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Student Resources

Documents & Forms

  1. Contract with Students
  2. CUNY Catch Handbook
  3. Documents for Registration
  4. Intake Interview Agreement
  5. Parent/Guardian Agreement

School Programs & Resources

United Neighborhood Houses of New York
Visit UNHNY's website for a settlement house in your neighborhood – most offer tutoring, after school programming, groups, sports, etc.

Boys and Girls Clubs
Visit the Boys and Girls website to find a location in your neighborhood. Offers mostly recreation activities.

Police Athletic League (PAL)
PAL provides after-school programs in 17 full-time locations throughout the city. Programs include homework help, sports, arts & crafts, music and dance.

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)
Find a youth program in your neighborhood. Also training and resources for workers.

New Visions for Public Schools
An organization dedicated to improving the quality of education children receive in New York City's public schools.

Resources for Children with Special Needs
An independent, not-for-profit organization that provides information and referral, case management and support, individual and systemic advocacy, parent and professional training, library and information services to New York City parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs and to the professionals who work with them.

Advocates for Children
For over 25 years Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) has worked in partnership with New York City's most impoverished and vulnerable families to secure quality and equal public education services. AFC works on behalf of children from infancy to age 21 who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure. These include children with disabilities, ethnic minorities, immigrants, homeless children, foster care children, limited English proficient children and those living in poverty. AFC provides a full range of services: free individual case advocacy, technical assistance, and training for parents, students, and professionals about children's educational entitlements and due process rights in New York City.

Mental Health Resources: Federal

National Mental Health Association
Booklets, publications, training information.

National Institute of Mental Health
Find out about medications, definitions of diagnoses, and questions to ask counselors and psychiatrists

Mental Health Resources: New York State

New York State Office of Mental Health (Albany)

Mental Health Resources: New York City

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Substance Abuse Resources: Federal

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources Administration

The National Institute of Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse Resources: New York State

Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services

Advocacy Organizations: Federal

The Sentencing Project

Connect for Kids

Advocacy Organizations: New York State

The Correctional Association of New York
Advocacy organization working to repeal laws, advocate for inmates – has a juvenile justice coalition and statistics.

Juvenile Justice Resources: Federal

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Publications about recent trends in juvenile detention

National Center for Juvenile Justice
FAQ’s, publications, statistics

Juvenile Justice Resources: New York State

New York State Department of Correctional Services
Look up any inmate in NYS prison to find date of release and whereabouts.

Juvenile Justice Resources: New York City

New York City Department of Juvenile Justice

New York City Department of Correction

New York City Department of Probation

WEBCRIMS Search for Court Appearance
(or Google WEBCRIMS) Find court date by name for anyone with a case in Criminal or Supreme Court in NYC & LI.

Other Helpful Contacts

The Fortune Society: 53 West 23rd Street; Manhattan, NY 10010;
Phone #: 212-691-7554; Contact: John Gordon; Website: www.fortunesociety.org

Counseling, referrals to vocational training, job placement, tutoring in preparation for the high school equivalency diploma (GED), basic adult literacy, ESL (English as a second language), and substance abuse treatment

Federation Employment and Guidance Service: 315 Hudson Street;
Manhattan, NY 10013; Phone #: 212-366-8400

Programs in job training and vocational guidance

Literacy Partner: 30 East 3 rd Street (6th floor): Manhattan, NY 10016
Phone #: 212-725-9200; Contact: Mr. Titus

Tutors for adults and teenagers (ages 18 and older) Helps prepare for Per-GED testing

Covenant House/ Under 21 New York: 460 West 41st Street;  Manhattan, NY 10036
Phone #: 212-613-0300: Contact: Diana Holmes
Open 24 hours, walk in center for adolescents

Medical, social, educational/ vocational, psychological, legal and family services, short term residential program with capacity for emergency care, also sexually abused and runaway youth

Public Benefits Resource Center
105 East 22nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10010
Phone #: 212-614-5552
Information on benefits and questions on food stamps, Medicaid,
Medicare, public assistance, social security benefits, SSI and much more

Youth Counseling League
386 Park Ave South
Manhattan, NY 10016
Phone: 212-481-2500

Works with youth from ages 12-21 and is designed to serve younger people and families who cannot afford higher fee charging clinics

Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone #: 1-800-942-6906
Referrals for local services of domestic violence center

Barnes & Noble Bookstore: 6th @ 22nd  675 6th Avenue; New York, NY 10010
Phone #: 212-727-1227

Provides a large collection of books including GED books and guides

J-Cap: 116-30 Sutphin Boulevard;  Jamaica, Queens 11434
Phone #: 718-322-2500
Contact: Vickie Figueroa
(For youths 18 and over)

A drug free residential program that has educational and vocational guidance, medical and psychological services

Register to Vote:  212-886-3800

For applications for you to register to vote

Violence against Women, Self-Defense/Battered Women
Phone #: 800-621-4673

This is a hotline for women who have experienced violence in there household. They provide counseling and referral services.

The Gay and Lesbian Hotline
Phone #: 888-843-4564

Referrals, peer counseling and information on AIDS groups

Counseling: 55 5th Avenue 13th floor; Manhattan, NY 10003
Phone # 212-675-5070

Counseling for financial or credit problems

How to travel around New York City
Phone #: 718-330-1234

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