Resources From Other Organizations

For more helpful information, step-by-step guides, and ways to stay safe and healthy, please see the visit the following organizations:

 

Resources and Public Benefits in New Jersey

 

Food Resources

  • For Food Resources in New Jersey, use the Feeding America food pantry locator tool by searching their database with your zip code.

  • The Sharing Place in Jersey City offers free and nutritious food to take home every third Saturday of the month, you must arrive between 8am-12pm, and you should bring bags or a cart to keep your items. Find their address and other information on their website.

  • World Central Kitchen has teamed up with two locations each in Newark and Elizabeth, NJ.

    • The National Action Network Tech World of Newark- Monday through Saturday, starting at 12PM. See their address and more on their website

    • See another site in Newark and two more in Elizabeth here.

 

Multilingual Resources

 

Resources for Undocumented PeopleSee here.

 

NYC United Against Coronavirus

  • This is an incredible, growing resource organized by volunteers in NYC. This link will take you to a Google document with information on resources available in every borough, more private relief funding, support designated for immigrants and vulnerable populations, food resources, and housing support. Follow them on social media, Twitter, InstagramFacebook Group and Facebook Page. Email them directly at NYCCoronavirus@gmail.com.

 

ACCESS NY

  • ACCESS NY breaks down available services for New York City residents during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find easy to understand information on public benefits, unemployment insurance, and housing support on their website.

 

RIF Asylum

  • RIF Asylum is an organization that has provided excellent support services to asylum seekers for a decade. They focus on legal support services for asylum seekers, as well as hold monthly community meetings with a focus on asylum and higher education.

  • They continue to offer their expertise remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, and are updating their website twice daily and have a multilingual response team to answer questions about certain topics. They have more extensive information about different types of financial aid including public benefits available during this crisis, and summarize them clearly on their resource page here.

 

Catholic Charities

  • Catholic Charities is a large, multi-service organization in New York City and a pillar of the community for over 100 years. They specialize in eviction prevention, immigration legal assistance, and supportive intervention services. They work with people with developmental disabilities, abused and neglected children, adults with mental illness, immigrants, and teenagers and adults dealing with alcohol and substance abuse.

  • To access all services except immigration legal help, call the Catholic Charities Helpline at 1-888-744-7900, from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.

  • For their immigration services hotline only, contact the New Americans Hotline at 1-800-566-7636.

 

The Informed Immigrant

  • A website for immigrants with everything from coping mechanisms to help navigating the immigration legal system, and knowing your rights as an immigrant, including rights for those who are undocumented. Use their Mental Health Toolkit for more information about how to manage your emotional health along with those close to you, and find a full list of available information here.

 

New York Immigration Coalition

  • The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) advocates for immigrants in New York across a wide range of services. Currently, they are working on supporting immigrants during the COVID-19 crisis. See their informational brochures, available in several languages including Russian, Spanish, and Arabic on services available to New Yorkers during this time. They have gathered an enormous amount of resources in their spreadsheet, organized by borough and specialty area.

  • You can find out more about their advocacy campaigns for immigrant rights during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

 

International Rescue Committee

  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is truly an international organization that serves immigrants in the US and the most vulnerable immigrant populations across the globe. They publish reports on country conditions with a specific focus on refugees, undocumented, and stateless people, and provide direct assistance to individuals and families. They do not have the capacity to assist those who are still in asylum proceedings, but can help after you are granted asylum, for example, applying for refugee benefits and family reunification. They are currently closed and providing services remotely. 

  • Call the main line at 212-377-4728 Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM, or see their COVID-19 message on their website for contact information by department. Staff are multilingual, and languages spoken are listed next to their name.

  • For more information about their refugee youth summer camp opportunity starting in July 2020, see here.

 

United Way

  • United Way of New York City is dedicated to helping low-income New Yorkers become self-sufficient, with services ranging from food assistance, to help navigating public benefits, and education and employment support. They have launched a multi-faceted response to the COVID-19 crisis, and have supportive programs to help New Yorkers access food and education.

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