COVID-19 Resources

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 Resources Hotlines Emergency Funds Food Resources Mental Health and Self Care College Access and Success Updates Wifi and Technology Resources Storage for College Students

Covid-19 Resources



  • 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

Emergency Funds

Food Resources

  • 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 –
  • 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)*

Mental Health and Self Care

College Access and Success Updates

Wifi and Technology Resources

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.