Westchester County Covid-19 Resources

Published Friday, June 5, 2020

                                      

WJCS offers a vast range of services to 20,000 Westchester residents each year, including mental health, trauma, children, youth, and families, intellectual and developmental disabilities, seniors, Holocaust Survivors and their children, and Jewish spirituality. During COVID-19, we've expanded our services to include comprehensive telehealth services and virtual programming. 

Since many of our clients are seeking food, financial, legal, and other assistance, we've compiled this list of helpful resources: 

Food Assistance                                                                            

FEEDING WESTCHESTER

A Mobile Food Pantry distributes food to sites such as libraries, local schools, and community centers. For information, call (914) 923.1100. https://feedingwestchester.org/

WESTCHESTER SNAP BENEFITS

Formerly called Food Stamps, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) helps low-income households by supplementing their monthly food budget. Call Westchester County Social Services (914) 995-3333 for an application or apply for SNAP at: https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap#.

 

Food Assistance for Seniors                                                       

THE GREENBURGH NUTRITION PROGRAM

Offers meals to the elderly (60+) who live in Greenburgh and have been identified as medically homebound, lacking the support to cook or prepare meals for themselves(914) 989. 1807 [email protected] or [email protected]

RIDECONNECT

A program of Family Services of Westchester, RideConnect serves adults 60+ who need shopping and doorstep delivery of groceries. For information, call (914) 242-7433. http://www.rideconnectwestchester.org/

YONKERS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Offers food delivery services for seniors and individuals with disabilities living in Yonkers who are homebound. For information about home delivery of food, call (914) 963-2460

 

Food Assistance for Students                                                                                                  

GRAB & GO FOOD DISTRIBUTION

For Mt. Vernon students:

Meals are distributed between 9:00 AM and 10:30AM, Monday through Friday at the following sites:

  • Ben Turner- 624 So. 3rd Avenue, 10550
  • Rebecca Turner- 625 So. 4th Avenue, 10550
  • Thornton High School- 121 So. 6th Avenue, 10550
  • Parker School- 461 So. 6th Avenue, 10550
  • Traphagen School-72 Lexington Avenue, 10552
  • Pennington School-20 Fairway, 10552
  • Holmes School- 195 No. Columbus Avenue, 10552
  • Vernon High School- 100 California Road, 10552
  • Hamilton High School- 20 Oak Street, 10550
  • Grimes School- 58 So. 10th Avenue, 10550
  • Columbus School- 455 N. High Street, 10550
  • Steam Academy- 350 Gramatan Avenue, 10552
  • Graham School- 421 East 5th Street, 10550
  • Williams School- 9 Union Lane, 10553
  • Lincoln School- 170 East Lincoln Ave., 10552

For Peekskill students:

  • Providing breakfast and lunch bags Monday- Friday 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
  • Pick up Locations-
    • Peekskill High School- 1072 Elm St, Peekskill, NY
    • Oakside Elementary School- 200 Decatur Ave, Peekskill, NY

For Yonkers students:

  • Provides breakfast and lunch to Yonkers school district students weekdays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the following school buildings:
    • Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School, 75 Morris Street
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 135 Locust Hill Avenue
    • Nepperhan Community Center, 342 Warburton Avenue
    • Roosevelt High School-Early College Studies, H.S., 631 Tuckahoe Road
    • Scholastic Academy, for Academic Excellence, 77 Park Hill Avenue
    • School 5, 118 Lockwood Avenue
    • School 13, 195 McLean Avenue
    • Thomas Cornell Academy, 15 St. Mary's Street
    • Yonkers Middle High School, 150 Rockland Avenue

 Services For Seniors                                                                        

WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Offers information relating to nutrition, health, safety, housing, caregivers, transportation, money, and legal issues.

https://seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com

AARP.org

AARP the latest information and updates about senior-related issues. https://www.aarp.org/

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING

Providers resources for older adults and caregivers during COVID-19. https://www.ncoa.org/ncoa_acf/covid-19-resources-for-older-adults/

SENIOR LAW COLLABORATIVE

Offering free live webinars about Medicaid, Scammers, selling a home during COVID-19, and more. https://www.seniorlawday.info/

THE BOXWOOD ALLIANCE

Provides resources and information for seniors in Westchester County. https://www.seniorlawday.info/

WESTFAIR RIDES

Westfair Rides has continued to drive pre-registered riders to critical medical appointments (active cancer treatments, post-surgical follow-up, treatments that could not be postponed), WFR volunteer drivers are delivering groceries from food pantries in Port Chester and Peekskill. 914-764-3533 / https://www.westfairrides.org/

YONKERS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Offers food delivery services for seniors and individuals with disabilities living in Yonkers who are homebound. For information about home-delivered meals, call  (914) 963-2460.

