COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Community-Based Organizations



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March 2020


The global coronavirus has brought uncertainty and anxiety into people’s lives, workplaces, and neighborhoods, particularly for those who work to improve the health of our communities.

Many of our grantees are working tirelessly on multiple fronts to help people who are struggling with the impact of COVID-19, especially the most vulnerable.

Below is a list of national, State, and local resources for our grantees and other partners that may help their organizations and the New Yorkers they serve during these difficult times. NYSHealth will continue to add more resources and initiatives as they are made available.

Employment/Workers’ Rights

Food Assistance

Guidance/Assistance for Nonprofits and Community-Based Organizations

Health and Safety (General)

Health Care Services/Assistance

Health Insurance Coverage



Mental Health Resources

  • For the Frontlines, free crisis counseling and text line 24/7 for frontline workers and their families (national)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline 800-950-6264 M-F 10am-6pm (national)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline, 1-800-985-5990, 24/7 (national)
  • National  Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) “Free Support and Education Programs” (statewide/local)
  • New York State Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line, 1-844-863-9314 (statewide)
  • Mayor’s Office for ThriveNYC, “Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home” (local)
  •, “NYC Well: Text, Call, or Chat(local)
  • NYC COVID Care Network (for essential workers and their families), “Connect to Support” (local)
  • Queens Long Island Community Services, psychotherapy by telephone and video conferencing: e-mail or call 516-547-4318 or 718-461-6393 (local)
  • Richmond University Medical Center Crisis Hotline (Staten Island), 718-818-5766 (local)