Community
Resources During COVID19

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Scores of individuals and families in the Bronx have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and are seeking much needed assistance and support. UNION has compiled a list of community resources in the Bronx, and throughout greater NYC, intended to support the day-to-day needs of individuals and families. UCHC will update this guide as new resources/benefits become available or changes come to our attention. 

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FOOD AND ASSISTANCE 

Meals for NYC Students and Families 

Despite school closings, every public school will be distributing breakfast and lunch for students on a grab-and-go basis. Visit NYC DOE FREE MEALS for ALL or Grab & Go Meals for up-to-date information. 

Breakfast/Lunch available for any student at the entrance of every DOE school building From 7:30am – 1:30pm. 

You can contact the Department of Education at for assistance if you do not have access to a computer: 

  • 718-935-2200 (Monday-Friday, 8 am-6pm) 
  • 311 (24 hours a day, seven days a week) and let the operator know you have an education-related issue.
    • TTY Services are available by calling 212-504-4115. 
    • Over-the-phone interpretation is available in more than 200 languages. 

World Central Kitchen 

As the immediate and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States continues to evolve, World Central Kitchen is working to identify needs across the country and how to respond most effectively. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, in partnership with Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake of the 79th District, WCK will distribute thousands of fresh, individually packaged grab-and-go meals to local families. 

For additional information, please refer to the link above for detail list of distribution site or contact the Office of Assembly Member Michael Blake at: 718.538.3829 

City Harvest Melrose Mobile Market 

Description: Residents of Melrose, Morrisania, Andrew Jackson Houses and Members of Boricua Community Health Center or Bronx Defenders only. All food is fresh fruits and vegetables. Families must register to participate – bring proof of address and a photo ID.
Address: 286 E. 156th St. Bronx, NY 10451 
Mobile Market Pantry: (2nd Saturdays + 4th Wednesdays) For further information on registration please call: 646-412-0743. For information on available produce and dates of distribution, please call the Mobile Market Hotline at: 866-444-0244. 
Hours of Operation: 9:30am-11:30am 

St. Edmunds Youth Programs, Inc.

Address: 1905 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10453
Phone: 718-466-9370
Food Pantry: Thursdays, 12pm-2pm* *Tickets distributed Thursday at 8am. Occasional Monday distribution, call to check. 

Catholic Charities 

Please, call with any S.N.A.P. or food assistance questions or concerns. 

  • Katherin Morales: O: 718-292-9090 ext. 300 | C: 646.960.1551 
  • Tomas Mendoza: O: 718-292-9090 ext. 43 | C: 845-519-4072 

*Note – Recertification’s have been postponed by HRA. A letter will be sent at a later date to recertify. Ongoing benefits will continue. Any clients that require assistance in applying, submitting their required documents may contact the above. 

CCCS Bronx Food Pantry

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 402 East 152 St. Bronx, NY 10451 
Hours of Operation: Wednesday. 11am- 2pm; Thursday and Friday: 10am –2pm 
Coordinator: Rolando Rodriguez 
Telephone: 718-292-9090 

St. Augustine Food Pantry

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 1168 Franklin Avenue, Bronx, NY 
Hours of Operation: Monday: 10am – 12 noon; Thursday: 5pm- 7pm 
Coordinator: Raymond Garcia 
Telephone: 718-213-4458 

Abraham House

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 342 Willis Ave. Bronx, NY 10454 
Hours of Operation: Saturday 6:30am – 7:30am 
Coordinator: Althea Brooks 
Telephone: 718-292-9321 

St. Frances of Rome Food Pantry

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 4307 Barnes Ave. Bronx, NY 10466 
Hours of Operation: Friday 10am – 12 Noon 
Coordinator: Lorrin Johnson 
Telephone: 718-324-5340 

St. Jerome H.A.N.D. Community Center 

Address: 330 E 138th St. Bronx NY 10454 
Telephone: 718-402-7866, 718-665-5875 
Coordinator: Sr. Ana Zamora 
Food Pantry: Wed 4pm – 6pm. Registration and ID required, must live in 10454 

St. Luke’s Food Pantry

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 623 East 138th St. Bronx, NY 10454 
Hours of Operation: 10am- 12 noon 
Coordinator: Margarita Cabrera 
Telephone: 718-665-6677 

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Food Pantry

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 2345 University Ave. Bronx, NY 10453 
Hours of Operation: Wednesday, 9am – 12 Noon 
Coordinator: Mayra Gomez 
Telephone: 718-220-2824 

