Resource Guide

Disclaimer: The list below is compiled primarily from NYC’s COVID-19 “Coronavirus” Community & NYC Hep Service Provider Resources list. These resources have not been independently vetted by the CSSW COVID-19 Action Team. If you have any resources, interests or ideas including advocacy/organizing efforts about COVID-19, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Desmond Patton at dp2787@columbia.edu.

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

Network of hospitals in New York City that provide care despite insurance status and assists in getting patients connected to insurance.

  • 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 Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 or Text LOVEIS to 22522
  • VIP Mujeres – Free bilingual hotline (Spanish/English), as well as resources, temporary shelter and legal support. Call 1-800-664-5880. Their website has a ‘safe exit’ option if you share a computer with your abuser.
  • AVP– Education, counseling and supportive services to LGBTQ, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence. Call 212-714-1141
  • Emergency Housing Lists shelters for women, men, and families by city and state.
  • For people quarantined with an abuser: 1.800.942.6906
  • Mutual Aid NYC is a network of groups organizing to provide aid and support in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are everyday New Yorkers working to lift up local organizing, connect people to resources, and build a citywide movement to address this crisis.
  • Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing life in New York City. To help connect community members in need with food resources during this challenging time, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is currently creating Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood.

Neighborhoods are divided by the 59 community districts defined by the New York City Department of Health. The neighborhood lines and zip codes used for these reports are based on the districts used in the 2018 Community Health Profiles, which contain over fifty measures and statistics of neighborhood health.

Each resource guide includes information related to food access within the community, such as meals for students and seniors during this time, delivery services for people with disabilities, and resources for immigrants. Resource guides will be published and updated as rapidly as possible, in order of the NYC neighborhoods most impacted by poverty and food insecurity.

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Shelters (NYC Health Dept)

    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
    • NYC Gov: 90 Day Residential/Commercial Eviction Halt
    • HUD: 60-day Foreclosure/Eviction Halt
    • Evictions paused for NYCHA Residents
    • NY Housing Courts Closed Indefinitely: Except landlord lockouts, repair orders & serious code violations
    • No penalty for tenants who fail to appear in court
    • Newly Filed Cases Adjourned for ~45 Days
    • Marshals not permitted to execute eviction warrants
    • No penalty for missed HRA appointments

These google docs have an abundance of advice for those are  disabled, low income, housing insecure/unhoused, the elderly, folk living w/chronic illness, folks who have direct ties to or are within the caracal system, immigrants,  people who use drugs,  LGBQ- TGNC and other communities at the margins. Please be advised that some of the language is radical, as we are in radical times. All of these are very NYC applicable as we’re one of the hotspots for this pandemic.