Coronavirus Resources

News and family resources you can access while staying home.

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While we all stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, we can access a range of services by phone, text, and online here in New York City and beyond. If you or someone you care about needs support, we encourage you to reach out to the programs below.

Inwood Academy Support

First and foremost our school is here to support the families of Inwood Academy.

If you have questions or need support, these are Inwood Academy’s Main Office numbers during this time: Middle School 845-213-6079; High School is 314-451-1938. Contact Tatiana Mahoney, Director of Family and Community Engagement by text at 646-906-4111 if you would like to join IAL WhatsApp group or to meet her on Zoom on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Tatiana has provided you with the following online, phone, and text support and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Home Cooling Assistance – DEADLINE

The Cooling Assistance benefit helps eligible households buy and install an air conditioner or fan up to a cost of $800. The deadline to submit applications is August 30, 2020, and air conditioners are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

COVID-19 Facts

New York City Department of Health – Updates in English and Spanish

New York State Department of Health’s online resources and a COVID-19 hotline at 888-364-3065

Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC FAQs in English and Spanish

IRS – Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments (English and Spanish)

IRS – Coronavirus Tax Relief (English and Spanish)

NY State Information on Novel Coronavirus
May 7th Update: Governor Cuomo announced the state’s moratorium on commercial and residential evictions stemming from COVID-19 has been extended to August 20, 2020.

Mental Health Services

ThriveNYC – Mental health services by phone or online

Text COVID to 692-692 for regularly updated information via text message.

Text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.

Call 888-NYC-WELL

INCLUDEnyc – Support for young people with any disabilities

English – Call 212-677-4660 or Text 646-693-3175

Llame 212-677-4668 & Texto 646-693-3157 & What’sApp 212-858-0795

New York State – The Office of Mental Health offers crisis hotline in English and Spanish at 800-273-8255 for the hotline in English and Spanish

Food Resources

Any New Yorker can pick up free meals from the NYC DOE:
Learn About NYCs Free Meals
Find a Location – grab and go free meals – food pantries displayed on an interactive map, translated in different languages – food pantries and soup kitchens by borough in a Google document

Food Bank NYC – Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in Harlem

FreshDirect – emergency food drive by borough

Plentiful App to get food at a local pantry without lines

Other Food Access Sites
Street Smarts NYC (Manhattan)

Hunger Free NYC (All 5 Boroughs)

Feeding America (All 5 Boroughs)

Feeding Our Neighbors (Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island)

Internet Service

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the below companies are offering free services. Be sure to check their terms and conditions and cancel their service after the trial period ends.

Comcast – Free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families

Spectrum – Contact 844-488-8398 to get free Wi-fi for 60-days

Optimum – Contact 866-200-9522 to get free internet service in the Bronx

Utility Bill Support

Con Edison – Help for customers affected by coronavirus

NYC Emergency Management Resources

From Unemployment, Food, Rent Arrears, to Emotional Support assistance, the NYC Department of Emergency Management provides phone numbers and online resources for a wide range of critical resources.

COVID-19 Services & Resources

Office of the New York Attorney General Guidance (OAG) Resources

Guidance on resources and warnings about consumer scams

NYC Consumer Affairs Resources

Sample letter to stop debt collectors communication

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