Resources that Can Help
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The Get Food Program is now asking any additional list of questions. Please be aware when applying for food
- Have one or more members of your household been advised to stay home due to COVID-19, or are unable to go out and get food?
- Are one or more members of your household currently covered by a state or local emergency order that requires you to isolate or quarantine?
- Have one or more members of your household been directed by the City's COVID-19 Test and Trace Corp or New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene program staff to isolate or quarantine at home for purposes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19?
- Are one or more members of your household currently staying home under advice from a health care provider due to a positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, known exposure to COVID-19, symptoms, or complications from COVID-19?
Note: Listing of these resources is not an endorsement of their services..
Farmer's Market Coupons Available
The coupon booklet is worth $20 and can be used at participating farmer's markets. Coupons are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. To check for eligibility and apply online go here. Seniors without internet access should call 212.244.6469.
Power Outage Reimbursement
If you had a power outage for at least 48 hours due to Tropical Storm Isaias, you may file a claim with Con Edison for reimbursement of the cost of spoiled food or medication. For more information and access to the form, go here.
Invisible Hands is a volunteer organization that shops for seniors in this area. They are also looking for volunteers..
Legal and Financial Couseling Services
Bronx Legal Services is open for business to assist with housing, foreclosure, immigration, unemployment insurance, consumer debt, access to public benefits, small business sustainability, and many more issues. You can access their services by calling 917-661-4500, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s Office of Financial Empowerment is providing free financial counseling over the phone with counselors who can help New Yorkers manage their bills amidst the coronavirus crisis, understand student loans, and more. Appointments can be booked at nyc.gov/talkmoney.
NYS Covid-19 Emotional Support Hotline - 844.863.9314. You can also connect with NYC Well through phone text or chat - click here.
Text ‘COVID’ to 692692 (NYC-NYC) for accurate, real-time updates from Notify NYC and NYC Emergency Management. (Alerts are also available in Spanish by texting ‘COVIDESP’ to 692-692.)
LiveOn NY has some great resources on their site including nutrition resources for older adults
National Tech Hotline: 920-666-1959 from Senior Planet. It is open from 9am – 5pm EDT, Monday through Friday. They will help with any technology questions including setting up your computer or laptop. Please leave a message if they are on another call and they will get back to you.
You can also contact RSS at email@example.com or call 718.884.5900 and we will do our best to hook you up with tech help.
For Your Pets
Pet owners impacted by COVID-19 can call the Pet Hotline at 1-877-204-8821 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. The Pet Hotline will help mitigate people’s questions and concerns about keeping their pets during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as connect callers to pet relief resources such as subsidized emergency veterinary care and food and supply distribution services. For NYC residents with pets requiring a higher level of care, cases will be escalated for coordination of temporary placement or supplemental care of animals.
Benefits and Job Opportunities
To apply for SNAP, SCRIE/DRIE, Medicaid and more contact LiveOn NY Benefits team hotline at 212-398-5045 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preventing the Virus