Assistance Programs in New York City

By | March 15, 2019
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New York Assistance Programs. New Yorkers are some of the tough folks in the U.S.  However, there are many who need a little help from time to time. Do you live in Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island?  There are many charities and community and government organizations that help families pay rent, utilities, and other bills.  If you work full-time, part-time, are unemployed, disabled, you may be eligible for help. Individuals and families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island can find many resources to help with temporary housing and rent.  Inner City churches and community organization work together to help prevent eviction by paying past-due rent.

New York Assistance Programs

Salvation Army Services

Food Assistance, medical assistance, senior feeding program, Winter coast for kids and elderly, help with utilities, help with prescriptions, soup kitchens, food pantries, food vouchers, emergency shelter, temporary housing.



The Salvation Army Bronx Citadel Corps Community Center
Church in the Bronx, New York
425 E 159th St, Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 665-8472

The Salvation Army Bronx Tremont Corps Community Center
2121 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10457
9718) 584-6250

  • Feeding programs, soup kitchens, and pantries.
  • Medical Assistance – 212-337-7410
  • Help with bills like rent, utilities
  • Emotional and Spiritual Counseling by licensed and trained staff to address trauma due to abuse, disasters, loss, addiction etc.
  • Temporary housing through short-termed shelters and housing for single women with children.
  • Disaster aid services: managing and distributing funds and grants designated during a disaster, like floods, fire, etc.
  • Seasonal Services – Christmas toy program, coast for kids, Thanksgiving meals, etc.

New York Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is a faith-based charity that helps communities all over the world. Their New York Diocese works with disadvantaged maintain family stability by preventing evictions, emergency housing, as well as loss of other necessary services like utilities, heating.  Senior centers make sure the elderly receive a hot meal and help with counseling and referrals to other organization that offers targeted services. Trained, caring caseworkers are available to help you where you need it most.

Catholic Charities

Feeding programs, eviction prevention, temporary housing, emergency shelters, living residences, day care programs, mother-child residences, crisis intervention centers & services.


Catholic Charities Community Services
Social services organization in the Bronx, New York
402 E 152nd St, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 292-9090
Website

Charity in the Bronx, New York
4377 Bronx Blvd, Bronx, NY 10466
(347) 947-3922

Social services organization in the Bronx, New York
2510 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 239-5206

Other Catholic Charity Services

  • Immigration Services – Reuniting families, obtaining work authorization, learning English, citizenship, adjusting status and representation are among the services that professional staff provides.
  • Substance Abuse Assistance – Substance abuse services, including helping the users locate treatment for addiction and mental wellness counseling, safe housing, and family counseling.  For more help contact NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services OASAS 877-846-7369 24/7
  • Food Resources – Local food pantries, soup kitchens and help apply for SNAP and WIC.  Case managers can also help individuals job placement and additional government service such as SNAP, WIC HEAP.
  • Housing Assistance – Help with rent, eviction prevention, emergency shelter, and affordable housing.

New York Eviction Intervention Services

This organization offers resources to help prevent evictions and homelessness.  They encourage the building of affordable housing and community stability for low and middle-income families.  They also provide mortgage support, legal assistance, senior services, and counseling.


 FHEPS

Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS) is no longer run by the City of New York.  If are receiving FEPS you are eligible for FHEPS.  This program provides cash to families with children, who have been evicted or about to be evicted because of sickness or domestic abuse.     Other services include Adult

  • Protective services
  • AIDS and HIV Services
  • Child support services
  • Disability Assissibiity
  • Domestic Violence support
  • Emergency Services
  • Healthy Assistance
  • Immigration Resources

Food Banks For New York

Food is a basic need for every living being, yet many people either live in food deserts or do not have the means to provide nutritious meals for their family.  You can never conquer poverty, but you can give people a helping hand and the tools to improve your living status. New York City Food Bank, do more than provide food.  Other programs like Community Kitchen offer free homecooked meals Monday – Friday evening. The senior center provides meals, workshops, and recreational activities for adults 60 and over. Including breakfast and supper on weekdays.

The community pantry provides groceries for those needing help with food. You must bring proof of identity and address for the household in order to shop. Their one-stop website help resident get help applying for government food programs like SNAP and WIC. For those with dependents who earn 55,00 or less or adults with no dependents who earn 30,000 or less can get their taxes prepared for free. (food banks in New York City)

Legal Aid

The Legal Aid helps tenants with landlord/tenant mediation and rental assistance.  If you are facing eviction because of nonpayment of rent due to the landlord abandoning the property or not providing mandatory repairs or the property is not fit for living.   If you need legal representation there are Legal Aid offices that can assist and advise you.  If you are living in a substandard dwelling do not stop paying rent, but put the rent in a bank account as you wait to go to court and get a judgment. (more)



Government Assistance

The Department of Social Services helps low-income families on a multitude of levels.  There you can get financial aid for bills, disability housing grants, SNAP (food benefits), TANF, eviction prevention, etc.  If you are struggling financially, even if you are working, you may qualify for help from the New York Department of Social Services.

