COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The 14th Street Y has compiled this list of resources to help our community get access to the information and critical services you need during this public health crisis. This page will be updated as new resources become available.

The 14th Street Y is part of the Educational Alliance. For more information and resources, please visit the Educational Alliance website.

Information about COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): For information about COVID-19, precautions to prevent the spread, and what to do if you feel sick.

New York State Department of Health: For information on statewide mandates for workers, school closures, and health systems, as well as state resources for those impacted by COVID-19.

NYC Department of Health: For information about COVID-19, symptoms, prevention and the City’s response.

NYC COVID-19 Text Updates: Text “COVID” (“COVIDESP” en español) to 692-692 for regular COVID-19 updates from Notify NYC. Your standard texting rates may apply.


NYC Department Resources

NYC Department of Education: For up to date information about how New York City schools are adapting to COVID-19, as well as the grab-and-go lunch program.

NYC Department of Small Business Services: Financial assistance and city programs for small businesses and job seekers impacted by COVID-19.

NYC Department for the Aging: Information for seniors and those who want to volunteer to help seniors. Seniors can also call 212-244-6469 for more information.

Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence: While NYC’s Family Justice Centers are temporarily closed, services remain available by phone, such as immediate safety planning, shelter assistance and other resources.


Food Assistance

NYC Department of Education Meal Locator: To find free grab-and-go meal location near you.

Food Banks: City food banks and pantries are currently operating on part-time schedules. Please call ahead or visit the websites below for hours and more information.

Food Bank for New York City

Feeding America

Hunger Free America

Met Council Kosher Food Network

Family Meal for All: Restaurants offering free family meals for displaced restaurant industry workers. Also includes information on local food pantries in all five boroughs and New Jersey.

Food Wholesalers: A guide to restaurant wholesalers who are now selling groceries to the public. Available for delivery.


Housing and Utilities

NYC Housing Courts: For information on housing rights during this crisis. All housing court cases are currently suspended. Landlords cannot take adverse action against tenants.

New York State Department of Financial Services: For information on mortgage relief for homeowners impacted by COVID-19.

Con Edison: For gas and electric service updates and safety information for customers in New York State.

FCC Keep Americans Connected: For information on phone and internet providers continuing services during COVID-19.

NYC Department of Homeless Services: For information on homelessness prevention, options for short-term housing, and connections to sustainable housing.

Domestic Violence Shelters and Support: For immediate help and more information on what services are currently available, please visit the websites or call the numbers below.

Safe Horizon: For information on services, hotline and helpline operations during COVID-19.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 or (800) 621-4673.

Love is Respect: Resources on healthy relationships geared towards young people, plus helplines via text, call, and chat.


Employment and Finances

New York State Department of Labor: For information and guidance on expanded unemployment assistance for workers whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19.

New York State Paid Family Leave: For information on expanded paid family leave and paid sick leave for COVID-19 patients and their caregivers.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS): For information on tax relief, economic impact payments, and updated tax filing deadlines.


Self-Care and Mental Health

New York State Office of Mental Health: For information on managing stress and anxiety during an emergency. For support over the phone, call 1-844-863-9314.

ThriveNYC: For mental health services and resources for New York City residents.

NYCWell: For digital mental health resources as well as text, chat, and phone helplines.

Mobile Crisis Team: Call 888-692-9355 for help.

WEconnect: Online meetings for people who are in addiction recovery and cannot attend in-person NA or AA meetings.

Institute for Jewish Spirituality: A collection of Jewish mindfulness practices for challenging times. Live and self-guided options available.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Free and confidential support for people in crisis, and prevention resources.

Senior Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus: Tips from Medicare Advantage on how seniors can stay healthy and connected during COVID-19.


COVID-19 Resources for Parents

Young children: Resources for parents about how to talk to your children about COVID-19 in an age-appropriate way, helping your child cope with stress, ways to stay safe and healthy as a family, and educational activities to do together at home.

PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Sesame Street: Caring for Each Other

National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses: Talking to Children about Coronavirus – A Parent Resource. For the Spanish language version, click here.

Teenagers: Resources for teens and their parents about managing stress, at-home learning and higher education planning, and navigating relationships while in close quarters.

YMCA of Greater New York: Teen Resources


Volunteer Opportunities

Whether it is in person or virtual, there are many opportunities from our partners and other reputable groups to provide assistance to members of your community affected by COVID-19.

UJA Federation: Virtual volunteer opportunities from UJA Federation’s network of partners, including the Educational Alliance, to help reduce social isolation for high-risk and quarantined individuals.

Manny Cantor Center: Virtual volunteer opportunities to help MCC’s community members access much-needed resources and information.

Repair the World: Both in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities infused with Jewish sensibilities. Those looking for in-person, Jewish-focused volunteer opportunities in Brooklyn can find more information here.

Invisible Hands Deliver: Volunteer to deliver groceries and other essentials to at-risk individuals.


Local Business near the 14Y

Food and Groceries

Key Food Supermarkets
52 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
(212) 477-9063

Holy Land Market
122 Saint Marks Place Manhattan, NY 10009
(212) 477-4440

Honest Chops Butchery
319 East 9th St New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-0762

Garden of Eden (Union Square)
7 E 14th St New York, NY 10003
(212) 255-4200

St Marks Market
21 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-7777

Associated Supermarket
123 Loisaida Ave, New York, NY 10009
(212) 260-3159

CTown Supermarkets
188 Avenue C
(212) 505-7577

Westside Market
84 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Open to seniors, immunocompromised customers, and customers with disabilities

Trader Joe’s
142 E 14th St
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Open to senior customers (age 60 and over) and customers with disabilities who may need extra assistance.
Closed Sunday, April 12

Met Fresh Supermarket
119 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009
(646) 861-0305

Burgers by Honest Chops
99 Macdougal Street
6:00 – 7:30 PM: Free takeout for hospital workers with ID between
12:00 – 1:30PM: Free lunch for children in need between

Union Square Partnership Takeout and Delivery Guide
Many Union Square eateries are offering takeout and delivery options. Support the local businesses and restaurants listed in USP’s guide.

Medicine and Pharmacies

Duane Reade Locations:

194 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009
(212) 375-9000

10 Union Square E, New York, NY 10003
(646) 602-2491

125-133 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-7140

One Union Square South, New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-8206

CVS Locations:

51 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-1638

20 University Pl, New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-3052

All CVS Free 1-2 day delivery of Rx and everyday essentials:

Rite Aid Locations:

81 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-9348

99 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009
(212) 475-5315

All Rite Aids Senior hours: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Each Wednesday in April, Rite Aid is offering a 30% discount to Wellness+ Rewards members over 65.

Walgreens Locations:

145 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-0214

20 Astor Pl, New York, NY 10003
(212) 375-0734

298 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-0740

All Walgreens Senior hours: 8:00 – 9:00 AM every Tuesday

Free delivery of Rx and everyday essentials

20-30% off eligible items online or in store with card for seniors 55+

Hardware Stores

Saifee Hardware & Garden 114 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009
(212) 979-6396

Ace Hardware
312-316 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
(212) 674-2266

J & M Hardware True Value
19 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010
(212) 673-6050

H Brickman & Sons Locations:
55 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-3213

312-316 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
(212) 674-2266

125 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
(212) 777-1500


Fresh Laundry & Cleaners
173 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009
(646) 654-0545

Gentle Wash Laundromat
97 Avenue A #6158, New York, NY 10009
(212) 673-6886
Text (646) 504-9798 for pickup/delivery service

Load Laundromat
602 E 14th St, New York, NY 10009
(917) 265-8226

Bubbles N Go Laundromat
173 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-8777