Parents' Association

Services For NYC Residents During Remote Learning

City Resources –  The city has put together a list of resources that include access to free food, rent and housing support, counseling support and other services.  Please take a look at it and take advantage of whatever services you can get a hold of.



Free Food – There are a variety of locations providing free food around the city.  Below are links to places where you can get free food.


  • Find a food pantry near you: Food Bank NYC is giving out free meals, groceries and SNAP support all over the city. To find nutrition support near you, visit the website »
  • Find food help in Spanish: Check out an interactive map in Spanish of "comida gratis" (free food) around New York City. See the map online »
  • NYC food hub: The Covid-19 food hub for NYC is continuously gathering information about free groceries and meals around the city as well as about financial help for restaurant workers. Check it out »

NYC Well – This is the central location for NYC talk, text and chat for mental health help.  Please do not feel shy to reach out.  These services are completely free and with a private counselor.  Sometimes being strong means being willing to ask for help.



Housing Resources


  • If you are experiencing domestic violence call 911 during an emergency. Additionally, to speak with a counselor, you can call the NYC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-621-4673 or 866-604-5350 if you are hearing impared. 
  • If you are at risk of becoming homeless during the coronavirus crisis, call 311 or


Queens Public Library



Unemployment Resources

  • Visit apply for unemployment benefits.
  • Additionally, you can call 888-469-7365 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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