NYC Supports for All Residents: Mental Health, Wellness and Food Resources

We hope that you and your family are well during this crisis. Here are valuable resources for you, your family, neighbors and perhaps co-workers.

COVID-19: 5 Tips to Face Your Anxiety is a free digital guide designed by AllenComm and written by Dr. Anne Marie Albano, Founder of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. This free resource is designed to help those who feel anxiety and panic from the resulting uncertainty caused by the outbreak.

COVID-19: Tips for Facing the Lockdown is a free digital guide designed by AllenComm and written by Dr. Barbara Stanley, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. This serves as a resource to helping people deal with the isolation of being confined at home during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Includes free trainings, Hospice and Palliative Care, Serving Immigrant Families, Serving Communities with Special Needs, & Social Work/Higher Education Resources.

NYC Food Delivery Assistance
The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. This website is intended for individuals and families who meet all of the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency:

  1. No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound.
  2. No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you.
  3. Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver); and
  4. You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery.

Households that qualify may place an order once every two days. Each order will contain two days of meals (4 meals per person in the household, but no household will receive more than 8 meals per delivery).

Free Meals
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making 3 free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get 3 free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m., for adults from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • No one will be turned away at any time
  • All adults and children can pick up 3 meals at one time
  • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off-premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID is required
  • Use the DOE Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location near you.

DOE iPad distribution for remote learning (updated info)

NYC COVID Care Network
We are an emerging, self-organizing network of 1500+ volunteer mental health professionals, spiritual care providers, stress-reduction experts, healers, and community-builders who have stepped up to support our essential workers and their families during this crisis.