COVID-19 Resource Guide

The health and well-being of our entire community is always at the forefront of our thinking during the COVID-19 crisis. Our team is working daily to ensure our communities’ needs are met to the maximal extent during this crisis. Here are available resources for NYC Residents. This page will be updated regularly to include information about Phipps Neighborhoods Services as well as assistance for food, unemployment, shelter, healthcare, and more!

Please share these resources with your friends, loved ones, and networks to ensure that we make this information available to anyone that might need it.

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COVID-19 Resources

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Please contact Brandon Martin at bmartin@phippsny.org or 929-215-4419 with inquiries about our career training programs, employment at Phipps Neighborhoods, or opportunities in the Bronx.

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Bronx COVID-19 Testing Centers

  • Get a free COVID-19 Test – It’s safe, fast, confidential and simple. More than 180 testing sites now open!
    • You will not be asked about your immigration status if you are tested for COVID-19 at a NYC Health System site.
  • Find your local testing center – https://on.nyc.gov/3gGiAZC (Updated 07/10/20)
  • Online NYS COVID-19 Symptom Assessment – https://on.ny.gov/2xSE9Fn
  • To make an appointment call, 1-844-NYC-4NYC or 1-888-364-3065. You should call if you are at-risk for COVID-19 and have any of the following symptoms and do not approve over 3-4 days – Fever, Cough, Sore throat, Shortness of breath, Cold or flu-like symptoms.
    • If you have difficulty breathing
  • H+H Testing Site 4006 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 (at the corner of East 174th Street) Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Test results will be available in as little as 15 minutes. *
  • Bronx mobile testing centers – By appointment only
    • Co-Op City, at the Bay Plaza AMC Theater parking lot at 2210 Bartow Avenue
    • Jacobi Hospital – 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, NY 10461
  • Community-based health centers – By appointment only
    • Gotham Health, Morrisania, 1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY
    • Gotham Health, Belvis, 545 East 142nd Street, Bronx, NY

Test & Trace Corps

  • Test & Trace Corps is NYC’s initiative to expand testing for COVID-19 and help notify New Yorkers if they have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. See where you can get tested for FREE here.
  • Test & Trace Corps calls – Hit accept! Test & Trace Corps will reach out from (212)-540-**** or (212)-242-**** if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Find out more information about the Test & Trace Corps.

COVID-19 Information and Updates

  • Antibody Testing, COVID-19 Testing Sites, By Appointment – 888-279-0967 – https://on.nyc.gov/2Z1sy2c
  • Centers For Disease Control: https://bit.ly/2UsmLyX
  • NYC COVID-19 Closings & Laws: https://on.nyc.gov/3djV0Rx
  • NYC Department of Health: https://on.nyc.gov/2xbmKaA
  • NYS Department of Health: https://on.ny.gov/2JpHEWv
  • Temporary Hotel Rooms for COVID-19 Patients and Family – Call between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to speak with a clinician who can refer you to a hotel room for up to 14 days, free of charge. – NYC Healthy + Hospitals – https://bit.ly/3dFmWyM
  • Text ‘COVID’ to 692-692 to get important COVID-19 related updates sent straight to your phone. You can text ‘COVIDESP’ to get updates in Spanish.
  • Free New York Times News: https://nyti.ms/3a6hYcW
  • ​24-Hour NYS Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065​
  • Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220 or dial 311

Food

Food

Food Banks and Benefits

  • DOE Meal Hubs now expanded to ALL New Yorkers – 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM for children & families, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM for adults. Participating DOE sites here: https://on.nyc.gov/3bveEIR
  • Food Help NYC – Map of Food Banks in NYC: https://on.nyc.gov/2w4mxFU
  • Free groceries for 1 week available to all New Yorkers – Neighborhood Opportunity Network Nutrition Kitchens – https://on.nyc.gov/3dKCqRY
  • Free City Harvest Directory: https://bit.ly/3dgbhao
  • Free NYC Food Bank Directory: https://bit.ly/2U1tgto
  • Expensify.org – reimburse $50 on your SNAP card – https://bit.ly/2ytpGjy
  • HRA – Screen for benefits, Food pantry listings – HRA information line (718) 557-1399: https://on.nyc.gov/2yumHYb
    • Recertifications for HRA clients receiving SNAP, Food Stamps or Cash Assistance (CA) are postponed due to COVID-19. Clients will get a letter in the mail when it is time to recertify.
  • NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides – Hunter College NYC Food Policy – https://bit.ly/3augWqH
  • NYC students will automatically receive $421 to purchase food if they received free or reduced price lunches at school – https://on.ny.gov/2ZIE5UF
  • Senior grab n’ go delivery service for Northeast Bronx – R.A.I.N., Inc. – 718-231-7246.
  • Shop for Groceries Online with your SNAP (Food Stamps) Benefits – https://on.nyc.gov/3dVfala
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) Application: https://on.nyc.gov/2U7R8Mc
  • World Central Kitchen locations in the Bronx: https://bit.ly/39jKaYS
  • More Free Food Events pictured below
  • For up to date Food Bank information, please call 311

