund- offers financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs. Fund is temporarily closed to applications, but find more info and sign up for the union (it’s free) to get updates on when they’d reopen.

Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund - In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jazz Foundation of America continues to connect with hundreds of jazz and blues musicians to provide compassionate counsel and offer direct financial support - link

Little Essentials - offers at-risk families living in poverty urgently needed children’s supplies and parenting education to promote the health, well-being and safety of their children under five years of age - make a donation or contact 646-850-3611 or info@littleessentials.org

Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund - donate via Gofundme [not taking any new requests as of June 27; says they will open for one last round in August]

Mayer Foundation Economic Relief Grants - provides grants to individual artists and nonprofits who are distressed or suffering as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources - link 

Musicians Foundation Emergency Grant Program - Our new Emergency Grant Program gives all eligible applicants up to $200 to get through a week or two at the beginning of this difficult time. Our request to you is simple – give $200 or $400 to directly assist one or two musicians in need - donate or apply for help

NYC Nightlife United - donate to provide emergency relief to the venues you love, the employees that make it happen, and the artists that play their hearts out for us. Sign up to get updates on applications for relief funding - twitter - facebook - instagram - donate - website

NYC Small Businesses - a grassroots listing of some business where you can donate to support staff during Covid-19 - list here

One Fair Wage has a fund that provides cash assistance to low-wage service workers at https://ofwemergencyfund.org/ + ayuda en español

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund - This fund is for queer writers of color only, not organizations or nonprofits, who are in need of financial assistance right now - link

Service Workers Coalition - A cash relief network for and by service workers in New York City. website - Instagram, volunteer form, Venmo @bkservicecoalition or donate here for tax-deductible donations -- or email serviceworkerscoalition@gmail.com 

Sex Worker Outreach Project + Relief Fund - Website with more info about donating and applying; if you are in need of assistance and would like to apply to the relief fund, please email brooklynswop@protonmail.com

Street Vendor Emergency Fund - Donate to the Gofundme. For support contact the Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project here or by phone: 646.602.5600 or email: svp@urbanjustice.org

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund - Emergency fund for musicians and music industry workers affected by COVID-19. Please note: You do not need to be sick to be able eligible for assistance from our COVID-19 Fund. Phone: 888-955-7880 - link to apply or donate

Undocumented people fund by Outlive Them NYC, a coalition of antifascist Jews - info; Venmo @cory-tamler to contribute; sign up for their contact list for more info

Undocumented Youth Fund from New York State Youth Leadership Council - Info on applying for relief funds for undocumented immigrant youth & their families, Donate

United Sommeliers Foundation - COVID Relief Fund - A fund that can be accessed immediately by restaurant sommeliers in the U.S. whose hours have been cut or jobs have been eliminated due to the COVID-19 crisis - donate [4/10/20: no longer accepting donations] - apply for funds; more info on the website

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - donate, FAQ/info on how to apply for funds

US Bartenders' Guild COVID-19 Relief Fund -  donate & more info – note: this is for bartenders or spouses or children of bartenders. As of 7/30/20 applications are closed but they are fundraising to cover applications received

Other funds to support

Bonding out immigrant detainees - by JFREJ/Never Again Action/New Sanctuary and Brooklyn Community Bail Fund - donate page

COVID Bailout NYC - In partnership with Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), you can support COVID Bailout to release people from dangerous jails & prisons and house and care for them post release. Website; Instagram; donate to the post-release fund specifically

Help Amazon Warehouse Workers Exposed to COVID-19 - This support fund has been set up by volunteer organizers working with Amazonians United NYC, an independent worker-led organizing committee with members in Amazon’s DBK1 facility in Queens, NY. Funds will be managed by the Organizing Committee and dispersed to members to compensate them for lost pay - donate - email: amazoniansunitednyc@gmail.com 

Pledge to #ShareMyCheck with Undocumented Families- Cosecha Movement's pledge to redistribute stimulus check $ to undocumented workers who are not eligible for the checks even though they pay taxes. Make a Pledge/Instagram

Food and Food Insecurity

Free food options -- see general and by borough below

General

START HERE: Free Meals at 400 NYC Meal Hubs - find a free meal location - Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city, including vegetarian, kosher, and halal options - contact NotifyNYC@oem.nyc.gov with questions or concerns. Check website for latest updates. 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.

