Family Resources

Free Tutoring for Grades K-12

EduMate NYC offers free, virtual tutoring for K-12 students, delivered by college and graduate students. 
Virtual K-8 tutoring is available for free through Educove, founded by Stuyvesant High School students.

Help Now NYC

Employment resources, food assistance, health and medical assistance, emotional support and spiritual care are available through Help Now NYC.

NYC Well

Support is available by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355). Don’t wait. Connect with someone who will listen and help. Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355)

Benefits Navigator

The Office of Community Schools’ Students in Temporary Housing Team now has a Benefits Navigator Tool – a simple way for families to access a wide array of publicly available benefits and resources from the DOE and other city agency partners.

NYC Free Tax Prep

File your taxes in-person or online with NYC Free Tax Prep if you earned $68,000 or less in 2020. See filing options below. The deadline to file 2020 tax returns is April 15, 2021.

Spanish Language Trainings on Ranked-Choice Voting

The NALEO Education Fund is working with the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) to offer Spanish Language trainings for community residents on Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV). RCV is the new method by which New Yorkers will vote in primary and special elections for Mayor, City Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents and Members of the City Council starting this year. Click here to get more information on how to set up one of these trainings.

INCLUDEnyc: Information for Students with Disabilities

INCLUDEnyc is a non-profit providing training and information for young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them. Learn more about organizations and programs supporting young people with disabilities. Connect with representatives via chat, audio, or video to learn more about Summer Camps,  After School, Recreation, Athletics, Art, Dance, and Music Transition Services and College Supports and Services. More information here.

Free Training at Parent University 

Parent University is a course registration and management system which provides free training on a wide range of topics. Check out on-demand offerings such as: Google Classroom, How to Use Text to Understand Unknown Words or Phrases, Tweens, Teens, Tech and Mental Health, and so much more. Check out the site here.

NYC COVID-19 Resources

Get Your Child’s COVID-19 Test Results:  Schools offering in-person teaching and learning are conducting weekly random testing of students and staff for COVID-19.  If a student is tested, parents should hear results via text, email, or phone call within two to three days.  Please make sure that families provide their schools with their most current contact information.  Learn more about COVID-19 testing results here  or at  Flyers available in: Arabic, Bengali/Bengla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu 

New COVID-19 Variant  

What we know – Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist. Multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic.  

What we do not know – Scientists are working to learn more about these variants, and more studies are needed to understand: 

  • How widely these new variants have spread 
  • How the new variants differ 
  • How the disease caused by these new variants differs from the disease caused by other variants that are currently circulating 

What it means– Public health officials are studying these variants quickly to learn more to control their spread. They want to understand whether the variants 

  • Spread more easily from person to person 
  • Cause milder or more severe disease in people 
  • Are detected by currently available viral tests 
  • Respond to medicines currently being used to treat people for COVID-19 
  • Change the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. There is no evidence that this is occurring, and most experts believe this is unlikely to occur because of the nature of the immune response to the virus.

COVID-19 Testing Sites 

Walk-in testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations.  

Get a COVID-19 Test and an Antibody test to know if you have been exposed to the virus. – The tests are FREE, confidential and safe. More than 200 testing sites now open. Learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccine DOHMH has created a Vaccine web page to keep New Yorkers up to date.  

Click to access:


COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility  

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to certain groups in NYC.  Learn which groups are currently eligible for the vaccine, and which may be eligible next. Click to access: 

COVID-19 Data 

The data reflects the most recent information collected about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC. It is updated daily. Click to access COVID-19 DATA  

General Information on COVID-19   

There is increasing transmission of COVID-19 in New York City and widespread transmission across the United States and in many other countries. Read about: