March 14, 2021

Community Resources

Find helpful links to resources connected to the COVID-19 pandemic located in the communities we serve.

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COVID-19 has brought new challenges and obstacles in each of our lives. The closure of schools and businesses throughout our country is a cause of concern for many. Here are some resources and information that may be of assistance to you and your families during this difficult time. This page will be updated as we become aware of new opportunities.

Click here for Resources for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Click here for Mental Health Resources & Support

Click here for Resources by Individual County

Click here for Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine

General & Regional Resources:

Centers for Disease Control

– Protect Yourself:

– Manage Anxiety & Stress:

New York State Department of Health

– Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

– COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline: 1-833-697-5829

“Am I Eligible?” Vaccine App

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

COVID-19 Testing Site Finder

NY Connects: Find Local Offices –

211 Finger Lakes Region – Health & Human Services Resources*

– Basic Needs:

– Emergency Food:

– Emergency Shelter:

– Income Support:

– Individual & Family Support Services:

– Mental Health:

211 WNY – Health & Human Services Resources*

– Child Care:

– Emergency Shelter:

– Food Pantries:

– Mental Health Crisis Intervention:

– Pregnancy & Early Parenting: -parenting-15/?type=common&code=BM-6500.1500-150

Adult CPR & COVID-19

Aunt Bertha* – search for nonprofits and reduced cost services by zip code.

Coronavirus Testing For Essential Workers

Family Support Services Region 1 Facebook Group – resources posted by families living in the 18 counties we serve.

Economic Resources (National & Regional)

Buffalo Niagara Partnership – Resources for Buffalo Niagara businesses.

CDO Workplace – Jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Coronavirus Tax Relief – IRS resources.

Know Your Rights: The COVID-19 Housing Edition – Virtual Session from the Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Medicaid and COVID-19

New York RX Card – Pharmacy discounts for all residents of New York State.

New York State Department of Labor – Unemployment insurance, job openings, and other information.

– How to File a Claim:

Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19

Social Security Administration – Coronavirus updates.

SNAP Benefits & Amazon Groceries

Stimulus Checks and COVID-19

Food Assistance Search by Region

FeedMoreWNY – Provides food for families in Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties.

Food Bank of the Southern Tier – Provides food for families in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins counties.

Food Bank of WNY Pantry Locator*

FoodLink – Provides food for underserved families in Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits

Meals on Wheels for WNY

Salvation Army – Empire State Division – Meeting human needs across 48 counties in Upstate New York and Sayre, Pennsylvania. Social service hubs are located in Albany, BuffaloRochester and Syracuse.

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Support

Please visit our full page on this topic.

Learning From Home (State-wide & National)

New York State Education Department – COVID-19 Response

List of Education Companies Offering Free Online Subscriptions

Parent to Parent – Free Educational Resources

Playworks – Play at Home Digital Recess

Scholastic – Free Learn At Home Activities for Kids

Mental Health Resources & Support

Please visit our full page on this topic.

Transportation by Region

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority – Coronavirus updates for public transportation in Niagara and Erie counties.

Regional Transit Authorities – Bus fares waived temporarily for Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

Resources and Information by County

Click here for helpful resources individual to the 18 counties we serve.


*NOTE: Organizations found on 211 WNY, Aunt Bertha, or Pantry Locator may or may not have the capacity to assist during this time. Please call any resources identified in advance to determine if they have the services or items you require.