Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Resources & Help

Free Legal Help – For Those Who Can Verify Poverty

  • Legal Services of New York:  For personal and family needs such as evictions and threats of eviction, utility terminations, domestic violence, bankruptcy, divorce, child support and custody, and more. Legal Services NY has many locations across NYC’s boroughs. To find the office nearest you CLICK HERE
  • Urban Justice Center:  Debt assistance.  UJC was launched at Emmaus House ! For help CLICK HERE
  • Legal AId Society – Criminal Court Lawyers:  The criminal court assigns free lawyers to defendents who can’t afford a lawyer.  If you need to find out which lawyer was assigned to you, CLICK HERE
  • Legal Aid Society –  Getting Your Benefits:  Help with public assistance, immigration, employee benefits  CLICK HERE
  • MFY Legal Services:  For housing, public benefits, debt issues CLICK HERE
Free Training & Job Search
  • 15 pages of free & low-cost resources for training, job search & more  CLICK HERE
  • Free on-line training with NYC Small Business Services CLICK HERE

Where to get IDs

  • NYC ID – FREE:  To make an appointment to get your ID  CLICK HERE . To find what documents you need to get the FREE NYC ID, CLICK HERE
  • SOCIAL SECURITY CARD:  To order new or a replacement CLICK HERE
Where to find more ..
  • FREE CELL PHONE:  If you receive SSI or Medicaid, you qualify for a free cell phone   CLICK HERE
  • For a guide to East Harlem Resources    CLICK HERE
  • All types of resources compiled by NY Catholic Charities & VOAD.  CLICK HERE
12-Step Recovery Groups
  • To find meetings in the tri-state area please CLICK HERE
  • AA Meetings by phone:  Available most hours. For phone numbers  CLICK HERE

Where to find pantries & community kitchens

  • In addition to Emmaus, to find other food resources CLICK HERE
  • Application for SNAP: For an application for food stamps CLICK HERE
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