Concerned About Public Benefits & Immigration? NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Concerned About Public Benefits & Immigration? NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

*Don’t stop using public benefits unnecessarily

*Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 and say “public charge” if you have any questions or concerns about how the rule might impact you.

It is important to know:

*The ‘public charge’ rule does not change eligibility requirements for public benefits.

*The ‘public charge’ rule does not affect everyone. There is no ‘public charge’ test for a green card holder who apply for citizenship.

*Free legal help is available. If you have questions or concerns, consult a free, safe immigration legal service provider. Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 and say ‘public charge’.

*If you are sponsoring a family member abroad or will be traveling abroad to apply for a green card or visa, call ActionNYC for free, safe immigration legal services to understand how’public charge’ might impact you.

*The City will keep fighting to stop the ‘public charge’ rule. Stay up to date at NYC.gov/PublicCharge.

*This information is for general educational purposes and is not legal advice.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from a flyer from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and I give them full credit for it. Please call the office directly for more information.

 

 

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Alliance for Positive Change: Linkage to Insurance

Alliance for Positive Change: Linkage to Insurance

Our dedicated team at Alliance for Positive Change can help New Yorkers enroll in health-insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals who are:

* New York State residents

*19-64 years old

*Self-Employed

*Immigrants

*Families/Children/Pregnant Women

What’s Covered?

*Free preventive care

*Inpatient care

*Outpatient service

*Maternity and newborn care

*Emergency services

*Lab and imaging

*Prescription drugs

*Mental health and substance use disorder services

*Wellness and chronic disease management services

Alliance locations:

Midtown 64 West 35th Street NY, NY

CASA (Washington Heights) 2036 Amsterdam Avenue NY, NY

Keith Haring (Harlem) 315 East 104th Street NY, NY

Pelham Grand (Bronx) 1870 Pelham Parkway NY, NY

LESHRC (Lower East Side) 25 Allen Street NY, NY

LLOC (East Village) 150 1st Avenue NY, NY

For more information, contact the main office at (212) 645-0875 or:

Marcia Deer (646) 418-8568

Shanaleigh Mejia (917) 699-3318

James Rivera (917) 882-1368

Diamond Walters (646) 771-6870

*Available on Saturdays by appointment only.

The Alliance for Positive Change

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Alliance for Positive Change Pamphlet and I give the full credit for it. Please call the Alliance for Positive Change directly for more information.

 

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Alliance for Positive Change: Women Healing Women

Alliance for Positive Change: Women Healing Women

Dates: March 2nd-April 1st, 2020

Mondays & Wednesdays

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location:

Midtown Central

64 West 35th Street

New York, NY  10001

The Women Healing Women Group seeks to help women become stronger and move forward in their lives.

Women Healing Women helps women skills to deal with current life develop problems and past traumas, such as domestic violence, abusive, accident or assault.

Women Healing Women addresses: Self-Esteem, self-soothing, setting limits and self-reflection.

To participate, you must be female, living in stable housing, in recovery six months or more and complete a preliminary interview. Must complete all ten sessions.

Metro Cards & Incentives will be provided. For more information, please call Yvonne Gooden at (212) 645-0875 ext. 309 or Markeyda Jordon at ext. 387.

The Alliance for Positive Change.

Disclaimer: This information was taken off of a pamphlet published by the Alliance for Positive Change and please call the above numbers for more information.

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The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey: There is power in every G.I.R.L.

The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey: There is power in every G.I.R.L..

Unleash it at Girl Scouts. Discover what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) and change the world. Girl Scouts practice leadership with grit like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace new challenges like a risk-taker and show empathy like a leader.

Join, volunteer or donate today at gsnnj.org Have questions? Call us at (973) 248-8200 or visit us at http://www.gsnnj.org. For more details on Girl Scout’s impact and benefits visit girlscouts.org/research.

Why Girl Scouts?

Studies show that to create positive, sustainable change in our complex world, we need collaborative leaders who value diversity, inclusion and teamwork. And yet too few leaders today embody these qualities. If we want stronger leaders, we need more girl scouts.

Since March 12th, 1912, when the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, organized the very first Girl Scout troop in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, Girl Scouts has provided girls of all ages and backgrounds with thousands of unique, girl-led experiences that challenge them, teach them, connect them and encourage them to take meaningful action at every turn.

We’re not stopping until every girl is prepared to empower herself for a life time of leadership, adventure and success.

Her Girl Scout Experience:

As a Girl Scout, your girl will participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience-a one-of-a-kind program where she will…

*Engage in healthy activities.

