Guidance Team at IS 72
Mental Health Resources and Support
For families in need of local mental health resources and support, click on the links below for a list of agencies you can reach out to for assistance.
During this public health crisis food access has become a key issue in communities across the city. Additionally, families have been struggling with lost income, housing insecurity, and increased mental health challenges.
Please click on the links below for helpful resources covering a range of services.
● GetFoodNYC: Website that aggregates information for families and residents about food services available across NYC.
● Access: Food, Housing, and Unemployment: Guidance created by the Office of Community schools for how families can access different resources and services needed during this pandemic.
● Access HRA: ACCESS HRA is a website that allows you to get information and apply for benefit programs that are provided through the Human Resources Administration (HRA).
● Access NYC COVID-19 Updates: Additional summary page provided by ACCESS NYC that is updated daily and provides summary information and links to city services.
NY Project Hope COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline
NYS Education Department recently announced the NY Project Hope COVID-19 Emotional Support for families.
Emotional support is also available if you are feeling stressed, isolated, scared, anxious, sad, or angry during this trying time. Trained crisis counselors are available at the NY Project Hope COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline to provide a listening ear, information, and referrals for community resources. The helpline is open 7 days a week from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Please see the New York State Education Department parent newsletter for more information - https://Parent Newsletter
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a unique collaboration of the leading professional organizations representing classroom educators (including teachers, paraprofessionals, and other instructional staff), principals, assistant principals, superintendents, school board members, and central office staff, student support personnel (including school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and other student support personnel), and other school professionals who have come together with a common conviction: grieving students need the support and care of the school community.
The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. Visit Grieving Students website below to learn more.
NYC Help Now
Regardless if you need help or want to help someone.. A novel (new) coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has caused a public health emergency in New York City. Opportunities to get assistance and to support those affected by this emergency, including volunteering and donating, will be shared on this website.
Visit NYC website below for more information.
We’re here to listen and help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use. For you or someone you care for.
Please visit NYC link below for more information.