Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

Assistance for Individuals

Following an emergency, the City will provide information about resources available for you. Keep checking back for more information.

COVID-19 Resources

  • Visit, then call 311 (212-639-97675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115). Or, go to 311 online. For updates and information, you can text “COVID” to 692-692, or, for updates in Spanish, text “COVIDESP” to 692-692.

Assistance for Organizations

Following an emergency, the City will provide information about resources. Keep checking back for more information.

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COVID-19 Resources for Organizations

Did you check out our article about NEIGHBOR-TO-NEIGHBOR (N2N)?

Assistance for Nonprofit Organizations

Safety Guidance to Give to Your Volunteers

Volunteer safety and health are a top priority. All volunteers and all organizations that accept volunteers must adhere to current public health guidelines. You can find the latest information about COVID-19 at

If you have any of these conditions, please stay at home and don’t sign up for volunteer work:

  • You are feeling sick or have recently been tested positive for COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated against the virus.
  • Due to recent COVID-19 exposure, you need to quarantine.

Please consider wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing at all times when volunteering particularly if you’re not currently vaccinated against COVID-19, are 65 years old or older, or have an underlying condition that could increase your risk of contracting severe COVID-19 disease. Also, to further reduce your exposure to COVID-19, volunteer in well-ventilated, non-crowded areas, or ideally outdoors. The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s COVID-19 Prevention and Care has a complete list of conditions that can increase your risk of severe COVID-19 exposure. Please visit their website.

Do not volunteer to help outside of your home if you are feeling sick or have recently been tested positive for COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated.

If you have not been vaccinated against the virus, you should cover your face and keep at least 6 feet of distance from other volunteers. If you have been vaccinated against the virus, you must follow all rules regarding physical distancing and face coverings. Even though it is not mandatory, New Yorkers should cover their faces indoors.

Furthermore, hand hygiene should be practiced regularly. This includes washing your hands with soap and water, and applying hand sanitizer when soap and/or water are unavailable. Even if you are vaccinated, hand hygiene is a good public health practice.

Remember to have a look at our article about COVID-19 Resources | The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.

Human Services Resources

Nonprofit human services organizations provide important services to New York City’s residents, including those most in the city’s most vulnerable communities. It is crucial that they work with the City of New York, particularly during these difficult times of COVID-19. The City of New York’s online resource for nonprofit organizations offers guidance and answers to your questions regarding nonprofit operations, programming, and business continuity during these crucial days.

Emergency Response Training & Tools

Financial Resources

Funding Opportunities – the City of New York’s Resource for Nonprofit Organizations

Go to for information about funding opportunities in New York City.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Funding

FEMA assists state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as certain private non-profit organizations in responding and recovering from major disasters and emergencies. Find out more here.