NYC CSTAC Highlighted Resources, November 2020
Highlighted Resources: Interactive Regional Maps
As New Yorkers continue to face challenges associated with the COVID-19 crisis, connecting our community school leaders with immediate resources is more important than ever.
The NYS Department of Health provides an interactive map of regional food banks for every county in New York. Food insecurity remains one of the greatest hardships facing community school families, and this resource can help school personnel identify the regional food bank that is entrusted with distributing food to local county EMROs (Emergency Food Relief Organizations.)
Another major issue facing community school families is supporting their children with disabilities who are preparing to transition out of school during a time of great crisis. The Transition Source Map, provided and maintained by Transition Source, brings together statewide resources for students with disabilities who are preparing to leave school. Their searchable database covers a wide range of agencies that provide assistance in employment, ongoing education, civic engagement, housing, and mental health and wellness.
Using these two interactive maps can help community school personnel find targeted resources within their region to better meet the needs of their students and families. Click on each map below to explore and learn more: