Want to get tested?
Close to Middle: Thursday, May 21st, SOMOS Community Care is opening a COVID-19 testing site at St. Brigid - St. Emeric Church at 119 Avenue B (between 7th and 8th Sts). This testing site will only be open until Tuesday. You must call to make an appointment first so please do so immediately as this is a short window of time. The number is 1-833-SOMOSNY (1-833-766-6769).
Anti-Asian Bigotry Articles & Resources:
Unfortunately, the President and others' rhetoric has contributed to a rise of anti-Asian bigotry and violence. As an anti-racist community, Middle is committed to standing with our Asian siblings against this hate.
If you have experienced a hate crime or biased-based incident, call 1-800-771-7755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
And be a good neighbor! Check out this report on NYC's Chinatown Block Watch for inspiration.
For Anyone Suffering from Hunger:
Here is a list of local food pantries for every borough, and the rest of New York State.
Also, anyone in New York can now receive three pre-packaged meals a day, no questions asked. Those in need can find a site to pick up food by texting “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877, or use the site locator here: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx
Resources for Disabled and/or Elderly People:
Mental Health Services:
New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314 8 AM - 10 PM, 7 days a week
For any victims and survivors who need support, we the Domestic Violence hotline is here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
COVID-19 Justice Resources
Click here to read ways that you can be involved advocating for justice in this moment.
And, for more information about how to be a leader during this crisis, visit MiddleProject.org!