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From One Mom to Another: Lanae’s Guide To NYC Resources

Note: Lanae compiled these resources while serving as a Volunteer Resource Specialist with Family Beehive – Lanae’s resources are special in the sense that they were once very useful to her as a mom in the city, and now she wishes to share them with the rest of the Hive community. If you would like to learn more about joining the Family Beehive or volunteering with us, please email

Disclaimer: Family Beehive has not vetted these sites and resources. They are provided here as options for our readers and should be utilized at the reader’s discretion.

I wanted to share some of the sites/resources that my family and I have benefited from.

  1. Mommy Poppins is a site where I find free daily activities and things to do with my children. They offer an array of resources for families in the various boroughs as well as surrounding states.
    1. Location: All over the city! This is a virtual resource.
  2. The Isaacs Center: My daughter and I have volunteered at this center serving meals to the Seniors through NYCares. They have great training and employment opportunities for youth and adults and are actively hiring.
    1. Contact: or call 212-360-7620
    2. Located: Upper East Side: 415 E 93rd St. New York, NY 10128
  3. Goddard Riverside: Goddard Riverside is an organization that provides early childhood education, volunteer opportunity, employment training for youth and adults, youth center, after school resources, community events and ways to support. They also have support and resources for housing services for mental health, meals, and financial planning.
    1. Contact: Phone: (212) 873-6600 or Email:
    2. Located: Upper West Side: 593 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10024
  4. Association to Benefit Children (ABC) Cassidy Pl: I was fortunate for 2 of my daughters to receive psychological evaluations, support, and school placement at ABC Cassidy for Early Intervention and CPSE (Committee on Preschool Special Education) services. They also have a variety of services in several settings throughout Manhattan which can be found on their website.
    1. Located: Upper East Side: 419 East 86th St. New York, NY 10028
    2. Contact: 212-845-3821
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