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The Lower East Side Family Union is an essential business operation, as defined by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6 (New York State on PAUSE). We are committed to the safety of NYC’s children and families.

The Lower East Side Family Union is an essential business operation, as defined by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.6 (New York State on PAUSE). We are committed to the safety of NYC’s children and families.

Along with client safety, employee health and safety are our top priority! Therefore, to minimize your exposure to COVID-19, you are expected to work remotely (telecommute) until further notice. The main office will be open sporadically for specific purposes only!

Along with client safety, employee health and safety are our top priority! Therefore, to minimize your exposure to COVID-19, you are expected to work remotely (telecommute) until further notice. The main office will be open sporadically for specific purposes only!

As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want to make sure that you are provided with the most up-to-date information. Cómo ya sabe, la Ciudad de Nueva York está respondiendo al brote del coronavirus, y queremos asegurarnos que reciba información actualizada. 如您所知, 紐約市目前正在應對新冠病毒, 我們會確保向您提供最新的消息。

Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs:

As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want to make sure that you are provided with the most up-to-date information.

Cómo ya sabe, la Ciudad de Nueva York está respondiendo al brote del coronavirus, y queremos asegurarnos que reciba información actualizada.

如您所知, 紐約市目前正在應對新冠病毒, 我們會確保向您提供最新的消息。

 

Visit DOHMH’s website at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

Visite la página de internet del Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Nueva York al https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main-sp.page

我們鼓勵您訪問衛生侷的網站: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main-sc.page

 

Vulnerable New Yorkers who have symptoms can call 1-844-NYC-4NYC to connect with services and schedule testing from Health and Hospitals.

Los neoyorquinos susceptibles que tengan síntomas de COVID-19, pueden llamar al 1-844-NYC-4NYC para conectar con servicios y hacer  una cita para hacerse el examen con el sistema de salud de Health y Hospitals.

有症狀的紐約市民可以撥打1-844-NYC-4NYC與服務聯繫並安排衛生和醫院的測試。

 

General Coronavirus guidance for all New Yorkers, including information on best practices if someone in your household is sick. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/coronavirus-factsheet.pdf

Actualización general para todos los Neoyorkinos, incluyendo información de mejores practices si alguien en su casa se enferma https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/coronavirus-factsheet-sp.pdf

紐約市民的大概新冠病毒指南,包括如果你的家裏人生病了的最佳措施: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/coronavirus-factsheet-ch.pdf

 

Information from NYC HOPEhttps://www1.nyc.gov/nychope/site/page/home

Información de NYC HOPEhttps://www1.nyc.gov/nychope/site/page/home

NYC HOPE 的訊息: https://www1.nyc.gov/nychope/site/page/home

 

If you have any questions, please contact 311.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor marque 311.

如果您有任何問題, 請撥打311.

 

Resources and Updates you may find useful:

Recursos y Actualizaciones que les pueden ser útiles:

對您可能有用的資料和更新

 

Text COVID to 692-692 for updates

Envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra COVIDESP al 692-692 para recibir actualizaciones en español en tiempo real.

發COVID短信到692-692以接收新信息

 

Various worker benefits (Website in English only)  https://access-nyc-s3-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/03/various_nyc_worker_benefits_03_22_2020.pdf

 

NYC Human Rights Law/Leyes de Derechos Humanos en NY/紐約市人權法

Discriminatory Harassment: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/cchr/downloads/pdf/materials/DiscriminationHarassment_5ThingsToKnow-Eng.pdf

Acoso discriminatorio: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/cchr/downloads/pdf/materials/DiscriminationHarassment_5ThingsToKnow-Sp.pdf

歧視性騷撓: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/cchr/downloads/pdf/materials/DiscriminationHarassment_5ThingsToKnow-Eng.pdf

 

If you are being harassed due to your race, nation of origin or other identities, call 311 or file a complaint at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/help/i-need-help.page

Si está siendo acosado por su raza, su nación de origen u otras identidades, llame al 311 o someta una queja al https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/help/i-need-help.page

如果由於種族,原籍國或其他身份而受到騷擾,請致電311或投訴到: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/help/i-need-help.page

 

NYC Protections Based on Immigration Status and National Origin (PDF) Other Languages: Español

 

NYC Care

Low-cost or free healthcare for all New Yorkers regardless of ability to pay or immigration status: https://www.nyccare.nyc/

Atencion medica de bajo costo o gratis a todos los neoyorquinos sin importar la capacidad de pagar o de su estado migratorio: https://www.nyccare.nyc/

提供給紐約市民的低成本或免費醫療服務,無論有沒有支付能力或移民身份如何: https://www.nyccare.nyc/
Department of Buildings/Departamento de Viviendas/房屋侷

DOB guidance on non-essential contruction: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/covid-19-response.page

Actualizacion del Departamento de Viviendas sobre construccion no esencial: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/covid-19-response.page

房屋侷非重要工程指南: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/covid-19-response.page

 

Police Department/Departamento de Policia/警察侷

How to report a crime, including sexual violence crimes: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/services/victim-services/how-to-report-a-crime.page

Como denunciar un crimen, incluyendo un crimen de violencia sexual: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/services/victim-services/how-to-report-a-crime.page

如何舉報犯罪,包括性暴力犯罪: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/services/victim-services/how-to-report-a-crime.page

 

Other Resources/Otros Recursos/其他資源
Poison Control Center (212-POISONS or 212-764-7667) as a free 24/7 resource for questions on medication management and dosing, answered by registered pharmacists and nurses in up to 100 languages.

中毒控制中心(212-POISONS或212-764-7667)作為24/7的免費資源,提供有關藥物管理和劑量的問題,註冊藥劑師和護士以多達100種語言回答。
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-prevention-and-care.page
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/poison-control.page

Call Your Poison Center: You Might Save a Life (PDF)
Other Languages: Español | 中文 | Русский | Kreyòl ayisyen | 한국어

 

Because many private blood drives have been cancelled, there is a need for blood. To donate, call 800-933-2566 or go to www.nybc.org (website in English only).

Information About COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

Dear Preventive Services Families: LESFU staff will remain in contact with you during this public health crisis by phone, email or social media to make sure you are safe. If it is safe and possible to do, we will arrange to meet with you at the agency or location of your choice. Should you require emergency assistance (e.g., food, medical care) or need emotional support during this crisis, please let us know by contacting your case planner or call the hotline at any time at (800) 339-2699.

 

‘I Needed Help That People in My Life Couldn’t Give Me’ – Through preventive services I’ve found ways to feel safe, calm and connected

 Click here for full story

Rise Mag.

“Emotional Well-Being of Young Children and Their Families Collaborative Approach Initiative”

Sponsored by the Child Welfare Fund, the Lower East Side Family Union continues to meet the emotional and mental health needs of young children and their families. In partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital we provide services that help to foster healthy attachments between children and caregivers, promote emotional stability, effective and positive parenting, and increase the overall safety of children.  LESFU and Bellevue will be working together to complete relevant screenings, offer an evidence-based parenting training intervention (Circle of Security) and have committed to unified processes that will facilitate “warm hand-offs” between the two institutions as needed.

 

The families that come through our doors at the Lower East Side Family Union are often vulnerable, highly stressed, and perhaps have a history of trauma.  Research shows that children as young as 0-3 can be affected by the family’s circumstances and that these experiences can impact later emotional health and learning for these children.  In order to ensure healthy child development in these families, there needs to be a way to quickly identify their needs and intervene with early childhood mental health problems in both children and parents alike.  Coupled with this, integration between community-based programs and hospital-based mental health clinics is key, and needs to be thoughtful, concerted, and almost seamless.

 

The sooner we help to address early childhood mental health problems with the families we serve, the better position the families can be in as the children develop, grow up, and eventually enter school.  We at LESFU are truly excited about this initiative and have a shared dedication and collective responsibility to the emotional well-being of the young children and families in our community.

 

LESFU has adopted Solution Based Casework (SBC)

LESFU has adopted Solution Based Casework (SBC)

Since July 1, 2013 we have been using Solution Based Casework (SBC) as our child welfare practice model. SBC is an evidenced-based casework practice model that prioritizes working in partnership with families, focuses on pragmatic solutions to difficult situations, and notices and celebrates change. Most importantly, SBC targets the prevention skills needed for case management providers and families to reduce the risk in everyday life situations.

 

We have decided that the application of the SBC model would support LESFU’s continuous efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families.

E-Blast Youth Connect

Free Afterschool Programs!

Free afterschool programs for youth in elementary, middle, and high school! DYCD’s afterschool programs are located in community centers, middle schools, and community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs. Afterschool programs operate in the afternoons, and many are held on evenings and weekends, and during school holidays, vacation Stay Connected Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube Get Your ID Get a Library Card

In-School Youth Attention high school juniors and seniors! The In-School Youth (ISY) program is DYCD’s year-round program targeting at-risk high school juniors and seniors. The ISY
periods, and the summer.

 

For More Info Click Here!

We’ve Moved

227 E. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

 

To better serve the children and families of the

Lower East Side Community

For More Info Click Here!