The strength of the DFOY community is our greatest resource during this difficult time. Our program staff has worked diligently to put together a list of resources for our participants and families. We will continue to share additional useful links on our social media channels. If you know of any organizations or groups providing support, please share them in the comments on our Facebook page! Keeping students engaged during distance learning will be critical, and we need to make sure all our students have an abundance of options to continue their education.
Access to Technology
- Optimum – families with students can apply for free internet in their area
Xfinity WiFi Hotspot Access Opens Nationwide in Response to Coronavirus:Local Hotspots: http://wifi.xfinity.
- Spectrum – families with students can apply for free internet in their area
- NYC DOE: Remote Learning Device Request
- Alternatively, call (718) 935-5100 and choose option 5 to request a device.
- NYC DOE: Learn at Home
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Math Websites
- Literacy Websites
- Other education companies offering resources to accommodate students
Local Food Banks and Food
- Free meals now include all New Yorkers; Text ‘NYC FOOD’ or ‘NYC COMIDA’ to 877-877 to find a location.
- NYC Meal Delivery
- Hunger Free NYC – All 5 Boroughs
- Feeding America – National Food Bank Search
- World Central Kitchen
- SNAP Online Ordering
- Call the ASPCA pet food hotline at 800-738-9437 to schedule an appointment for pickup. Distribution locations are in the Bronx and Manhattan.
Information on COVID-19
- Up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 from the DOE
- Affected by COVID19? Find out what benefits you may qualify for and more
- Coping With COVID-19: NYC Hub
For latest info from NYC officials, text COVID to 692-692
- NYC Health and Hospitals – provides care regardless of insurance and immigration status
- Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center – no insurance needed 212-423-3000
- Cornell COVID hotline: 212-746-1754
Mental Health Support
- NYC Well – free counseling support by text or phone 24/7 (888-692-9355)
- Free Meditation
- Bronx Works – also has other programs/services
- Catholic Charities – provides support regardless of denomination
- Coalition for the Homeless
- NYCHA Residents
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