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Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 32rd Anniversary!

The New York State Office of New Americans Ramirez June Initiative is proud to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Pride Month!

 

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available on July 16, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the successful implementation of 988 in New York State as the new three-digit number to call or text to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. All 62 counties in New York State will be covered for the launch of the new 988 Lifeline, which will ensure that anyone with a New York area code contacting 988 will be connected to one of New York's 988 crisis centers.

988 is the new, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). 988 is now available nationwide. Learn more about 988 here.

Additional information is available from the NYS Office of Mental Health.

 

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Information on applying for SNAP and WIC during the COVID-19

Have you or your family lost income recently?

You may be eligible for programs that help you get the food you need.

Get information on applying for SNAP and WIC during the COVID-19 outbreak, and learn how Hunger Solutions can help.

Community partners: For the 2.2 million people living in NYS households who struggle against hunger, COVID-19 presents unique challenges. As more schools, child care centers, and meal sites are impacted, additional families may lose access to the programs that improve their nutrition, health, and well-being. Hunger Solutions New York is working to provide updates on the operation of federal nutrition assistance programs that can help schools, community organizations, and families mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the food security of low-income people.

Hunger Solutions works to promote and maximize participation in key federal nutrition assistance programs.

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