Find a food pantry with Plentiful - a free, easy-to-use reservation service for food pantries and the people they serve. Visit their website for food pantry locations or text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to the number 726-879 (PANTRY) from any phone for registration directions in nine languages to pick up a bag of groceries at a pantry within walking distance of your house, no questions asked. (You DO NOT need to download the app to make a reservation) - website 

Food Bank NYC - Find the help that you need

Food Help NYC - Info & Map

Soup Kitchen and Food Pantries - search by borough, info also available at Food Bank NYC above

To find out whether you qualify for SNAP (food stamps) - Info

Free Baby Formula - WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE to all New York City boroughs. Dial 718-405-9111

Free Veggies for Restaurant Workers - Local Roots CSA is giving away free vegetables to restaurant workers that are without work and money right now: info@localroots.nyc

50 NYC Restaurants Giving Back to the Community - Includes restaurants serving free meals and opportunities to donate to restaurants that are feeding hospital workers - link

Greenmarket - List of alternative sales channels for farmers - NYC’s Greenmarket lists how their vendors can do no contact pickups at farmer’s market or delivery to your home, etc to support local farmers - directory - instagram

Grocery and supply delivery by Invisible Hands Delivery; delivery is free by volunteers
        
Website

Brooklyn

Club A Kitchen - Distributing groceries & hygiene supplies every Wednesday & Saturday at Myrtle-Broadway. Check Instagram for updates. Donate money here or by Venmo to @club_a_nyc. Donate goods: “Starting this Monday, May 4th, and every Monday from 12-2pm we will be taking in donations from anyone who has extra PPE, extra canned food, even extra plastic grocery bags you told yourself you were gonna sort through but just keeps growing every time you look under your sink” (see Insta post and updated post from June 5 for more details)

Restaurant Workers Relief Program -- see posts for info on how laid off restaurant workers can pick up free dinners at Olmsted in Prospect Heights or Gertie – UPDATE: Olmsted is now giving away free meals and supplies to anyone in need (don’t have to be a restaurant worker), 4-7pm, 7 days per week (see Instagram post)

Crown Heights

Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: Crown Heights/Prospect Heights - A resource guide by Hunter College's NYC Food Policy Center about meals for children, meals for seniors, retail food stores and their delivery/benefits policies, local food pantries and soup kitchens, resources for homeless people, resources for immigrant populations and resources for people with disabilities - link

Weekly food distribution sites for Crown Heights - Contact AM Richardson’s office for updates M-F 10am-6pm at (718) 771-3105 or by emailing district43@nyassembly.gov, or follow her updates on Instagram

Manhattan

Please send us any resources to http://bit.ly/nuacsubmit!

Queens

Queens Queens Together is working to keep Queens restaurants in business and deliver/bring prepared food to food insecure and immigrant communities - facebook - instagram - link - email: queenstogether2020@gmail.com Jonathan Forgash co-founder - phone: 917-626-8960

Housing

As of Monday March 16, eviction proceedings and pending orders will be suspended statewide until further notice. Housing court functions such as landlord lockouts, repair orders, and serious code violations will continue.

As of Thursday March 19, New York has implemented a 90-day foreclosure moratorium and mortgage relief period for owners who can demonstrate they are not able to make timely payments due to the impact of the virus.

Tenants Rights Hotline by Met Council - 212-979-0611 (ingles y espanol) or more info

NYC Tenants' Rights During COVID-19 Emergency - Resource created by some lawyers at Mobilization for Justice (MFJ) NYC - Link

Report attempted evictions - Anyone with knowledge of City marshals attempting to execute on warrants of eviction can report this activity by calling DOI’s Bureau of City Marshals at (212) 825-5953.

Support for eviction prevention: Bronx Works, Catholic Charities (helps regardless of denomination), Coalition for the Homeless

Utilities

As of Friday March 13, New York utilities have volunteered to suspend utility shut-offs for power, heat and water for all customers.

Free WiFi at home:

Comcast - offering Essentials internet service designed for low-income families free for 60 days for new qualifying customers. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com/ for more information. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET for set up. [7/30/2020: can apply for internet that costs $9.95/month + tax]

Spectrum - households with K-12 students can get free Spectrum Wifi for 60 days (including free installation for new customers). Call 1-844-488-8395 for set up.

Wifi via smartphone:

Metro PCS, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Comcast are all lifting their unlimited data caps for cell phone subscribers for at least 60 days. Contact your cellphone provider for more information. [

MetroPCS will allow you to add a free 10GB of mobile hotspot per month by adding an add-on service available in the MyMetro app, MyAccount or by calling Care at 611.

T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile are providing customers an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot/tethering service for the next 60 days coming soon.

Disability Rights and Services

Disability Rights New York Legal Services - DRNY provides free legal and advocacy services to individuals with disabilities. Working tirelessly to protect and advance the rights of children and adults with disabilities, DRNY is committed to enabling those we serve to exercise their own life choices and fully participate in community life - info

NY Connects @ Center for Independence of the Disabled - NY Connects helps people with disabilities (any disability, any age, any income) and older adults access the proper benefits (Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, etc.) resources (food, legal, peer support, etc.), and services needed to be independent. We have counselors located in each borough and we can accommodate any language. Anyone seeking help can call our number: 1-844-862-7930 Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; otherwise, folks can fill out this form to receive assistance: https://www.cidny.org/getnyconnects/ - facebook - email: Sjohnson@cidny.org 

Estate Planning & End of Life Services

City Bar Justice Center - In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Planning and Estates Law Project is providing New York City front-line health care workers with free, remote legal assistance in preparing simple life-planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney, designations of standby guardians and health care proxies. Health care workers of all income levels can apply for PELP assistance online, via email, or by calling 212-382-6756. When applying online or via email, if you are a front-line health care worker at an NYC hospital interested in simple life-planning documents, please include that information in the description of your legal issue - email PELPintakes@nycbar.org - info (scroll down)

End of Life Choices New York - EOLCNY is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, education, and support to expand end of life options and improve care for New Yorkers. We offer guidance on preparing advance directives (health care proxy forms, living wills, etc.) to ensure that your health care wishes are known and honored if you become too ill to make medical decisions for yourself. We also offer support to patients and caregivers who are facing the end of life. We do not charge for our services - these are all free to the public - twitter - facebook - instagram - website - General inquiries: (212) 726-2010 or info@endoflifechoicesny.org - for questions/help with advance care planning or end of life issues contact Judith Schwarz PhD, our Clinical Director at (212) 252-2015 or Judith@endoflifechoicesny.org 

Medical Needs

Call 311 with any medical questions.

To find out whether you can qualify for Medicaid or other free and low cost health insurance.

NYP virtual urgent care - Virtual urgent care through a smart phone app available to anyone in the NY, NJ, CT, or Florida. It costs $49 for the visit, receipt can then be submitted to insurance - Link 

New York Presbyterian COVID-19 Community Hotline - hotline staffed by nursing and medical students which is available to answer FAQs and address concerns about COVID-19. The hotline is available to provide information only, and not to diagnose, treat, or give a medical opinion - call 646-697-4000 - more info [Hotline will close May 22]

Free telehealth calls with licensed physicians to New Yorkers experiencing COVID symptoms and recommending appropriate next steps - Seewithin.co is increasing access to chest x-ray and CT scans through our partnership with over 130 local imaging centers in New York / Long Island and mobile x-ray vendors. It turns out that chest x-rays have emerged as an effective tool for identifying cases with severe lung damage. This information is super helpful for hospitals and urgent care clinics that are looking to triage / prioritize care for people that are most vulnerable - link - free telehealth calls [7/30/20: link is broken] -  X-Ray / CT scheduling - pledge to help 

Free same day prescription delivery with Medly pharmacy - Medly Pharmacy is a URAC accredited specialty pharmacy that prioritizes the patients' needs with our quick and seamless process of filling and delivering medications. We want to ensure that people are limiting their exposure to public places and increasing their sanitary precautions.  Medly can deliver medications to a patient's doorstep, within 24 hours in most cases, free of charge. Our staff has greatly increased safety protocols in place to ensure that we are delivering sanitized packages to keep our patients healthy until COVID-19 is contained - link - call or text: (718) 782-7539 - fax: (718) 782-7951 - email: hello@medlypharmacy.com - address: 104 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

NYC Doula Hotline - The NYC Doula community has come together to hold space and offer virtual labor and birth support to the NYC pregnant community. Connect with them on the private Facebook group to access 24/7 donation based support via the doula on-call - https://bit.ly/NYCDoulaHotline 

NYC DSA Harm Reduction - small group of volunteers willing to go basically anywhere in the city with naloxone, fentanyl test strips, and sterile syringes - email: nycdsahr@gmail.com - phone: 908-543-4986


Offers of support:

- An urgent care clinic called Kamin Health wrote in to say they would like to help New Yorkers who need an urgent care visit but cannot afford to pay/are uninsured by waiving fees. Email yosef@kaminhealth.com to request assistance with waiving fees. Locations in Crown Heights, Boro Park, Williamsburg, and Fresh Meadows and they also do tele-health. See tweet by Yosef.

