Other Resources

For your convenience, a number of additional critical support services are listed below.

Water Distribution Centers
http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html
Food Stamps and other City benefits (They will be tabling in the NAC on November 13th and December 6th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
http://www.cucs.org/service-programs/community-based-services/community-based-single-stops/central-harlem-east-harlem-and-bronx-single-stops
List of Emergency Shelters for Hurricane Sandy:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html
Daytime Warming Center Locations
http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/warming_ctr.html
Disaster Assistance Service Center
http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/dasc.h

 

DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE

If you are experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster, the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support.

  • Call 1-800-985-5990
  • TTY for deaf/hearing impaired: 1-800-846-8517
  • Text TalkWithUs to 66746

LIFENET

1-800-LIFENET

YOU CAN CALL FOR YOURSELF OR FOR A FRIEND

1-800-LIFENET is a free, confidential help line for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The hotline's staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services.

  • 1-877-AYUDESE (1-877-298-3373) 
    in Espanõl
  • 1-877-990-8585 for Korean and Chinese callers (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects)
  • All other languages: 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)
  • 1-212-982-5284 
    (TTY for hearing impaired)
     

Garbage & Recycling Collection
To ensure sanitation crews continue to provide 24-hour-a-day cleanup services to Staten Island, south Queens, and southern Brooklyn to clean up storm debris, garbage collections may be reduced from three days to two days or from two days to one day in areas not heavily impacted by the storm. No recycling pickups until further notice. Learn more.

As recovery efforts continue, we have consolidated Hurricane Sandy public shelters. The public shelters are available to anyone who requires overnight shelter including food, water, and shower facilities. There are some shelters limited to individuals with special medical needs. Please see the current list of shelters below. If you have problems accessing this list, please call 311.

Borough Location Name Address Population Served

Bronx

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10458

All Populations

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Tech HS

29 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Special Medical Needs Only

Brooklyn

FDR HS

5800 20 Av, Brooklyn, NY 11204

All Populations

Brooklyn

Park Slope Armory 

361 15 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Special Medical Needs Only

Manhattan

G. Washington HS

549 Audubon Av, New York, NY 10040

All Populations

Manhattan

John Jay College

445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

Special Medical Needs Only

Queens

Hillcrest HS

160-05 Highland Av, Jamaica, NY 11432

All Populations

Queens

Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367

All Populations

Queens

York College 

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451

Special Medical Needs Only

Staten Island

Susan Wagner HS

1200 Manor Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

All Populations

Staten Island

Tottenville HS

100 Luten Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312

All Population

Comments