NYC-based community resources, events, tips and support all in one place, every Monday morning. 
Covid OMH Emotional Support Helpline:
1-844-863-9314
NYC Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Crisis Text Hotline:
Text HOME to 741741

R E S O U R C E S

Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Stress of Coronavirus 
Resource guide from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  Check out the age-specific behaviors and response strategies on pages 4 &5
https://files.constantcontact.com/733dd1fd001/370f567b-6bc4-4ccc-b6e8-4ebf32ff9d8c.pdf

TED Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing
Quality content on broad range of subjects with user guides for parents, teachers and students.  [This is my new go-to resource for my 11 year old.]
https://ed.ted.com/

Improved NYC DOE Remote Learning Help Desk Ticket System
As parents in NYC, we feel your pain.  New system creates help desk tickets  in addition to providing tech suggestions - definitely a step in the right direction! 
https://www.nycenet.edu/technicalsupportforfamily

Invisible Hands Delivery Services 
For many in our community, finding ways to get food and supplies safely is a real challenge.   This group of volunteers offers free deliery services to individuals in high-risk demographics.
Phone: 732-639-1579
Email: InvisibleHandsDeliver@gmail.com

EDUCATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT

Toy Theater
Early elementary school games (K-3).  Some have an educational process, but mostly an easy diversion.
https://toytheater.com 

Crash Course Kids 
YouTube Channel with fun science content for children 4th/5th grade and up.
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

H E A L T H   T I P 

ASL Video from the CDC about caring for some one who may have COVID-19

A  B I T   O F   F U N

Bon Appetit's Claire Saffitz hacks the Oreo Cookie!! [I'll have to keep buying mine :-)]