Mental Health Support

Headspace - Headspace, the meditation app, created a collection of free meditations and mindfulness/stress relief exercises for New Yorkers - info

Mental Health Hotline/Chat- Info

Mental Health Chat For Undocumented People- Instagram Live Chat

Trans Lifeline- Info, Donate

Free, remote peer counseling - Open to anyone in emotional or psychiatric distress. Text (929) 277-8291 to schedule a phone or zoom session. Donate @LouisFelix on venmo.

Mental Health for Front Line Workers/COVID Workers - info, offer support/volunteer

NY statewide COVID-19 Mental Health hotline - info, call 1-844-863-9314. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.  

Compassion Line - 24/7, free & confidential spiritual support for people from all faith backgrounds or no faith backgrounds - anonymous 24 hour hotline is at 833.697.2831 - website - more info

TRACC Community Care Network - 1-1 virtual care, interactive webinars (for the general community & healing provider specific content), and practice groups offering community gathering space focused around meditation, stress-reduction practices, and rituals as well as specific healing practices such as EMDR. more info

Domestic Violence Resources

        National Domestic Violence Hotline - Phone hotline and online chat support & resources for

victims of domestic violence: https://www.thehotline.org/help/ or 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).The

Hotline is available 24/7 in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.

National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline - The Deaf Hotline has advocates available 24/7 for crisis intervention, education, information and referrals for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled callers: https://thedeafhotline.org. This hotline has online chat, video call, or email options.  Reach them at nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org or video call at 855-812-1001 (VP).

VIP Mujeres - Free bilingual domestic violence hotline (Spanish/English), as well as resources, temporary shelter and legal support. https://www.vipmujeres.org/get-help/covid-19-update/ or 1-800-664-5880. Their website has a 'safe exit' option if you share a computer with your abuser.

AVP - AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. - https://avp.org/ or 212-714-1141

Safe Horizon (Domestic Violence) - Website/Facebook/Twitter. Call 1-800-621-HOPE for more information.

Sanctuary for Families Domestic Violence Legal Helpline - Operates Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. At all other times you may leave a voicemail message. To request services, please call 1.212.349.6009 - services include crisis intervention, shelter, and counseling (x367); legal services like orders of protection, child custody and visitation and child support (x246); and matters relating to immigration (x293) - link

United Way of NYC (Domestic Violence) - Website

Futures Without Violence on Covid-19 Regarding Domestic Violence - Website

Arrest / Policing Legal Support

Good Call, hotline for those just arrested in NYC -- 1-833-3-GOOD-CALL - Good Call connects anyone arrested in NYC to a free and reliable attorney through our 24/7 arrest support hotline backed by technology. More info here. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

Childcare & parenting

Childcare timebank  - A childcare timebank that a central BK childcare coop has set up for COVID-19 childcare: https://ittakesacity.timebanks.org/

Free Baby Formula - WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE to all New York City boroughs. Dial 718-405-9111

Wash Your Hands PSA (song for kids) - In response to the covid crisis, a team of freelancers donated their time to make a "Wash Your Hands" Music Video PSA. The video features over 55 kids from around the country. They are offering the video and song as free resources for companies and individuals to use and package as they'd like - video - song

Building classroom communities during Coronavirus (resources for parents) - Google Document

Pet care

Pet Resources - Check the front page of the Animal Care Centers of NYC website for information on resources you may need to get help for your pet - link

NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline - information, planning, referral and service coordination hub for NYC residents who need support for their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pet Hotline operators can be reached directly at 877-204-8821, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST daily - link

Tech support & projects

Covid-19 Tech Support - Covid Tech Support is a helpdesk for tech support queries backed by Code 4 COVID (a community of over 800 volunteer technologists with backgrounds working at companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft) for those helping to tackle the COVID crisis. We're helping communities set up their IT systems, COVID projects access technical volunteering talent and charities address their digital needs.  - link - twitter - email: help@covidtechsupport.com 

Fun & Entertainment

Code in Place (Stanford) - Free Python coding class offered by Stanford [5/17/20: site temporarily down, suggests taking this course instead]

Virtual Live DJ sets & related DJ discussions - Nowadays - every night, 8pm to Midnight. Donation-based (as low as $5/ month) for access to the full library -- to help keep the NYC venue alive.

Unemployed NYC musicians offering lessons 

The Skint, typically a live events resource, is publishing livestreamed/digital events

Free quarantine games - Listing of free online board games, etc to play with friends - link 

HBO Free Shows During Quarantine - HBO has made a lot of shows available to watch for free without subscription - link

New York Together Coloring Book: Vol. 1 Restaurants - Downloadable free coloring book featuring NYC restaurants - link

Viral Mundanity - This is a creative virtual community. We welcome everyone of all ages, from all places to post about their reflections whether that may be the ordinary or extraordinary. Please contribute photos, writing, absolutely anything - link - email: viralmundanity@gmail.com - phone: 9178381786

Social Distancing Activity Playbook - a comprehensive (and organized!) archive of cool resources and creative activities/things to do while you're in social isolation, updated daily - link

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources - list of virtual museum exhibitions to see - link

450 Ivy League Classes You Can Take for Free - link

Small business resources

        

        Small Business Survival Guide to Combat COVID-19 - link 

Werc Space - Resources, tools and support to help small businesses owned by women and non-binary people. Website.

Article: “Dear Non-Profits, Small Businesses, Artists, Freelancers, Gig Workers, Self-Employers, Part-Timers, and Solo Shop Warriors Wondering What’s Next: This Money is For You. Please Take It.” - Clear summary of aid available to small businesses, non profits, freelancers through the federal CARES ACT - link. Para una versión de este artículo en español, haga clic aquí.

Gardening resources

[ New resources to come - please submit gardening resources if you know of any via http://bit.ly/nuacsubmit ] 


Get Organized

NYC Black Lives Matter/racial justice protest resources

Note: This will never be a comprehensive list as there are so many great resources out there!

NYC Protest Resources website compiling resources and protest locations

Justice for George NYC Instagram account compiling centralized info & updates on NYC protests

        Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives - link

        Nourish NYC – providing free supply kits and cash grants to protestors to help sustain your  
        physical & mental health. Get help or donate supplies or $:
website & lots of updates on

Instagram 

Organize your building

Organizing a rent strike - pandemic organizing guide by TANC, guide and templates for NYC rent strike organizing, Facebook group for NYC Rent Strike  +   Facebook group of tenants across state

Organize your workplace

Organize with your fellow workers by DSA - Info

        

Advocacy

Economic Justice

Petition on Medicare4All, worker protection, safe housing, and debt forgiveness by DSA Sign the Petition

Freelancers’ inclusion in COVID-19 aid - phone script to contact elected representatives

Tax Amazon Petition - Info

Environmental Justice

        

A petition for a Just Green Stimulus for New York State - link - contact: Xaver, xaver@nyrenews.org 

Healthcare justice

COVID-19 Working Group - a coalition of doctors, healthcare professionals, scientists, community workers, activists, and epidemiologists committed to a rapid and community-oriented response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic - Website

Housing Justice

Suspend Rent and House the Homeless Now -  Sign the petition from Housing Justice for All

Housing Justice for All - demands to fight COVID-19 today and for a just recovery tomorrow - eviction moratorium FAQs

Suspend Rent and Mortgage Petition on Change.org

Immigration Justice

Stop all immigration enforcement from Carlos Menchaca  (Twitter, Facebook)

Release ICE detainees  - Send an email.

Incarcerated People + Criminal Legal System

Tweet/phone zap to demand incarcerated people are freed from all NYC jails and prisons #FreeThemAll4PublicHealth - script

Phone zap to demand incarcerated people are freed from The Tombs from IWOC - link with demands and contact

Demand no roll backs to bail reform in NY State amidst the COVID-19 crisis - call info

Petition demanding free phone calls for incarcerated people during the COVID-19 crisis from VOCAL NY - sign here

Script to call Gov Cuomo to release vulnerable New Yorkers from prison and jail now - script

Letter written by the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys to the DOCC to release those incarcerated on parole warrants during the COVID-19 crisis - letter

The New York Immigration Coalition’s campaign to ensure immigrants across the state can remain safe and healthy - website

        

Local Information

NYC/NY Information & Government Resources

For NYC-wide updates, text COVID to 692-692. Text COVIDESP to 692-692 to get the same updates in Spanish.

NYC and Mayor Bill de Blasio - http://nyc.gov/coronavirus - this portal has info on resources for individuals and businesses, latest updates on the virus, how to help others, etc.