*Find her entrepreneurial spirit and learn financial literacy!

*Explore the great outdoors!

*Connect with girls around the world!

*Take on meaningful community service projects!

Every step of the way, she’ll lead her experience and learn by doing. And at Girl Scouts, she’ll have plenty of opportunities to jump in and make amazing things happen, all while being supported by her peers and caring adults.

Girl Scouts are prepared for a lifetime of leadership.

*90% of all female U.S. Astronauts

*80% of all female tech workers

*76% of all female U.S. Senators

*100% of female U.S. Secretaries of State

were all Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout Difference:

Research shows that Girl Scouts can be the difference between thriving and surviving for girls.

These are the facts:

*Although it’s common for a girl’s sense of self to decline in middle school, a Girl Scout’s sense of self increases during this period.

*During middle school, non-Girl Scout’s interests and involvement in their communities decreases, whereas Girl Scouts’ desire to solve problems in their communities rises.

*A Girl Scout is more likely than her non-Girl Scout peers to participate in leadership activities-she truly believes in the power of G.I.R.L.

The Skills girls learn through Girl Scouting prepare them for a lifetime of leadership. Girls Scouts have better grades, aspire to higher levels of education and are more confident about their futures than non-Girl Scouts.

Have any questions? Call us at (973) 248-8200 or visit us at http://www.gsnnj.org.

https://www.gsnnj.org/

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Girl Scouts pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email them directly for more information.

 

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Front Lines Against Fraud: AARP Fraud Watch

Front Lines Against Fraud: AARP Fraud Watch

Their time in the battlefield is over. Now it’s our turn to protect our veterans from scams. Our veterans deserve a lot of things. Praise, Honor. Security. Respect. Here’s what they don’t deserve: attempts to take advantage of their service. Yet every day, scammers attempt to defraud our veterans of their hard earned benefits, steal their identity or take their savings.

Together, we can fight back and take one small step to repay our veterans for the service they’ve given and the sacrifices they’ve made.

The Battle our Vets didn’t see coming.

America’s veterans are warriors, trained to handle anything a battlefield can throw at them. But there’s one foe many veteran’s struggle to defeat: domestic fraud.

78% of our retired military men and women have been targeted by scams specifically crafted to exploit their military service history.

Sadly, veterans are twice as likely to actually fall for fraudulent schemes. In 2017, AARP research found that 16% of veterans have lost money to scammers, compared to only 8% of the non-military public.

Why? For Starters, veterans implicitly trust fellow members of the military, making them vulnerable to impostors. Veterans also have a PTSD rate more than double the general public’s, which can make it more difficult for them to recognize and combat the emotional manipulation used by scam artists.

The Front Lines Against Fraud:

Now AARP and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPS) are joining forces for Operation Protect Veterans. We’re fighting back against fraudulent scam artists and we need your help. Good intel is a crucial component of this battle; if you’ve seen a scam targeting veterans in the past 12 months, report it by calling 877-908-3360.

Report Veteran Scammers:

877-908-3360

AARP.org/fraudwatchnetwork

https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/veterans.html

Know the Enemy:  How scammers target veterans

*VA Loan Scams:

Offers to refinance VA Loans at an extremely low rate.

*Update Your File Scam:

An imposter claiming to be from a government agency attempts to get a veteran’s personal information to “update their file” so they can maintain their benefits.

*Secret Veteran Benefits Scam:

Veterans are told they qualify for “secret” government programs or benefits that offer thousands of dollars but first they attempt to collect personal information or a fee.

*Pension Poaching Scam:

Scammers often offer veterans lump sum payments up front, in exchange for signing over all their future monthly benefit checks.

*Aid and Attendance Scam:

Veterans (or their family members) receive an offer to move their assets into a living trust so that they can qualify for financial assisted-living benefits.

Veterans May also Encounter General Scams:

In addition to scams that specifically target veterans there are an abundance of scams aimed at the general public to which veterans are more susceptible. These include: phishing (attempts to gain access to financial accounts), fake tech-support calls, fraudulent credit card/loan schemes, attempts to ‘collect’ fictitious tax bills, fraudulent charities, investment scams, pyramid schemes and more.

If you or a loved one has encountered a financial scam in the past 12 months, please help us keep fighting for our veterans by filling out the survey at the right or calling 877-908-3360.

*VA Loan Scam:  Someone offers to refinance your VA loan at a lower rate.

