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Free food and financial support: useful resources for New Yorkers during a pandemic

Russian-speaking New Yorkers have been given access to useful resources during the pandemic. On the Jewish Federation website UJA can find information on coronavirus, on financial and humanitarian assistance to victims, on how to cope with stress, and more. This was reported in the press service of the organization.

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To help the Russian-speaking Jewish community, as well as all other New Yorkers, better navigate the situation with the coronavirus epidemic, the Jewish Federation (UJA-Federation) list of useful resources.

This information includes data on how to access food and financial support, resources for older people, community engagement activities, and other services.

Among the useful resources you can find the following:

  • Information about free food, where and how to get it. New York opened 435 free food outlets throughout the city, where anyone who needs food can receive free food daily. You can find more accurate information. on this site or by calling 311.
  • Interest-Free Loan Information: The Jewish Free Credit Society (HFLS) helps maintain financial stability and empower low-income New Yorkers. To do this, the organization provides them with access to safe and affordable loans in the form of interest-free loans. Loans can range from $ 2 thousand to $ 5 thousand. Any resident of any of the five boroughs of a city, Westchester County or Long Island can receive support. Loans are provided for purposes including loss of wages due to the inability to go to work, childcare costs in connection with the closure of schools, the closure of small businesses and more. To find out if you are eligible to apply for a loan, visit this site.
  • Useful information for seniors and their families is provided by JDC-Eshel. The association has materials and video materials to support older people, carers, and their families. Information, including in Russian, is available on this site.
  • Webinars: on the website webinar recordings are available on various topics related to coronavirus, the effects of a pandemic, and the resolution of problems associated with it. In addition, new webinars on various topics are regularly held, which anyone can join.
  • Learn more about managing stress during a crisis. The Mental Health Resources section has a lot of useful information on what to do if you need help, how to deal with stress yourself, and where to get professional support. For example, here - CDC recommendations for dealing with stress. Also, UJA launched a hotline for psychologists in need of help. You can ask for help by numbers 888-726-8346, 718-972-3000 or by mail support@amudin.org, the line is open from 8:00 to 23:00. Program NYC Well will provide anyone with free, confidential mental health support. Talk to a consultant by phone, SMS or live chat and get access to important information in more than 200 languages ​​around the clock.

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