St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 1900 Crotona Parkway, Bronx, NY 10457 
Hours of Operation: Wednesday, 10am – 12 noon 
Coordinator: Nurah Garcia 
Telephone: 718-960-2662 

Muslim Women’s Institution

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 1363 Ogden Ave. Bronx, NY 10456 
Hours of Operation: Tuesday 10am – 12 noon, Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Coordinator: Nurah Amatulla 
Telephone: 718-960-2662 

Our Lady of Solace

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 731 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 
Hours of Operation: Thursday and Friday 1pm – 4pm 
Coordinator: Diana Boschen 
Telephone: 718-863-3282 

Part of the Solution (POTS)

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 2750 Webster Ave. Bronx, NY 
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 12 noon – 3pm & 4pm – 5pm 
Coordinator: Tania Rodriguez 
Telephone: 718-220-4892 

Queen of Peace

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 335 East 145th St. Bronx, NY 10455 
Hours of Operation: Monday – Wednesday Saturday and Sunday 9AM – 10am 
Coordinator: Sister Trinidad 
Telephone: 718-292-0019 

St. Simon Stock

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 2191 Valentine Ave. Bronx, NY 10458 
Hours of Operation: Frida 9am – 11am 
Coordinator: Kenia Tavarez 
Telephone: 718 – 367- 1251 

St. Lucy

[ADDED 4-8-2020] 

Address: 830 Mace Ave. Bronx, NY 10467 
Hours of Operation: Tuesday 1- 2pm 
Coordinator: Madeline Marinaccio 
Telephone: 718-882-2203 

Kingsbridge Armory Meal Hub 

Groceries Delivered for Qualifying Individuals and Families 
The Kingsbridge Armory is now a Meal Hub! Families who qualify can sign up for a box with 2 days worth of food delivered by TLC-registered taxi drivers by going to nyc.gov/getFood and clicking “NYC Food Delivery Assistance.” 

The GetFoodNYC program is available to you if you: 

  • Are unable to go out and get food for yourself, AND 
  • Do not have someone else in your household who can get food for you, AND 
  • Do not have a family member, friend, or neighbor who lives nearby who can get food for you, AND 
  • Do not receive food from Meals on Wheels, God’s Love We Deliver or a similar service, AND 
  • Are not able to afford food delivery from a restaurant or grocery store. 

If you qualify, you should note that: 

  • Each household can only make 1 order every two days. 
  • Currently, orders are not recurring. If you need additional food, you should submit a new order. 
  • Orders placed before 11 AM will be delivered within 2 days of the order date. Orders placed after 11 AM will be delivered within 3 days of the order date. 
  • Each person who needs food will be given one box, which is designed to last 2 days. 
  • GetFoodNYC will deliver to a maximum of 2 people in each household. 
  • The amount of food delivered is based on the number of people in your household who need food from this service. 
  • GetFoodNYC will collect information about any dietary restrictions but cannot guarantee those requests can be met, based on food supply. 
    For more information on New York City’s food access programs and other forms of assistance, visit the NYC Get Food links above or contact the office of Senator Gustavo Rivera at: 718-933-2034. 

New York Common Pantry 

Address: 1209 Hoe Ave, Ground Fl. Bronx, NY 10459 
Telephone: 917-982-2700 
In Spanish: 917-423-2700 
Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (1st Time Registration Time: 10am – 2pm) 

Items to bring: 

  • Identification 
  • Lease 
  • Identification for everyone living in the household 
  • Proof of Address 
  • Proof of Income 

Davidson Community Center 

Address: 2038 Davidson Ave. Bronx NY 10453 
Food Pantry: Wed 10am – 12pm 
Telephone: 718-731-6360 – *Please call to check 

The Relief Bus 

Mobile Soup Kitchen: Saturday 10am -2pm 

South Bronx Outreach 

Address: Brooke Ave. (Between 147th & 148th St.) Bronx, Ny 10455 
Hours of Operation: Saturday, 10am-2pm 
Telephone: 1-800-736-2773 
This location has: Soup, bread, beverages, socks, hygiene kits, prayer, Life Care Visits & referrals to resources. 

Mama Juana Café Bronx 

Providing free meals to children in the Bronx 

Address: 3233 E Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10461 
Telephone: (718) 824-8400 
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm 
*This above is for the week of 4/6 – 4/10 and may be subject to change. 

