Staten Island COVID-19 - Resources and Information Network



For information about the volunteers on this project, see the very bottom of thisprdocument. 

A group of volunteers are working on this project. You can reach us at

We currently have a Facebook Group and welcome help from volunteers who could maintain an Instagram.

A Facebook Page is imminent, and we will create a Twitter if there is a demand.  If you have any questions or comments, any information or resources for this document, or would like to help with this effort, please email

Quick references

SI Community COVID-19 Services

Map:         SI Resource Map by Marilyn Zayfert

Borough President’s Office HelpLine         718-816-2000      

NYC info:         

or text COVID to 692692        

(En español, COVIDESP a 692692)

NY State info:

Report price gouging to NYS Attorney General:        Form to report price gouging

Sobriety: Online resources and support                Online AA meetings and resources

National domestic violence hotline:        1-800-799-7233

Project Hospitality Mobile Pantry Locations - Free Produce and Social Services Assistance        Mobile pantry and services

Need Assistance? Want to volunteer? Individuals who are elderly, sick, or in need of assistance may reach out to MAS Staten Island Center.

Staten Island COVID-19 Volunteers-         Google Form

Staten Island Mutual Aid Network (FAM)         Google Document, Tweet

Volunteers to sew masks for Staten Island                sign up form here

Note: desired design and materials being discussed with healthcare providers; volunteer sewists can sign up for when that info is ready

Fare It Forward - donating transit fare to SI now out of work. Note: all bus entry now from rear with no fare collection.

Fare it Forward FB Group

Immediate Needs / News

The City of New York is seeking New York State-certified healthcare workers to support healthcare facility needs.

New York State-certified healthcare workers registration (in two parts)

NYC official reg for Healthcare workers

Mask/Glove/ Supply Donation to front line medical personnel- Info

Mask/Glove/ Supply Donation

NYC-wide repository for masks/gloves

Medical Needs

  • Contact your doctor or healthcare provider as first step if feeling ill. If you do NOT have a regular healthcare provider and feel ill, you may call 311.

NYC health-specific site: NYC DoH COVID page

from NYC Gov:

  • All New Yorkers should consider themselves potentially exposed to coronavirus. That means that everyone should stay home as much as possible, even if they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You should consult with your doctor if:
  • Have fever, cough, shortness of breath or other cold or flu-like symptoms and do not feel better after three to four days
  • Have mild symptoms and are an older adult or have any of the chronic health conditions listed above
  • Use telephone, text, telemedicine or a patient portal to reach out rather than going to your doctor in person.
  • If you need help finding a healthcare provider, call 311.

NYC Health guidance *NEW as of 3/22

Self-Monitoring and Getting Tested

While at home, all New Yorkers should monitor their health. Self-monitoring means you check yourself for fever and remain alert for COVID-19 symptoms — fever, cough, shortness of breath and sore throat.

If you think you have COVID-19 and your illness is mild, you do not need to see your health care provider and you will not be tested. Getting tested will not change what your provider will tell you to do to get better. They will tell you to stay home so you do not get others sick.

Unless you are hospitalized and a diagnosis will impact your care, you will not be tested. Limiting testing protects health care workers and saves essential medical supplies, such as masks and gloves, that are in short supply.

Free COVID-19 specific training -

COVID guide for Service Providers, therapists, etc.

Mental Health Support

Coping with Stress - NYC Well

Free confidential mental health support svc

Conflict Management Team of NYCID

Can conduct phone & video mediation and conflict coaching

Text RESOLVE to 51555,

or submit online form Submit contact info via contact form online

Sobriety: Online AA meetings

Online AA meetings and resources

Online NA meetings

Lifering  - offers online secular 12-step meetings

Smart Recovery - offering online meetings and an online community with message boards and a chat room (alternative to 12-step)

CHASI Next Step Resource & Recovery Center

Counselors are available 24/7 by calling 718.808.1450. They can also help navigate to other services.

