NYC Community & Social Services Resources
As we navigate the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic together, Riverside’s Social Services are pleased to share a selection of our NYC community and social services partners and resources. Please keep in mind many of these organizations are experiencing challenges and demands of their own during this time of crisis, and may not be able to respond to every inquiry they receive.
REQUEST ASSISTANCE THROUGH UNITE NYC:
By completing the form below, you’ll be entered into our coordinated network of community resources that are available across New York City. This can be anything from housing or utility assistance to food and mental health counseling. A staff member from the Riverside Church will contact you after you submit the form.
COVID TESTING AT THE INTERCHURCH CENTER
The Interchurch Center, located directly across 120th Street from The Riverside Church, is offering free COVID-19 testing on Thursdays beginning January 13, 2022. Registration is required – click here for more details (PDF)
GET FREE AT HOME COVID-19 TESTS
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Click Here
NEW YORK VACCINE FINDER WEBSITES:
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES NEW YORK: VACCINE CAMPAIGN FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES
Being part of a high-risk population for COVID-19 infection does not mean that you are powerless to protect yourself from becoming infected. By choosing to get vaccinated, you are choosing to protect yourself, your family, your friends, and your community from COVID-19. In this critical moment, we encourage you to:
– Learn more about COVID-19 prevention methods and why it is important to educate your community about the vaccine.
– Talk to your community about COVID-19 prevention.
– Mobilize your community to get active in sharing verified information with others in the neighborhood.
COVID-19 INFORMATION & RESOURCES:
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Information | 844.684.6333 | TTY: 800.462.7585
Contact Tracers Wanted: NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) has partnered with NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to launch the city-wide tracing work as part of COVID response. In order to ensure equity in our tracing team’s outreach to NYC communities, we want to actively engage residents in heavily-impacted neighborhoods, such as the one Riverside is located within, to fill these tracer roles. Click here to learn more and to apply.
COVID-19 Facts about How it’s Spread: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them by Erin Bromage
NYC NON-COVID RESOURCES:
In New York City, one of the best resources remains NYC311, which is reachable 24/7/365 by dialing 3-1-1 on your phone. NYC311 provides the public with quick, easy access to all New York City government services and information, including NYC WELL mental health support:
311 for additional resources/HELP in NYC
*NYC WELL – Connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.
You can also view a map of free meals available in Manhattan by clicking here (PDF). We strongly encourage you to call ahead to ensure a facility is open and able to provide services.
Partners in the Provision of Rental & Utility Assistance
Catholic Charities: (212) 962-4795
Community Service Society: (212) 614-5351
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies: (212) 777-4800 Ext. 338
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
80 Maiden Lane 21 FL New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-453-9500 Fax: 212-453-9600
519 E. 11th Street, New York, NY 10009
Coalition for the Homeless
129 Fulton Street
The Partnership for the Homeless
305 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor
Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
198 East 121st Street
New York, NY 10035}
Food & Shelter Resources
Antonio Oliveri Drop-In Center
Address is 257 West 30th Street
The center runs a soup kitchen on site too.
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 9th Ave. Call (212) 924-0167
Need a ticket first.
All Angel’s Church
251 West 80th Street
West End Collegiate Church
368 West End Avenue
The church will support the poor, homeless, and low income anyway possible. Call for information on food assistance programs and other resources.
Westside Campaign Against Hunger
263 West 86th Street
Free food and groceries are offered for families with children. They also offer assistance to the elderly in Manhattan.
Broadway Community, Inc.
601 West 114th Street
Telephone – (212) 864-6100
Cathedral Community Cares
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
Telephone number is (212) 316-7583
Harlem Community Kitchen
252 West 116th Street
Breakfasts, lunches, and maybe even dinners are served.
Yorkville Common Pantry (and Meals)
Location is 8 East 109th Street
(212) 410-2643 ext. 111
Services for people living with HIV
306 Malcom X Blvd.
New York, NY 10027