May is Mental health month, In New York City, everyone has guaranteed access to healthcare — including mental healthcare. Low- or no-cost services are available in many languages, in neighborhoods across New York City — regardless of insurance coverage, age, immigration status, or ability to pay. Use this guide to find the right kind of help.
NYC School Survey: Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.
Every year, all parents, teachers, and select school support staff take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of their school community think about the learning environment at their school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.
Take the 2020-21 NYC School Survey NOW!
Vaccination Poll for Older Students
Have a child age 16+ ? Share your vaccination preferences, fill out the survey here.
Summer Rising Grades K-8
Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate. Registration For Summer Rising programs (grades K-8) families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website starting on Monday, April 26. Schools will also reach out to families to encourage them to sign up and help them do so.
Make your voice heard! NYC Votes has everything you need to cast your ballot this June. New Yorkers voting in the June 22 primary for mayor will use ranked-choice voting for the first time this year. Confused? We can help. View Guide. The when, where, why, and how of voting in NYC. Our future is on the ballot!
MAKE YOUR MOVE, New York City Section 8 Voucher Waitlist Opens May 17 – May 28
Section 8 Vouchers provide a subsidy to help low-income renters afford safe, decent housing. Applicants must apply while the waitlist is open. HCR will select 15,000 households for the waitlist through a lottery. Those selected for the waitlist will be offered a voucher as one becomes available, and will be subject to additional eligibility screening. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Applying does not guarantee a voucher.
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Over 200 people were vaccinated on the very first day of vaccine buses in Sunset Park. Thanks in part to @mayorsCAU and @NYCImmigrants who canvassed local businesses. Buses will continue through Friday May 21 at 5th avenue between 53rd-52nd street, 12pm-8pm. pic.twitter.com/biv7ZVBafH
— NYC Mayor's CAU (@mayorsCAU) May 19, 2021
Thanks to @NYCHealthSystem @BrookdaleBK @BlackInkCrew @OnebrooklynH @CeaserBlackInk @tajgibson #tajgibsonfoundation #MikeTucker #DrJulianWatkins #TameekFloyd #DanteDeblasio for helping to make our #vaccine resource and registration day a success in #Bedstuy #Brooklyn! pic.twitter.com/eQqgVlcLeW
— NYC Mayor's CAU (@mayorsCAU) May 19, 2021
Today, @nycmayor and @NYCFirstLady visited Masjid At-Taqwa for their fifth Weekend of Faith for Mental Health! pic.twitter.com/7IAPYmxdQi
— NYC Mayor's CAU (@mayorsCAU) May 15, 2021
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NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform
Upcoming Public Hearings: Thursday, May 27: Brooklyn Borough Zoom Hearing
To testify or submit testimony, you must sign up no later than 24-hours before the hearing begins.
Zoom hearings will be broadcast in the New York City Council's virtual hearing rooms. A link to the hearings will be published on this website.
Safe in the City Grant: Creating Safe Neighborhoods in NYC
Help increase the peace in NYC this summer! Our “Safe in the City” Grant offers funding for community based actions and activities that will make neighborhoods safe—apply for before June 30! Go here for more information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/peacenyc/resources/covid-19-resources.page
Hate Has No Home Here
The Met Council along with social services organizations reflective of the City’s diversity will come together in service to our communities and affirm our solidarity in the face of hatred and hunger. Together, we will conduct a series of food distributions in each of our communities. Through these distributions we will raise awareness of hatred and the crisis of hunger in our community. See the dates for the upcoming distributions below.
1. Tuesday May 25, 1 pm at 4101 8th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232
Spread Love, Stop Asian Hate
We welcome you to join us on 5/22 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at 160 Eldridge Street, NY, NY for a community celebration w an AAPI mural unveiling + FREE food, music, performances, art, COVID-19 tests and vaccines.
From the Press Office:
May 19, 2021
A Recovery For All of Us: Mayor and Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity Announce Citywide Expansion of 'Family Enrichment Centers' to Reach Communities Hardest hit by COVID-19
A Recovery for All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Announces Relief for New York City's Hotel Industry
Recovery for All of Us: Standard & Poor's Global Ratings Lifts New York City's General Obligation Bond Credit Outlook
Vision Zero: Mayor de Blasio and Citywide Administrative Services Announce Surround Cameras on 1,500 City Fleet Trucks to Reduce Collisions and Keep New Yorkers Safe
May 18, 2021
Recovery For All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Calls on State Legislature to Pass Community Hiring and MWBE Bills
NYC COVID-19 City-wide information portal
Find the resources across NYC City agencies for New Yorkers, Businesses, and Non-Profits.
Click to access: NYC.gov/COVID-19
Pet Owner Eviction Project
Animal Haven's Pet Owner Eviction Project, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare and NYC Emergency Management's Animal Planning Task Force, is seeking to connect vulnerable tenants at risk of losing their pets while facing a potential eviction with free and low-cost resources.
COVID-19 Pet Hotline: 877-204-8821
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL If you are thinking about suicide, or know someone who is, counselors are available to listen to and support you 24/7. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at nyc.gov/nycwell. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of hurting themselves, or in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation, call 911.
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