Domestic Violence Counselors - CHASI

Available M-F 9-5 at 718.808.1330 (Spanish/ English)

Understanding Coronavirus For Kids with Disabilities

Supportive site to help explain to people with disabilities

To aid in understanding what’s happening

Resources for social workers for self care & how to support others


Free self care and anxiety workbook

Resources for direct support professionals -

Homebound Seniors

Meals on Wheels Staten Island

Roseann Holt - volunteer coordinator  718-727-4435

  • Relief Funds

Emergency relief and grocery/meal funds to donate to or request from

Groceries and meals funds

City Harvest Staten Island rep

Project Hospitality


Project Hospitality will accept trays of pasta and community-serveable food in this time of need. Six trays are needed daily.

To adopt one tray or more (can be picked up if you cannot deliver) call 718-448-1544 x134 or email

Gig Workers Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Gig Workers Collective

Food and Food Insecurity

Emergency Food

From NYC gov: If you need emergency food assistance, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311 to find a local pantry or kitchen. There is no income limit for emergency food.

Food Pantries / Services

SI Hunger Task Force - food pantries, etc.

Project Hospitality


Food Bank for New York City

Hunger Solutions NY - SNAP WIC

CHASI Food Pantry

2134 Richmond Terrace, open 4 days a week: Tuesday 10am – 2 pm, Wednesday 12 pm – 4 pm, Friday 2 pm – 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.

No income verification needed. Please bring ID (only used to track how many people accessing)

CHASI Mobile Food Pantry

Goes to neighborhoods across Staten Island -- 2 neighborhoods a day, 4 days a week.

The April Mobile Food Pantry schedule is here.

No income verification needed. Please bring ID (only used to track how many people accessing)

CHASI’s SNAP navigators

Available to help with applications and recertifications: Karimot Sanusi, Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm, 718-808-1320 and Edward Sanchez, Thursdays 9 am – 5 pm, Saturdays 12 pm – 4 pm, 718-808-1875, (Spanish/ English)

School Food / Child Wellness

Free Grab-n-Go Meals for Students

List of Schools to pickup


Find the nearest DoE site providing free meals for student

by texting 877-877  “food” or “comida”.

Adult or student can pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m- 1:30 p.m.

Text "food" to 877-877

(En esp, enviar "COMIDA" a 877-877)


Food Research and Action Center


As of March 16, eviction proceedings and pending orders are suspended statewide until further notice.

Housing court functions such as landlord lockouts, repair orders, and serious code violations will continue.

  • 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

Metropolitan Council on Housing has a tenants' rights hotline with new expanded hours.

Call  212-979-0611

They also seek volunteers to help by phone via this form: Met Council volunteer form

Further info, by NYC social workers: Resource doc by NYC LCSWs

Donate Blood

Red Cross      make an appointment

New York Blood Center

Healthcare Provider Surge Staffing

New York State-certified healthcare workers registration (in two parts)

Healthcare Facilities Request Form for Surge Staffing

Childcare info in progress

If you are deemed an essential worker by NYC who must report to work, you may qualify to have your chil(dren) attend a Regional Enrichment Center, open 7:30am - 6:00pm Monday-Friday, starting on Monday, March 23rd.

Visit this link and complete form

Education info upcoming


College students offering FREE online tutoring to NYC students:

tutoring request form

Couriers and Delivery info upcoming

Health and Fitness

Emotional wellness and activities

Stay Connected to friends and family virtually

LA Times article with connectivity advice

Understanding Coronavirus For Kids with Disabilities


Free full-screen playlist of 10 popular short films, featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, For all our followers, participants, agency staff, parents... that are staying inside during this stressful time - I hope these unique films will be an enjoyable and meaningful distraction.

Free 88 things to do at home - could make it a group challenge!

