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Community Resources

Adult & Continuing Education Services

  • Lehman College Adult Learning Center
    Kingsbridge Heights
    250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
    Bronx NY 10468
    718-960-8807
  • Office of Adult and Continuing Education-Bronx Adult Learning Center
    Throggs Neck
    3450 East Tremont Ave
    Bronx NY 10465
    718-863-4057

Assistance with Employment, Job Search & Training Programs

Burial Assistance & Services

Coronavirus Testing Sites & Information

  • New Testing Site Update:Testing @ Lehman College
    • There is an appointment only drive-through testing center opening at Lehman College Call 888-364-3065 to make an appointment. The center opens from 7:00am - 7:00pm.
  • NYC Testing Sites Update
    • The five new testing sites previously announced by Mayor de Blasio to assist in community based testing are now open. These sites provide testing to at-risk patients in communities bearing the brunt of this crisis. Individuals who are 65 years and older with pre-existing health conditions who live nearby will have priority.
    • Locations are at community health clinics, including one in the Bronx at the Morrisania Gotham Health Center. To schedule an appointment, call 311.
  • Governor Cuomo announced a new partnership with Ready Responders in an effort to bring healthcare services, including COVID-19 diagnostic testing, to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents. Find out more about NYC COVID-19 testing.
    • An initial pilot program will begin this week at locations across the five boroughs, including Highbridge Houses, Edenwald Houses, and Andrew Jackson Houses in the Bronx. In addition, 500,000 cloth face masks will be distributed to NYCHA residents, to ensure every resident has one mask, as well as over 10,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to public housing communities.

If You Have Coronavirus

Coronavirus Support with Employment, Benefits, Seniors, Food Security, NYCHA Residents, Mental Health, and Education

Dog Walking Service if You Have Coronavirus

Counseling & Support Services

General Corona Virus Supports

Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19

  • Imperial Pharmacy
    • Imperial Pharmacy in Kingsbridge is offering diagnostic testing Monday - Friday from 10am -2pm. Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, (718) 543-0028
    • Opening May 28th: 2530 Jerome Avenue
    • Opening June 1st: 1302 Edward L Grant Highway and 921 East 228th Street
    • Opening June 29th: 4006 3rd Avenue

Domestic Violence & Child Welfare Emergency Assistance

  • Anti-Trafficking: Sanctuary for Families
    PO Box 1406, Wall Street Station
    NY,NY 10268
    212-349-6009
  • Child Abuse and Incest: Jacobi Medical Center Family Advocacy Center
    1400 Pelham Parkway South,
    Building 1, Suite A
    Bronx NY 10461
    718-918-4183
  • NYC Family Justice Center Bronx - NYC.gov
    Concourse Village; Community Board 4
    198 East 161
    Bronx Ny 10451
    718-508-1222
  • Bronx Child Advocacy Center
    Mount Hope; Community Board 5
    1775 Grand Concourse, 5th floor
    Bronx, NY 10453
    929-265-3600
  • Safe Horizons Inc.
    Concourse Village
    900 Sheridan Ave
    Bronx Ny 10451
    817-590-2371
  • ACS Family Assessment Program - NYC.gov
    Melrose; CB1
    248 East 161 Street, Ground Floor
    Bronx NY 10451
    718-664-1731

Emergency Cash & Financial Assistance

  • The New York State Temporary Cash Assistance Hotline
    1800-342-3009
  • New York City Financial Empowerment Office at the Phipps Neighborhoods Opportunity Center - NYC.gov
    Melrose; CB1
    3125 Third Avenue
    Bronx NY 10451
  • HRA Crotona Job Center - 1.nyc.gov
    Tremont; Community Board 6
    1910 Monterey Ave
    Bronx NY 10457
    718-901-5596
  • IRS Service Location
    Legal Aid Society -Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Hotline
    212-426-3013

Emergency Contact for NYC Agencies

Emergency Dental Care & Vision Services

Emergency Food Assistance

Eviction Prevention Resource

Healthcare, Medicine & Mental Health

Housing and Homelessness Foreclosure Prevention

  • BronxWorks McLaughlin Community Center
    Concourse Village CB3
    1130 Grand Concourse
    Bronx NY 10456
    718-508-3040
  • Homeless Prevention: BronxWorks Living Room/Safe Haven
    Hunts Point CB2
    800 Barretto Street
    Bronx NY 10474
    718-893-3606
  • Supportive Housing: Unique People Services:
    Scatter Site Program Bronx
    Wakefield CB12
    4377 Bronx Boulevard, 2nd floor
    Bronx NY 10456
    718-325-0675

Immigration Support Services

Job Opportunity with NYCHA

Legal Aid and Support regarding Eviction Prevention

Libraries

Political Leadership in Community

  • Vacant: Council Member for the 12th District of the New York City Council, which includes the Baychester, Co-op City, Edenwald, Eastchester, Wakefield, and Williamsbridge sections of The Bronx.
    940 E Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY
    718-684-5513 Email: District12@council.nyc.gov

Rent Hardship Relief Program

Seniors Support Services

Sports, Arts & After School Programs

Substance Abuse Support Services

  • Arms Acres - Bronx Outpatient Clinic
    Norwood; CB 7
    3584 Jerome Avenue
    Bronx NY 10467
    718-653-1537

Unemployment Insurance Assistance

Working Papers

Youth Development & Support Services

WiFI Services for Free

  • Comcast
    • offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Comcast extends free wifi access to all until Jan 1, 2021.
    • Monday through Friday, 8 am to 7:30 pm
    • To find free hot spots go to wifi.xfinity.com, use find a "hot spot"and enter your city or zip code, go to location of hotspot. Please look for "xfinitywifi" on the list of networks
  • Altice USA
    • For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region
  • Charter Communications/Spectrum: Low Income Internet Assist
    • adband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-collegestudent-households-and-more
    • Call: 1-844-488-8395
  • Verizon offers the Lifeline program, its Fios broadband internet service beginning at $19.99 per month for 200 Mpbs, plus taxes and equipment charges. This offer includes a year of free Disney+ and no router or rental fees for two months.
    • Here Are The Ways You Can Qualify For Lifeline:
      • Based on Your Income
      • You can get the Lifeline discount if your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. Participation in a qualifying federal assistance program:
        • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food
        • Stamps
        • Medicaid
        • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
        • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
        • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
        • Tribal Programs (and live on federally-recognized Tribal lands)
  • T-Mobile
    • ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
    • Providing T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot and tethering service for the next 60 days – coming soon.
    • Working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers extra free data up to 5GB of data per month over the next two months.
    • Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.
  • Sprint
    • Not terminating service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill because of the coronavirus, and
    • Waiving late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic. • Starting on Tuesday, customers with international long distance calling plans will receive complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.
    • By next Thursday:
      • Customers with metered data plans will receive unlimited data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost.
      • We will provide customers with an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost.
    • Coming soon:
      • Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets who don’t have mobile hotspot today will now get 20GB as well per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost.
      • The 1Million Project Foundation’s efforts to connect kids without home internet has become that much more important to schools, community leaders and district administrators as they grapple with ongoing educational challenges as schools are canceled. Starting next Tuesday, we will be increasing the data allotment provided to students from 10GB to 20GBeach month from now through June 30, 2020.