SENIORS’ FOOD AND OTHER ASSISTANCE 

Seniors’ Food and Other Assistance 

NYC senior centers are closed and seniors are strongly urged to stay home. Grab and go meals have been replaced by meals provided through a centralized delivery system. 

Seniors should call local senior centers to receive delivered meals or call NYC Aging Connect at 212-Aging-NYC (212-244-6469) or 311. 

Help a senior you care about with these calls so they receive assistance! 

Riverdale Senior Services Grab & Go Meals 

Office: 718- 884-5900 
Transportation Coordinator: Yvonne Velazquez-Rosa 
Telephone: (718) 884-5900, ext. 15 

MARKETPLACE

LAST UPDATED: April/13/2020 

If you have lost your job or health coverage, or are uninsured or need to recertify, below is a list of NYS Health Insurance Plan resources to help. You will find information for most plans with direct contact to enrollment specialists and managers available to assist you with enrollment, recertification and general questions. 

https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ | 1-855-355-5777 

Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers  Individuals who are currently uninsured have a special enrollment period from March 16th through May 15 to enroll in Qualified Health Plans on the NY State of Health Marketplace or directly with a health insurer; insurance will be effective as of April 1, 2020. There is no cost sharing for Covid-19 for individuals enrolled in qualified health plans. Individuals can apply for coverage through NY State of Health on-line at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, by phone at 855-355-5777, and by working with enrollment assistors

Individuals who are eligible Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus can enroll year-round, as usual. Go to https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202003161 for more information. 

Available Help with Health Insurance 

  • CSS Navigator Network at 1-888-614-5400: assists consumers apply for health insurance through the NYS of Health Marketplace, including Medicaid, Essential Plan, Child Health Plus and qualified health plans. 
  • CSS Community Health Advocates at 1-888-614-5400: assists consumers resolve insurance disputes, file complaints, appeal plan decisions, obtain needed medical services, and access affordable care for the under or uninsured. 
  • CSS Independent Consumer Advocacy Network at 1-888-614-5400: assists consumers with accessing Medicaid long-term care services, answer questions and solve problems with consumers’ Medicaid managed long-term care problems. 
  • CSS Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project at 1-888-614-5400: assist New Yorkers with mental health and substance use disorders access needed health insurance benefits and access needed care. 

PUBLIC CHARGE

Fact Sheet: What you Need to Know About the New Federal Public Charge Rule and Health Insurance (Updated 1/31/2020)

  1. When does the new Public Charge Rule go into effect?
    The Department of Homeland Security announced that the new Public Charge Rule will apply to benefits received on or after February 24, 2020.
  2. Does enrolling in free or low-cost health insurance make me a Public Charge?
    Most health insurance coverage is not a factor in the new Public Charge test. Only federally-funded Medicaid is included, and even for this program there are several exempt groups of people who are excluded under the rule, including pregnant women and children under 21. Additionally, asylees, refugees, and visa holders who are victims of trafficking and other crimes, among others, are entirely exempt from the Public Charge Rule.

    The following programs are not included in the Public Charge Rule:
    • Essential Plan – at any level – even if the premium is free
    • Child Health Plus at any level – even if the premium is free
    • Qualified Health Plan at any level – even if the premium is free with premium tax credits
  3. Does enrollment in Medicaid make me a public charge?
    It is important to understand that Medicaid coverage for most immigrants is not included in the new Public Charge test. Only federally-funded Medicaid is included, and many categories are exempt under the rules.

    In New York, most immigrants are enrolled in the Essential Plan and are not impacted by the Public Charge test. Of the limited number of immigrants who have Medicaid, most are enrolled in Medicaid that is fully funded by the State, not the federal government.

    This coverage is also not included as a factor under the new rule. If you are not sure what type of coverage you have, call the NY State of Health helpline at 1- 855-355-5777.
  4. My children have Medicaid, will that make me a Public Charge?
    No. Enrollment of children or other family members in Medicaid does not count as a factor in a Public Charge test.
  5. I have Emergency Medicaid. Will using my coverage make me a Public Charge?
    No. Emergency Medicaid is not included as a benefit under the new Public Charge Rule.
  6. When the Public Charge rule goes into effect, will it be retroactive?
    No. The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the new Public Charge Rule will only apply to benefits received on or after February 24, 2020.

    If you are worried about whether the Public Charge Rule applies to you or your family specifically, speak with an immigration expert.

    For confidential, free or low-cost immigration assistance call:
    • Office for New Americans at 1-800-566-7636 – free or low-cost, high- quality legal representation/counseling services.
    • The Legal Aid Society at 1-844-955-3425 (New York City residents only).

HEALTH PLANS

HEALTH PLAN CONTACT INFORMATION 
AFFINITY  HEALTH PLAN MEDICAID 

Supervisor: 
Jessy Varela  T: (516)779-3010 | Email: jpineda@affinityplan.org 

Representatives: 
Bonnie Laboy  (917)675-0083 | Email: blaboy@affinityplan.org 
Rosa Alvarez: (347)865-3690 
Ferdus Akther: (646)965-2642 
Olabode Ashaye: (347)829-2644 
Mohammed Hoque: (347)865-3690 
EMPIRE BLUECROSS  BLUESHIELD  (HEALTHPLUS) MEDICAID 

Regional Manager: 
Yessenia Franco  C: (347)633-0588 | Email: yessenia.franco@empireblue.com 

Medicaid Representatives: 
Donny Luna  (347)756-0357 | Email: Donny.luna@empireblue.com 
Janet Sanchez  M: (917)272-7652 | Email: janet.sanchez2@empireblue.com 

MEDICARE 

Medicare Territory Developer: 
Milka Vizcaino  (646)761-6883 | Email: milka.vizcaino@empireblue.com 

EMPIRE BLUECROSS 

BLUESHIELD 
(HEALTHPLUS) 
MEDICARE 

Medicare Representatives: 
Johanna Arias 
(332)203-1418 | Email: Johanna.arias@empireblue.com 
Maxine Davis 
M: (917)538-5856 | Email: Maxine.davis@empireblue.com 

FIDELIS 
MEDICAID 

Sales & Marketing Supervisor | Fidelis Care: 
Tanisha John Work Cell: (917) 960-1348 | Email: tjohn@fideliscare.org 

Community Relation Specialist: 
Juan Quezada 
347-642-2886 | Email: jquezada@fideliscare.org 

Medicaid Representative: 
Kirsey Martinez 
M: (347)379-0277 | Email: Kirsey.Martinez@fideliscare.org 

MEDICARE 

Medicare Sales Supervisor| Fidelis Care: 
Suzette Watson 
Work: (716) 339 -9721 | Email: swatson@fideliscare.org 

Medicare Representatives: 
Louise Vargas 
M: (347)306-2409 | Email: lvargas@fideliscare.org 
Ernesto Garcia 
M: (347)628-8612 | Email: Egarcia1@fideliscare.org 

HEALTHFIRST 
MEDICAID 

Manager, PHSP Facilitated Enrollment Bronx Division: 
Ivan Agosto 
M: (646)923-1661 | Email: iagosto@healthfirst.org 

Medicaid Representatives: 
Milton Ramirez 
(646)460-7153 | Email: MiRamirez@healthfirst.org 
Joseline Estrella 
(646)460-7088 | Email: JoEstrella@HealthFirst.org 
Clint Fermin 
(646) 491 2375 | Email: cfermin@healthfirst.org 
Rosemary Pena 
(646) 799 2232 | Email: ropena@healthfirst.org 

MEDICARE 

District Manager – Bronx Division: 
Jhovanna A. Caceres 
C: (347)702-1528 | O: (212)401-8109 
Email: JCaceres@Healthfirst.org 

Medicare Representatives: 
Luz Aguavivas 
M: (917)744-2890 | Email: Laguasvivas@healthfirst.org 
Rene Peralta 
M: (917)756-1857 | Email: Rperalta@HealthFirst.org 
Francisco Fernandez 
M: (917)319-7429 | Email: FFernandez@healthfirst.org 

METROPLUS 
MEDICAID 

Assistant Director, NCB Marketing Supervisor: 
Heidy Canario 
C: (347)996-6764 | Email: canarh@metroplus.org 

Medicaid Representatives: 
Milton Fonseca 
C: (347)996-6718 | Email: fonsecami@metroplus.org 
Vanessa Flowers 
(917)667-6897 | Email: flowersv@metroplus.org 
Rosario Santana 
(347)996-6897 | Email: santaro@metroplus.org 
Tricia St. Juste 
(646)477-3594 | Email: stjustetr@metroplus.org 
Farida Nasrin 
(646)634-4564 | Email: nasrinf@metroplus.org 

MEDICARE 

To speak to a representative please call: 1(800)637-8419 

UNITED HEALTH CARE 
MEDICAID 

Regional Marketing Manager: 
Elizabeth Terrero 
M: (646)657-6413 | Email: Elizabeth_Terrero@uhc.com 

