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Now is a stressful and uncertain time for families and communities everywhere. But you are not alone. We are in this together. There are many resources available to help you take care of yourself, your family and your community. 

We will continue to update this document as information changes and we become aware of additional resources. This is not a comprehensive list—many excellent resource lists already exist, and we will add them here as we become aware of them. While we will try to keep this page as up to date as possible, we cannot guarantee that all information will be complete or accurate. If you have additional resources you think should be added, please let us know by DMing us on Instagram or Twitter @adhealthcenter or on Facebook @MSAHC. 

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center remains open Monday-Saturday.

We need to recommend that you stay home as much as you possibly can. You should only think about coming in to the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center if you have an immediate need. If you’re 10-26 years old and have an immediate need, please call us at (212) 423-3000 to make an appointment for free, confidential health care. No immigration restrictions, no insurance needed. Read our full update on COVID-19.


Resource Lists 

Reliable Info on COVID-19 


  • Free Meals for All New Yorkers from NYC Department of Education: Three free “grab and go” meals per day will be available to ALL New Yorkers (not just students/children), Monday-Friday, at 400 locations across the city. Find the location nearest you here. From the NYC Department of Education website:
    • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
      • No one will be turned away at any time
      • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
      • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
    • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
    • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
    • No registration or ID required

Financial Assistance & Info

  • Access NYC has updates and information on the city, state and federal benefits you may be eligible for, including some handy charts to help you navigate them.
  • New York State Unemployment Benefits (New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits) 
  • Stimulus Payments: Certain individuals should receive $1,200 from the federal government (single adults with a social security number who make $75,000 or less each year and are NOT declared a dependent by someone else). If that doesn’t describe you, you may receive a different amount as a one-time payment. Learn more from the New York Times FAQ.
  • All Federal student loan payments are suspended until September 30th. No interest will accrue on these loans during this time. There will also be no negative reporting to credit reporting agencies. Please note that this only applies to student loans held by the federal government (like Federal Direct Loans) and NOT to privately-held Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), Perkins loans or private loan debt. Learn more.
  • For those who have defaulted on their federal student loans: Any wage garnishment or tax refund reduction has been suspended.
  • Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund: Students, parents of students, and graduates can apply for $200 of cash assistance. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and are subject to approval and available funds. The application takes 2 minutes. 
  • New York State Youth Leadership Council has a list of resources (including emergency funds, mental health resources, bills assistance and additional support) focused on undocumented youth and families. 
  • Con Edison will not turn off service because of inability to pay. They are also waiving new late payment fees and fees for paying with credit or debit cards. Most customers can arrange for payment extensions and agreements.
  • 25 Fundraisers Giving Money and Hope to LGBTQ+ People During COVID-19 (from them.)


Technology and Internet Access 

  • Free service for students without internet: Spectrum is offering free service to K-12 and college students who do not have internet and are now taking classes from home. To access, call 1-844-488-8398. Learn more. 
  • iPads for students: The NYC Department of Education is lending internet-enabled iPads to students to help with remote learning. To request an iPad, families can fill out the form found here or call (718) 935-5100 and press 5. 
  • Unlimited data, hotspots, etc.: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Comcast have pledged to not terminate customers’ service because of inability to pay, to waive any late fees that residential or small business customers receive, and to expand their hotspot data and provide unlimited data to all customers. Contact your provider to ask about details and availability. 


Gotham Health – Morrisania
1225 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Gotham Health – East New York
2094 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Monday – Friday: 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Sydenham Family Health Center
264 West 118th Street
NewYork, NY 10026
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Queens Hospital
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Staten Island
Vanderbilt HealthCenter
165 Vanderbilt Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Mental Health Support

Tools to help manage stress

Help lines

LGBTQ Resources

Resources for Undocumented & DACAmented Communities

Other services 

  • Free tutoring: GoPeer pairs students ages 5-18 with college students for on-on-one tutoring. They’re offering free services with the code FREE120.
  • Free temporary storageUHaul is offering free 30-day storage to college students who have had to move due to the coronavirus school closures. This offer only applies to new customers with valid college IDs, and is based on availabilityCall 1-800-GO-UHAUL or visit uhaul.com to access these services. Learn more about the policy here. 
  • Rent books digitally from the New York Public Library with their SimplyE app.  
  • New York Public Library Remote Research Services 
  • Scholastic Learn at HomeFree digital learning activities by grade, PreK-Grade 9 


The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center is located in New York City. It provides comprehensive, confidential, judgment free health care at no charge to over 12,000 young people every year. This column is not intended to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual, only general information for education purposes only.