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Mindfulness & Stress Reduction
  • NYC COVID Care offers free emotional, spiritual, and holistic support services to essential workers and their families, as well as uninsured individuals. Virtual grief and loss rituals are available. Services are offered remotely in the form of private appointments and group sessions.
  • Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center: The Family Assistance Center provides emotional support and referrals for those who have experienced loss of a loved one due to COVID-19 and is both available in English and Spanish
  • Red Cross Webinar for Healthcare WorkersRecognizing and Managing Stress for Health Care Workers in a Public Health Emergency is available on Youtube. 
  • The Sukhi Project App: This new app guides healthcare workers who are fighting COVID-19 through bite-sized meditations intended for use before, during, and after their shifts. It is now available through the Apple Store for iPhones and through Google for Androids.
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan: Meditation & Mindfulness
    Jewish mindfulness meditation sessions offered 2x daily on weekdays by trained facilitators. Suggested donation $5, no registration required.
  • Free Weekly Distance Reiki Session: Open to all who are interested. Offered Mondays from 6-6:30pm.
    To seek more information or get on the list, please email Kerrie Martin at kemartin@jewishhome.org.
Virtual Support Groups

Medical Facilities

Eviction Prevention Services

Hunger Prevention

It is highly recommended to call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

Access to Technology

Financial Resources

Individuals

Note: Many lenders & service providers are offering relief for those in need of financial support. If you are struggling to make any payments, communicate immediately with your lenders because there may be new solutions that have not been publicized yet.

  • Hebrew Free Loan Society’s Interest-Free Bridge Loans
    Hebrew Free Loan Society is offering interest-free bridge loans for anyone affected by the coronavirus who lives in the five boroughs of NYC, in Westchester County, or on Long Island. Interest-free loans of $2,000-$5,000 are available for purposes including (but not limited to) lost wages due to being unable to go to work, child care costs due to school closures, small business losses, canceled study abroad programs, and related medical costs. Anyone eligible should complete the Coronavirus Financial Bridge Loan application specifying that the request is for coronavirus-related needs. Please indicate an amount between $2,000-$5,000 and provide information for just one guarantor.
  • The New York Post article: short overview describing policy changes to reduce burdens posed by rent, mortgage, student loan, & credit card payments
  • The New York Times article: in-depth overview of policy changes & tips for financial sustainability during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • National Employment Law Project fact sheet: New Unemployment Benefit Options under Federal CARES Act
  • Department of Labor: How to File a Claim for Unemployment Benefits
  • Department of Labor: COVID-19 Related Unemployment Benefit FAQs
  • Department of Labor: Before You File for Unemployment FAQs
  • Department of Labor: After You Have Filed for Unemployment FAQs
  • The New York Times article: Federal Stimulus Check FAQs
Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Free Volunteer “No-Contact” Quarantine Delivery Services

  • Invisible Hands
    This service prioritizes NYC’s most at-risk populations but is open to anyone. Fill out an online application & call (732) 639-1579 with questions.
  • Corona Couriers
    Anyone may use this service whether quarantined, elderly, or disabled. Email coronacourier@protonmail.com or call/text (929) 320-0660 to make a request.

Free Community Hotlines

Articles of Interest

Miscellaneous

Please reach out to Kerrie Martin at kemartin@jewishhome.org with questions or suggestions to include additional resources.

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