Resources

Health

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
208 W. 13th St, New York, NY 10011
Support the LGBT Community Crisis Intervention program, which provides crisis support and information to assist LGBT individuals.  Common areas of assistance are HIV/AIDS support, immigration resources, addiction recovery counseling, and housing medical assistance. The Center is open 365 days a year. Visit gaycenter.org

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
VISIONS provides in-home services to people who are blind and offers the VISIONS Center on Aging Innovative Senior Center to meet the needs of older adults to congregate, develop friendships and share mutual concerns in an environment conducive to their needs. For more information contact: 212-625-1616.

Hunger

Meals on Wheels
Saturday meals
Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

The Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program
Wednesday Evenings, Doors open at 6 PM, Dinner is served at 7 PM, The Church of the Epiphany, 1393 York Avenue (corner of York Avenue and East 74th Street)
The Wednesday Homeless Dinner Program serves dinner every Wednesday evening. All who are hungry are welcome. A social worker is available at the weekly dinner, starting at 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed at its 1393 York Avenue campus in two shifts each week: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Call (212) 737-2720 to schedule a day to volunteer.

Soup Kitchen Pantries Working With City Harvest’s Food Rescue Program
Church of The Epiphany - 1393 York Avenue
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church - 351 East 74th Street
Lenox Hill Senior Center - 343 East 70th Street
All Souls Church - 1157 Lexington Avenue

CHIRP: Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter’s Community Human Services Information and Referral Program
The program at Church of the Epiphany, Jan Hus Church and other sites on the Upper East Side places a human services professional at free meal programs on the Upper East Side - to connect homeless and at-risk guests with meal programs, shelter, substance use treatment, and other services.

Neighborhood

Citizens Committee for NYC Neighborhood Grant Program

The application deadline for the Citizens Committee for NYC Neighborhood Grant is January 23, 2017. The NYC Neighborhood Grants program awards grants of up to $3,000 to neighborhood groups, public school-based groups, and NYCHA tenants associations working to improve the quality of life across the city. So do you have a great idea for a community improvement project? Apply for the Neighborhood Grant from Citizens Committee for New York City. For a grant application and for more info, contact Imani at 212-822-9567 or ibrownatcitizensnyc [dot] org

Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS)

RIHS provides a range of services to residents of District 5. These services include a year-round Visitor Center where the staff provides maps, guidance on island sites and materials about the island's history and development; year-round tours for groups and individuals; and special interest presentations on island and local history, held during the late winter and early spring in collaboration with the Roosevelt Island branch of the New York Public Library. For more information visit the website: rihs.us, call 212-688-4836, or email rooseveltislandhistoryatgmail [dot] com.

Schools

92Y CASA @ Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Providing students with Art, Music projects as part of Children's after school activities.

Asphalt Green
Monday – Friday, 5:30AM-10PM, Saturday – Sunday, 8AM-8PM, 555 E 90th St, New York, NY
Free swim classes for public school kids, free sports leagues for middle school kids, and free fitness classes for seniors. For more information contact: (212) 369-8890.

El Museo del Barrio
Wednesday-Saturday: 11am-6pm, Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm, 1230 Fifth Avenue
All public schools in District 5 will receive free visits to El Museo del Barrio. Our free group visits include guided gallery visits, hands-on workshops, storytelling sessions, cultural celebrations, and visits for students with special needs. All visits are offered in English and Spanish. In order to book a visit, schools can visit El Museo’s website http://www.elmuseo.org/groups-visits/ and submit the reservation request form.

FRIENDS of the Upper East Historic Districts

Will teach/plans to teach in the following District 5 schools/programs:  4 architecture education programs: Building Fun, Yorkville Immigration, Landmarks & Preservation and our newest offering: Building Fun Basics. Building Fun Basics offers Pre-K/ Kindergarten students the chance to explore architecture through the concepts of color, shape, size and texture. Building Fun is an introduction to the idea that buildings tell us their stories through their materials, use, age and architectural elements. Classroom activities are supplemented with a neighborhood walking tour and art activity.

Marquis Studios @ Yorkville East Middle School, MS 177M
The Marquis Studios has exciting arts programs for NYC public schools. Watch this 3 minute video highlighting the Marquis Studios programs: https://vimeo.co/9231615

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
One East 65th Street at Fifth Avenue Entrance on East 65th Street
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City is eager to increase middle and high school group visits from District 5 this academic year, and is offering free admission and transportation to any schools without the means to otherwise visit. Aligned with Common Core State Standards, curriculum-based tours led by trained Gallery Educators, pre- and post-visit curriculum materials, teacher’s guides, and opportunities to hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor are designed to integrate the Museum visit with classroom learning about the Holocaust, World History, Immigration, Cultural Diversity, and subjects related to special exhibitions. Please visit http://www.mjhnyc.org/l_teachers_tours.html for more information or contact the Museum at 646-437-4304 or groupvisitsatmjhnyc [dot] org.

