General Family Resources

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How to explain the Corona-virus to your children:


NY Common Pantry:

Address: 1290 Hoe Ave, Bronx NY 10459
Phone: 917-982-2700

Food Bank for New York City:

Phone: 718-991-4300.

City Harvest:

Phone: 646-412-0600.

Hunger Free America/NYC:

Phone: 212-825-0028.

Met Council on Housing – Tenants Rights Hotline:

Phone: 212-979-0611

NYC 24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline:

Phone: 800-621-HOPE

NYC Well:

24/7 Mental health resource by call, text or chat 888-NYC-WELL

Diaper Assistance – The Hope Line:


Grocery Delivery Service – Instacart:


Grocery Delivery Service – FreshDirect:


Grocery Delivery Service – Stop and Shop PeaPod:


City Meals on Wheels for Elderly and Homebound New Yorkers:

Phone: 212-687-1234

Morisianna WIC Program:

Our WIC Program has been actively reaching out to new participants (pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children less than 5 years old) to let them know that the Morrisania WIC Program can certify all eligible participants – remotely! They can stay in the safety and comfort of their own homes and receive WIC benefits. We are also providing our Baby Café – Virtual Edition every Thursday – 11 AM English and 1 PM Spanish.
We have a Breastfeeding Chat Room for our Morrisania pregnant and breastfeeding families as well. Here is the direct link to our WIC Strong Morrisania page. We even have a Covid-19 – TeleWIC page!

Caring is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.

New COVID Rental Assistance Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an emergency rental assistance program that will help keep low-income families throughout New York in their homes. The program, which is designed to reach those individuals and families with the greatest need, will provide direct aid for tenants who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is funded through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which is part of the CARES Act. The program is administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal and access to program applications will be available HERE. Call the COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center at 1-833-499-0318 or email us at

NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program can assist those unable to pay rent due to COVID-19: or call 844-691-7368.


Lifeline is an assistance program offered by many telephone providers, including some wireless and cable companies, to help low income eligible consumers save money on their bills.

The Office of the Bronx Borough President:

The Office of The Bronx Borough President is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will provide information and updates on this page:

Financial Assistance, Costs and Payment Options for Eldercare in New York

The website below to get more information about New York residents and assisted living, home care, and adult day care costs throughout the state. It also explores payment options and financial assistance programs available to assist in caring for the elderly, be that in residential care or for aging in place at home.Click here to learn more:

Money for Groceries Program

New York State introduces “P-EBT” (P for pandemic) – a new benefit that gives every NYC public school family, ($420 per child). No sign-up is required. All families of NYC public school children, regardless of your immigration status, income, or employment, will receive this money. Learn more at, call 833-452-0096 or email

Retire Guide

RetireGuide is a free web resource dedicated to providing useful information to help older adults fulfill their retirement goals. We recently published what we believe to be the most easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of medicare. This free resource highlights coverage, costs, eligibility, and enrollment information, along with answers to some frequently asked questions. Click the links below to our senior benefits and discounts guide, please take a look.

FEMA Funeral Assistance Program

Did you incur costs after losing someone to COVID-19? FEMA may be able to assist you with funeral assistance. Visit the Bronx site below and speak with a representative in-person, call the helpline at 1-844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) or visit for more information.
LOCATION: James Peters VA Medical Center
OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NYC Housing Connect: Affordable Housing For Rent

The New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) are pleased to announce a new affordable housing development, 1755 Watson Avenue LLC, which may be of interest to your constituents. They are currently marketing 283 newly constructed apartments. This development is located at 1111 Commonwealth Avenue, 1115 Commonwealth Avenue and 1120 Rosedale Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx. The expected occupancy for this project is fall 2021 and the deadline to submit an application is October 4, 2021. For more information visit

IDA Storm Resources

Post-storm resources are available online here
This site contains a growing collection of resources, including the following:
  • Get disaster assistance and report damage to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Get free emergency alerts and updates from Notify NYC
  • Find a service center(s) near you
  • Transportation to service centers
  • Services offered
  • Cleaning after a flood
  • How to prevent mold growth
  • Rumor control

New Yorkers can now get disaster assistance and report damage to FEMA!

President Biden has approved an expedited Major Disaster Declaration that will help provide federal financial relief for New Yorkers recovering from the flooding damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The counties covered by the declaration include: Bronx, Queens, Kings (Brooklyn), and Richmond (Staten Island).
Apply for disaster assistance and report damage to your property:

Affordable Rental Apartments

Studio apartments located in the West Farms Neighborhood are available. Click on the flyer for more information.