Resources

Shelter in Place: What does it mean?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/17/coronavirus-san-francisco-california-shelter-in-place/5073397002/
 
Reminder:If your NYC public school student needs a device for remote learning, visit https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevice
 
Food Resources: Individuals who experience food insecurity may need to prepare for quarantine or shutdowns. They should consider going to a digital pantry or ordering food to be delivered. Education is also important – you do not need to be a citizen to receive services at a food bank. 
 
HFLS Interest-Free Bridge Loans: Hebrew Free Loan Society is offering interest-free bridge loans for anyone affected by the coronavirus who lives in the five boroughs of New York City, in Westchester County, or on Long Island. Interest-free loans of $2,000-$5,000 are available for purposes including (but not limited to) lost wages due to being unable to go to work, childcare costs due to school closures, small business losses, canceled study abroad programs, related medical costs. Find more information here and please share with anyone in your communities who may be affected. 
 
Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis
If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, we’re here to help. 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.
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-money-unemployment.html
 
Virtual Resources for Families: In an effort to support families with young children who are quarantined or selecting to do less socializing through playdates or community classes, UJA-Federation of NY, PJ Library, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and The Jewish Education Project have come together to aggregate a collection of high-quality Jewish activities and content that families can engage in together at home: https://pjlibrary.org/familyactivities 
 
Stress Reduction: The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is offering opportunities for anyone who is looking for some moments of calm, centeredness, and clarity. In addition to the free resources available, individuals can access online courses at a discounted rate with code UJA-NY. You can find more information here: https://www.jewishspirituality.org/get-started/resources-for-challenging-times/ 
 
Information and Links to Other Resources
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