• Community Resources



  • Resources are available for New Yorkers of all ages, across the five boroughs:
    • Food pantries and soup kitchens
      • Food Bank for New York City has a searchable map where you can find a nearby food pantry, soup kitchen or SNAP enrollment site
      • Plentiful can help you make an appointment to visit a food pantry. Text "FOOD" to PANTRY (726-879) to get started. Or for Android users, download the app.
      • The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is an academic research and action center at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy located in Harlem, NYC.
    • Free meals for ALL New Yorkers
    • For people age 60 and older
      • The NYC Department for the Aging provides access to home-delivered meals for people age 60 and older. In-home care, such as assistance with household chores, personal care, and referrals to additional resources, is available.


    Healthy or sick, all New Yorkers need to stay home as much as possible. To stay up to date with the latest information, visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
    • Information is available in over 20 languages
    • For real-time updates in English, text COVID to 692-692
    • Text COVIDESP 692-692 for updates in Spanish
    • Important guidance for immigrant New Yorkers:
      • Seeking or using medical treatment or preventive healthcare services related to COVID-19 will NOT be considered under the public charge rule, even if the services are Medicaid-funded
      • Seek care without fear and if you need help getting medical care, call 311 and get connected to a doctor today
    • How to safely help your fellow New Yorkers during the emergency

    Urgent health care needs (other than testing for coronavirus)
    What to do if you feel overwhelmed or need help coping?
    • Contact NYC Well 24/7 at 888-NYC-WELL or (888)-692-9355
    • Texting “WELL” to 65173
    • Chat online at nyc.gov/nycwell


    The New York Immigrant Coalition has released a resource guide for immigrants who are concerned about COVID-19 and how it might impact their immigration case.

    • The New York City Mayor’s Office wants workers to know that they have the right to use safe and sick leave to care for themselves or anyone they consider family.
    • For more information, visit the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection for information available in over 20 languages
    • Workers in NYC are covered by many labor and employment laws, regardless of immigration status

    • If an employer closes due to a reason related to COVID-19 or receives a mandatory order from a government entity, there will be no waiting period for the employee to file a claim for unemployment insurance
    • Visit the New York State Department of Labor to file a claim
    • Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to file a claim

    • The IRS has extended the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15. The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are also providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
    • New York State's tax filing deadline has also been moved to July 15, 2020

    • Hate and discrimination against anyone based on their race, national origin, or other status is not tolerated. The New York City Commission on Human Rights, Mayor's Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, and NYPD are monitoring and responding to reported hate and bias incidents resulting from fear and stigma related to COVID-19
    • Call 311 to report harassment or discrimination
    • Call 911 if you are the victim of a hate crime or witness what you believe to be a hate crime. NYPD officers will not ask about the immigration status of anyone seeking help and language assistance is available


    NYC’s Office of Emergency Management provides additional resources about


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  • For Immediate, Confidential Legal and Financial Help:


    LaGuardia CARES – Room C-107, 718-482-5135 – connects you with federal and state financial resources, legal counseling on campus and local community services.

    The LaGuardia Community College Foundation – Room E-511, 718-482-5930 – offers you financial support in the form of scholarships, MetroCards, textbooks, and other emergency needs.

    LaGuardia’s Wellness Center – Room C-249, 718-482-5471 – offers free confidential counseling on campus.

    LaGuardia’s Student Information Center – Call 718-482-5935, email callcenter@lagcc.cuny.edu, or visit the M-Building Lobby.

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    DACA renewal applications are being accepted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. No new applications are being accepted for those who have never had DACA.










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  • Additional Support for DACA, Immigrant and International Students


     


    Foundation Emergency Fund (Current Students Only)

    The LaGuardia Community College Foundation offers opportunities for financial support in the form of scholarships, MetroCards, textbooks, and other emergency needs.