 

Coronavirus Information                                                                   

CDC.GOV

The CDC is responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak and posting updates to their site in real time. (800) 232-4636  https://health.westchestergov.com/

NYS COVID19 HOTLINE

The Department of Health COVID-19 hotline or the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line can help those looking for more information surrounding the virus or for those feeling overwhelmed. (888) 364-3065 / (855) 626-7662 / (844) 863-9314 https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing

WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

The Westchester County Department of Health is continually updating their website with relevant information and tracking certain health offices’ updated hours, namely in White Plains and Yonkers. (914) 995-2000 /https://health.westchestergov.com/

THE UNITED WAY

Dial 2-1-1-, the United Way's 24/7 Information Helpline for information about coronavirus testing sites as well as food assistance, housing assistance and shelters, abuse prevention, elder care, where to get medical help and more.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

WHO is posting rolling updates as well as advice for the public and healthcare workers about the Coronavirus pandemic.” https://www.who.int/

 

Financial Assistance                                                                          

HEBREW FREE LOAN SOCIETY

Coronavirus Financial Impact Loans provide interest-free loans up to $5,000 to New York City, Westchester, and Long Island residents who are facing financial difficulties because of the pandemic. Other interest free loans are available as well. Learn more and apply at: https://hfls.org/how-to-apply/

MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY

Information related to COVID impact payments can be found at https:// www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/ and https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.

WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

Dedicated to helping low-to-moderate income women and minorities build successful businesses in Westchester and Hudson Valley, this organization is offering loan assistance during COVID-19. To fill out an intake form, go to: https://wedcbiz.org/covid-19-loan-assistance-intake-form 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Offers advice about avoiding Coronavirus scams at ftc.gov/coronavirus. Report scams to the FTC by going to ftc.gov/complaint.

 

Legal Assistance                                                                              

LEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

Provides free legal advice regarding elder abuse, domestic violence, rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, LGBTQ issues, children, and families.  (877) 574-8529. https://lshv.org/

PACE WOMEN’S JUSTICE CENTER

Provides free legal services to low-income victims and survivors of elder abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  (914) 287-0739. https://law.pace.edu/wjc

VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SERVICES OF WESTCOP

Offers services for anyone affected directly or indirectly by hate crimes, sex and/or labor trafficking, physical or sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, stalking, elder abuse, child abuse, bullying, harassment, burglary, identity theft, and other crimes. (855) 827-2255 https://westcop.org/programs/vas/

 

Mental Health/Substance Use Resources                                            

AL-ANON AND ALATEEN

This supportive community is for those who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. To access the phone support line, call 888.425.2666. Offers virtual meetings and chat opportunities. https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Virtual support group meetings are available to anyone with the desire to stop drinking. To receive support, call 212.647.1680. https://www.nyintergroup.org/remote_meetings/westchester-aa-online/

NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) Helpline

Mental health hotline (914) 592-5458 is open Monday - Friday 9 am-5 pm.

NARCOTIC ANONYMOUS

Offering virtual NA meetings and speaker presentations. Meetings are listed on the website and organized by date, time, and geographic location. https://virtual-na.org/meetings/

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

Provides 24/7 support for people in crisis.

(800) 273-8255 / https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

The Emotional Support Helpline provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Helpline is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.  (844) 863-9314

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

SAMHSA’s Helpline is a free 24/7 referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. (800) 662-HELP(4357)

WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH

Emotional Support Phone Line (914) 995-1900

 

Emergency Numbers                                                                       

WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Emergency Hotline is (914) 995-2099 and is accessible for adults, children, and families in crisis situations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services which may be provided include: Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Runaway Services, Foster Care Services, Domestic Violence Services, and Family Housing Assistance. Emergency Hotline: (914) 995-2099 https://socialservices.westchestergov.com/emergencyservices

MY SISTERS’ PLACE

Provides emergency shelter for people who need to escape dangerous living situations. 24-hour hotline (800) 298-7233 (SAFE).

NYS DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE HOTLINE

Multi-language, accessible domestic and sexual violence hotline. Dial 711 if deaf or hard of hearing. (800) 942-6906 https://opdv.ny.gov/help/dvhotlines.html 

NY STATEWIDE CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY

For abuse or maltreatment of children, please call for assistance. (800) 342-3720 / https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps

St. VINCENT'S HOSPITAL WESTCHESTER

A 24/7 Support Line provides free and confidential support for those feeling added stress, anxiety, and depression due to the pandemic. (914) 925-5959

VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SERVICES OF WESTCOP

Offers services for any adult, teen or child affected by domestic or dating violence, physical or sexual assault, stalking, homicide or DWI, elder abuse, child abuse, bullying, harassment and hate crimes, sex and/or labor trafficking, physical assault, burglary, identity theft, and other crimes. Hotline Number: (855) 827-2255

WESTCHESTER COUNTY OFFICE FOR WOMEN SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE

Provides non-residential domestic violence services. (833) 220-2444

Family Helpline/Hotline weekdays 9am – 5pm (914) 995-5972

Weekend and after hours (914) 995-2099

Spanish Language (White Plains) (914) 995–6581

Spanish Language (Yonkers) (914) 231-2882

 

Parenting Information                                                                    

CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER, INC.

Provides childcare resources, referrals and information for parents and caregivers. https://www.childcarewestchester.org/covid-19

NATIONAL PTA (PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION)

Provides parenting resources for COVID-19 https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information

 

 


 

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