Medicaid Representative: 
Ruben Hernandez 
M: (347)683-8837 | Email: Ruben-hernandez@uhc.com 

MEDICARE 

Sales Manager: 
Alexis Velazquez 
M: (718)450-4805 | Email: Alexis_velazquez1@uhc.com 

Medicare Representative: 
Lourdes Acosta 
M: (347)299-7884 | Email: Lourdes_acosta@uhc.com 

WELLCARE 
MEDICAID 

Marketing Manager: 
Desiree Ramos 
M: (646)761-0297 | Email: Desiree.Ramos@wellcare.com 

Medicaid Representative: 
Ana Guzman Alvarez 
M: (347)266-9469 | Email: ana.guzmanalvarez@wellcare.com 

MEDICARE 

To speak to a representative please call: 
(866)360-7151 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

If you have lost employment, you might be eligible for benefits (temporary income) through Unemployment Insurance. 

For more information visit: https://labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm 

Para español, visite: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/Spanishguidepage.shtm 

ELEGIBILITY 

There are certain eligibility requirements you must meet to receive benefits. You must: 

  • Have lost employment through no fault of your own 
  • Have enough prior earnings from employment to establish a claim 
  • Be ready, willing and able to work immediately 
  • Be actively seeking work during each week in which you are claiming benefits. 
  • Keep a written record of your work search activities for each week you claim benefits or use the work search tool located at labor.ny.gov/careerservices/jobzone/index.shtm 
  • Attend required appointments at your local Career Center 

To qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits, you must have worked and earned enough wages in covered employment. In New York State, employers pay contributions that fund Unemployment Insurance. It is not deducted from your paycheck. The Department of Labor decides if you qualify for benefits. 

For more information read: Unemployment Insurance: A Bridge to Your Next Career (Claimant Handbook) – March 2020 https://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/ui/TC318.3e.pdf 

Other details for eligibility: 

  • If you worked in New York State within the last 18 months, you have the right to file a claim for benefits 
  • You can claim your benefits weekly for up to 26 weeks while you are unemployed 
  • Requires a valid Social Security Number and government-issued ID card 
  • It takes three to six weeks from the time you file your claim to receive your first payment 

What you need to include: 

To file for unemployment benefits, you will need to provide proof of the following: 

  • Citizenship or immigration status: such as a work authorization card. 
  • Your identity and date of birth: such as a driver’s license or non-driver’s license ID. 
  • Your income (if any): such as your recent income tax, current pay stubs, or award letters. 

Source: https://access.nyc.gov/programs/nys-unemployment-insurance/?step=what-you-need-to-include 

ONLINE CLAIMS 

The best way to file a new claim for unemployment insurance is through our improved online filing system. File a new claim in: https://unemployment.labor.ny.gov/login 

This is only for new claims. If you already have a claim, please go to labor.ny.gov/signin to make weekly certifications or to view your claim information. 

New Yorkers who have already filed partial claims under the old UI system and were told to call the call center to finish their application should NOT – instead, the DOL call center will call these New Yorkers directly. 

TELEPHONIC CLAIMS 

Telephone Claims Center: 1-888-209-8124 

  • For English press: 1 
  • For Spanish Press: 2 

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8am-7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 7:30am-8:00pm. 

Please note that the telephone claims center cannot help you with issues related to your NY.gov account, such as difficulty logging in, changing your personal information or resetting your password. For NY.gov assistance, please call 800-833-3000. 

SELF-EMPLOYED CLAIMS 

If you are self-employed, you may now file for Unemployment Insurance benefits online. See the Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals. 

RULES FOR TEACHERS AND OTHER SCHOOL WORKERS 

If you work for an educational institution and lose your job through no fault of your own, you might qualify for UI benefits. For example, if your employer discharged or fired you because you could not meet their performance or production standards, or their qualifications for the job 

Other examples include: Layoffs, Contracts expired, Furloughs, Reductions in force (RIF). 

For more information visit: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/unemployment-guidance-for-teachers-and-other-school-employees.shtm 

EDUCATION 

NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

Remote Education for K-12 

The City of New York launched online/remote learning for k-12; and the city has provided devices and internet for 300,000 students who currently don’t have access. 

On Saturday, April 11, after consulting with public health experts and educators about the ongoing trajectory of the virus, and the potential for continued disruption for the remainder of the year. Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza announced that New York City public school buildings will not reopen during the 2019-20 school year. Teachers and students will finish the school year in remote learning. 

