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January 30, 2017 Press Release, Services & Programs

The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors announce The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts

The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai announced plans today to open a new health center for the performing arts community in New York City. The Friedman Health Center will serve as the medical care provider for the entertainment and performing arts community.

January 11, 2017 Services & Programs, Client Stories

Real Stories, Real Lives: Becca’s Story

Becca is an actor who needed help navigating her health insurance and paying for essential medication after being diagnosed with colon cancer. So she called The Actors Fund.

November 22, 2016 Services & Programs

A message from Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell

"This is the time for the challenging and healing work of artists and the arts." From the opening remarks made by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Actors Fund, at our Board's November 17 meeting.

November 17, 2016 Services & Programs

A special message from Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell and CEO Joe Benincasa

Our Democracy zigs and zags, and today things seem different because of the presidential election. One thing that does not zig or zag is our dedication to helping people in our performing arts community in need.

November 16, 2016 Press Release, Services & Programs

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL SELECTS THE ACTORS FUND AND Thomas Safran & Associates FOR THE HOLLYWOOD ARTS COLLECTIVE

The new $35 million development will provide mixed-income affordable and market-rate housing with a preference for artists and space for local non-profit arts organizations, reinvigorating the landscape for and supporting Hollywood as an accessible arts entertainment district.

November 15, 2016 Services & Programs, Client Stories

Real Stories, Real Lives: Leslie

Leslie built a 30 year career as a Broadway porter, ensuring that the theatre is neat, clean, free of clutter and safe for guests. She recently faced a difficult time and turned to The Actors Fund for help.

October 6, 2016 Services & Programs, Client Stories

Real Stories, Real Lives: Mary Anne

Mary Anne is a makeup artist who received support from The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative after her breast cancer diagnosis.

September 21, 2016 Services & Programs, Client Stories

Real Stories, Real Lives: Pi

Pi is a former dancer in New York City whose confidence was shattered when he was diagnosed with HIV in 1989.

August 15, 2016 Services & Programs, Client Stories

Real Stories, Real Lives: Erica

Erica is an actor in Los Angeles who took advantage The Fund’s career, housing and health insurance services.

July 7, 2016 Services & Programs, Client Stories

Susan and The Career Center at The Actors Fund

Susan is a writer in Los Angeles who found support and inspiration from The Career Center at The Actors Fund.

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