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
Survival: sur·viv·al   /sərˈvīvəl/ : the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.

PunkinFutz stands with the black and brown communities in the United States to demand an end to the devastating, pervasive, systematic racism in our country.  #bethechange 

R E S O U R C E S

Calm Together 
Meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music free to use.
https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

Bridges to Health 
NYC Medicaid Waiver Caregiver Respite program administered by ACS.
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/acs/about/bridges-health.page

United Federation of Teachers Tutors 
UFT's free hotline offers help with English language arts (ELA) and math homework to students in K-5th grade. Fill out the form for a callback from a teacher. The hotline is open Mondays through Thursdays, 4–7 p.m
https://tutor.dialateacher.org/

NOT JUST FOR KIDS

The Kids Should See This 
4500 kid friendly videos curated by teachers and parents - I, personally, had a blast on this site with everything from Ella Fitzgerald singing scat to Physics Girl experiments to Soar by Alyce Tzue.  Highly recommended!
https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Food Network's Cooking with Kids 
So much fun!  Totally check out the 3-ingredient banana treats.  No kids necessary :-)
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/recipes-for-kids/cooking-with-kids
Buy Now
Wholesale pricing for a limited time only

E V E N T S

DOE Special Education Webinars 
June 1-5 | 7:30 PM - 8:30PM
Scheduled Sessions: Monday, June 1: The Remote Learning Plan
Tuesday, June 2: Instructional Strategies
Wednesday, June 3: Remote Therapy Services and Basic Home Activities
Thursday, June 4: IEP Meetings and Evaluations
Friday, June 5: Getting Help and Support
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-access-series-tickets-106103955788?aff=ebdssbeac

Family Virtual Workshop: Digital Greeting Cards for Essential Workers
Monday, June 1 or Monday, June 8 from 5-6 pm
Free virtual class for parent and child ages 7-21 by Tech Kids Unlimited.  Check out this really cool NYC-based not-for-profit organization that teaches computer science thinking and technology to kids who learn differently. 
https://www.techkidsunlimited.org/events/family-virtual-workshop-digital-greeting-cards-for-essential-workers/
 

A  B I T   O F   F U N

Check out the Georgia Aquarium!!  Their exhibits are online, since the aquarium has closed due to COVID-19.  Click the picture, then be sure to scroll down on the aquarium's website to pick your favorite, from piranhas to puffins to Beluga whales!