Community Information

Voter Registration Information & questions answered. Link:

http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html



Check out the tips on staying cool and keeping your family healthy during the summer months. Link:http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/tn/sfsm_t2famguide-print.pdf



Youth Engaged 4 Change! Check out this great website to help youth get smart about money. Link: http://engage.youth.gov/blog/resources-finance



The New York Public Library has expanded its hours to better serve New Yorkers! Thanks to the City's recent reinvestment in libraries, 91 of our locations are now open 6 days a week—or more. We’ve also added more morning and evening hours, plus new Sunday service at branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. To find your branch click on the link: http://www.nypl.org/locations/



The official website for NYC will give you important alerts, news, programs, events and government access and information. Click on the link: http://www.ny.gov/services


The United States Postal Service will now email you your mail. The US Postal Service is testing a “notification” service that emails customers images of the envelopes of their letter-size mail. The service, called Informed Delivery, will send out an email to customers each morning with that day’s mailbox contents. The service is free, but customers have to sign up online. It is not available to businesses and will not apply to packages, though the agency said it may include scans of catalogs and magazines in the future. Click on the link to sign up: http://realmail.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action

New York City Housing Authority Residents – Sign up for NYCHA Alerts – Track open apartment repair tickets online, receive updates on service outages and restoration in your building and NOTIFY NYCHA of any special need in case of an emergency. Go to:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/residents/nycha-alerts.shtml

The American Association of Retired Person (AARP) and the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) are assisting low-income Bronx residents,55 & older, to receive employment through their outreach, training, and internship programs.For more info, call the AARP located at 384 E. 149th St., Ste. 608 @ (718) 585-2500.

New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC – a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14 and older. Immigration status does not matter. All New York City residents age 14 and older can get an IDNYC card. Applicants must complete an application and submit it at an IDNYC Enrollment Center. Applicants are also required to present proof of identity and residency in New York City. For further information, please check out the website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/about/about.page

ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs. You can use this service anonymously or you can create an account. Use ACCESS NYC to find out more about different health and human services benefits that may be right for you or a loved one. ACCESS NYC contains all the information you will need to apply for benefits such as how to apply, where to go, and what documents to bring. For further information, please check out the website: https://a858-ihss.nyc.gov/ihss1/en_US/IHSS_homePage.do


Veterans Services and resources including the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP3) program, an employment based program, are available through the Black Veterans for Social Justice, a non-profit organization. For more information about resources and service, please visit www.BVSJ.org or contact Zernice Broadus, HVRP3 (718) 852-6004 ext. 261 at zbroadus@bvsj.org.

Text for Health Tips - Montefiore Medical Center has created a new text messaging program called “Bronx4Bronx” in an effort to help Bronx residents take better care of themselves. Bronx4Bronx delivers health tips and information via text message three times a week to its users. The program is available in English and Spanish, and users can opt in or out at any time. To receive health messages, text Bx4Bx to 32075 (for Spanish, text Bx4BxS to 32075). For more information, visit www.montefiore.org/bx4bx


Check out the website: http://www1.nyc.gov/311/index.page 311 web page. Great information!

Homeless Prevention Resources: If you have rent arrears problems or are facing eviction, please read this information and call the sources, There may be financial help available to you. Click on the link:

http://www.bronxmall.com/cal/homelessprevention.pdf


Reach Out Before You’re Forced Out of Your Home: households on the brink of homelessness are faced with an entirely new reality, complete with an extensive network of neighborhood-based services to help them remain in their communities and avoid entering a shelter. They recently opened more locations in community districts throughout the five boroughs; Homebase remains the cornerstone of the City's homelessness prevention efforts, crafting individualized assistance to meet the needs of each household. Among the services that may be offered are:

Services to prevent eviction

Assistance obtaining public benefits

Emergency rental assistance

Education and job placement assistance

Financial counseling and money management

Help relocating

Short-term financial assistance

Click on the link for more information: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dhs/prevention/homebase.page

Visit the NY State of Health Marketplace https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ to find a plan that fits your needs and budget. To learn more about your coverage and care options in NYC, visit NYC Health Insurance Link http://www.nyc.gov/html/hia/html/home/home.shtml

Remember, federal law requires most people to have health insurance or pay a fine when they file their taxes, so it's important for them to apply as soon as possible. The current open enrollment period ends January 31st, 2017. However, children and families who qualify for Medicaid, Essential Plan or Child Health Plus can enroll year round. Families who do not speak English may also call 311 and be connected to an in-person health insurance assistant.

An NYC Parks Recreation Center membership gives you access to New York City’s most affordable and extensive network of recreational facilities across the five boroughs. Anyone can be a member – there are no residency requirements and kids under 18 can get a free membership. Come to any of the Recreation Center locations with one form of photo identification. If you do not have a valid form of identification, find out how to get one at Get Your IDNYC. Children under 18 can bring a student ID or birth certificate. Click on the link to find a recreation center near you: http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters




The Eagle Academy for Young Men • Bronx NY Updated last on November 19, 2016