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.


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 Test NY is located at 161 Lenox Avenue
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone:  646.568.6840


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Information | 844.684.6333 | TTY: 800.462.7585

New York COVID Vaccine Information Website

How to Get Resources to Safely Separate at Home (PDF)

Cómo Obtener Recursos para Aislarse de Manera Segura en su Hogar (PDF)

Community Resources – Summer 2020 (PDF)

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

COVID-19 Resources for Congregations and Members from the Presbyterian Church USA

Keeping Your House Disinfected


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

Nazareth Housing
519 E. 11th Street, New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-1010

Coalition for the Homeless
129 Fulton Street
NYC 10038
Tel. 212-776-2047

The Partnership for the Homeless
305 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor
Phone: 212-645-3444
Fax: 212-477-4663

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
198 East 121st Street
New York, NY 10035}
Tel. 212-801-3300

Food & Shelter Resources

Antonio Oliveri Drop-In Center
Address is 257 West 30th Street
(212) 947-3211
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
(212) 362-9300

West End Collegiate Church
368 West End Avenue
(212) 787-1566
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
(212) 362-3662
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
(212) 662-1283
Breakfasts, lunches, and maybe even dinners are served.

Yorkville Common Pantry (and Meals)
Location is 8 East 109th Street
(212) 410-2643 ext. 111

Harlem United
Services for people living with HIV
306 Malcom X Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
Tel. 212-803-2850