Helpful Resources

Brooklyn Jobs Corps Academy

http://brooklyn.jobcorps.gov/
Jobs Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Cash Assistance Program

http://www.nyc.gov/html/hra/html/services/cash.shtml
Eligible families may receive up to 60 months of federally funded cash assistance under the Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF). Single individuals without children may receive benefits under the New York State Safety Net Program. Also, families who have received cash assistance for 60 months may continue to receive benefits under the New York State Safety Net Program.

Federal Pell Grant Program

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/fpg/
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/hra/html/services/energy.shtml
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income homeowners and renters pay bills for heating fuel, equipment and repairs. For more information about HEAP call 800-692-0557 FREE. HEAP season starts every year in mid to late November.

NeXT Stop Project

http://www.nextstopproject.org/
NeXT Stop is dedicated to providing transportation one MetroCard at a time. Transportation is needed to access vital resources such as food, health care, employment and education. We believe equal access to transportation offers an equal opportunity to succeed. Our goal is to help people become self-sufficient.

New York Jobs

http://www.newyorkjobs.com/job_fair_calendar.cfm
New York Job Fair Calendar

New York Public Library

http://www.nypl.org/
The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years.

NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/index.page
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)’s mission is to increase opportunities for low-and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services.

NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/
The mission of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is to prevent homelessness when possible and to provide short-term, emergency shelter for individuals and families who have no other housing options available.

NYC Food

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycfood/
NYC Food is a website created to help New Yorkers find information about New York City programs, resources, and policies relating food insecurity, food access, healthy eating and economic development in the food sector.

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/imm/
Building on its charter mandate, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs promotes the well-being of immigrant communities by recommending policies and programs that facilitate successful integration of immigrant New Yorkers into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the City.

NYC Mayor’s office of Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA)

http://www.nyc.gov/html/vets/
(MOVA) advises the Mayor on issues and initiatives impacting the veteran and military community. MOVA works with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs (NYSDVA , City Agencies, veteran’s organizations and other stakeholders to offer services to veterans, their dependent and survivors; while encouraging innovative partnerships to ensure creative problem solving.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

United States Department of Health & Human Services

http://www.hhs.gov/
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.