Welcome to our Community Resources Guide!
Below is a list of allied groups, as well as community resources throughout Western Queens.
If you’d like to list your organization or service here, please contact us at westernqueensclt [AT] gmail.com.
Friends & Partner Organizations
Abolish the Tax Lien Sale
A coalition calling on the City of New York to abolish the predatory tax lien sale and develop an alternative system of tax collection and property disposition that promotes neighborhood stability and equity, through community land trusts (CLTs) and other strategies.
Astoria Not for Sale
A diverse group of community members and grassroots organizations dedicated to stopping the ongoing gentrification and displacement of long term working class, immigrant, communities of color in the neighborhood.
CAAAV’s purpose is to develop the leadership of working class Asian immigrants to make a significant intervention in the gentrification of NYC by building neighborhood power in Chinatown and Astoria.
Chhaya builds the power, housing stability, and economic well-being of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in New York City.
Housing Justice For All
Housing Justice for All is a statewide movement of tenants and homeless New Yorkers united in our fight for housing as a human right.
Justice for All Coalition
A group of neighbors organizing and educating in western Queens whose roots, base, and leadership are in the local public housing communities.
The Long Island City Coalition is a group of individuals that come together at the local level that strives to reflect change at local, state, and national levels in areas of social justice, political transparency, voting rights, and climate change.
Met Council on Housing
The Metropolitan Council on Housing is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in our motto of “housing for people, not profit.” Their Tenants’ Rights Telephone Hotline: 212-979-0611. Hours: Mon & Wed 1:30-8pm • Tue 5:30-8pm • Fri 1:30-5pm
New Economy Project
New Economy Project works with community groups to build a new economy that works for all, rooted in racial and social justice, cooperation, neighborhood equity, and ecological sustainability.
NYC Community Land Initiative is an alliance of social justice and affordable housing organizations committed to winning housing for all New Yorkers. The alliance is working to advance Community Land Trusts (CLTs) to address root causes of homelessness and displacement.
Western Queens Food Co-op
A group of people interested and working in food justice from the Queens community are organizing a food co-op to provide local, fresh, affordable, sustainable and culturally relevant food.
Woodside on the Move
Woodside on the Move is a grassroots community organization established in 1976 with the mission to create a stable and thriving community for vulnerable residents in Woodside and Western Queens through education and advocacy.
Astoria Food Pantry
A group of neighbors working together to support each other through COVID-19 and beyond. We are a grassroots group of volunteers who work together out of a belief that our community is safer when we take care of each other. On alternating Mondays, we distribute pre-packed bags of groceries. The other weeks are free lunches and bread.
The Connected Chef
A sliding scale grocery delivery, starting at $0. Subscribe for a Lifeline grocery box and have fresh, affordable groceries delivered or available for pick up. Pay what you choose for a base produce box – $25, $35, or $45. Any box from $35 or more supports low cost & $0 grocery distribution to food insecure families in Queens.
Hour Children Food Pantry
Their mission is to address emergency hunger and the related health issues faced daily by low-income families. Hour Children Community Outreach provides a client-choice supermarket style food pantry organized to match the color coding of the USDA food pyramid’s food groups. The pantry is the Long Island City hub-site of the Local Produce Link Program (LPL), which delivers 200 lbs a week of organic, locally-grown, fresh produce from the Farm at Miller’s Crossing.
Community Food Connection (CFC)
HRA’s Community Food Connection (CFC), formerly known as the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP), provides funding to more than 500 community kitchens and food pantries citywide. If you need food, you can get help today at one of New York City’s food pantries, which provide groceries to cook at home, or community kitchens, which provide hot meals.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Provides food assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers including families, people who are aging and people with disabilities. The program helps families and individuals supplement the cost of their diet with nutritious foods.
Legal Services NYC
Legal Services NYC was founded in 1968 as part of the War on Poverty. What started as a loose confederation of neighborhood-based legal services programs has grown into the nation’s largest civil legal services provider. Our citywide force of over 500 staff helps more than 110,000 low-income New Yorkers annually.
Health and Governmental Assistance
NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL or Text “WELL” to 65173.
Friendly Visiting Program for Older Adults
The Department for the Aging, in partnership with Citymeals on Wheels, offers a Friendly Visiting Program specifically for older adults age 60 or older who have difficulty leaving their homes. The program matches older adults with a volunteer who will visit them at home on a regular basis. The older adult and the volunteer will have an opportunity to spend time sharing common interests, ideas, opinions, and experiences. Call 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469).
NYC HOPE can connect you to resources to help you or a loved one experiencing dating, domestic, or gender-based violence. NYC Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-621-4673 (HOPE)
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
MOPD is the liaison between New York City government and the disability community. In partnership with all City offices and agencies, MOPD consistently ensures that the rights and concerns of the disability community are included in all City initiatives and that City programs and policies address the needs of people with disabilities. Reach out on Twitter to @NYCDisabilities, Call 311 or connect via video phone at 646-396-5830.
Social Security Administration
Social Security provides financial protection for our nation’s people, supporting Americans throughout all of life’s journeys. We administer retirement, disability, survivor, and family benefits, and enroll individuals in Medicare. Call 1-800-772-1213.