Online Fitness Classes

Silver Sneakers - Online Fitness Classes

SilverSneakersFacebook Live Stream: SilverSneakers Total-Body Conditioning

Arts & Entertainment

Radio / Music Streaming

Maker Park Radio - Staten Island

Shakespeare from The Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Streaming

Billboard List of Free Online Concerts

Billboard Online Streams

The Moth - Storytelling Podcasts

NYPL New York Public Library from home - books/music/movies/ and more!

NYPL remote resources


Broadway Stars - Daily Concerts on Line

Playbill link to watch

Art projects

Quarantine karaoke facebook group - SUPER INCLUSIVE!

Learn A New Skill

How to Play Piano

How to

Staten Island Arts, the arts council for Richmond County, is managing a log of Free Online Art Experiences - includes international, national, and LOCAL experiences. Have an entry for them to consider? Email

Utilities info upcoming

Con Edison will not shut off service for nonpayment during this crisis.

Further info from Con Edison, including waiving late payment fees and suspending meter readings, can be found at Con Ed's site re: COVID

If you have an electrical emergency, call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633)

(Emergencies requiring FDNY or NYPD, call 911.)

Fundraisers & Cash Assistance

Advocacy and Organizing

(Info upcoming)

*Until this section populated, go to Resource Guide prepared by NYC social workers, here: Resource doc by LCSWs here

Per NYC Gov, if you are being harassed due to your race, nation of origin or other identities, call 311 or file a complaint online.

For more info about your rights to be free from discriminatory harassment,

visit NYC Commission on Human Rights

Immigration Justice

Economic Justice

Housing Justice

Criminal Justice

Health Care

Local Information

NYC/NY State Information



  • NYC K-12 Schools - Coronavirus update NYC schools are closed from Monday March 16 through April 20 at minimum

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions

  • Brooklyn Museum - Closed starting Friday, March 13

Other Information and Resources

General COVID-19

  • Coronavirus Tech Handbook: a crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak - Google Document
  • Information for medical professionals (very detailed):
  • COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources link

COVID-19 Mutual Aid

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

Specific Issues

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

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 -

Who is this and who else is involved?

This group is a "Cooperative" and modeled from the mutual aid example, because it's dependent upon the cooperation of everyday people, organizations, and elected officials. The most important partner here is YOU. We are regularly consulting with elected officials, existing organizations, and experts in their respective fields to provide and share only confirmed and vetted info and updates.

Your cooperation (reading forms and instructions), generosity of energy, talent, skills, and vision will be the most important determination of how well our Staten Island neighbors will fare during this emergency.

There is no plan to create or register an official organization out of this grassroots effort; the priority is exclusively on managing current and anticipated needs that may arise throughout this emergency.

There will be no exchange or request of funds at any time, although we may amplify "asks" from organizations on occasion.

Info about collaborators:

Cooperative organizations - and helpful individuals involved in those orgs, and independently helpful - include Marilyn Zayfert, creator of (updated regularly with COVID crisis info); Sarah Blas of Richmond Terrace Community Gardens and local wellness orgs; Gena Mimozo, Deputy Director of Staten Island Arts (the borough’s arts council) and member of SI Democratic Socialists of America; Diane Painter Velletri, Producer, Project Manager, Creative and Marketing Director; Volunteer with City Harvest, Citymeals on Wheels, Advisory Board member of West Side Campaign Against Hunger; member of Staten Island Women who March whose members are also contributing; NYCID (the NY Center for Interpersonal Development); the "SI contingent" of elected officials; Civic Associations across the Island; MAS Staten Island; and multiple nonprofits.

Group initiated by Natalie DeVito in cooperation and consultation with all the above, and inspired by Mutual Aid models across the country. Natalie is a disabled activist and advocate on Staten Island. She runs a Facebook group for Staten Islanders with food allergies and celiac disease, and one for fellow alumni of LaGuardia HS and its legacy schools. She volunteers and organizes with local groups centered on human rights and progressive causes, including Move Forward Staten Island, SIWwM, Fight Back Bay Ridge, and NYCID. She is married to Michael DeVito, Jr.