Options and Resources

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/