Queens Fire

Queens Fire

The City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who were affected by the eight-alarm fire in Jackson Heights, Queens, that occurred April 6, 2021.

Sign Up for Notify NYC

If you were affected by the eight-alarm fire in Jackson Heights, Queens, stay informed and get the facts. Text "34AVEFIRE" to 692692 to receive updates about resources and services available to you.

For more information about signing up, see the following video (below).


Si se vio afectado por el incendio de ocho alarmas en Jackson Heights, Queens, manténgase informado y obtenga información verídica. Envíe un mensaje de texto con "34AVEFIRE" al 692692 para recibir actualizaciones sobre los recursos y servicios disponibles para usted.

Para obtener más información sobre cómo registrarse, vea el siguiente video.

Temporary Emergency Shelter

Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) can provide case management, housing/social service referrals, and temporary shelter.

To receive housing services, including possible hotel extensions past April 13, residents must register with HPD.

Food Assistance

GetFood NYC

GetFood NYC can provide emergency food distribution and Grab & Go meals.

Make the Road Queens

Make the Road Queens can provide a food pantry.

  • 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11371
  • Call 718-565-8500
  • Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Evangelical Church of Christ is the Light

Evangelical Church of Christ is the Light provides a food pantry.

  • 89-16 48th Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373
  • Call 347-221-8365
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens services include food pantry referrals, case management and HomeBase Services.

  • 718-722-6001
  • Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mount Horeb Baptist Church

Mount Horeb Baptist Church offers a food pantry.

  • 109-20 34th Avenue, Corona, NY 11368
  • 718-639-9066 

New Life Community Development Corp

New Life Community Development Corp offers a food pantry.

  • 82-10 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY 11373
  • 718-565-9844
  • Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Food Assistance and Housing Assistance

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers services including a food pantry, soup kitchen, clothing, and spiritual counseling.

  • 86-07 35th Ave Jackson Heights, NY 11372
  • 718-335-3693
  • Soup kitchen: Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Food pantry: Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Jewish Institute of Queens Emergency Food Program

  • 60-05 Woodhaven Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY 11373
  • 718-426-9369
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Visit the website

City Harvest

City Harvest provides a food pantry, soup kitchens, and mobile markets.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers general assistance including emergency housing and immediate needs. Call 1-877-733-2767.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens

The Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens offers HomeBase housing assistance and move in assistance through the One-Shot Deal program.

  • Call 718-722-6001.
  • Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Help Center at JASA

Social services at JASA include food, legal and home care for adults ages 60 years and older.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens

Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens offers housing services. 

Human Resources Administration (HRA)/ Department of Social Services(DSS)

The Human Resources Administration (HRA) ACCESS HRA website and free mobile app allow you to get information, apply for benefit programs, and view case information online. The income-based HRA programs offer move in assistance through the One-Shot Deal program, security deposits, HomeBase housing assistance, financial counseling, landlord and family mediation and community social services. It also provides food stamps, cash assistance, and Medicaid.

  • HRA Center in Jamaica
  • 165-08-88th Avenue Queens, NY 11432
  • 718-523-2146 / 718-883-8250
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) offers 24/7, confidential and multilingual crisis support services for those struggling with emotional distress or other mental health concerns, Vibrant Emotional Health administers the national Disaster Distress Helpline for SAMHSA, available to anyone in U.S., including territories, and Vibrant Emotional Health operates NYC Well for the NYC DOHMH, available to anyone in New York City.

  • 24 hour hotline: 888-NYC WELL (888-692-9355)
  • Text "WELL" to 65173
  • Disaster Distress Helpline (24/7 hotline): 1-800-985-5990. For Spanish, press 2.
  • MS text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. For Spanish text "Hablamos" to 66746.
  • Visit: disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

NYC Department of Education

Call 646-342-3073 for the students and family liaison for District 30.


The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs can help community member who have lost their identification cards obtain an IDNYC.

Community member can submit immigration-related requests or ask questions by calling 212-788-7654 or by emailing AskMOIA@moia.nyc.gov.

Pet Assistance

The Animal Care Centers of NYC and ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offer veterinary/medical care for pet(s), short-term emergency boarding, surrender services, and pet supplies.

  • Call 1-800-738-9437, Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • For assistance with Lost & Found services, please call 212-510-7107.

Emotional and Spiritual Care

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) provides referrals to spiritual care providers and trained disaster chaplains. Call 212-669-6100, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Salvation Army Greater New York

The Salvation Army Greater New York provides emotional and spiritual care services. Call 212-337-7200, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • You can view flyers of the resource referral guides in English and in Spanish.
  • Learn how to cope with stressful events in English and in Spanish.

Vacate Order

A full vacate order is in effect for the following addresses:

  • 89-07 34th Avenue, Queens
  • 89-11 34th Avenue, Queens

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