Senator Biaggi has offered a list of available resources to help individuals and families during these times. See the details listed below.
As we continue to celebrate and honor Pride Month, it is critical that we promote access to emotional and mental health support for our LGBTQ+ New Yorkers during these challenging times. Below is just a short list of virtual resources available:
The Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-738
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
Stopping the Hate: 1-206-350-HATE (1-206-350-4283)
Upcoming Event with Team Biaggi:
On Friday, June 5th at 12:45PM, my office will be distributing meals, masks, and hand sanitizer while supplies last to residents of Glebe Avenue Senior Houses at 2125 Glebe Ave, The Bronx, NY 10462. The meal distribution is in collaboration with Community Board 9, Rethink Food NYC, the Afya Foundation, and Joya. Please bring your own bottle to fill with hand sanitizer!
NYC Burial Services Update: We mourn the lives lost during this pandemic, and understand the burden of burial costs during these times. New York City is offering burial assistance to residents in need – learn more here.
NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal Update: In response to the Governor’s directive to take every effort to keep New Yorkers safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the following is the “Advisory Opinion 2020-3 “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance” being directed with respect to processing and other procedures affecting the Office of Rent Administration (ORA) and Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) under The Rent Stabilization Law, The Emergency Tenant Protection Act, and the New York State and City Rent Control Laws. All extensions previously granted by advisory opinions 2020-1, 2020-1.2 and 2020-2, have been extended an additional thirty days to July 6th, 2020.
Community Resources and Events:
Coronavirus Online Therapy: Short-term, pro-bono and reduced-fee online therapy for those on the front line during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.
DACA Recipients: For help renewing your application call ActionNYC at 1(800) 354-0365
(914) Cares provides a series of support services and programming to Westchester residents, including: Kids’ Kloset, which provides clothing, school supplies, books and other necessities to children in need; Baby Bank Westchester, which provides basic necessities and essentials (diapers, clothing, strollers, car seats, hygiene products, etc) for families in need; and Poverty Symposium, Donation Drives and Empty Bowls Westchester.
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) is hosting a free online webinar with industry leaders to discuss the impact, innovations and planning for construction in NYC post PAUSE on June 11th at 1PM. To register, click here.