REACH OUT - 1-844-863-9314 - If you are overwhelmed right now, the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help.

Mental Health, Nutrition, and Technology

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Reach Out

If you are overwhelmed right now,
the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help.

If you are unsafe at home…

New Yorkers in Need of Help or Assistance Can Text 844-997-2121 or Can Go to the New Confidential Online Site to Reach a Professional on www.opdv.ny.gov

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SUNY and New York State Services

This could be a very challenging time for anyone who might face abuse at home. Tensions are high and some may be quarantined with their abuser. Contact https://www.thehotline.org/ for assistance and advice.

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Food and Nutrition

USDA Food and Nutrition Service | USDA-FNS

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Disability Services and Accommodations

While students are not required to disclose their disability to the institution, students should contact the campus Accessibility/Disability Services office to complete an accommodation plan.

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Financial Services

Financial Aid - Tuition Assistance and Questions

Students with questions about financial aid must reach out to their campus directly for personalized assistance.

Financial Support

Temporary Assistance (TA) programs

  • Family Assistance (FA)  - Family Assistance (FA) provides cash assistance to eligible needy families that include a minor child living with a parent (including families where both parents are in the household) or a caretaker relative. FA operates under federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) guidelines. 
  • Safety Net Assistance (SNA)  - Safety Net Assistance (SNA) provides cash assistance to eligible needy individuals and families who are not eligible for FA). SNA is for: single adults, childless couples, children living apart from any adult relative, families of persons found to be abusing drugs or alcohol, families of persons refusing drug/alcohol screening, assessment or treatment, aliens who are eligible for TA but not eligible for federal reimbursement 

NYS Unemployment

NYS is waiving the 7-day waiting period for unemployment insurance for people unemployed due to the impact of COVID-19.  

Unemployment Insurance is temporary income: 

  • For eligible workers 
  • Who lose their jobs 
  • Through no fault of their own 

Read more about Unemployment Benefits NYS. There has been new guidance on unemployment from the Department of Labor. 

Learn how How to file a claim 

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Mental Health, Wellness and Addiction Services

This could be a very challenging time for anyone who might face abuse at home. Tensions are high and some may be quarantined with their abuser. Contact https://www.thehotline.org/for assistance and advice

Illness and Health

Addiction Services

Veteran Crisis Hotline

  • Veteran Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255. For Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889 
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Find Your Campus.

Find your campus's COVID-19 page and resources.
Locate your courses online, get help, and find online support.