COVID-19 Database for People with I/DD, Caregivers, and Staff
During the COVID-19 emergency we want to help you find resources at this challenging time. YAI staff has gathered some important information and resources for families to access which are shared below. You can type in a search or filter by category or age range. For those looking to see newly added resources, they will show at the top of the list.
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World Central Kitchen is distributing individually wrapped, ready to heat meals at designated sites during lunchtime. Focused on the Bronx, Harlem, and Queens, but also distributing meals in Brooklyn and New Jersey.
This resource is for New York City and New Jersey residents.
NeON Nutrition Kitchens are neighborhood food pantries that help people transitioning from the justice system to stay on the right track. But you don’t have to be on probation to come to a NeON Nutrition Kitchen. Everyone in the community is welcome. Nutrition kitchens operate in each of the five boroughs.
The New York Department of Health (DOH) updated COVID-19 guidance for hospital visitation rules for People with I/DD. Patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary) including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), and patients with cognitive impairments including dementia , the Department considers one support person at a time as essential to patient care in the emergency room or during hospitalization.
COVID-19: Coping and Emotional Well-being offers guidance from The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in multiple languages, this site offers tips and resources for staying connected with friends and family, coping with isolation, coping with stress, loss of a loved one, grief and loss in the workplace, and domestic violence.
Home Delivered Meals for Long Island Residents is a program that prepares and regularly delivers meals to older adults, people with disabilities, and others who have difficulties shopping and/or preparing food for themselves or traveling to a site where a meal is being served.
Care Design New York offers guidance in accessing Unemployment Insurance (UI) for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites. This document discusses eligibility guidelines for UI, offers a link to a benefit calculator that will estimate Unemployment Insurance benefit amounts and connects you with the link to the application.
Spectrum is offering free internet for students and teachers. Through Spectrum, the internet and WiFi will be free for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who do not currently have internet or WiFi service. This discount will be applied as a credit for the first two months of internet services. Spectrum will waive any installation or pre-payment fees to help get you started.
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities COVID-19 Resource Page provides information specifically to inform people with disabilities on the resources available to the population during NYC's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Make the Road New York es la mayor organización de base progresiva liderada por inmigrantes en el estado de Nueva York. Acceso a salud, compromiso civil, servicios legales, alfabetización de adultos y mucho más.