*Tech Support Scam: You get a message or email saying that there is a virus on your computer and you need to pay to remove it.

*Phishing Scam: You receive a call or email about a program for vets that pays thousands in benefits but they ask for your personal information.

*Credit Card Scam: You get a call from a robocaller saying you can lower your interest rate.

*IRS Tax Scam: Someone calls or leaves a message saying they work for the IRS and that you owe them money.

*Charity Scam: You are asked to make a donation to support veterans but the charity is not a legitimate organization.

Help protect our Veterans now!

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the AARP Veterans Fraud pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email at the above number for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Get Smart: Know when Antibotics work

Get Smart: Know when Antibiotics work

Cold or Flu: Antibiotics don’t work for you.

When you feel sick, you want to feel better fast. But antibiotics aren’t the answer for every illness. This brochure can help you know when antibiotics work and when they won’t. For more information, talk to your doctor or visit http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/community.

The Risk: Bacteria Becomes Resistant

What’s the harm in taking antibiotics anytime? Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic.

These resistant bacteria are stronger and harder to kill. They can stay in your body and can cause severe illness that cannot be cured with antibiotic medicines. A cure for resistant bacteria may require stronger treatment and possibly a stay in the hospital.

To avoid the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you avoid taking unnecessary antibiotics.

Antibiotics aren’t always the answer:

Most illnesses are caused by two kinds of germs, bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections not viral infections.

Bacteria cause strep throat, some pneumonia and sinus infections. Antibiotics can work. Viruses cause the common cold, most coughs and the flu. Antibiotics don’t work.

Using antibiotics for a virus:

*Will NOT cure the infection

*Will NOT help you feel better

*Will NOT keep others from catching your illness

Protect yourself with the best care:

You should not use antibiotics to treat the common cold or the flu. If antibiotics are prescribed for you to treat a bacterial infection-such as strep throat-be sure to take all of the medicine. Only using part of the prescription means that only part of the infection has been treated. Not finishing the medicine can cause resistant bacteria to develop.

Talk to your doctor or nurse to learn more.

Commonly asked questions:

*How do I know if I have a viral illness or a bacterial infection?

Ask your doctor or health care provider and follow his or her advice on what to do about your illness. Remember, colds are caused by viruses should not be treated with antibiotics.

*Won’t an antibiotic help me fell better quicker so that I can get back to work when I get a cold or flu?

No, antibiotics do nothing to help a viral illness. They will not help you feel better sooner. Ask your doctor or health care provider what other treatments are available to treat your symptoms.

*If mucus from the nose changes from clear to yellow or green, does that mean I need an antibiotic?

Yellow or green mucus  does not mean that you have a sinus infection. It is normal for the mucus to get thick and change color during a viral cold.

Get smart:

*Antibiotics are strong medicines but they don’t cure everything.

*When not used correctly, antibiotics can actually be harmful to your health.

*Antibiotics can cure most bacterial infections. Antibiotics cannot cure viral illnesses.

*When you are sick, antibiotics are not always the answer.

Use Antibiotics Wisely: Talk with your doctor or health care provider about the right medicines for your health.

For more information, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website at http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart.

https://www.cdc.gov/

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Center for Disease Control pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please email or call the number above or check out their website above.

 

 

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Never leave a child unattended around water-New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Never leave a child unattended around water-New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Not even for a second! Never leave a child unattended around water.

A child can drown in just a few inches of water within seconds-often without any splashing or screaming. Prevent a tragedy before it happens.

Drowning is one of the leading causes of child deaths each year.

Keep your kids safe around water by following these simple guidelines:

*Never leave a child unattended around water.

*Teach your child to swim at an early age-always have an adult supervising.

*Flotation devices or inflatable toys are not substitutes for supervision.

*Don’t mix alcohol and supervision of children near water.

*Enclose pools completely with a self-locking, self-locking, self-closing fence and don’t leave furniture around that children can use to climb over the fence.

*Never leave toys in the pool-children may be tempted to reach for them later.

*Be sure that the adult watching your child knows how to swim, get emergency help and perform CPR.

*Keep rescue equipment (such as life preserver or shepherd’s hook) and a telephone near the pool.

*Be sure to remove pool covers completely to reduce the risk of children getting caught underneath.

*Always drain and store in an upright position all plastic or blow-up wading pools after use.

*Secure the pool so that children cannot get back in after they are finished swimming.

http://www.nj.gov/dcf

https://www.nj.gov/dcf/

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and I give them full credit for this information. Please call them for more information.

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