Seniors

DOROT University Without Walls (UWW) Door to Door and Kosher Meals for the Homebound (KMH) programs:
Monday through Friday 9 am to 5pm, 171 West 85th Street New York, NY 10024
All clients who use Door to Door receive a complete home visit assessment by a social worker who evaluates each senior’s living conditions and circumstances; verifies eligibility for benefits, including government entitlements; determines unmet needs.
Each week, KMH participants receive a delivery of three to seven meals, according to their needs. They can choose from eight meal options each week.
DOROT, Inc. CDerrowatdorotusa [dot] org

East Side Transportation Program
Daily 8am - 8pm, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House at 343 East 70 Street and St. Peter’s Church at 619 Lexington Avenue.
Transport for our clients in two accessible buses to two Senior Centers.

Center at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Daily 8am - 8 pm, 343 East 70 Street
Innovative Senior Center that serves older adults, many of whom live in District Five, with diverse programming in addition to three meals per day on site.

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Clinic
Lenox Hill, 331 East 70th Street
To find out if you are eligible, or for assistance applying or recertifying for SCRIE, please call 212-218-0503, option 6

Medicare Part D Clinic
Lenox Hill, 331 East 70th Street
The Legal Advocacy Department is scheduling individual counseling appointments to help you choose or change your Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. For more information or to sign up for an appointment call Cristina Mendez at 212-218-0449.

SNAP Clinic
Every Wednesday, 10:00am-1:00pm, Lenox Hill, 331 East 70th Street
Find out if you are eligible for SNAP benefits and get help applying. First come, first served. Sign in at the front desk when you arrive. Or call 212-218-0303 and leave a message.

East Side Case Management Consortium
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Provides case management to older adults in Districts 4, 5 and 8.

Search and Care
Free care management services to older women and men ages 65+ in District 5 residing on 86th Street and north, our goal is to help older neighbors to remain in their own home and community as long as is safely feasible.212-289-5300

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
VISIONS provides in-home services to people who are blind and offers the VISIONS Center on Aging Innovative Senior Center to meet the needs of older adults to congregate, develop friendships and share mutual concerns in an environment conducive to their needs. For more information contact: 212-625-1616.

Tenants

Eviction Intervention Services
80 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 (212) 308-2210
Resource Center Offers a Number of Homelessness Prevention and General Housing Advocacy Programs and Services
Visit www.eisny.org for more information and details about our programming and additional tenant advocacy resources.

SORT is a holistic program for those confronting hoarding EIS offers monthly meetings/workshops facilitated by a social worker, weekly check-in/counseling sessions with a housing advocate, home visits (when appropriate and necessary), book club offering focused reading and discussion, referrals to affordable cleaning services; appropriate/detailed documentation of SORT participation for housing management and housing court.   

Housing Court Buddy is for those who fall between the cracks of qualifying for pro bono representation but not able to afford legal representation for housing court-a trained and informed Housing Court Buddy will assist with navigation of the process from filing OSCs to gathering and organizing paper and documentation to responding in Court.  If appropriate, a Housing Court Buddy will attend Court with the tenant household.

EIS Housing Advocates offer general guidance and information regarding any/all housing issues.
A responsive Housing Advocate can be reached by phone at (212) 308-2210 or by email at infoateisny [dot] org.

Housing Court Answers
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM, 111 Centre Street 2nd Floor
Tenants and homeowners can speak to a HCA staff for information about housing court, rent regulation, NYCHA, tenants rights, applying to HRA and how to get repairs. We also maintain referral lists and do screening for charity assistance, legal representation and legal clinics, and FEPS providers.
Can be contacted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM - 5 PM at 212-962-4795.

Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice
199 Water Street
The Society, the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit legal services organization, is more than a law firm for clients who cannot afford to pay for counsel. It is an indispensable component of the legal, social, and economic fabric of New York City – passionately advocating for low-income individuals and families across a variety of civil, criminal, and juvenile rights matters, while also fighting for legal reform. Through a network of borough, neighborhood, and courthouse-based offices throughout New York City, nearly 2,000 attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, along with volunteer help coordinated by the Society’s Pro Bono program, we provide comprehensive legal services to fulfill our mission that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. Through three major practices — Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Rights — the Society handles approximately 280,000 cases a year in city, state, and federal courts. You can contact the Legal Aid Society Headquarters at: (212) 577-3300.

Tenants & Neighbors
255 W 36th St #505
Tenants & Neighbors is serving low and moderate income tenants in District Five who live in rent-regulated, Mitchell-Lama, and Project-based Section 8 tenants through over the phone counseling, in-person tenant meetings and outreach in buildings and developments that are at-risk for loss of affordable housing, poor conditions, or tenant harassment during the course of the year for funding. For more information contact: (212) 608-4320.

Youth

Roosevelt Island Youth Program
Monday – Friday, 3:30PM-7:30PM, 506 Main Street, Roosevelt Island
Services for young people from Roosevelt Island including computer labs, music programs, weight training, educational programming, SAT prep, and high school prep classes. For more information contact: (212) 935-3645 or riyp506atgmail [dot] com

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Monday - Friday, 3pm - 6pm, 331 E. 70 St.
After School program

Asphalt Green
Monday – Friday, 5:30AM-10PM, Saturday – Sunday, 8AM-8PM, 555 E 90th St, New York, NY Free swim classes for public school kids, free sports leagues for middle school kids, and free fitness classes for seniors. For more information contact: (212) 369-8890.