Food Related Services

Housing, Shelter & Safety

Housing, Shelter & Safety

Housing & Shelter Resources

  • COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the households is applying for assistance. Households can apply for up to four months in rental assistance. Deadline July 30th.
    • You can apply and find detailed information at: https://bit.ly/hrcnyrrp
    • You can call 311 and say “tenant helpline” to inquire further about program eligibility or receive guidance on application.
    • For assistance with problems with your application, you can call the New York State HCR Call Center at (833) 499-0318. Call Center support is available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.
  • Fact Sheet: Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • LGBTQ+ Resources & Phone Supports – https://bit.ly/3jtRKX5
  • NYCHA – Interim Recertification the Self-Service Portal – For residents with changed income – https://bit.ly/34jKtBN
  • NYC Women’s Shelter Directory: https://bit.ly/2U3ae5P
  • NYC Homeless Shelter Directory: https://bit.ly/2UeQ3Ri
  • NYC Homeless Services: https://rb.gy/qzt5zd
  • NYC Tenants Rights Hotline: 212-979-0611

Domestic Safety for Children, Youth, and Adults

Healthcare

Healthcare

  • The Community Service Society – Free helpline to help you navigate healthcare bureaucracy – (888) 614-5400 – Monday-Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Donate Blood – The Red Cross is still holding blood drives throughout the city. – https://rcblood.org/3gvVHZK
  • Get Covered NYC: https://bit.ly/2U3ae5P
  • The New York State of Health – the health plan marketplace, deadline May 15, 2020 – https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/individual
  • NYC Health + Hospitals: 1-844-692-4692
  • Telemedicine for Vulnerable New Yorkers – Free Phone-A-Clinician and Tele-Visits to ensure the hardest hit communities have more options when it comes to health care. Call 844-NYC-4NYC
  • Medicaid Managed Care: 1–800–505–5678
  • Need help finding a doctor or healthcare provider? Call 311.

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Grief & Stress Management

Grief & Stress Management

Grief Management Resources

  • 3 Grief Counseling Therapy Techniques & Interventions – PositivePsychology.com – https://bit.ly/3454XOE
  • 10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child – National Alliance for Grieving Children – https://bit.ly/3bKFeO3
  • Counseling, Spiritual, Emotional support for families who have suffered a loss due to COVID-19 – American Red Cross – 585-957-8187 or https://rdcrss.org/3dFpVav
  • That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief – Harvard Business Review – https://bit.ly/3aGg0jK
  • How to Help a Grieving Child – The National Center for Grieving Children and Families – https://bit.ly/2wURmxa
  • Making Your Workplace Safe for Grief – Harvard Business Review – https://bit.ly/2UVC6Iv
  • We don’t ‘move on’ from grief, we move forward with it – Nora McInerny – TED Talk – https://bit.ly/3bGMgmU

Stress Management Resources

Workplace, Unemployment, Financial Aid

Workplace, Unemployment, Financial Aid

For Individuals

For Businesses

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Internet & Digital

Internet & Digital

Transportation

Transportation

Parents & Guardians

Parents & Guardians

Education & Activities

Education & Activities

For Teachers and Guardians

Educational Activities

Immigrants

Immigrants

  • Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC – COVID-19 Resources & Important Information – https://bit.ly/34KvEbN
  • Know-Your-Rights flyers in 15 languages, and other information – Immigrant Defense Project – https://bit.ly/34EEEPw
  • New York Immigration Coalition Resources: https://bit.ly/33DtB8Y
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs – Resources for Immigrants During COVID-19 Pandemic – https://on.nyc.gov/2z4zAIH
  • NYS Youth Leadership Council – Resource Guide for Undocumented Immigrants – https://bit.ly/345qQxj
  • Report ICE raids or enforcement activity by calling 212-725-6422

