This year has been another challenging year for most so The Breakfast Club's #Change4Change will be all about giving back to you directly. Tell us below what you need help with this Holiday Season, then on December 16th The @BreakfastClubam could be reaching out to help make some change for you!

If you're looking for help during this time, please visit these resources.

Rental Assistance or those facing homelessness:

The city of NYC's Family Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS)

FHEPS is a rent supplement for families with children who receive Cash Assistance and have been evicted or are facing eviction, who lost their housing due to a domestic violence situation, or who have lost their housing because of health or safety issues

Coalition for the Homeless NY

The Coalition's Eviction Prevention Program saves more than 800 households each year from the trauma of homelessness — keeping them in their own homes and out of the shelter system

Community Service Society of New York

CSS focuses on enabling, empowering and promoting opportunities for low-income families and individuals to develop their full potential, to contribute to society, and to realize social, economic and political opportunities.

Catholic Charities of NY

Families confronted by a crisis often feel helpless. Catholic Charities provides accurate and timely information and referrals, and will help advocate for the services required by a family. Catholic Charities crisis experts help individuals and families plan long-term solutions to immediate problems through counseling and financial assistance.

Food insecurity assistance:

Food Bank for New York City

Find the help you need, where you need it. Search the map to find a soup kitchen, food pantry, senior center, or SNAP enrollment site near you

City Harvest

Search the map of locations that are currently distributing food, free of charge, throughout NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic. Location sites include soup kitchens, food pantries, City Harvest Mobile Markets, City Harvest Community Partner Mobile Markets, Department of Education School Sites that are distributing grab-and-go meals, some restaurants that are offering free food distribution, and City Harvest Emergency Food Distribution Sites.

The City of NYC's Get Food NYC COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution

Provides:

  • Map of food resources across the city, including free food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or adults in need, as well as grocery stores and farmer's markets locations.
  • Info on P-EBT - $420 per child in money for groceries coming to all NYC public school families, in multiple languages.
  • AccessNYC - Find out if you may be eligible for food benefits including SNAP and WIC, and learn how to apply.
  • NYC Food Delivery Assistance - If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you in the coming days. Check your eligibility and sign up.

Health Assistance:

The Institute for Family Health

Two free clinics, one in the Bronx and one in Manhattan. The clinics provide comprehensive, high-quality health care to people who are uninsured. All services are free and confidential. The Free Clinics are open on Saturday mornings, except holidays.

Ryan Health

Ryan Health is a community health center with three locations in Manhattan. They provide medical, dental and specialized services for a sliding fee, based on your income level, to patients without health insurance. Additionally, all prescriptions are provided for $10 from their pharmacy for patients without prescription drug coverage.

Mental Health Assistance:

NY Project HOPE – Coping with COVID

NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reaction and emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals

For the Frontlines

Fast, free crisis counseling, 24/7 health care professionals and essential workers