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The New York State Youth Leadership Council Resources for Undocumented NYers

The New York State Youth Leadership Council is compiling a live document of resources in NYC around COVID19 support efforts. It is frequently updated and contains resources on topics including: Funds, Housing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Legal Support, Education, Food, Mental Health, Funeral Support and more, 


IMMIGRANT PROTECTION

Obtaining an Order of Protection

Beginning Monday, April 13, Sanctuary Attorneys and pro bono partners will also be providing assistance to survivors seeking Orders of Protection through their new Virtual Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP).

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

Protecting Children

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children is a unique public-private collaboration that includes United Nations agencies, governments, industry, regional bodies, civil society, young people, advocates and champions, all focused on one thing: making the world safe for children. Find information, resources, and tips on protecting children, parenting, and coping.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

NYC Hope

While NYC's Family Justice Centers (FJC) are temporarily closed, they are still available by phone and their website has a variety resources regarding safety planning, shelter assistance, and community resources, including FJC updates. 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

HMI Youth Remote Services (LGBTQ+)

Here you will find a variety of services including virtual groups, medical support resources, video/phone counseling, peer-support, and access to food and emergency assistance.

LGBTQ+

New York Legal Assistance Group

Free legal services for New Yorkers, including resources, updates on policy changes, new court procedures, and other COVID-19 related information.

LEGAL RIGHTS

You Have Rights: Protect Your Health

From Protecting Immigrant Families, learn how you can still get health care without insurance, at locations including emergency rooms, community health centers, migrant health centers, free clinics, and public hospitals. Healthcare center app also available in Spanish.

IMMIGRANT PROTECTION

Futures Without Violence

Resources for survivors, safety plans and self-care, domestic and sexual violence advocacy organizations, as well as shelter care and homelessness resources. 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. They also provide support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one. Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). A live chat service is also available 24/7/365 on their website.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

Coronavirus Resources and Warnings about Consumer Scams

From the Office of the Attorney General of NY, you will find consumer protection tips, information on suspension of debt collection, health insurance, employment-related questions, reporting hate crimes, and guidelines for funerals.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

NYC Worker's Rights

Here you will find a summary of City labor laws for employers and employees as you deal with the impact of COVID-19 on your workplace, including NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

WORKER'S RIGHTS

Stop AAPI Hate - Reporting Form

As the COVID-19 spreads, numerous Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have reported experiencing microaggressions, racial profiling, hate incidents and in some cases, hate violence. Community members can report incidents of hate they have experienced using this form

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism

Across the U.S., Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders report being harassed at schoolin storeson the streets and on the subway. Teaching Tolerance describes a four-step process for speaking up against bias.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

Center for Independence of the Disabled

CID-NY conducts comprehensive benefit screening for health care, SNAP, heating assistance, Social Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), tax benefits, veteran’s benefits, housing subsidies, prescription assistance, unemployment insurance, subsidized transit, long-term care options, and more. 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Tenants Rights Hotline

The hotline is free and open to any tenant living in New York City. They can give brief answers to your rights as a tenant, and explain your options for dealing with a housing situation. They can also provide referrals to agencies, community organizing groups, and tenant lawyers – either free legal services or private-practice lawyers, depending on your situation. You can reach them at 212-979-0611, Monday-Wednesday and Fridays, check site for hours.

EVICTION PREVENTION

ActionNYC

ActionNYC is for every immigrant New Yorker. It offers free, safe immigration legal help in a network of trusted community organizations and schools. You must make an appointment to receive services. To make an appointment, call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM, Monday - Friday or call 311 and say "ActionNYC"

IMMIGRANT PROTECTION

Price Gouging Complaint Form

Here you can file complaints about price gouging related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This applies to necessary consumer goods such as hand sanitizers and other disinfecting products, toilet paper and basic food items.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Housing Court Answers

Housing Court Answers educates and empowers NYC tenants and small homeowners through Information Tables and a hotline. We can explain Housing Court and  housing law, rent arrears assistance, and homeless prevention guidance.

EVICTION PREVENTION

BronxWorks - Eviction Prevention

BronxWorks has several homelessness prevention programs designed to help low-income renters in emergency situations achieve housing stability and better lives.  For most programs you do not need to be on welfare to get help.  These services are free.

EVICTION PREVENTION

Know Your Rights

The Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign providing community-facing materials on public charge to better equip immigrants to make the best decision for themselves and for their families. More materials for service providers and advocates can be found on their website. On March 13, USCIS announced that COVID-19 testing, prevention, or treatment would NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. This means that immigrant families should seek the care they need during this difficult time.

IMMIGRANT PROTECTION

About us

This site is a collection of resources made for New Yorkers seeking information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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