  1. Help Now NYC – a portal of info on how to volunteer or request assistance

NY State and Governor Andrew Cuomo - https://health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

NYC Department of Health - 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Unemployment- Application, Assistance

How new federal bill – the CARES Act (3/27/20) – expands unemployment benefits: -- info from Department of Labor, including helpful chart of what makes you eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance even if you are traditionally not eligible for regular UI

Assistance & Guidance for Small Businesses - Info

NYC Open Streets - find info about streets open to pedestrians/closed to cars for social distancing purposes

Access NYC COVID-19 – Resource center for info about unemployment, food benefits, health insurance access, and more. Available in multiple languages. Main website and COVID-19 updates page

NYC Human Resources Administration - how to apply for SNAP, cash assistance, or manage your case now that HRA centers are closed. Available in multiple languages. - Access HRA flyer; webpage format of the same info

Article: “Dear Non-Profits, Small Businesses, Artists, Freelancers, Gig Workers, Self-Employers, Part-Timers, and Solo Shop Warriors Wondering What’s Next: This Money is For You. Please Take It.” - Clear summary of aid available to small businesses, non profits, freelancers through the federal CARES ACT - link. Para una versión de este artículo en español, haga clic aquí.

News

Gothamist - Daily Updates, How To Prepare For The Coronavirus In NYC, FAQ

New York Times - Coronavirus Live Updates

Gotham Gazette 

The City (city.nyc) - nonprofit newsroom; sign up for their coronavirus newsletter

Schools

NYC K-12 Schools - Coronavirus updates NYC schools are doing remote learning for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year

CUNY - Coronavirus Update

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions

New York Public Library - All New York Public Library locations are closed to the public until further notice; get updates

Brooklyn Public Library - Closed until further notice; get updates

Broadway - Closed

Museums - Closed until further notice

Hiring & job resources

We are hoping to include specific opportunities related to COVID-19/general resources for the job hunt. Please submit anything you’d like to share at bit.ly/nuacsubmit

Free Resume & Cover Letter Edits - Free resume & cover letter edits for anyone who is unemployed (or soon to be) due to COVID-19. Julia is a strategy consultant by trade and has edited hundreds of resumes & cover letters over the years - instagram @smarterinasec - email: smarterinasec@gmail.com 

Rethink Food - Organization mounting emergency food response in the city is hiring at $15/hr - link

Startups Actively Hiring During COVID-19 - Extensive Google doc - link

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Jobs - NYC Health + Hospitals is hiring contact tracers to conduct conversations with New Yorkers about who has been in contact with COVID-19, and for other positions - link

Public Consulting Group Job Listings - Open Job listings in multiple industries, including NY DOH positions in contact tracing and community outreach - link

Other Resources

General COVID-19 resource guides

COVID-19 Organizing Events and Resources by Harriet’s Track - “Harriet's Tracks is a radical education project, grounded in the legacy of our ancestors, who taught us how to recover, resist, and reimagine. Our purpose is to equip social service workers to interrupt harm and systemic violence within our field, starting with our own education.” - link

NYC DSA COVID-19 Resource Guide

Resources for undocumented New Yorkers from New York State Youth Leadership Council - Google Document (bit.ly/nycsupport)

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources - An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. link

COVID-19 Mutual Aid

Article on COVID-19 mutual aid groups and how-to resources - IGD article

Guide on COVID-19 safety practices for mutual aid projects web PDF download print PDF download

Neighbor Support Network NYC - how to put together a very local phone tree: the first building block to help make sure that folks stay connected no matter what, and receive the support they need in a timely way - link, mutual aid map

Scientific Information

Ask a Scientist COVID-19 Questions, this is still in development so keep on checking back as it improves but it is live now -  https://covid19.fas.org/l/en

Johns Hopkins University’s global tracking of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 - https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

The COVID Tracking Project compiled, comprehensive testing data - https://covidtracking.com/

COVID-19 in the US and Canada Tracking document, updated daily with local and regional and national data - https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en

Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center - https://www.newsguardtech.com/coronavirus-misinformation-tracking-center

The Coronavirus Visualization Team (CVT) from Harvard University - Its mission is to fight the infodemic by bringing together students for research projects, visualizing the expertise and work of experts and frontline heroes, and publishing what others are missing to better inform the public on what has been and what will be most impacted - link - twitter - instagram - contact: coronavirusvisualizationteam@gmail.com (org email) please CC  genevievechin6@gmail.com (member of org)