Dear colleagues, clients and community members,
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HVJC wants to ensure all are updated in regards to the Department of Social Services (DSS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), court appearances as well as information in obtaining assistance during this time.
Multilingual info from NYIC.
Most recent NYS Information:
More NYS Info here: https://www.ny.gov/
Westchester County Mental Health Services: Information, Support and Referral line at (914) 995-1900 8 a.m. to 8 p.m./Text #914-461-7281.
Full statement: Administrative Order from Hon. Kathie E. Davidson.
The updated Schedules of Consolidated Court Locations and Assignments:
USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance.
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA): Full statement OTDA’s policy statement. This is mandatory for Westchester.
1. New Applications for TA: can call DSS and it will mail application to clients, phone interviews as well.
3. EA: Same as TA/ask for applications to be mailed if do not want to or cannot go in person. Phone interviews, but can request to use phone in DSS office if they don’t have a phone and client should request a phone interview same day.
4. SNAP and HEAP: New applications and recerts can apply online.
5. All in person meetings are being canceled. Correspondence is being sent out informing clients that appointments will be by phone and no need to recertify in person.
If a client does not have a phone, one can requested to use a phone in the lobby to talk to a worker.
For food assistance:
*Please note that some of these community organizations may not be operating as usual.
Feeding Westchester, county wide, (914) 923-1100 contact this number for an agency locator. Mobile food pantry schedule.
Larchmont/ Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, Mamaroneck CAP. 134 Center Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, (914) 698-7140.
Vine of Ridgeway Alliance, 193 Ashburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY. Opened Monday/Thursday, 4pm-7pm (numbers distributed at 1pm). Bring bags, No ID required.
New Rochelle CAP, 95 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle, NY, (914) 636-3050
Hope Community Services, St. Gabriel's Church, 50 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 636-4010.
Fred's Pantry, 137 North Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566, (914) 7376-2636
Salvation Army Food Pantry New Rochelle, 22 Church St, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 632-525.
St. Thomas Brown Bag Lunch, 168 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, New York 10543, (914) 698-0380.
Harrison Community Services Food Pantry, 1 Heineman Place, Harrison, New York 10528, (914) 670-3026
Bethel Baptist Church Food Pantry, 106 Maple Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, (914) 241-7151.
We will keep this updated as needed!
Stay updated on the COVID-19 response here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html