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COVID-19 Resources
We know this time is challenging for everyone. We're here to help.

Whether it be handling the collision of school work with home life and finding time for play and/or exercise – or – parents/guardians struggling to balance work, child care, and self care while keeping worries – both your children’s and your own – under control. You don’t have to do it alone. This page is a collection of free resources you may need during this time and beyond.*

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*This list will be updated as new resources become available. PowerPlay is in the process of vetting these resources however they will be listed here so others can still access them.

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Hotline for New York State

1-888-364-3065 Register for Notify NYC here or by texting COVID to 692-692 to stay up-to-date on all Coronavirus matters.

NY Times: How to Clean Your Phone to Protect Against the ...

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NY Times: A User’s Guide to Face Masks

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NY Times: Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions

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Food Accessibility

HungerFree NYC

Publishes Neighborhood Guides to Food and Assistance. These guides cover all neighborhoods in NYC by zip code and are available in multiple languages.

One Week of Free Groceries

The Department of Probation, Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) Nutrition Kitchens, in partnership with the Food Bank of NYC and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) have opened five kitchen...

Invisible Hands Deliver

Service for food delivery to vulnerable population.

Meals for Seniors

Seniors should call their local senior center for more information if they haven’t already received meals. They can also call DFTA's Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469) or 311.

NYC DOE Free School Meals

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

NYC Food Bank

Interactive map with providers who have switched to “grab and go” meals and pantry bags to minimize the risk of exposure.

Chefs for America

Food pick up locations in the Bronx.

My Red Rabbit

Lunch pick up in the Bronx and Harlem.

Financial Security / Employment

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

Federal Stimulus Payments

Federal stimulus payments have started rolling out.

Filing for Unemployment due to Virus

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

Financial Empowerment Guidance

New York City Financial Empowerment Center counselors are available to support those experiencing financial challenges.

NYC Human Resources Administration

Apply for Medicaid, cash assistance, SNAP, and childcare assistance at these HRA sites that also assist individuals in securing jobs.

Internet & Technology Access

Free Internet Program

Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who ...

DOE Remote Learning Device Request Form

You are eligible for a DOE I-pad to use for at home learning if you do not have another device to use.

NY Times

The NY Times is providing free digital access to all high school students from April 6 to July 6.

Education

DOE Learn from Home

Remote learning lessons for the Department of Education.

Call for Code Starter Kit

IBM: Use this starter kit to implement an online educational environment and create useful tools to assist teachers and students.

Newsela

Current events articles and activities.

Fun At Home NYC

Growing UP NYC.

Class Central Free Online College Classes

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

Coursera

More Free Online College Classes.

edX

More Free Online College Classes.

NY Times Learning Network

Interactive youth portal.

KHAN Academy

Educational videos/instruction for all grades.

KHAN Academy SAT Test Prep

All Sophomores and Juniors retaking the SAT should do this.

Hack Design Design Courses

Variety of online art/design courses and projects.

TedEd

Fun educational videos for high schoolers.

Travel + Leisure Virtual Tours of Famous Museums

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

Code Academy

Coding classes.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Interactive platform provides access to millions of Smithsonian digital resources.

Kahoot

Fun study games for the whole family.

Educational Resources for Younger Children

PBS Kids

Educational games and videos.

Scholastic Lessons at Home

Remote learning for grades K-9.

GoNoodle

Educational games and videos.

GrowNYC

During the coronavirus shutdown, GrowNYC's Education programs are providing weekly activities and lessons that can be accessed by children and adults from home.

KHAN Academy

Educational videos / instruction for all grades.

iCivics

Government/Social Studies games.

ReadWorks

Reading lessons and instruction.

SchoolTube

Fun educational videos.

Storyline Online

Stories read by celebrities.

Math Playground

Math games.

National Geographic Kids

History and science games, videos, and stories.

Discovery Mind Blown

Science based videos and games.

Mental Health

NYC Well

Call (888) NYC-WELL (682-9355) OR Text “WELL” to 65173 – Hotline for Mental Health Emergencies and Resources.

Dove Self-Esteem Project

Articles and activities to help parents communicate with children & offer support with friendship problems, sibling relationships, body image, and more.

Mindfulness Classes for Youth

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

NYC Health Guidelines on Coping with Stress during Covid-19

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CDC Guidelines for Coping with Stress and Anxiety

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Trevor Project

Hotline and Resources for LGBTQ Youth.

Additional Resources from Partner Organizations

The Armory Foundation

The Armory Foundation invites students in grades 2-8 to exercise at The Armory at its youth programs, Little Feet (grades 2-5) have the opportunity to train with our professional coaches virtually ...

Boys & Girls Club of Harlem

COVID-19 resources for students and parents.

Figure Skating in Harlem's Response to COVID-19

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

Girls Write Now Teen Health Resources

Mental health and wellness resources compiled for teens that list specific resources for LGBTQ+ youth, substance abuse, sexual health, etc.

Groundswell Coronavirus Response & Artbash 2020 Update

For more information, click on the link(s) below.

Lower East Side Girls Club

Response to COVID-19 which includes access to a Weekend Wellness kit.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Resources to Support Learning & Community Care during COVID19.

Health / Wellness and Fitness

Rumble Boxing @doyourumble

Boxing inspired workouts will be posted to their Instagram stories each day. No additional equipment required.

Peloton

Peloton is offering new users a 90 free trial using their app. The workouts offer a mix of cycling, running, body weight and yoga focused sessions.

AARMY @aarmy

Bootcamp style classes offered on Instagram live. Multiple classes daily. Check out their post for schedules.

Planet Fitness

One of the country's biggest gym chains is offering at home workouts through their Facebook page. The workouts can later be streamed on their YouTube page.

Basecamp Fitness

The 35 minute quick blast workout is offering free workouts to all both on their app and on their Instagram. Look at their posts for written workouts or workout alongside the trainers on their Inst...

Modo Yoga

Free online Instagram live yoga instruction.

Disney

Free Disney-inspired themed family workouts featuring workouts to Disney classics such as Peter Pan and The Incredibles.

The Contentment Foundation

Free In-Home Activities That Support The Well-being of Families.

Nike

Nike Training App has made their premium account free. HIIT, Yoga, Home Workouts and more!

Orange Theory: @orangetheory

Orange Theory - @orangetheory uploads daily workouts on their instagram page.

Social Resources

Netflix Party

Download the Google Chrome extension and have virtual movie nights with your friends.

House Party

App and google chrome extension for video chatting and playing games together.

Do Something

Connecting youth to social causes and ways to volunteer.

Amnesty International Decoders

Use your phone or device to help with human rights volunteer projects.

Sesame Street

Sesame Street has created a guide to assist parents in talking to their children about COVID-19. Additionally, they have a website with coloring pages, videos, and information to help parents teach...

PBS

PBS published an article with helpful information about how to discuss COVID-19 with your children. They have also included resources with helpful tools to get your child to practice healthy habits.

Small Business / Non-Profits

Grants for Cultural Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has issued guidance on applying for the $75 million it was allocated in the CARES Act. If a nonprofit cultural organization has received NEA support in the...

SBS Loan Application

The SBS loan application is up and running! Businesses interested can now apply online.

Immigration

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Immigrants

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Multilingual Resources / Links

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