Christmas Assistance Programs

New York City Christmas Assistance

New York City Christmas Assistance Programs.  Are you looking for help for the Christmas holiday?  If you live in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or Statin Island, you may qualify for help from a Christmas assistance program like Toys for Tots, Catholic Charities New York and more. The Holiday season is such a special time to spend with family and … Continue reading

Assistance Programs for the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queen, Staten Island

Bronx New York

Bronx Citadel Salvation Army
425 East 159th St.
Bronx, NY – 10451
(718) 665-2504


Bronx Food Stamps Office
Government office in New York City, New York
1910 Monterey Ave, Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 722-8013

Westchester County Social Services
100 E 1st St, Mt Vernon, NY 10550
Phone: (914) 995-3333

LSNY  
369 East 148th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
718-928-3700

Bronx Tremont Salvation Army
2121 Washington Ave
Bronx, NY – 10457
(718) 584-6250

West Bronx Housing And Neighborhood Resource Center Inc
3716 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY – 10467
(718) 798-0929

Legal Aid Society  
953 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York 10459
Phone: 718-991-4758

West Bronx Housing And Neighborhood Resource Center Inc
3716 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY – 10467
(718) 798-0929

Mount Vernon Department of Planning & Community Development
Roosevelt Square N
Mount Vernon, NY – 10550
(914) 665-2300

Neighborhood Association for Intercultural Affairs
Main address: 1055 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
Contact – 718-538-3344

Brooklyn New York Assistance Programs

Department of Social Services
3050 W 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
212-835-7979

Brooklyn Medicaid Office
3050 W 21st St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 333-3000

Brooklyn Food Stamp Department
253 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 722-4004

CAMBA Legal Services
855 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11226
Phone number 718-287-0010

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation
260 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-487-2322

South Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-237-5500

Legal Aid Society 166 Montague
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Telephone – 718-722-3100

Bedford Stuyvesant Legal Services
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718-636-1155

LSNY Brooklyn
Address: 180 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
718-852-8888

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen’s Council
217 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Dial 718-366-3800

Manhattan Assistance Programs

The Jewish Federations Of North America
Social services organization in New York City, New York
25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 284-6500

New York City Food Stamp Office
12 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
New York, NY
(718) 722-8013

Department Of Social Services
180 Water Street
New York, NY 100389
(212) 331-6000

Harlem Temple Salvation Army
540 Lenox Ave
New York, NY – 10037
(212) 862-3900

Manhattan Citadel Salvation Army
175 East 125th St
New York, NY – 10035
(212) 860-3200

Eviction Intervention Services
150 E. 62nd Street
New York, New York 10021
Dial 212-308-2210 for rent help and eviction prevention.

Harlem Congregations For Community Improvement, Inc.
2854 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY – 10039
(212) 281-4887

Legal Aid Society (Harlem)
230 E. 106th Street
New York, NY 10029
212-426-3000

Center For Urban Community Services, Inc.
198 E. 121st Street
New York, NY – 10035
(212) 801-3300

Queens New York Assistance Programs

Queens Department of Social Services
Building 12, Hillside Complex
80-45 Winchester Blvd
Queens Village, NY 11427
(718) 217-4242

Food Stamp Office
165-08 88th Ave,
Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 722-8013

Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Queens, NY 11375
718-592-5757

Queens Legal Services
89-00 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11435
718-657-8611

Legal Aid Society (Queens)
120-46 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone number: 718-286-2461

Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Queens, NY 11375
Tel: 718-592-5757

CCNS WIC Program
Public Health Department
161-10 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 657-2580

Jasa Jewish Association For Services
9777 Queens Blvd,
Rego Park, NY 11374

Staten Island Rent Assistance

Human Resources Administration
275 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718) 473-8510

Staten Island SNAP Center
201 Bay St
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 722-8013

Staten Island Housing Association
84 Lamport Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
9718) 447-5035

Legal Aid Society
Social Services Organization
Staten Island, NY
(718) 273-6677

Legal Services NYC
36 Richmond Terrace # 205
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 233-6480

Housing Authority  
125 Cassidy Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 273-6808

Salvation Army
15 Broad St
Staten Island, NY (718) 448-8480