In an effort to protect the health of our students, staff, and the wider community, New Settlement’s College Access Center is closed, effective immediately. The College Access Center remains committed to helping our students navigate this period of turbulence so that they can persist in their pursuit of post-secondary education. New Settlement advisors and staff will be working from home, and are still available to assist students during our regular business hours, 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. We are providing remote support to students via email, text, phone, chat, and communication apps so that they can continue to receive the help that they would have received from New Settlement advisors.
If you would like to speak with an advisor, please check our staff list for contact information. Success Counselors are available through their cell #’s and Access Counselors are available via email. In addition, please find a list of resources below.
- COVID-19 – Know the Facts
- Department of Education – Free Meals
- Department of Education Updates
- DOE Remote Learning Device Request Form
- Due to the impact of COVID-19 on New York City’s workforce, the City of New York has developed a list of resources
- For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit NYC.gov/coronavirus or call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115).
- You can also text “COVID” to 692-692 for updates and information, or text “COVIDESP” to 692-692 for updates in Spanish.
- Coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak:; https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/coping-with-stress-disease-outbreak.pdf
- If you are interested in helping those affected by COVID-19, visit the Help Now NYC website.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Project Reach Youth Line: 1-347-880-8042. For teen sexual health and counseling
- Project Streetwork: 1-800-708-6600: Support for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness
- The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Teens: 1-866-488-7386
- Trans LifeLine for trans folks: 877-565-8860
- Day One Hotline: 1-800-214-4150. Assistance for youth, parents, and professionals for intimate partner violence
- For anyone affected by abuse: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Safe Horizon: Victims of Crime: 1-866-689-4357; Rape & Sexual Assault: 1-212-227-3000
- Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741
- Good Call NYC: 1-833-346-6322. Free 24/7 emergency legal arrest hotline
- New York State CoronaVirus Hotline: 888-364-3065
- Tenants’ Rights Hotline: 212- 979-0611 or 917-661-4505
- This NYSYLC emergency fund is to support New York City undocumented youth and families whose livelihoods are being affected by COVID-19. Whether it’s from a decline in business for street vendors or being laid-off in domestic and restaurant jobs. The max amount available is $1,000.
- Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens by Borough.
If you or anyone you know is in need of food during this time click the button below to find the nearest place to you that can assist. The list is color coded where Green represents soup kitchens and Purple represents food pantries.
- SCHOOL FOOD WEBSITE – The sites for school food distribution is now available here. Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city. Check out the map at this link to find a location near you!
- Food Education Fund is compiling a list of resources for families of public school students and restaurant owners / workers at this website – bit.ly/foodhubnyc.
- World Central Kitchen will distribute thousands of fresh, individually packaged grab-and-go meals to local families.These meals will be available to anyone in the area who needs extra support during this uncertain time. Using our expertise as a food logistics organization, we will be distributing meals at the designated sites listed below during lunchtime. They will be individually-packed fresh meals, ready to heat at home. The designated site are located in the Bronx and Queens.
- FOOD DELIVERY FOR FAMILIES IN NEED (by Invisible Hands Deliver)*
- CITY HARVEST – LINKS TO HELP FIND FOOD (by City Harvest)
Mental Health and Self Care
College Access and Success Updates
- COVID-19 – CUNY FAQ’s
- CUNY Continuity for Students – Use this page as a hub for resources, tools, and tips to help you finish the Spring 2020 semester off strong.
- Colleges that have changed deposit deadline to June 1st or later
- Virtual College Admissions Events
Wifi and Technology Resources
- DOE Remote Learning Device Request Form
- Comcast is offerring free wifi and hotspots for 60 days.
- Spectrum os offering free wifi and hotspots for 60 days.
Storage for College Students
- U-Haul will extend 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities.