Practical Family Resources
Free and reduced Wifi:
- Spectrum offer: Spectrum is providing free wifi for two months with a new contract.
- Altice offer: Providing free wifi to students during Coronavirus Pandemic
- Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, eligible households interested in this solution can call (866) 200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region. More info here.
- AT&T information
- Verizon information
- T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Comcast are all lifting their unlimited data caps for cell phone subscribers for at least through mid-June.
- 211.org: Locate free resources in your area.
- foodpantries.org: Directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger.
- Ready.gov: A national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.
Resources for Mental Health
- Mental Health Resources For Adolescents and Young Adults
- Mental Health Education Center – A website that breaks down resources for different populations found within the school, educators, students, family etc.
- Long Island Crisis Center – 1 (516) 679-1111
- Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.
- National Eating Disorder Association Hotline – 1 (800) 931-2237
- NEDA’s live chat hotline for people who feel they are in crisis with an eating disorder. The website also lists resources for getting help and staying healthy. More info here.
- Nassau C.A.R.E.S.
- Nassau C.A.R.E.S. is a smartphone app that is a comprehensive directory of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services; a ZIP code-searchable guide for treatment centers; a Narcan training calendar; support hotline telephone numbers; and links to county, state and federal resources.
- The app allows users to access emergency and crisis services including psychiatric ER, detoxification, open-access clinic, urgent care centers, and respite services. It is a resource for mental health, substance use, and chemical dependency and prevention programs.
- The app, which is designed to provide residents with convenient and rapid access to information identifying substance abuse and recovery resources in their community, is available to download for free from the App Store.
- For more information and to download the Nassau CARES app, visit their website here.
- NAMI.org National Alliance on Mental Health provides resources for individuals with mental illness and their families and caregivers.
- Long Island Suicide Hotline – 1 (516) 227-8255
- Talk to someone now on suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Text Hotline: Text “got5” to 741741 to talk to someone
Resources for Mindfulness
- Mindfulness for Teens Home – Mindfulness for Teens
- A website that provides guided meditations and discusses mindfulness. Also under resources, it offers mindfulness apps and other resources.
- American Depression and Anxiety Association approved anxiety relief apps.
- American Depression and Anxiety Association approved anxiety relief apps. This is a list of apps you can download to your smartphone which may help with anxiety. They are all tested and approved by the American Depression and Anxiety Association.
- 25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens
- Headspace.com : Meditation & Sleep app to reduce stress and promote sleep.