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  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Communities
    Online Support Groups & Social media Black Mental Wellness - Sister Support Group - BIPOC Mental Health Collective - Latinx Therapy Podcast - Therapy for Black Girls Thrive Tribe - Decolonizing Therapy - QTPOC Mental Health - Self-guided Supports Shine (BIPOC Meditation & Mindfulness App) - The Safe Place - Racial Trauma Guide - Racial Trauma Support - Black Emotional & Mental Health (BEAM) Toolkit & Resources - Guided meditation to heal from racial trauma -
  • LGBTQIA+ Communities
    Online Support Groups & Resources LGBTQIA+ Group - It Gets Better - Trevor Project - Protect your space and well-being on Instagram - Pronoun Resource - Trans Lifeline - Human Rights Campaign - LGBTQIA+ Drug & Alcohol Treatment - Self-guided Supports LGBTQIA+ Coming Out Guide - Supporting Black LGBTQIA+ Youth Mental Health - Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) - Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) -
  • Undocumented & International Communities
    Online Support Groups & Resources Virtual Gatherings for undocumented young people - Immigrant Entrepreneurs Group - USCIS DACA Webpage - Immigrant Rights & Services in NYC - NYC Free & Low-cost Health Care Access (similar to health insurance) - General Resources - Self-guided Supports ACLU’s “Know your immigrant rights.” - Resources for Undocumented Students - Immigrant Family Preparedness Plan - DACA (how to) App - Free & Low-cost Legal Services - Immigrant guide: Building your business in NYC -
  • Health (Mental/Physical/Emotional)
    General information on COVID-19 (symptoms, checklist, how to protect yourself, etc.) - Social Support: Staying Connected - American Psychological Association Resources on Pandemics - Understanding Mental Health Disorders- Mindfulness & Meditation Apps - Staying well while working from home - Recovery Support Groups Online (i.e., AA, NA, etc.) - Resources for Survivors of Violence (domestic, IPV, etc.) during Covid - Domestic Violence Support Strategies - Meditation Resources - Best Free Yoga Classes Online - Free workout Apps - Free YMCA video exercise classes -
  • Educational
    Scholastic learning at home - Distance Learning Resources from the Smithsonian - Virtual Field Trips - Virtual School Activities (webcam, virtual tours/trips, and activities) - Vetted Ivy-League students to tutor 5-8 (1-on-1) - 2500 Museums to visit virtually - Free Textbooks and Journals online for college students - (fyi, your university/college must request access prior to use, if they haven’t you may as a librarian or professor to request access using: Storyline Online (children books read by celebrities) -
  • Resources for Parents/Caregivers
    Supporting children during Covid-19 - Talking with children about COVID-19 - Talking with kids about fear and violence - Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el coronavirus - Tips for caregivers - National Alliance for Caregiving -
  • Work/Unemployment Resources
    For Workers: The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has a number of helpful links: Unemployment Insurance: Fact Sheets are also available in other languages City of New York’s Virtual Service Center: Please also encourage people to call 311 with any questions – particularly New Yorkers who lack internet access. Finding remote jobs during Covid - Companies hiring during Covid - For Employers: General Guidance for Business Owners: Zero-interest loans and payroll grants for small businesses: applications will be available soon. Click here for more info: As discussed, you can contact SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop with concerns about your business at Shared Work: the NYS Department of Labor has a program available called Shared Work that enables employers to reduce their workers’ hours, and also enables those workers to be eligible for part-time Unemployment Insurance to supplement their income. I’m attaching a one-pager on the program and more detailed info is available here:
  • Crisis or Immediate Response
    Disaster Hotline from SAMHSA - Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. Crisis Text Line - Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7. NYC WELL Hotline (24/7 crisis hotline) - Call: 1-888-NYC-WELL Text: “WELL” to 65173 Chat at:
  • Entertainment
    Free Apps - Netflix Party (watch shows/movies with friends and loved ones) - Hundred of audible books - 300,000 free ebooks and audiobooks - or download “SimplyE” app for android/ios. Amazon Prime Video (FREE movies/shows for ANYONE with an amazon account, not just PRIME) – Go to Prime Video on your Amazon account Watch the Northern Lights from your couch - Free Online Dance Classes from Alvin Alley - Free Virtual London Tours - National Park Virtual Tours: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico - Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska - Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii - Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida - Petra (The Rose Red City) - Apps to Stay Connected - Virtual Happy Hour Ideas (for adults) - Multiplayer Board Games Online for the Family (Local – same household):
  • Financial Assistance
    COVID-19 Financial Assistance - Federal Loan Repayment Support from the government - Stimulus Check from the Government Information - United Way Covid-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (help to pay bills, rent, food) – Call 1-866-211-9966, provide your zip code and you will be given a list of local agencies than can help.
  • Food Insecurity
    Brooklyn Pantries - Queens and South Bronx Pantries - Food Safety Guide (i.e., ordering food, etc.) - Bodega ordering app (“my bodega online” – android/ios ) - Food Help NYC - 3 Free Meals a Day -
  • Miscellaneous
    ​Conference Presenter Resources Listing canceled or telepresentations on CV - Advocacy Reporting xenophobia, bias, discrimination towards Asians - New Yorkers looking to report hate crimes and bias incidents can email the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau or call 1-800-771-7755 Reporting price gouging in NY (google search for other states)- New Yorkers can now report sudden and unexpected increases in consumer goods such as hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, or other health and sanitation-related products by calling the consumer hotline toll free at 800-697-1220. This line is available seven days a week from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm for consumers. Consumers can also visit the DCP website at Complaints can be filed against vendors, retailers, and suppliers doing business in New York State. Internet Charter Communications has announced that it will " offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new student households." To make arrangements for installation call: 1-844-488-8395. Free Tax Preparation If you earned $72,000 or less in 2021, you can file your taxes for free with NYC Free Tax Prep. IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteer preparers are available to help you file.
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