Center for Tutoring and Academic Support (CTAS):
QCC will continue to offer online tutoring and support for students working on writing assignments.
For 1-on-1 Virtual Tutoring via Blackboard Collaborate visit: http://www3.qcc.cuny.edu/CTASWeb/cwcOneTimeReg.aspx
For feedback on your essay draft, submit it to a tutor using the TigerWrite system: http://www3.qcc.cuny.edu/TigerWrite/twLogon.aspx
If you do not currently have internet at home, there are several providers offering support to students enrolled in online courses. Here is some information on the different existing options:
1) Charter is offering free high-speed Spectrum Internet service and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with students taking online classes. Installation fees will be waived for new student households, and regular pricing will take effect at the end of the 60-day period if a customer does not cancel or change the service. Call (844) 488-8395 to enroll.
For more information visit: https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
2) Altice USA offers Altice Advantage 30 mgbs broadband service for free to college students without Internet service for 60 days. Call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
For more information see: https://www.alticeusa.com/news/articles/feature/corporate/altice-usa-brings-free-broadband-k-12-and-college-students-during-coronavirus-pandemic
3) AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and Comcast have announced additional services during the coronavirus outbreak, such as the removal of data caps and waiver of late fees. Check with your individual carriers for these arrangements: https://www.cnet.com/news/carriers-are-suspending-internet-data-caps-during-coronavirus/
If you have recently lost your job due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance benefits at this link: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/how_to_file_claim.shtm
Support Fund for Service Workers and Tipped Workers:
If you lost your job in the service industry or as a tipped employee, you can apply for cash assistance through this Emergency Support Fund for servers, bartenders, restaurant employees, Uber/Lyft drivers, delivery workers, and others employed as service workers or in tipped-based positions: https://onefairwage.com/
QCC’s Single Stop Office:
Single Stop provides support and guidance for students who need help applying for food stamps, cash assistance, unemployment benefits, and childcare support. If you have a housing crisis, Single Stop can also help with housing and rent assistance. You can visit their webpage for more info at: https://www.qcc.cuny.edu/singlestop/
You can also contact the Single Stop Office directly:
If you are in need of food, please know that there are food pantries available to assist you during this challenging time.
To find food pantries in NYC, visit Food Bank NYC: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/
To find food pantries on Long Island, visit Long Island Cares: https://www.licares.org/find-help/food-locator/
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES:
If you do not have health insurance, there is a special open enrollment period for New Yorkers to apply for health insurance through April 15.
Visit this link for more information and to enroll: https://t.co/xGDrEyGVzc?amp=1
QCC Counseling Center:
Mental health is just as much a part of your overall wellness as is your physical health. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or other mental health issues—whether from COVID-19 or for any other reason—please know that QCC offers free, confidential counseling services to students, which can now be conducted virtually.
Visit this link for more information: https://www.qcc.cuny.edu/counseling/index.html
If you need immediate mental health support outside of the QCC Counseling Center’s operating hours, you can also contact NYC Well’s mental health support services. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For IMMEDIATE SUPPORT from a mental health counselor:
Text WELL to 65173
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Visit this link to chat via messenger app
Ongoing Information on COVID-19:
For the latest updated information on the COVID-19 crisis in New York City, including health and safety guidelines for city residents, text COVID to 692-692
Compiled by Dr. Melissa Dennihy, QCC English Department