Online, Immediate, and Local Resources

Below you will find a list of online resources for accessing help with emergency housing, food, counseling, legal issues and more.

If you would like to speak with a counselor or obtain more referrals, please contact us here.

For all NYC Resources related to Covid-19 Concerns

These resources can offer support for food, employment, health insurance, housing and more.

The 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation

Free Daily Mindfulness Meditation sent to CUNY students, faculty and staff.

NYC Emergency Food Hotline

(866) 888-8777 (English and Spanish)
Assists with referrals for emergency food, food stamps, Medicaid, child care, homeless services, and more.


Anonymous self-assessment as well as articles and information pertaining to various mental health issues.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

(800) 662-4357 (English & Spanish)
Provides referrals to individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.

Department of Homeless Services Hotline

(800) 994-6494 (English & Spanish)
Information on shelters & 24 hr drop in centers (which provide food, shower, medical services). Referrals for psychiatric/mental health care, and alcohol & drug treatment centers and more based on needs of the individual.

Safe Horizon Hotlines

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
  • Crime Victims Hotline: (866) 689-HELP (4357)
  • Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: (212) 227-3000
  • TDD phone number for all hotlines: (866) 604-5350
Provides shelter, counseling services, safety planning, court/legal assistance and support groups.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Provides crisis intervention, information and referrals for victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.

Day One

(800) 214-4150
Assists teens (up to age 24) with free legal services, advocacy and counseling who are experiencing abuse in their relationships or homes.

Legal Aid Society of NY

(212) 577-3300
Offers free legal advice and representation in criminal and civil areas (family & health law, homeless rights, housing issues, immigration status and public assistance).

LGBT National Health Center

(888) 843-4564
Hours: Monday through Friday from 4pm to midnight. Saturday from noon to 5pm.
Offers free and confidential services to callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!

Boys Town National Hotline (available to both men & women)

(800) 448-3000
Crisis hotline. Assists with issues related to depression, suicide, family issues, relationships and more.


1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369)
Text HOPENY (467369)
Provides information and referrals in NYS for people experiencing substance abuse and problem gambling.

The Trevor Project

(866) 488-7386
Text 'START" to 678-678
Provides crisis intervention and support for students identifying as LGBTQ.

National Parent Helpline

1-855-4A-PARENT (1-855-427-2736)
Available Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST
Offers emotional support and parenting resources.