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
VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP RESOURCES
Summer Camp Resources 
Free and pay options for you now that school is out and traditional summer camps may not operate.
https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/5/28/21273128/2020-summer-camp-guide-from-chalkbeat

Free Virtual Summer Camp Options
Another list of 30 options, all free, curated by Good Housekeeping Magazine
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/a32611709/virtual-summer-camp-ideas/

A D V O C A C Y

Advocate for NYS Public School Budgets 
Be heard!  Join 80 national organizations in voicing your support for including educational support money in the next stimulus package.  NYC school budgets are facing historic cuts due to the pandemic.  Remind our elected officials what is important.
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-to-invest-in-public-education/

Advocates for Children of New York
Their website has a number of trainings/resources available.  One such resource is a series of podcasts, including this one about preparing for your child's IEP meeting:
https://soundcloud.com/advocatesforchildren/preparing-for-an-iep-meeting?in=advocatesforchildren/sets/blackboard-bulletin
Be sure to check out the whole website: https://advocatesforchildren.org

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E V E N T S

Kelly Yang Teen Writing Workshops
Free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 PM EDT on Instagram Live
https://www.instagram.com/kellyyanghk/

Learn American Sign Languag (ASL) 
Saturday, June 20 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
American Sign Language workshop series with Nancy Simmons, where you will learn basic techniques on how to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/american-sign-language-virtual-20200606 Registration Required. To register please email: jvigo@bklynlibrary.org

H E A L T H   T I P 

Kids Yoga!
Check out Kids Yoga and other great free activity videos (for kids and adults, too!) available from the YMCA!

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