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Resources to Help You with COVID19

We are thankful that many different service providers are reaching out to help our communities. Following are various resources we thought could be helpful -we will update this list as often as we can.

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New York is thrilled to launch COVID Alert NY the official Exposure Notification App created by the New York State Department of Health (DoH) in partnership with Google and Apple. Now you can use your phone in the fight against COVID-19 and get exposure alerts, without compromising your privacy or personal information.
What is COVID Alert NY?
COVID Alert NY is New York State’s official Exposure Notification App. This is a free smartphone app for anyone 18+ that lives and/or works in New York available for download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store starting October 1st. The COVID Alert NY app notifies users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving an exposure notification, the app will encourage users to contact their physician or the State Health Department hotline (1-833-227-5045) to get more information about quarantining and testing.
Anyone who downloads the app does not have to worry about being tracked, identified or having their personal information shared. The app is completely anonymous and does not track your location or movement. No personal data is collected. COVID Alert NY uses Bluetooth proximity-enabled exposure notification technology provided by Apple and Google which is safe and secure.
To learn more about COVID Alert NY, visit
Thank you for partnering with us to mobilize your community to join our statewide efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.


NEW: Click to visit the labor department website for information on unemployment and the corona virus.
unemployment assistance

NEW: Click to visit the Social Security website for information on your benefits and the corona virus.

Taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Taken from NAMI Helpline Coronavirus Planning

7 Cups:

Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee-for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.

TheTribe Wellness Community:

Free, online peer support groups offering members facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a safe place to connect. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD and Teens.

For Like Minds:

Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.

18percent: Offers a free, peer-to-peer online support community for those struggling with a wide range of mental health issues.

Manage your information flow about COVID-19
Getting regular, factual information is important. However, continuously scrolling through social media or constantly refreshing the news is likely to lead to increased anxiety. Pick a few trusted news outlets – such as the state and local health authorities and no more than once a day for updates.

Below are additional Resources:

Helping someone in distress-OMH infographic
Cornell on COVID-19 and Social Insurance and Benefit Programs
Nutritionally Speaking April 2020

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