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COVID-19 Family & Community Resources

COVID-19 Information:

NYC Covid-19 Citywide Information Portal is a comprehensive resource, with translation available in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish and many other languages.

COVID-19 VACCINE:

UPDATE: Children 5-11 years old are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. They can get vaccinated at their doctor's office, pharmacies, and vaccine sites across the city. Please visit the Vaccine Finder site to find locations near you. 

Also, during the month of November and December, DOE schools will serve as pop-up vaccination sites for children 5-11. Click here to go to the DOE website for more information, locations, dates, and times. 

People 12 and older are eligible for the vaccine in NYC (people who are 12-17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine).

Many vaccination sites no longer require appointments. CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF SITES WHERE YOU CAN GET A WALK-UP VACCINATION.

To make an appointment to get vaccinated, go to https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. For more updates on theCOVID-19 vaccine, visit the NYC Health portal

To see a list of vaccine site locations for YOUTH, CLICK HERE.

ASSISTANCE FROM LEEP ACADEMY TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS:


If you would like assistance in making a vaccine appointment, please complete this FORM and someone from our team will contact you once an appointment is available. If you have other family members you would like help in making appointments for, please complete a new FORM for each individual member. 

The COVID-19 vaccines are FREE. You will not need health insurance and you will not be charged. You will not be asked about your immigration status and you don’t need to share your status to be vaccinated.

For more detailed information, please review the following:

COVID-19 Test Sites Near You:

COVID-19 testing are walk-in only (no appointment needed). 

For testing sites in Sunset Park: 

Rapid Results
4002 Fort Hamilton

4002 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Rapid Molecular Testing Available Here. Rapid testing availability may be limited at this time.
Pre-register for your visit

Bensonhurst

6315 14th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Rapid Molecular Testing Available Here. Rapid testing availability may be limited at this time.
Pre-register for your visit (Preinscríbase para su visita)

Bay Ridge 5th Ave
8511 & 8515 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m
Flu vaccines available at this site
Pre-register for your visit (Preinscríbase para su visita)
For other testing sites, go to the NYC Health+Hospitals page.  

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Information for immigrant communities during the Covid-19 pandemic can be found here.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Internet Access Options:

Please check out this page for options: https://charterts.itglue.com/1902845/docs/5048511.

If you need further assistance, please send an email to FamilyHelp@leepschools.org

Device & App Platforms (SeeSaw, IXL, RAZ Kids) Troubleshooting:
Send an email to FamilyHelp@leepschools.org

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Food Delivery Assistance for those who cannot access food themselves, click here.

Free Take-out Meals for Students: Monday-Friday (on school days) from 9:00 AM to 12 PM. For locations, click here.

  • See what's on the menu for free breakfast and lunch this month.
  • Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change. Check the location list before you go. 

Grab & Go Take-out Community Meals (Adults & Families): Monday-Friday, from 3 PM to 5 PM. For locations, click here.

For information on food resources follow this link.

Plentiful App: free app to find pantries, food and make reservations to pick up food, without waiting in line. Text FOOD to PANTRY (726879),  download the app in your app store or go to www.plentifulapp.com.

ACCESS NYC: Find help in NYC with food, updates related to benefits, food, housing and unemployment: https://access.nyc.gov/

NYU Langone Family Health Center: Food pantry and  general family services. Coordinators will do an intake to see what are the needs you and your children might have.

Address: 6025 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Phone: 718-630-7186.
Food Pantry by appointment only, call the number above (option 2), from 10am to 2pm.

HEALTH

COVID-19 Hotline: if you have questions about COVID-19 or if you have symptoms, call 1-844-MYC-4NYC

COVID-19 Test Sites Near You: For FREE, walk-in testing sites only, click here for the NYC Health+Hospitals page.  

To find the other testing sites close to your home, please visit this other page from the New York State Department of Health. Only those sites described as "Free Diagnostic Testing" are free while the others may require insurance. Some sites may have age restrictions, e.g., testing available only for children 6+ years old. We highly recommend that you call the testing site, your health care provider or insurance company to confirm before you go.

