Resources for Families

FOOD RESOURCES

Pocantico Food Services - Emergency Meals program     Click here for Food Service information/Haga clic aquí para español

Feeding Westchester    Click here for Feeding Westchester.org   and see Mobile Food Pantry calendar below.

Click here for Local Food Pantry schedule     

United Way - Hudson Valley Region 

United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public in finding the answers to a variety of Health and Human Services related questions. It is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Click here for United Way 211 Helpline

 

CHILDCARE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS INFORMATION

Click here for Pocantico Essential Workers Childcare information

Click here for Childcare form

 

UNEMPLOYMENT AND FEDERAL RELIEF STIMULUS PACKAGE INFORMATION

New York State Department of Labor - How to apply for Unemployment benefits and Pandemic Unemployment assistance.

Click here for NY  State Department of Labor

Internal Revenue Service - Information about Federal Relief Stimulus payments - for Filers and Non-Filers

Click here for IRS Federal Relief Stimulus payments information 

Hub for Help: New York Times - if your income has fallen or been cut off completely...this guide will connect you to the basic information you’ll need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services and financial strategies. This guide has been updated with the details of the $2 trillion relief plan that has been enacted by Washington.

Click here for NY Times Hub for Help article

Information about the Federal relief stimulus package    Click here for NYTimes article

 

HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION

Daily updates from NY State Department of Health : Click here for daily updates

NY State COVID-19 Hotline   1-888- 364-3065

HEALTH INSURANCE

Information on special health insurance open enrollment period for New York residents.

NOTE: if you do not have health insurance, please read this important notice:   Click here for NY State of Health Letter to Families.pdf 

Click here for NY Dept of Health

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

Westchester County Department of Health    Click here for Westchester Dept of Health

Taking Care of our Emotional Health during the Pandemic   - Westchester County families and children are all coping with the impact of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) is encouraging all residents who need assistance to contact them at the support lines listed at this website.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Facts not Fear information sheet:  Click here for CDC info sheet 

Centers for Disease Control website  Click here for CDC website

How to Wear Masks  Click here for Masks information

 

 

Feeding Westchester.org Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

HOW TO MAKE A PERSONAL NO-SEW FACE MASK

HANDWASHING TIPS FROM WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION