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To assist members of the New York Local, we have compiled the below critical resources. This will be updated as needed.

Unemployment Insurance

Actors Federal Credit Union
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and nationwide shutdowns, Actors Federal Credit Union understands that it may be difficult for a lot of their members to work.  As such, they are offering financial relief to those credit union members who have suffered a loss of income. Click here for details.

New York State Resources
Information on Novel Coronavirus
Know Your Rights
NY State Council on the Arts COVID-19 Resources

Consumer and Worker Protection
COVID-19 Resources for Working People
UnionStrong Podcast Episode 33- COVID-19 Relief for Workers
General Information about Unemployment Insurance Program
​​Paid Sick Leave
Paid-sick leave for Coronavirus impacted by New Yorkers

Food Banks
Office of Mental Health
Office of Addiction Services and Supports
Substance Abuse

State Health Exchange Enrollment
Mental Health - The COVID-19 pandemic has left many New Yorkers feeling anxious and stressed. Visit the above link to learn about managing anxiety in difficult times, coronavirus-related guidance for healthcare providers, and how you can volunteer to help.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - New York State

New York City Resources
COVID-19 Resources
"I've been affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19. What are some of the benefits I may be eligible for?"
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.
Help tackle 911 volume. Only call 911 if you need immediate assistance

Give Assistance
How to Help
Food and Non-Medical Donations  - Note: The City is not accepting food donations directly but this site provides a platform to connect with organizations in need of food. They now also have a phone number that folks can use for donations: (833) NYC-0040
Get Assistance
Help Now NYC
Services for folks in need
Domestic Violence
United Way of New York City
Find a Free Meal Location Near You - Free "Grab and Go" meals are available for all New Yorkers, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., and for adults from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. No one will be turned away at any time. No registration, ID, or documentation required.  All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time. No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises. Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎.
Meals For SeniorsDFTA has transitioned to 100 percent meal delivery, rather than grab and go, for senior center users. Seniors should call their local senior center for more information if they haven’t already received meals. They can also call DFTA's Aging Connect at (212) AGING-NYC (212) 244-6469 or 311. 

Information about Regional Enrichment Centers
Information about school meals and remote learning

Consumer and Worker Protection
NYC DCWP – Consumer Rights
NYC DCWP – Worker Rights
Workplace Laws
Jobs - The City's Workforce Career Center launched a Virtual Center or call (718) 960-2458 to help New Yorkers prepare for, and connect to, jobs across New York City's five boroughs and in every sector of the economy. Current employment opportunities include Stop & Shop, Fresh Direct & PBM Guardian Industry Services.

Resources for People With Disabilities
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) has launched a web page to inform New Yorkers with disabilities about COVID-19. There is information about food and supplies, social security benefits, home health care providers, and more—all on an easy-to-use website. Click here to view MOPD's new web page for COVID-19 resources.
If you have specific questions or concerns not covered on the web page, you can also contact MOPD directly:

Stop the Spread
NYC Dept. of Health
NYC Care - Health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. 
Mental Health Resources - visit the link or call (888) NYC-WELL or Text “WELL” to 65173.
H+H visitor policy 
People with disabilities: reach out on Twitter to @NYCDisabilities, 311 or visit http://nyc.gov/disability or connect via video phone at (646) 396-5830
Face Coverings: NYC is distributing 7.5 million free face coverings. Three-ply non-medical masks and cloth face coverings will be given out at a variety of locations. The map with distribution sites is available here.

NYC Housing Authority
NYCHA Hardship Reductions
For Tenants/Landlords - Disinfection Guidance for Buildings
Property Tax issues

Small Businesses / Non-Profit Providers
State List of Essential Business/Services
For Small Businesses - Grant and Loan information for Businesses
Non-Profit Providers: Guidance for Non-profit providers
The Small Business retention grant program will officially close to applicants on Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m., but the City will continue to serve small businesses through the Small Business Continuity Fund, which is also first come first serve. This is a loan to give businesses up to $75,000 to businesses with up to 99 employees. Businesses can use this loan to supplement their payroll and other costs. The Federal stimulus package also provided $366 billion in support for small businesses. More information here.

    Alternate Side Parking is suspended through May 17. It will resume between May 18-24 for cleaning & be suspended again from May 25 through June 7. 
    Free Citibike
    Latest reduced ferry schedules: Staten Island Ferry / NYC Ferry

    Western/Central/Rochester NY Resources
    Food Bank Buffalo
    Food Bank Rochester
    United Way Buffalo
    United Way Rochester

    New Jersey Resources
    Information on Novel Coronavirus
    Earned Sick Leave
    Food Banks
    Office of Mental Health
    Office of Addiction Services and Supports
    United Way of New Jersey

    Connecticut Resources
    Information on Novel Coronavirus
    Food Banks
    Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    United Way of Connecticut
    Unemployment Insurance FAQ
    Guide for Filing CT Unemployment Claims
    State Health Exchange Enrollment 



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