This is an evolving page for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For immediate important information, please visit NYC Health for New York City specific COVID-19 information.

UJC has partnered with the COVID Straight Talk to help our clients and supporters stay safe and keep up the fight in 2021. For personalized tips on how to keep you and your community COVID safe, take their COVID survey, or check out their guides for essential workers, employers, school children and parents, and other groups.

Updates on UJC Services:

Domestic Violence Project

In response to COVID-19, the Domestic Violence Project is available remotely to assist survivors of intimate partner abuse in NYC during regular business hours.  All in-person clinics are cancelled.  However, attorneys are able to provide phone consultations and remote help on family and immigration law when possible. Advocates are able to assist with general domestic violence inquiries, screenings, safety planning, information and referrals on access to support services during this time and crisis counseling.  If you are a survivor of intimate partner abuse or need to refer a client, please call our intake line at: 1-833-321-4DVP or send an email to and your inquiry will be answered as soon as possible.  All inquiries are strictly confidential.

Visit our library of virtual on-demand trainings on a variety on domestic violence, family and immigration law topics.

Click here to access our educational guides, know your rights flyers and more helpful information.

En respuesta a COVID-19, el Proyecto de Violencia Doméstica está disponible de forma remota para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de abuso de pareja íntima en Nueva York durante el horario comercial habitual. Los abogados pueden proporcionar consultas telefónicas y ayuda remota sobre la ley de familia e inmigración cuando sea posible. Los trabajadores de caso pueden ayudar con consultas generales sobre violencia doméstica, evaluaciones, planificación de seguridad, información y referencias sobre el acceso a servicios de apoyo durante este tiempo y asesoramiento de crisis. Si es un sobreviviente de abuso de pareja íntima o necesita referir a un cliente, llame a nuestra línea de admisión al: 1-833-321-4DVP o envíe un correo electrónico a y su consulta será respondida lo antes posible . Todas las consultas son estrictamente confidenciales.

В ответ на кризис вируса “COVID-19” Проект по домашнему насилию готов дистанционно оказывать помощь жертвам домашнего насилия в городе Нью Йорке. Адвокаты работают по будним дням и готовы консультировать по вопросам семейного права и иммиграционного права а также оказывать юридическую помощь по мере возможности. Социальные работники готовы отвечать на общие вопросы связаны с домашним насилием, проводить скрининги, составлять планы по обеспечению безопасности, оказывать кризисные советы, и предоставлять

Mental Health Project

Call 1-877-MHP-LAW1 (1-877-647-5291) for free legal and social work services for people living with mental health concerns in NYC. For full information on using the warm line, in English and Spanish, MHP Warmline Flyers.

Peter Cicchino Youth Project

If you are person experiencing homelessness who is under 25 years old, the Peter Cicchino Youth Project can be reached at We will also continue monitoring voicemails on 877-LGBT-LAW. If you need services other than legal help, please contact our partners to see if they are still open and providing services. The Ali Forney Center for LGBTQQ youth can be reached at 212-206-0574. Streetwork’s Harlem Drop In Center can be reached at 212-695-2220. Streetwork’s Lower East Side Drop In Center can be reached at 646-602-6404.

Safety Net Project

If you need assistance with Public Assistance, SNAP, Fair Hearings for PA and SNAP, or CityFHEPS/FHEPS, please call 646-923-8358  and leave a voicemail. If you need assistance with a legal issue in the Bronx or Brooklyn involving your housing please call 646-470-9704. We will do our best to return their call within 24 hours.

The Safety Net Project is able to assist New York City residents in locating needed services, including food pantries, educational resources, and other safety net related issues.

Sex Workers Project

During these difficult times of social distancing, internet censorship, and escalating news around human trafficking, SWP is available remotely to assist survivors of human trafficking and sex workers who are in need of local, state and national policy advocacy, education/training, research, media advocacy, and immigration /asylum legal services. All services are free to sex workers, those profiled as sex workers, and human trafficking survivors. If we are unable to immediately assist you, we will provide you with the best referrals.

For all inquiries we can be reached by phone: 646-602-5617 or email: