Resources

As this global health crisis continues, we are compiling a list of community resources to address the needs of our students and families. This page will be updated regularly as the situation evolves.

  • Find the nearest food bank or soup kitchen throughout the five boroughs.

  • Invisible Hands provide free delivery of groceries or supplies to most at-risk community members throughout the five boroughs.

  • City Harvest Mobile Markets provide fresh produce at farmers markets for neighborhood residents at select locations in the Bronx.

  • City Harvest Mobile Markets provide fresh produce at farmers markets for neighborhood residents at select locations in the Brooklyn.

  • City Harvest Mobile Markets provide fresh produce at farmers markets for neighborhood resident at select locations in Manhattan.

  • City Harvest Mobile Markets provide fresh produce at farmers markets for neighborhood residents at select locations in Queens.

  • City Harvest Mobile Markets provide fresh produce at farmers markets for neighborhood residents at select locations in Staten Island.

  • FJCs are available by phone. Leave a message if asked, and someone will get back to you with safety planning, shelter assistance, community resources, and more.

  • NYPCC's Bronx and Brooklyn locations remain open and available for phone or video sessions.

  • NYC Well provide crisis intervention, referrals, and short term counseling by phone, text, or video.

  • World Central Kitchen provides free ready-to-heat meals in various locations in the Bronx, Queens, Harlem, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

  • In collaboration with CIS, Healthy and Ready to Learn offer weekly virtual trainings and materials on Trauma-Sensitivity with students and families.

  • The Child Mind Institute provides family resources, remote evaluations and telemedicine services.

  • NYC DOE's Office of School Health provides some tips for helping young people maintain their Mental Wellness during the health crisis.

  • A step by step YouTube tutorial on how to use Google Classroom for students and families.

  • New York State has established an Emotional Support Helpline operating 7 days a week, 8AM-10PM.

  • New York City Department of Education is providing free meals to New Yorkers at 400 Meal Hubs throughout the city. 

  • NYC's Department of Education provides instructions on how to navigate Microsoft Teams for students and families.

  • NYC's Department of Education provide regular updates on COVID-19's impact on School Life and Wellness.

  • Emotional ABCs provides parents with social emotional learning programs for children aged 4-11. 

  • Students can use this creative journaling prompt to document their COVID-19 experience.

  • Harriet's Tracks curates a COVID-19 resource page that includes everything from mental health, social services, community organizing, and more.

  • Stick to your routines and stay connected using this sample schedule from I.S. 238 in Queens. 

  • Join one of our counselors, Sade Barksdale, MPS, ATR-P, LCAT, in a breathing exercise to help regulate emotions during this health crisis.

  • Calvary Hospital in the Bronx is providing virtual bereavement groups for those affected by COVID-19. Please call to make an appointment for intake. 

  • NYC DOE provides a collection of Social Emotional Learning resources for adults and families.

  • NYC DOE provides a collection of Social Emotional Wellness resources for parents. 

  • New York 21st Century Community Learning Center provides a list of educational resources for remote learning. 

  • Join one of our Art Therapists Lauren in an art activity you can do at home with everyday household items.

  • NACoA's Just 4 Kids section provides meaningful resources geared towards children of affected families. 

  • NACoA's Just 4 Teens section provides meaningful resources geared towards teenagers of affected families.

  • NACoA curated a resource kit for parents and grandparents whose families are affected by alcoholism. 

  • Sesame Street in Communities provides health, learning, activity and video resources for children ages 0-6.

  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has a collection of COVID19 related resources including activities, books, and community organizations.

  • The Office of School Mental Health has provided a list of Mental Health agencies offering tele-health services that utilize health insurance or a sliding scale fees. 

  • Deepak Chopra and Oprah launched #HopeGoesGlobal 21 Days of Meditation to help others find peace of mind amidst global turmoil. 

  • The Center for Youth Wellness provides the 7 Domains of Wellness to help regulate overactive stress response while sheltering in place.

  • SAMHSA provides tips for coping with stress during a global health crisis and credible health resources.

  • Green Beetz curates a family resources guide for accessing food, mental health, and education in the time of COVID19. 

  • YMCA provides virtual field trips, kid friendly workouts, and fun activities for families sheltering in place. 

  • The Office of School Mental Health provides calming crafts for children that can be done with common household items. 

  • Big Life Journal created a Stay At Home Care Package with indoor activities for children, teens, and families.

  • Big Life Journal curates the Top 50 Mindfulness Resources for children and teens which includes apps, books, videos and activities.

  • The Food Education Fund works with its partners to share available resources for food and additional support for families.