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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

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

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NY Times: Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions

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NYC Vaccination Information

NYC Vaccination Information

Find a Test Site Near You

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Food Accessibility

Community Food Distribution

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.

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.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for providing nutritious meals and snacks to the children and older adu...

Financial Security / Employment

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

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Federal Stimulus Payments

Federal stimulus payments have started rolling out.

Filing for Unemployment due to Virus

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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

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.

Internet Access

As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to make it easier to connect low-income families to home Internet.

Income-Based Free Cell Phone and Airtime

A government-supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.

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

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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

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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.

A Complete Guide to Screen Addiction

The time we spend in front of screens has a huge influence on our lives. Take control and ensure your digital devices have a positive impact on your life. This guide offers: Informative insight...

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline

Free mental health counseling can be reached at 1-844-863-9314

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Doors remain open Monday through Saturday to all young people who need services. Call 212-423-3000

Covenant House

Provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. Doors remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for young people experiencing homelessness. Call 212-613-0300

LGBTQ Coronavirus Resources — NYC Unity Project

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Family Pathways: Tele-Health Tips

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Coronavirus Tips & Resources for Parents, Children, Educa...

Physical distance, however, does not mean we need to remain socially disconnected or isolated. In fact, individuals, families, and communities can maintain the one thing we all need right now…soc...

Remote Working & Mental Health: A Young Professional’s ...

This guide offers great information on: Why remote working has become the new normal due to lockdowns - An estimated 30% of the workforce could be home-based by the end of 2021. How remote work...

Additional Resources from Partner Organizations

Boys & Girls Club of Harlem

COVID-19 resources for students and parents.

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

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