Assistance for Basic Needs

Please note that during this COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, the resources listed below may have hours and operations that differ from what is posted or may have limited resources. Please call in advance to ensure availability of supplies and current procedures.

New York State Social Services Discovery Application

A new user friendly tool to help New Yorkers access critical benefits amid Covid-19 Pandemic.  The “Find Services” web application provides an easy-to-use starting point for first-time users of social programs. 

Click here

2-1-1 Life Line Finger Lakes

211/LIFE LINE is for everyone, every day, anytime. Community members get connected with experienced telecounselors by simply dialing 211 for free and confidential assistance connecting to vital services within the community. When you need help locating basic resources (like food, clothing, shelter) or need crisis stabilization for yourself or someone you know, we’re here to listen and here to help.

211 Finger Lakes Region Covid-19 Resources

For those outside of the Finger Lakes Region visit:

211 New York Find Services

TeleHealth Care:  Video Based Health Consultation

MyCatholicDoctor offers video visits and care for COVID-19/Coronavirus:  Learn More Here

National Catholic Bioethics Center:  COVID-19:  

Learn More Here

Friendly Phone Call Service

Lifespan is matching isolated older adults with volunteers for friendly phone calling.  If you wish to receive a phone call contact Deb Palumbos at (585) 851-9388.

COVID-19 Resources from Catholic Charities

COVID-19 Resources 211 Life Line

COVID-19 Foodlink Resources

Emergency Food Supply Boxes

Resources by County

Cayuga County

Chemung County

Monroe County

Livingston County

Ontario County

Seneca County

Schuyler County

Steuben County

Tioga County

Tompkins County

Wayne County

Yates County

New York State Resources