Stay informed with a list of resources and tips about COVID-19.
To determine your eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine and to locate a site and make an appointment, visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine.
For the most updated information, visit New York State’s Covid Update website.
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
We all need help and support when facing life’s challenges. Our team, of licensed social workers, is here to help and empower you during these times. Whether you are mourning the loss of a loved one, taking on the role of caregiver, battling cancer or facing another challenge, our professional staff is here for you.
- Amanda Burns, LMSW, Special Needs Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura Carrano, LMSW, Special Needs Social Worker, email@example.com
- Leslie Gramma-Shapiro, LMSW , Individual/Family Counseling, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Taylor Herbert, LCSW, Geriatric Social Worker, email@example.com
- Randy Hight, LCSW, Cancer Wellness Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jill Rakusin, LMSW, Hub Intake Coordinator, email@example.com
- Connie Wasserman, LCSW, Geriatric, Special Needs Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joe Wasserman, LMSW, Geriatric Social Worker, email@example.com
COVID-19 LOSS SUPPORT
If you have experienced a loss due to the pandemic, please call 516.484.1545 ext. 196 and leave a brief message. A licensed social worker will get back to you as soon as possible to provide you with needed care. Please note that the callback will be received from a blocked number.
COVID RELIEF AT THE HUB AT SID JACOBSON JCC
Visit the Covid Relief Hub at SJJCC for financial, legal, and career assistance to mental health and wellness and food insecurity support to in a confidential and easy to access environment.
COVID ALERT NY
COVID Alert NY is the official New York Exposure Notiﬁcation System app. This free smartphone app is available n the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for anyone 18+ who lives or works in New York.
The COVID Alert NY app alerts users if they have come into close contact — within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes — with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, even before the app user may experience symptoms. Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested, and reduce the potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others.
COVID RENT RELIEF PROGRAM
The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the two-week application period. Homes and
Community Renewal (HCR) will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.
The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the households is applying for assistance. Households can apply for up to four months in rental assistance.
Eligible households must meet the following criteria:
- Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, household income must have been below 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size. You can find your county’s area median income, based on your household size at hcr.ny.gov/eligible-income-limits-80-ami-county
- Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, the household must have been paying more than 30% of gross monthly income towards rent. Gross income includes wages as well as any cash grants, child support, social security, unemployment benefits, etc.)
To apply, visit hcr.ny.gov/RRP
If you are in a dangerous domestic situation, New York State will help you find safe shelter. If you need help, you can call the State’s Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.942.6906, or text 844.997.2121.
PROJECT WARMTH EMERGENCY HEATING ASSISTANCE
Are you behind on heating payments? Is your oil tank on low or empty? Have you recently received a disconnection notice? Project Warmth can help! Call United Way of Long Island’s 211 Information and Referral Center, 1.888.774.7633, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm for information. For more information, visit 211longisland.org.
EMERGENCY FUNDING + LOANS
- Hebrew Free Loan Society Provides Interest-Free Loans to support individuals with financial challenges caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. For more information, click here.
- Asset Enhancement Solutions, LLC
Independent Contractors can prepare their PPP application online while a CPA guides them step-by-step so they are able to press the send button and submit their application. For more information, click here.
METRO PHYSICAL THERAPY
Metro PT is currently providing physical therapy services through virtual-rehab and home visits. In-person appointments are still available as well. For more information, please contact their Homecare concierge line, 516.321.9762.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County Phonelink is available 24/7 at 516.489.0100 ext. 1.
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
For the Mental Health Hotline, call 1.844.863.9314.
NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELPLINE
For emotional support, the helpline is available 7 days a week from 8am-10pm at 1.844.863.9314.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
For help regarding domestic violence, call the hotline at 1.800.799.7233.
- For stress and coping help, you can call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1.800.985.5990.
- For the CDC’s stress and coping resources, click here.
- The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is offering opportunities for anyone who is looking for some moments of calm, centeredness, and clarity. You can find more information here.