Community Resources

Community Resources still offering services:

  • MILC can help you get set up with WIC or SNAP benefits, and many other services. Just visit their website or give them a call at (315) 705-3859

  • Seaway Valley Prevention Council has created a monthly newsletter with updated resources and assistance available to families. Check it out

  • Childcare- Contact the St. Lawrence Child Care Council for up to date information on childcare providers in your area (315) 393-6474 or visit their Facebook Page

  • Reachout Crisis Hotline (315) 265-2422

  • Crisis Texting Line: Send a text to 741 741 from anywhere, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond, help you through a time of crisis, and can link you to needed resources.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call (800) 273-8255 available 24/7

  • United Way has a Community Relief Fund for helping in the aftermath of COVID-19

  • Visit Gardenshare for up to date information about food availability in St. Lawrence County

  • Local businesses still have curbside pickup or take out available. Visit the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce website for up to date information

  • For up to date information in NY regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19, visit the NYSDOH website for lots of valuable resources and information

  • You can file for Unemployment to cover loss of work due to COVID-19

  • Apply for SNAP benefits through Department of Social Services. Click here for application

  • Visit the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce website or Facebook Page for up to date information about what local businesses are offering for contact-free options and what other services they have available right now

  • Renewal House is offering teleconferencing with their caseworkers. Contact their office for more information (315) 379-9845 or send an email to . You can also visit their website to see what services they offer.

For students or family members who do not feel safe calling or emailing Renewal House for assistance, other options are available:

National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7): 1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7): 1-800-656-4673

Crisis TEXT line: text HOME to 741741

Crisis TEXT line: text LOVEIS to 22522