RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS IN NEED
NYC Mammas Give Back provides goods and services to numerous charitable organizations and shelters, who then distribute items to those in need.
NYC Mammas Gives Back does NOT provide goods or services directly to individuals.
If you are an individual in need, please see the list of resources below, which includes many of our partners. You should contact one or several of the organizations that best suits you and tell them that NYC Mammas sent you! They will be able to help you receive the materials and services you need.
Henry Street settlement Neighborhood Resource Center and Parent Center
Founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service, arts and health care programs to more than 60,000 New Yorkers each year.
Contact: Rebecca F. Gerstein, LMSW
Parent Center Social Worker
Henry Street Settlement
Neighborhood Resource Center
281 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
P: (212) 471-2400 ext. 218
F: (212) 471-2411
Room to GroW
Room to Grow is dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. Parents are referred to Room to Grow by a network of prenatal programs assisting low-income families. Upon their referral, families visit Room to Grow's warm and inviting space once every three months from just before the birth of the baby until their child turns three. During their one-on-one appointments with our staff social workers, typically lasting two hours, parents receive developmental information, customized support, and all of the needed baby items to ensure a healthy and secure start for their child.
Room to Grow in New York
54 West 21st Street, Suite 401
New York, NY 10010
T: (212) 620-7800
F: (718) 764-1708
Nurse Family Partnership
Maternal and child health nurses are the backbone of Nurse-Family Partnership. A nurse-led maternal health and home visitation program, Nurse-Family Partnership partners low-income, first-time moms with maternal and child health nurses. The resulting trusted relationship gives these moms the support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development, and become more economically self-sufficient.
Angela Schonberg, MPT
Director of Clinical Intake and Business Development
Montefiore Medical Center: Home Care
One Fordham Plaza, Suite 1100
Bronx NY 10458
Cell: (914) 396-9618
Office: (718) 405-4510
Fax: (718) 563 6831
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. You can call the hotline:
All of our hotlines are free and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Counselors are able to help you no matter what language you speak. These counselors keep your information confidential and private and can provide you with:
Assistance with finding shelter
Referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations
Advocacy with the police
Other crucial services
If you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 first.
For non-emergency situations, please use one of our Hotline numbers to find help. Our hotlines are the fastest way to get help, but you can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 72 hours for email responses.
Sanctuary for Families
We provide survivors a range of direct services to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse.
Call our helplines
To request counseling, shelter, and all other services, please call (212) 349-6009 x221. The helpline operates Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. At all other times you may leave a voicemail message. To request legal services, please call (212) 349-6009 x246 and leave a voicemail message.
Drop in at a Family Justice Center
We provide services at Family Justice Center (FJC) locations in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. You may walk into an FJC without an appointment from Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.
1800 Life NET
You can call for yourself or for a friend.
1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638) is a free, confidential help line for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The hotline's staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services.
1-877-AYUDESE (1-877-298-3373) (in Espanõl)
What can you expect to happen when you call LIFENET?
An experienced mental health professional (called a "referral specialist") will listen to the problem and assess the situation. You get information about local services that can help.
What kind of resources does LIFENET have?
In the New York City area there are thousands of referral sources to meet your particular needs, right at our fingertips. LIFENET has access to a broad database of over 4,000 community resources. LIFENET referral specialists are available to respond to your calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How does LIFENET work?
You can call for yourself or someone you know. We need to know only the age, neighborhood and the type of problem. Your needs are then matched with the proper mental health, substance use, or crisis service professional qualified to address your problem.
Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH)
Provides temporary housing/ shelter for homeless
Location: 151 East 151st Street , Bronx, NY
PATH is open 24 hours per day, including weekends and holidays. PATH processes applications during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) The main telephone number for PATH is (917) 521-3900.
Applying for Temporary Housing Assistance
What constitutes a family with children? DHS considers families with children to be the following households:
Families with children younger than 21 years of age
Families with a pregnant woman
Where do families with children apply for shelter?
All families with children must apply for shelter at PATH.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
Location: New York, NY
Specializes in: Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services are provided to low-income women, infants, and children under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly known as WIC.
Children’s Village/ Inwood House
Our programs meet young mothers and fathers where they are, providing care, tools and support to help them overcome the statistics and build a successful life for themselves and their babies.
Focusing on strengths and using innovative tools to empower, our residential and foster care programs offer comprehensive care – including education, employability and mental health services – for teen mothers who are in foster care, homeless, or adjudicated. Our Fathers Count program provides services and a safe space for teen dads.
- Teen Family Learning Center provides a home, community, services and support for teen moms in foster care & their babies – in Manhattan
- Victory House provides a home, community, services and support for young women who are runaway or homeless pregnant and parenting moms and their babies – in the Bronx
- Mother-Child Foster Care recruits, places & supports teen moms and their foster parents to help both provide stable, nurturing homes and permanent family connections – throughout New York
- Fathers Count program for the fathers offers mentorship, career development, academic support, peer-to-peer community building
- Passport to Parenting (P2P) is an Inwood House-led collaboration using our best practices to support pregnant and parenting teens in non-residential foster care with our partners, Forestdale Inc. & Graham Windham.
Hotline: (718) 583-2380
The largest privately funded charity providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. If you are a young person/ young mother in need of immediate assistance, please drop by or call a crisis shelter near you.
Covenant House New York
460 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
NY Foundling Mother/ Baby Program
Specializes in: Residential educational, mental health and medical support for new and prospective teen mothers who do not have internal support systems to help them. With the care and assistance of our nurturing staff, young mothers pursue educational and personal goals while learning how to care for their infants and toddlers, all in preparation for successful, independent living.
Provides additional housing/mental health resources.