We will continue to operate our 400+ school-based Meal Hubs, which serve three free meals a day to any New Yorker who needs them, and we will continue to ensure childcare for the children of essential workers. 

Visit www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update for up-to-date information or text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments. 

Remote Learning & Device Resource 

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please visit https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices or call: 

  • o Bronx: 718.741.7070 | 718 794.2457 | 718.584.0131 
  • o New York City: 718.584.0131 | 311 

FREE INTERNET ACCESS 

Charter Communications, Inc. to offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 Days for New K-12 and College Student Households and more. 

To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 

Amazon Educational Resources at http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ – provides a list of companies offering learning subscriptions and services. 

Regional Enrichment Centers

[ADDED 4.6.2020] 

Regional Enrichment Centers have opened across every borough, with sites in almost every school district and near transit and healthcare hubs. The NYC Department of Education will offer child care to eligible New Yorkers at Regional Enrichment Centers for children of our brave frontline workers, now including grocery food and pharmacy workers. Visit this link for additional information: http://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/regional-enrichment-centers 

NYPL Free E-Book Service 

The New York Public Library is allowing library card holders to access their online library of over 300,000 E-Books through the SimplyE phone app. To learn more follow the link: https://www.nypl.org/books-music-movies/ebookcentral 

DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES

[UPDATED 4/9/20] 

Scholastic Learn at Home 

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. 

World Book 

Free Distance Learning Resources from World Book: a digital and print medium to enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide. 

Customer Service for Institutions and general inquiries: 
US: 1-800-975-3250 
Email (Print): customercare@worldbook.com 
Email (Digital): wboltech@worldbook.com 

Customer Service for World Book Reading Club: 
Telephone: 1-888-316-0590 
Email: CustomerCare@worldbook.com 

ELECTED OFFICIALS BY COMMUNITY DISTRICTS 

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY 

District 79 – Assemblyman Michael Blake 
District Office: 
780 Concourse Village West, Ground Floor Professional, Bronx, NY 10451 
Office: 718-538-3829 
Email: BlakeM@nyassembly.gov 

District 80 – Assemblywoman Nathalia-Fernandez 
District Office: 
2018 Williamsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10461 Telephone: 718-409-0109 
Fax: 718-409-0431 
Email: fernandezn@nyassembly.gov 

District 86 – Assemblyman Victor Pichardo 
District Office: 
2175C Jerome Ave. Bronx, NY 10453 
Office: 718-933-6909 

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 

District 13 – Council Member Mark Gjonaj 
District Office: 
1478 Williamsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10461
Office: 718-931-1721
Fax: 718-931-1605 

District 14 – Council Member Fernando Cabrera 
District Office: 
2065 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453
Office: 347-590-2874
Fax: 347-590-2878 

District 15 – Council Member Ritchie Torres 
District Office: 
573 East Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458 
(Entrance on Hoffman Street)
Office: 718-842-8100
Fax: 347-597-8570 
Email: Rtorres@council.nyc.gov 

District 16 – Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson 
District Office: 
1377 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452 
Office: 718-588-7500 
Email: District16Bronx@council.nyc.gov 

District 17 – Council Member Rafael Salamanca 
District Office: 
1070 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10459 
Office: 718-402-6130 

NEW YORK STATE SENATE 

New York Senate District 33 – Senator Gustavo Rivera 
District Office: 
2432 Grand Concourse, Suite 506, Bronx, NY 10458 
Office: 718-933-2034 
Fax: 718-933-2825 
Email: grivera@nysenate.gov 
District Office Meeting Request Email: schedulingsenatorrivera@gmail.com 

New York Senate District 34 – Senator Alessandra Biaggi 
District Office: 
3190 Riverdale Ave., Suite 2, Bronx, NY 10463 
Office: 718-822-2049 
Email: biaggi@nysenate.gov 
District Office Meeting Request Email: schedule@senatorbiaggi.com 

NEW YORK STATE US CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES 

New York State Congressional District 15 – Congressman Jose E. Serrano 
District Office: 
1231 Lafayette Ave, 4th Floor, Bronx, NY 10474 
Office: 718-620-0084
Fax: 718-620-0658 

New York State Congressional District 14 – Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 
District Office: 
1973 Westchester Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10462 
Office: 718-662-5970 

New York State Congressional District 13 – Congressman Adriano Espaillat 
District Office: 
3107 Kingsbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463 
Office: 646-740-3632