John Dewey Hub Resource Guide

Compiled by SRCs Kareen Halstead, Rachel Hollis, and Ally Barlow

*Coronavirus Updated Information

NYC DOE Coronavirus Info Page

Center for Disease Control Coronavirus website

New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 888-364-3065

*Mental Health Support

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

NYC-WELL: 1-888-692-WELL (9355)

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.

Mobile Crisis: 1-888-692-WELL (9355)

A mobile crisis team is a group of health professionals, such as nurses, social workers and psychiatrists, who can provide mental health services, primarily in people’s homes. You can request help from a mobile crisis team if you are concerned about a family member, friend, or acquaintance who is experiencing (or at risk of) a psychological crisis. You can also request a team for yourself.


Online resource directory connecting New Yorkers with free and low-cost health and social services

IDCC Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center

2846 Stillwell Avenue Brooklyn


The Jewish Board-Southern Brooklyn Family Services (telehealth available)

2233 Nostrand Ave 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11210

(212) 582-9100

New York Psychotherapy (Telehealth available): 1-718-602-1000

Crisis Text hotline

Text SHARE to 741741

Stop Breath & Think

App for IOS, Android or web for guided meditation

Virtual Hope Box

App for IOS, Android, or web. Multimedia app for distraction, inspiration, relaxation and coping skills.

*Food Security

Food Pantry Locator:

Comprehensive list of food assistance programs including information on pantries, food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

Food Bank NYC: 1-212-566-7855

Warehouses and distributes free food for over 1.5 million hungry New Yorkers each year.

SNAP (formerly “food stamps”): 1-718-557-1399

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as “food stamps”) provides food assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers including families, people who are aging and people with disabilities. The program helps families and individuals supplement the cost of their diet with nutritious foods.

Invisible Hands Deliver (Queens) (Grocery deliveries): 646-784-5583 or 917-359-1593

*Domestic Violence and Protective Services

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Child Abuse Hotline (Statewide Central Register): 1-800-342-3720

NYC Adult Protective Services: 1-212-630-1853

Day One Hotline: 1-800-214-4150

*Teen Sexual Health

Project Reach Youth Line Text: 347-880-8042

*Family Support

Family Assessment Program (FAP): 1-718-260-8550

FAP provides support to families that are struggling with everyday challenges. FAP works to strengthen families, reduce conflict, and connect your family to many services that provide ongoing support in your community. It helps families handle concerns such as a child running away, skipping school, or disruptive behavior, without having to go to court.

*Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-212-647-1680

Narcotics Anonymous: 1-212-929-6262

New York State HOPEline: 1-877-8-HOPENY (467369)

*Legal Support

Legal Aid Society: 1-212-577-3300

The Legal Aid Society works throughout New York City to ensure everyone has access to justice. Our expert teams work across practice areas on nearly every area of law that impacts New Yorkers.

MFJ Legal: 877-417-2427

Mobilization for Justice offers free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers throughout New York City to resolve legal problems in the areas of housing; foreclosure; civil, disability and aging rights; bankruptcy, tax, consumer, employment, government benefits, immigration, and kinship care.

Good Call NYC (free 24/7 emergency legal arrest hotline) 1-833-346-6322

*Housing Support

Coalition for the Homeless: 1-212-776-2000

Tenant Protection Hotline: 917-661-4505

*Poison control

NYC Poison Control Center: 1-212-POISONS (764-7667)

*Educational Resources

NYC Public Library

Free Access to Technology:

Altice USA – families must apply for free wifi

Comcast – families must apply for free wifi

Spectrum – families must apply for free wifi

Free Wifi Hotspots in New York