COVID19 Resources

Parents, sign up for important updates via Remind.

- text @gh2cbd to the number 81010 .


- You will receive a welcome text from Remind.

- If you have trouble with 81010, try texting @gh2cbd to (717) 494-4717.


- Link to sign up for Remind app:

Benefits and Housing

Apply to receive benefits while staying home, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Cash Assistance (CA), from the NYC Human Resources Administration

Information on COVID-19 and rent hardships for residents from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

Tenants’ rights during the COVID-19 crisis, from the NYC Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants
Financial Assistance
  • Visit ACCESS HRA to apply for cash assistance
  • Visit HRA Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grant
  • Call New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) at 212-669-6100, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Emergency "life safety" financial assistance for under-resourced households with a direct impact.
Free One-on-One Financial Counselling
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection's NYC Financial Empowerment Centers now provide free one-on-one professional, financial counseling over the phone. Counselors can help you create a budget, manage bills, save for essentials, deal with student loans, and more. Visit to make an appointment online.

Food Assistance

Grab and Go meals for students from the NYC Department of Education

Take-home meals for older adults from the NYC Department for the Aging. Please call your local senior center (contact information available here) or 311 to ask about meal availability and pick-up times
Free SAT Webinar + Mock Exam
You can sign your child up to attend the webinar and take a mock exam for free this Saturday, April 4th, 2020 using the following link:

Get Free and Confidential Assistance


NYC Family Justice Centers (FJC) and many community-based organizations have advocates available to help you create a safety plan. Visit any FJC to get free and confidential assistance. Key agencies and service providers are located on-site, to make it easier for survivors to get help. No appointment is needed. Learn about services available

Students and Young People

The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development is continuing to provide services for young people in Runaway and Homeless Youth Residences and Drop-InCenters. If you have questions about programming or service modifications, call DYCD Youth Connect at 1-800-246-4646 or 1-646-343-6800 or email [email protected].

Students and families can access remote social emotional learning tools for all age groups from the NYC Department of Education. To get mental health help immediately, students and their families should contact NYC Well: text “WELL” to 65173, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (692-9355), or chat now. Additional information from the NYC Department of Education on remote learning is available here.

In order to successfully fight COVID-19, our first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel must be able to come to work. Children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for in Regional Enrichment Centers, which offer three daily hot meals, remote learning time with teachers, activities like art, music, and physical education, and social and emotional support. Information on Regional Enrichment Centers is available here.