Our Work

helpNYC.info Resource Navigator Program

The helpNYC.info Resource Navigator Program is the inaugural program that Founder J. RueMel Parkin started in 2016 as a text message containing Recovery Resources that he would copy and paste to his friends in Recovery. Later on that first text message would turn into a Google Document, then into the first website joshp.nyc.

helpNYC.info was established in October of 2018 as a Resource Website for New Yorkers in need. It now lists programs and agencies serving New Yorkers across 40 different service types, with over 500 listings.

Program Website

Food Assistance Collective of New York

The Food Assistance Collective of New York is a group of nonprofit organizations and community initiatives working together to support programs addressing food insecurity. Our work is focused on empowering people who provide low-barrier food assistance to New Yorkers in need. We connect members to resources, advocate for their needs, and promote an equal voice for all.

The collective was founded by helpNYC on April 1, 2020 to help Food Assistance Providers strengthen their programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.

Program Website

Voter Education Initiative

Established in 2020, helpNYC works to educate voters through education, registration, and providing general information to New Yorkers about the Election Process in New York State.

Contact Charlotte Masters, Program Manager for more information.

Organizational Support

helpNYC offers a variety of training, organizational support, and technical assistance conducted by people who have lived, volunteer, educational, and professional experience serving underserved New Yorkers. We have ready to go presentations and trainings, but we also offer customizable and couture presentations drawing on our vast experiences.

helpNYC also provides Guidance Documents for New Yorkers and their service providers.

More Information about our Organizational Support can be found here.

helpNYC Guidance Documents can be found here.