WNET’s New York Parenting Minutes are short videos that focus on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children in New York City. Each video page contains shareable tips and facts, as well as links to more FREE resources and information. Videos are available in English, Spanish, Bengali, and Chinese.
My Benefits: Find out if you're eligible and how to apply for New York State programs that offer:
Help with buying food
Temporary Assistance (TA)
Special tax credits
Home Energy Assistance
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
Various Health Insurance programs for individuals, families, children, and sole proprietors
WIC - Women, Infants and Children
HIV Uninsured Care Program
A wide variety of services for older New Yorkers, including health insurance information, counseling and assistance (HIICAP), NY Connects (information on long term care services and supports and assistance in linking to these services), legal assistance, nutritional services, and help with the purchase of prescription drugs
Action NYC: Find free, safe immigration legal help in your community and in your language. To make an appointment, call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM, Monday to Friday, or call 311 & say "Action NYC."
ID NYC: If you are a resident of New York City, you can obtain a free identification card. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.
NYC Well: A free and confidential resource that is available to all regardless of immigration status, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in 200 languages. Dial 1-888-NYC-WELL, text WELL to 65173 or chat with a counselor online at nyc.gov/NYCWELL. Get help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug & alcohol abuse.
CUNY Citizenship Now!: Information about free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Click here for information about services for DACA recipients. My Undocumented Life: Up-to-date information & resources for undocumented immigrants.