For Important COVID-19 Updates such as symptoms, how to protect yourself, when to seek medical attention, what to do you if you are sick, etc., visit the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The CDC has added new symptoms to the list. Check out the list to stay informed: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

MENTAL HEALTH & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

Mental Health Resources:

You may call the  New York State Government  Office of Mental Health (OMH) Emotinal Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314 or find more information and resources for managing anxiety and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on their website: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/covid-19-resources.html

NYC Well is New York City’s free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. NYC Well is staffed by trained professionals who can help you find the services that best meet your needs.
Visit their website for more information: https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/get-help-now/ or Call NYC Well:
English: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), Press 2
Call 711 (Relay Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
Español: 1-888-692-9355, Press 3
中文: 1-888-692-9355, Press 4

The Healing Center: This organization provides support, such as counseling, legal advice, etc, to families, women and children, victims of domestic violence, in the South Brooklyn area (Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Red Hook). Call 718-238-5138 or visit: https://thehealingcenterny.org/

LEGAL ASSISTANCE & IMMIGRATION:

Informed Immigrant: a resource of information and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community.

Site in English                        Site in Spanish

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Free legal resource, help hotline for:

  • Advanced planning (Standby Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Wills)
  • Consumer Debt (Debt Collection, Wage Garnishment)
  • Employee Rights (Paid Leave, FMLA, Working Conditions)
  • Housing (Eviction, Rent Arrears, Foreclosure, Mortgage Relief Options)
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Public Benefits
  • Special Education Issues (K-12)
  • Stimulus Payment Questions

Call 929-356-9582, Mon-Fri, 10am to 1pm or visit their website.

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: Find resources for immigrant communities during the pandemic from the City of New York here.

Resources for Undocumented Communities:
The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS), based in Sunset Park, have put together an information page with resources: financial assistance for anyone, for restaurant workers and for students; food assistance; COVID-19 testing; immigration; legal assistance.

IN ENGLISH
IN SPANISH
IN CHINESE

EMPLOYMENT

Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System connects New Yorkers to jobs and provides training and interview and resume preparation. Click here for more information.

Center for Family Life in Sunset Park: CFL’s Adult Employment Program is assisting Sunset Park residents with job readiness and placement, applying for unemployment, and/or access to resources. Contact: (718) 633.4823 / kgrumm@sco.org or fill out this form to have someone contact you.

To view the employment opportunities gathered by CFL, click here.

Employers looking for qualified candidates, send an email to kgrumm@sco.org.

UNEMPLOYMENT

To file for unemployment: https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/?fbclid=IwAR1kNCTPLgEXCY1t0DlSJF1daENKmd8Hcya0YxaErfbgTFs5xsV5iSZZZQ

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Burial Assistance: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/burial-assistance.page

Emergency Cash Assistance for Rent: https://a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra/

Help to pay for Heat & Utilities: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/energy-assistance.page

Assistance for Small Businesses:

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce: Fill out this form for assistance related to COVID-19, click here.

RAISE: Undocu Workers Fund: A fund to support undocumented workers of Manhattan and Brooklyn restaurants, who do not qualify for unemployment benefits during the pandemic. For information, email undocuworkersfund@gmail.com or go here.

New York State Youth Leadership Council: the NYSYLC has compiled a list of different resources for undocumented communities: https://www.nysylc.org 

Check also any of the community organizations listed below for more financial assistance resources.

UPDATES AND RESOURCES FROM COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS & OTHERS:

ACADEMY OF MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES (AMPHS): https://amphsnationalnews.wordpress.com/

ACCESS NYC: Find help in NYC with food, money, housing, updates related to benefits, food, housing and unemployment: https://access.nyc.gov/

Center for Family Life/SCO Family Services:
https://sco.org/covid-19/

Make the Road New York:
https://maketheroadny.org/coronavirus/

Mixteca:
https://www.mixteca.org/en/programs
www.facebook.com/MixtecaOrganization.

NYC COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal:
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page

New York Immigration Coalition:

https://www.nyic.org/our-work/campaigns/responding-to-covid-19-new-york-united-campaign/covid-19-community-resources/

NYC 311:
https://portal.311.nyc.gov/category/?id=311-121