Community Resources

WHEDco has compiled a list of resources across New York City for Bronx business owners, community members, and others. This list is updated on a regular basis. Click here for our list of business resources.

COVID-19 Resources: For Business Owners

General COVID-19 Information

Other COVID-19 Resource Documents

 

Resources for Community Members

Free Coronavirus Delivery Service

A volunteer-run group of cyclists providing No-contact deliveries of groceries, medical supplies, anything else that might be needed (books, art supplies, etc.) Email coronacourier@protonmail.com.

NYC Well

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. If you feel overwhelmed, or if you need help coping, you can contact NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages and other resources. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), Text “WELL” to 65173, or chat at nyc.gov/nycwell.

Free Wifi at Home

  • Comcast – offering Essentials internet service designed for low-income families free for 60 days for new qualifying customers. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com/ for more information. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET for set up.
  • Spectrum – households with K-12 students can get free Spectrum Wifi for 60 days (including free installation for new customers). Call 1-844-488-8395 for set up.

Access the HRA Online

All in-person appointments with the HRA have been cancelled. NO NEGATIVE CASE ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN. You can do everything listed at this link without coming to an HRA Center. Go online to nyc.gov/accesshra, or download the ACCESS HRA mobile app, and log in or create an account.

Bronx Mutual Aid Network

A mutual aid resource where people can sign up to volunteer their services and/or if they are in need and need assistance. Other resources are also included in this doc.

Mutual Aid 101 Toolkit

This toolkit includes step by step instructions for how you can build your own mutual aid network while staying safe from the spread of COVID-19. On Wednesday, March 18, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and   organizer Mariame Kaba discussed a response to COVID-19 based in community building and resource sharing — “Mutual Aid.” Mutual aid is “cooperation for the sake of the common good.” It’s getting people to come together to meet each other’s needs, recognizing that as humans, our survival is dependent on one another. If you’re interested in learning more about the long history, politics and practice of mutual aid, we encourage you to read the links we’re including at the end of this toolkit.

Free Meals from NYC Department of Education

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

Use the Meal Hub lookup tool at this link to find a location near you! 

Takeout COVID

Help support and save NYC restaurants and bars through this website. Order food, cocktails, wine, and beer for delivery or take-out and keep your local favorites in business! They are working hard to keep these lists up-to-date, but please check with individual businesses to confirm their hours, menus, and availability.

Takeout COVID

Help support and save NYC restaurants and bars through this website. Order food, cocktails, wine, and beer for delivery or take-out and keep your local favorites in business! They are working hard to keep these lists up-to-date, but please check with individual businesses to confirm their hours, menus, and availability.

Bronx Community College (BCC) Business Resource Center

This database is designed to provide an easily searchable resource of information and tools that will help Bronx small business owners, employees, and local residents suffering from the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.

BMHC List of Resources for Musicians, Dancers, Artists

The Bronx Music Heritage Center works with many musicians, dancers, artists, and small non-profits whose livelihood will be adversely affected by schedule changes due to coronavirus (COVID 19). They have compiled are some links and contacts to resources that may provide tips and suggestions to help get through this time.

Free Financial Counseling

Neighborhood Trust offers any NYC business free access to their phone-based financial coaching program, TrustPlus, for three months. TrustPlus financial coaches can help with everything from stretching resources and budgeting to debt management. They can also help displaced employees access and navigate newly available public resources. To learn more about how you can give your staff access to TrustPlus for free, contact Brendon Kinney at bkinney@neighborhoodtrust.org.