Family Resources


Food Resources

Local Food Assistance
Seventh-Day Adventist
495 Willis Avenue
718 842-4504
M-F 11am – 2pm

Iglesia Evangélica Española
800 E. 156th St.
718 993-8378, 718 993-1260
Thursdays 8AM Srs. only
Saturdays  8am – 1pm

Word Of Life International Inc.
830 Union Ave
718 861-5678
Saturdays 10-2pm

NYC Food Resources Guide

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has partnered with Share Meals, Hunger Free America, BetaNYC and Plentiful to compile the most current and accurate data for these resource guides which are continually updated. Guides can be found here:

Food Assistance

The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. CLICK HERE
You can also visit to learn more about food delivery assistance.

World Central KItchen

WCK distributing meals in The Bronx, Queens, Harlem, Brooklyn & New Jersey

Invisible Hands

Invisible Hands is a group of engaged volunteers from communities at the least risk for severe COVID-19 reactions working to bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics. We’re focused most prominently on the elderly, disabled, and immunocompromised, but are available to help anyone in need.

Caring for Your Kids Webinar

Helping Parents and Students Navigate Remote Learning with a Focus on Social/Emotional Health CLICK HERE

Legal Information
Immigration services

Family Justice Centers

New York City Family Justice Centers are temporarily closed during the COVID-19 crisis. FJC staff remain available by phone to provide immediate crisis support and advocacy. On Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., they are answering FJC phone lines and connecting clients to Community Based Organizations and partner agencies to provide vital services including legal consultations, counseling sessions, safety planning, case management sessions, and more. Between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, survivors can reach each FJC directly, by phone:

Brooklyn: 718-250-5113
The Bronx: 718-508-1220
Manhattan: 212-602-2800
Queens: 718-575-4545
Staten Island: 718-697-4300

During evenings and weekends, victims and survivors can access help and resources by: Calling NYC’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline (800-621-4673); or Visiting the NYC HOPE Resource Directory online at

LIFT – Justice for All. One family at a time

Helping New Yorkers find justice in Family Court since 1996. LEARN MORE HERE

Obtaining Public Assistance

The New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) provides temporary help to individuals and families with social service and economic needs to help them reach independence.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, many HRA locations are consolidating until further notice. If your needs cannot be met by ACCESS HRA, call 311 or consult the HRA Locations page for more information.

All in-person HRA appointments have been cancelled. No negative actions will be taken on your case. See everything you can do online on ACCESS HRA

Recertifications for SNAP and Cash Assistance are POSTPONED due to COVID-19. If you have a recertification currently scheduled or one that is coming due, you DO NOT need to recertify and your benefits will continue. You will get a letter at a later date telling you when to recertify.

With ACCESS HRA, you can apply for some HRA benefits, submit documents for your application, manage your case, and much more! Use the resources below to help get started: CLICK HERE

To obtain public assistance call HRA/DSS at (718) 557-1399

Anti-Racism Resources

Things to Consider:

  • When talking with your child, just as in any many difficult conversation, be open to hearing what is said, admit that you do not have all the answers, and encourage questions.
  • Avoid saying: “Everyone is equal” and other overly simple statements. They do not address the reality of the situation and make it seem like an easy problem.
  • Continue these conversations even when it is not making daily headlines. Racism must be addressed when and where it crops up. Fighting racism takes many different approaches. Buy books, watch shows and movies that feature people of color as the main characters; buy multicultural dolls, and other toys; encourage ongoing conversation and questions.

Cosas para considerar:

  • Cuando hable con su hijo, como en muchas conversaciones difíciles, esté abierto a escuchar lo que se dice, admita que no tiene todas las respuestas y aliéntelo.
  • Evite decir: “Todos son iguales” y otras declaraciones demasiado simples. No abordan la realidad de la situación y hacen que parezca un problema fácil.
  • Continúe estas conversaciones incluso cuando no esté en los titulares diarios. El racismo debe abordarse cuando y donde surja. La lucha contra el racismo tiene muchos enfoques diferentes. Compre libros, vea programas y películas que presenten a personas de color como los personajes principales; comprar muñecas multiculturales y otros juguetes; Fomentar la conversación y las preguntas en curso.