    LaGuardia Community College Foundation
    Phone: 718-482-5610
    Email: foundation@lagcc.cuny.edu
    E Building Room, E-508


    LaGuardia CARES
    LaGuardia CARES helps students overcome financial barriers by connecting them with federal and state financial resources, and local community services. Financial assistance can take the form of daily living expenses based on eligibility. We have FREE legal and financial counseling, free tax assistance through April, healthcare and other services. All students receive a free benefit screening.


    Phone: 718-482-5129
    Email: singlestop@lagcc.cuny.edu
    C Building, Room C-107


    Office Hours: 
    Monday thru Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM 
    *Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM *subject to change




    F1-Visas - Current Students
    LaGuardia International Student Services Office assists international students who hold F-1 visas in their cultural and educational transition to the College. The office provides advising and support services to students with immigration, academic, financial, personal and cross-cultural issues to help them reach their educational goals. 

    Contact: 
    International Student Services Office 
    Larisa Lerner, Coordinator 
    Phone: 718-482-5145
    Email: lalerner@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    B-Building, Room B-117; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. (closed Friday- Sunday) 




    On Campus
    If you are on campus and feel your life is in imminent danger, call 718-482-5555 or visit your nearest Public Safety office for assistance.

    Off Campus
    If you are feel your life is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately.



    Victim of Harassment or Intimidation

    On Campus
    If you are suffering from discrimination on the basis of any protected characteristic, including ethnicity or immigration status, or you if are suffering from sexual harassment or domestic violence, you should contact Christopher Carozza, the College’s Chief Diversity Officer, to file a complaint.

    Christopher Carozza 
    Office of Compliance & Diversity
    Phone: (718) 482-5088
    Email: ccarozza@lagcc.cuny.edu


    Refugees

    New York State Emergency Hotline
    Governor Cuomo has established a hotline to offer assistance to refugees left in vulnerable situations at New York airports. To report loved ones who are passengers on incoming flights and believed to be missing or detained, please call 1-888-769-7243.

    Travel

    Travel Advisory: The Executive Order, issued September 24, 2017, limits entry to the United States for certain citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, based on visa type and other factors. Students who are nationals of these countries are strongly encouraged to speak with an immigration attorney before traveling abroad. 

              Brief explanation of Executive Order 
              Executive Order full text (White House press release)  

    If students, faculty or staff are detained trying to enter the United States, or are abroad and need guidance, please call the NY State hotline at 1-888-769-7243. 
     


    The following organizations are actively working to protect rights and support immigrants. Visit these websites regularly for new information and guidance:


    Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans, Inc.
    If you need to speak with a lawyer, the CIANA organization have attorneys available to assist you with legal/immigration services, and are able to assist clients in several languages.
     
    31-09 Newtown Ave, Suite 411
    Astoria, NY 11102
    Phone: 718 545-4040



    New York State Hotline
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched a toll-free hotline to report incidents of bias and discrimination across the state. The hotline will bolster the state's efforts to protect New Yorkers and allow those who are the victim of prejudice to file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights. 
    (888) 392-3644 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

    NYC Well is also available for support from trained counselors, call 24/7 at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355) 

    New York City Commission on Human Rights
    The New York City Commission on Human Rights is charged with the enforcement of the Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative code of the City of New York, and with educating the public and encouraging positive community relations.

    To file a discrimination complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, please call 311 or (718) 722-3131

    Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    CAIR–NY counsels, mediates and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes. Our lawyers work to protect and defend the constitutional rights of American Muslims, thereby supporting the rights of all Americans.
    (646) 665-7599
    info@ny.cair.com

    Immigration Assistance at Queens Library
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  • Do you still have questions about where to turn or next steps?


    You can reach out to Rhonda Mouton, regardless of immigration status, to help direct you to appropriate resources both on campus and in the community.


    Rhonda Mouton
    Program Director, LaGuardia CARES
    31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room C-107
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    Phone: 718-482-5129
    Email: rmouton@lagcc.cuny.edu