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Family and Mental Health Support Programs

NYC Support Services/Servicios de apoyo


"The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city." Click the link to find a location near you. "El Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York se compromete a ofrecer comidas gratuitas todos los días para cualquier neoyorquino. Cualquier neoyorquino que lo desee puede recibir comidas gratuitas en más de 400 centros de comidas en toda la ciudad". Haga clic en el enlace para encontrar una ubicación cerca de usted.

New York City’s public site about how to access emergency food assistance.

Use this map to find free food distribution sites including schools and community centers. Sitios de distribución de alimentos gratuitos, incluidas escuelas y centros comunitarios.

Free food delivery service for qualifying NYC residents. Servicio de entrega de comida gratis para residentes elegibles de Nueva York

New York City’s public map of food pantry locations. Check for updates regarding closings to confirm whether you should go.

City Harvest Mobile Markets are continuing to operate in neighborhoods around the city. Check the website for a schedule.

Updates from Food Bank NYC about their support during the crisis.

Local organization supporting NYC and New Jersey. Request a delivery online.


Citywide special education parent support groups, parent trainings, special education updates


6, 715 Mental Health Professionals have volunteered to provide free mental health services to New Yorkers experiencing emotional trauma. Phone: 844-863-9314

Over-the-phone counseling services. Servicios de asesoramiento por teléfono.


We know how challenging and stressful this time is for everyone. Families and students are anxious, many of us are grieving the loss of loved ones and we may feel isolated and unsupported. FACE is working with The Division of School Climate and Wellness to offer training for DOE family-facing staff and parent leaders on supporting mental health and trauma. The first of these trainings will be held on Monday, May 4th, 2020 (details to follow).

With schools closed and kids at home, many parents are facing added stress. Here are ways parents can destress:


Crisis prevention and response services for people with developmental disabilities