In these uncertain times, no one should feel like they have no options. Thankfully, New York is blessed with numerous options for assistance. Here I have listed my preferred programs and services. Give them a try.
Options for FREE CRISIS SERVICES / Servicios de crisis gratis
NYC Well (888) 692-9355 – is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/
The Samaritans (212) 673-3000 – completely confidential 24-hour crisis response hotline. It is staffed by professionally trained volunteers who have responded to over 1 million calls. They provide immediately accessible ongoing emotional support to those who are in distress or suicidal. The service is available 24 hours and 7 days a week.
Options for FREE MEDICAL CLINICS / Clínicas medicas gratis
NYC Free Clinic (917) 544-0735 16 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003 http://nycfreeclinic.med.nyu.edu/
Weill Cornell Community Clinic (646) 962-9222 505 East 70th Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10021 http://weill.cornell.edu/wccc/
Mt Sinai Adolescent Health Care Clinic (212) 423-3000 312 East 94th Street, New York, NY 10128 http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/adolescent-health/areas-of-care/adolescent-health-center
East Harlem Health Outreach Program (626) 942-6519 17 East 102nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10029 http://www.eastharlemhealth.org/eng/index.html
St. Anthony’s Free Clinic (718) 401-9705 421 East 155th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 http://franciscanfriars.com/st-anthonys-clinic/
ECHO Free Clinic (800) 836-1316 1894 Walton Ave, Bronx, NY 10453 http://www.echoclinic.org/
Options for Legal Services / Servicios Legales
Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. (718) 487-2300 260 Broadway, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211 http://bka.org/
New York Legal Assistance Group (212) 613-5000 7 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004 http://nylag.org/
Queens Legal Services (917) 661-4500 89-00 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435 http://www.legalservicesnyc.org/our-program/queens
Lambda Legal (LGBTQ Services) (212) 809-8585 120 Wall Street, 19th floor, New York, NY 10005 https://www.lambdalegal.org/