Leisure & Fun

Leisure & Fun

  • BIGVISION – Free virtual social events for young adults (ages 18-35) who are currently in recovery from drug and alcohol use and living sober lives. – https://bit.ly/2ZLFAkT
  • Cool Streets NYC – Keeping New Yorkers Cool and Safe This Summer The first set of “Cool Streets” program prioritizes new cooling options on blocks in vulnerable neighborhoods with the highest tree-based shade and fire hydrants with spray caps.
    • During heat advisories, NYCDEP and FDNY will proactively install spray caps.
    • The City plans to open three public swimming pools on July 24, followed by another 12 on August 1.
    • Visit nyc.gov/parks/coolitnyc to find a cooling element near you or call 311 to request a spray cap.
  • Dance Classes, live and online – Alvin Ailey: https://bit.ly/3ckNwwn
  • Dance Performances – Alvin Ailey: https://bit.ly/3ag0HgB
  • DYCD Music, Art, Dance Activities and more available online: https://on.nyc.gov/2xCLUPu
  • Free HBO Shows and Content: https://rb.gy/5ieknj
  • Free NBA Games with NBA League pass: https://rb.gy/zzlipj
  • The Shows Must Go On! – Andrew Lloyd Weber Broadway Shows For Free: https://rb.gy/wrzx9d
  • Consumer Reports – Streaming Services with Longer Trial Periods: https://rb.gy/rqvdw
  • Friendly Visiting Program – Older New Yorkers who are feeling isolated can connect with friendly volunteers to talk with over the phone by calling 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469).
  • Fun Virtual activities from NYC Organizations: http://nyc.gov/funathome
  • GenerationNYC – virtual activities and tips for students on how to cope with stress during this pandemic. For more information and to register, please click here. You can also text “FUN” to 97743. – https://bit.ly/3gxM9gP
  • New York Botanical Gardens At Home – Videos, Happy Hours, Activities for Adults and Kids – https://bit.ly/2VLOPPz
  • New York Botanical Gardens – Bronx Neighbors Program – Free Tickets for Admission to New York Botanical Gardens Tuesdays–Sundays, July 21–September 13, Monday, September 7 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Plan your visit and get tickets at nybg.org/community.. Deadline August 28.
  • NYC Parks@Home: online park tours, fitness classes and other activities – https://on.nyc.gov/2V83UcR
  • Museum Tours – Virtual Tours with Google – https://rb.gy/pvd0x
  • Tours of American National Parks with Park Rangers – Virtual Tours with Googlehttps://bit.ly/2WV45Jg
  • Walking Workout – Mile Happy Walk – https://bit.ly/2V7XGJS
  • YMCAs video fitness classes – https://bit.ly/2D0SHVP
  • Yoga video classes, free Saturdays in May 11am to 12:30pm – Bronx Community Board 6 with Air & Fire Yoga – RSVP by emailing bronxcb6@bronxcb6.org

More Help

More Help

  • BLM – Talking About Race  - National Museum of African American History and Culture - https://s.si.edu/2E18TqH
  • BLM – SEL as a Lever for Equity Part 2: Adult SEL to Support Antiracist Practices. Webinar recording – https://bit.ly/3fTyUX0
  • Bronx Mutual Aid Network (FAM) – Google Document: https://rb.gy/rx11lw
  • Bronx Community Resources during COVID-19 – https://bit.ly/2LqTOzb
  • My Bronx Impact – COVID-19 Resource Guide: https://rb.gy/vykbl9
  • HopeLine Diaper Assistance Program: Diapers to families struggling to provide for their young children. First Come, First Served. Recipients Must: Be the parent/legal guardian of child 2 years or younger; Receive WIC and/or food stamps; Have proof of address; Birth certificate for child/ren. The Hopeline is located at 884 East 163rd Street, Bronx New York 10459 – (718) 402-1212
  • New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer – COVID-19 Resource Center – https://on.nyc.gov/3bu3HXp
  • NYC Absentee ballot Requests – Calling 866-VOTE-NYC or downloading the application form at vote.nyc/page/absentee-voting.
    • (When completing the form, you must check off “temporary illness.”)
  • NYCHealth – Covid-19 resources by zip code – https://on.nyc.gov/2Xeo9rD
  • Pet Hotline – Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare – Information, planning, referral and service coordination hub for NYC residents who need support for their pets during COVID-19 – 877-204-8821
  • Complete the 2020 US Census online! Filling it out is easy, safe, and important. – https://my2020census.gov/

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