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This Google Custom Search indexes the full text of over 400 websites of city agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide services to residents in our communities. Librarians add sites to the Custom Search related to the topics below. The emphasis is on resources in the boroughs served by the NYPL—The Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

  • Information on public benefits programs and tax credits available to working families, including child care, health care, food/nutrition programs, Head Start and pre-Kindergarten, housing subsidies, and help with utility bills.
  • Information from the New York State Dept. of Labor about obtaining working papers for people under 18 years of age

  • The WTC Health Registry is a comprehensive and confidential health survey of those most directly exposed to the events of 9/11. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and will not be released to others. Also available in Spanish and Chinese.
  • Outlines the rights and protections guaranteed to you by the state and federal governments. Includes information on hospital care, admittance and discharge, complaints, medical records, health proxies, Medicare, domestic violence, and provides a patient's bill of rights.

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