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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.


Starting April 6, New York residents ages 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine. To make an appointment call 1-877-VAX-4NYC or 1-877-829-4692 or go to

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: 

Mobile Testing Site / Sitio de prueba móvil
Corner of 6th Avenue and 44th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Rapid Antigen Testing available
4 years old and above

Leif Ericson Park
Corner of 8th Avenue & 66th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Rapid Antigen Testing available
4 years old and above

McKinley Park
Corner of 73rd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Rapid Antigen Testing Available Here
Dates: April 10 – April 11 only

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


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.  


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


Schoolwork questions:
Your first point of contact should be your child’s teacher/s. If for any reason, you are unable to get in touch with your teacher/s, please send an email to or call 917-819-LEEP (5337) to speak to Ms. Cheng (ext. 2), Ms. Torres (ext. 1) or Ms. Yuris (ext. 0).

Learning Devices:

To loan a chromebook from LEEP Academy: send an email to or speak to your child’s teacher.

Internet Access Options:

Please check out this page for options:

If you need further assistance, please send an email to

Device & App Platforms (SeeSaw, IXL, RAZ Kids) Troubleshooting: send an email to


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.

  • Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change. Check the location list before you go. 

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

For information of 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

ACCESS NYC: Find help in NYC with food, updates related to benefits, food, housing and unemployment:

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.


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:

The CDC has added new symptoms to the list. Check out the list to stay informed:


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:

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: 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:


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.



Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System connects New Yorkers to job 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 / 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


To file for unemployment:


Burial Assistance:

Emergency Cash Assistance for Rent:

Help to pay for Heat & Utilities:

Assistance for Small Businesses:

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

Paycheck Protection Program (Loan Program): loan for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. For more information, click here.

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

New York State youth Leadership Council: the NYSYLC has compiled a list of different resources for undocumented communities: 

Also check any of the community organizations listed below for more financial assistance resources.



ACCESS NYC: Find help in NYC with food, money, housing, updates related to benefits, food, housing and unemployment:

Center for Family Life/SCO Family Services:

Make the Road New York:


NYC COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal:

New York Immigration Coalition:

NYC 311: