Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on New York City, ACS and the City of New York have developed a list of resources for those seeking assistance. The following websites aim to connect New Yorkers and their loved ones to day-to-day resources they may need, including: greater access to food and internet; housing and rental assistance; and medical, mental health and drug treatment services.
Coping Through COVID: Read more for a comprehensive list of resources on how to cope through the COVID-19 crisis.
Teens Take on COVID: Read more for an adolescent and teen-specific list of resources on how to cope through COVID.
New York State’s Abandoned Infant Protection Act allows a parent to abandon a newborn baby up to 30 days of age anonymously and without fear of prosecution -- if the baby is abandoned in a safe manner. A parent is not guilty of a crime if the infant is left with an appropriate person or in a suitable location and the parent promptly notifies an appropriate person of the infant’s location. A hospital, staffed police or fire station are examples of safe and suitable choices.
For more information regarding the Abandoned Infant Protection Act, call toll free: 1-866-505-SAFE (7233).
We encourage you to get involved in the lives of children in your communities by tutoring, mentoring, coaching, or volunteering. For opportunities to volunteer, visit NYC Service.
Adult Protective Services
To report abuse and neglect of an adult 18 years old and older, call the New York State Adult Protective Services at 1-844-697-3505. Learn more about NYC services for adults who are physically and/or mentally impaired and need help to live safely in their homes.