Emergency Resources

To the Community of Hostos –
In the wake of Hurricane Ida, our thoughts are with anyone who has had to endure the impact of a natural disaster. As you persist through the start of the semester, our actions are intent on providing you access to the support and resources you need. We are here, on-campus and remotely, to assist you in any way that we can in order to reasonably address your needs and concerns.
If you and your family have been impacted by Hurricane Ida, there are resources available to you at our College, through NYC, New York State and the US Government.


On September 9, Governor Kathy Hochul and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the openings of several Disaster Recovery Centers that will provide information, assistance and help for New Yorkers who were impacted by the storms and flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Recovery Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions and provide information on the types of federal help available to homeowners, renters and business owners as a result of the major disaster declarations stemming from the hurricane.

Visit the Hostos Disaster Recovery Center on 450 Grand Concourse, E. Building C, Bronx, NY 10451; open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice:

For additional online resources, as well as FEMA downloadable pamphlets and other aids, visit www.disasterassistance.gov and click "information."

External Resources:

If you are in need of financial, food,  housing, or health assistance,  New York City has developed a list of resources for residents impacted by the storm which can be found here.  There are various emergency mental health resources, which we encourage you to take advantage of as needed:

  • New York City Resources
    Post-Storm Resources (NYC Emergency Management)
    The City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who were affected by this historic storm. Please continue to check back for updates at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/resources/ida.page

    • NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support.

      • 24-hour hotline: 888-NYC WELL (888-692-9355)

      • Text "WELL" to 65173

    • Impacted NYC residents may also call 311 or visit NYC.gov/IDA to access available City services

  • New York State Resources

    • Disaster Distress Helpline (24/7 hotline) for crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

      • 1-800-985-5990. For Spanish, press 2.

      • MS text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. For Spanish text "Hablamos" to 66746.

 Campus Resources:

  • Student Services can help with connections to campus and financial resources, and support for your immediate needs.

  • Caiman Direct centralized support services are offered to students navigating the many facets of campus life while providing the tools necessary to continue and complete their educational journey.

  • Advisement Resources:

  • Hostos Academic Learning Center learning environment that allows students to receive the academic help they need in a setting that is rich in resources and support academic success. 

  • Counseling Center offers peer listening hours and individual appointments to help you navigate ongoing challenges and mental health concerns.

  • Health and Wellness provides quality programs utilizing a holistic approach that focuses on healthy lifestyle choices as a means of disease prevention. 

  • Petrie Fund provides assistance to students with short-term financial emergencies to enable them to persist and complete college.

  • Food Insecurities  provides Caiman students with healthy food options and personal hygiene items.

  • Financial Aid Office is determined to provide services for those who face significant financial difficulty during their career at Hostos. Students may be referred to the Financial Aid Office for case-by-case review of special circumstance that may warrant use of professional judgment to more accurately reflect financial need as a result of a disaster.