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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

The Actors Fund

A national human services organization that helps everyone - on stage and those behind the scenes - who works in entertainment and performing arts. A safety net for those in need, crisis or transition providing comprehensive social services including counseling, crisis intervention and connections to local resources for personal, family or work related problems as well as emergency financial assistance for basic living necessities.

Food

Catholic Charities

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

General Assistance

Catholic Charities

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

Max's Kansas City Project

Max's Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to financially distressed individuals in the creative arts for housing, medical aid and legal aid.

Shelters and Housing

Catholic Charities

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

Advertising Industry

Ad Relief of Greater Los Angeles

Ad Relief of Greater Los Angeles provides financial aid for members of the Southern California advertising, promotions and communications community in crisis. Applicants must have at least one full year of employment in the field, and asset limitations apply.

Dance

Chicago Dancers United

The Dancers' Fund - Financial Assistance for Chicago’s Professional Dance Community

Dancers' Group

The Parachute Fund provides grants to members of the San Francisco Bay Area dance community facing HIV/AIDS or other life-threatening illnesses.

Professional Dancers Society

Financial assistance is available to dancers and choreographers who meet eligibility criteria. Administered by The Actors Fund.

Disaster-related assistance

Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of the Screen Actors Guild that can assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis.

Small Business Administration—2017 Hurricane Recovery

Provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.

Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds

American Federation of Musicians Local 802: Musicians' Assistance Program

The Emergency Relief Fund provides direct grants to musicians in dire need. Local 802 members in good standing for at least two years are eligible.

American Federation of Musicians: The Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians

Provides a modest grant to temporarily or permanently disabled musicians who are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund

Members in good standing may be eligible for emergency financial assistance. Grants are administered by The Actors Fund from the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

American Guild of Variety Artists Sick and Relief Fund

Members who have completed initiation and paid dues for one year can apply for emergency aid for basic needs or medical expenses.

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