Community Resources

During these very unusual times we want to be certain to support our families in every way possible. Below you will find links and information on a variety of community supports available to you and your family. If you have any questions or need support be sure to reach out to gabreu@ps896.org.

Parent tips: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/news/press-releases/common-sense-provides-resources-for-parents-to-prepare-for-coronavirus

https://parenting.nytimes.com/preschooler/coronavirus-schools-lessons

Self care and parent support: https://relentlessschoolnurse.com/2020/03/16/the-relentless-school-nurse-covid-19-survival-guide-for-parents-and-kids-who-are-home/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Headspace New York has been hit hard by the current global crisis. In partnership with Governor Cuomo, Headspace wants to be here for you — to help you find some time and space as you weather this storm. From Buffalo to Long Island, Albany to the Lower East Side, this special NY collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises are here to support you through stressful and challenging times. Helping you — and your fellow New Yorkers — stay strong and be kind to yourselves, with a New York state of mind. https://www.headspace.com/ny

Resources for children on COVID-19 and staying healthy

BrainPOP: Coronavirus (4-minute video, activities, and games)

National Public Radio: Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus (includes a list of videos, games, and activities about handwashing and staying healthy at the bottom of the article)

Child Mind Institute Resources for Families Family resources include Facebook Live video chats with expert clinicians, remote evaluations and phone consultations, and parenting tips for managing anxiety, discipline, and behavior. 

NYC Assistance Search

Help Now NYC https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/individuals.page

Food Pantries:

Center for Family Life 5505 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 Tel: (718) 492-3585 Tuedays 10am-1pm; Wednesdays-Thursday 11am-1pm. Photo ID required. Serving 11220, 11232, 11209, and 11219 zipcodes. http://www.cflsp.org/

Food First Family Project 165 Conover Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 Tel: (718) 624-1950
http://foodfirstinc.com/ContactUs.htm

Fourth Ave Presbyterian Church 6753 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 Tel: (718) 836-0681 / Monday-Friday / Call before you go

OLPH 545-60th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220 Tel: (718) 492-9200 (For members of the parish and zip codes: 11220 &11209) (Food Vouchers: Tuesday-Thursday 9-10am) ID and proof of address Friday 10:00-12:00

OLA Human Services 336-73rd Street Brooklyn, NY Tel: (718) 680-6344 (Once a Month Monday & Friday 10:00-12/1:00-2:00) ID for each person (children birth certificate) and proof of address.

Salvation Army Sunset Corp 520-50th Street Brooklyn, NY Tel: (718) 438-1771 Monday& Friday 9:30am-11:30am/1:00pm-2:30pm ID & Proof of address

Farmers Markets / Greenmarkets:

GrowNYC’s Greenmarkets Most Greenmarkets are open and operating on schedule, so you can still shop for fresh, healthy food and support local farmers. Check GrowNYC for updates. https://www.grownyc.org/blog/schedule-changes

Local Hospitals:

Maimonides Medical Center 4802 Tenth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 Tel: (718) 283-6000 (Call before)

NYU Langone- Brooklyn (Lutheran Medical Center) 150 55th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220 Tel: (718) 630-7000 (Call before)

Housing/Shelters:

Brooklyn Community Housing 25 Chapel Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Tel: (718) 852-9322 Shelter/housing assistance in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Polish, and French; Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm

Crisis and Hotlines:

Call 911 if you are in danger and in need of immediate help

List of common hotline numbers (USA only) https://psychcentral.com/lib/common-hotline-phone-numbers/

ThriveNYC’s New Guide to Mental Health Services Support, mobile crisis, referrals, suicide prevention by talk/text/chat through NYCWell This guide produced by the Mayor’s Office has information on a wealth of mental health resources for all New Yorkers, as well as services tailored to the needs of aging New Yorkers, veterans, students and young people, and people harmed by violence, crime or abuse. All services are free to New Yorkers, regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status. NYC Well is available 24/7: Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, text “Well” to 65173, or on the web at nyc.gov/nycwell.

Gender-Based Violence/Domestic Violence coping and support https://www.safehorizon.org/emergency/

NYC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-621-4673 (HOPE), TTY: 866-604-5350 (if you are hearing impaired), or call 311 and ask for the hotline

Community Organizations:

Brooklyn Chinese-American Association 5000 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 Tel: (718) 438-0008 https://www.bca.net/COVID-19.html

Family Support Center at NYU Langone 6025 Sixth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 Tel: (718) 630-7171. We focus on five areas of service: early childhood servicesyouth and adolescent servicescommunity developmentfamily strengthening services, and older adult services. The Family Support Center staff continue to be available to help community members during this difficult time by providing short term counseling, referrals to community resources, monthly access to food at their food pantry, and assistance in applying for benefits such as SNAP and WIC. Please call (718) 630-7186 to make a phone appointment for the Food Pantry.

Legal Assistance:

Immigratoin Advocates Network https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/search?state=NY