Child Development:
It is often assumed that parents should not talk about race with young children. However, research shows that it is never too early to start.

Desarrollo infantil:
A menudo se supone que los padres no deben hablar sobre raza con niños pequeños. Sin embargo, la investigación muestra que nunca es demasiado temprano para comenzar.

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute Brochure 2020

By popular demand, the Child Mind Institute is thrilled to announce a digital SEL training for school-based mental health providers across the country. This live training will take place on Tuesday, July 21st from 1:30-4:30 EST.

This training will guide providers through the delivery of our interactive social-emotional workshops for students. Our resilience-building interactive workshop series is designed to teach coping skills to classrooms of students between the ages of 8-16, with adaptations for students as young as 5. Lessons stand alone, allowing classrooms to receive between 1-6 sessions.  After completing the resilience-building workshop series, students learn important social-emotional skills and how to apply them in their lives.

The following options are available so you may customize the training to best meet your school community’s needs. Please note that tickets are limited at each level and are available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Webinar Viewing: This ticket allows you to view the webinar at no cost. Note that you will not be provided the manual or related resources with this ticket. Viewing the webinar will allow you to learn critical and helpful SEL skills for students that you can implement in your school community or practice. This training level is available for $0.


  • Webinar + Manual: This ticket will allow you to download our Child Mind Institute 6-module SEL manual, complete with session guides and takeaways for students and teachers. This will allow you to fully implement each lesson with Child Mind Institute materials. This training level is available for $50.
  • Webinar + Manual + Group Consultation: This ticket will provide you with the manual and resources, as well as 3 group consultation calls to receive support as you implement the workshops in your school community. In order to ensure optimal support in implementation, consultation calls will generally be scheduled once schools resume in-person meetings, although Child Mind staff are available should schools wish to implement this SEL curriculum via online forums. Group consultation calls ensure that trainees have mastered the delivery of these SEL workshops and allow increased opportunities for support and expert guidance. You will receive a certificate of training completion at this level indicating practitioner status. This training program is available for $100.


  • Train-the-Trainer Program: Through the training program, you will receive the manual and resources, participate in 3 group consultation calls, have student data analyzed by Child Mind Institute staff to ensure mastery of workshop delivery, and participate in a final closeout consultation session with a Child Mind Institute clinician. After completing all parts of this program, you will be able to train other mental health providers and educators in your immediate community to deliver this workshop series and provide follow-up feedback to the Child Mind Institute as you do so. You will receive a certificate of training completion at this level indicating trainer status. This training program is available for $250.

Enrollment is a 2-step process. Both parts must be completed in order to participate.

  1. Make a ticket selection (and purchase, if applicable)
  2. Once you have secured your ticket, provide us with more information here

All participants must complete both forms by Monday, July 20th at 12noon. We are not able to extend this deadline.


Taylor Barkee
Project Coordinator, School and Community Programs

Child Mind Institute
646.625.4250  |  Location

Let’s Learn NYC! is a new educational public television program for children in grades 3K through second grade, which offers lessons to supplement remote learning.
Targeted for ages 3 through 8, the age-appropriate curricular content of Let’s Learn NYC is aligned to DOE standards and lessons for early childhood education. Episodes include a mix of foundational reading skills, literacy, math, social studies, and science.
Literacy lessons will focus on foundational skills such as phonics and fluency, reading vocabulary and comprehension, and writing. 
Each episode will include a “story time”that helps students connect the literacy instruction to important facets of their lives and experience the power and pleasure that literacy offers. 
Other lessons will focus on having fun with numbers, discovering science, and finding out about the world around us.
The hosts of Let’s Learn NYC! are DOE instructional leaders and coaches with expertise in teaching young learners.

Let’s Learn NYC! airs Monday – Friday, 12 p.m – 1 p.m.

You can also livestream the episodes at

 Following each broadcast, each episode and supplemental learning materials will be available on and

Archived videos will include English and Spanish captions.

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