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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.

General Assistance

State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency

Alabama's Emergency Management Agency is an excellent resource for finding the latest information on the current state of tornado recovery.

Stay Healthy, Louisiana: Emergency Preparedness

This site provides tips on avoiding breathing contaminated air, finding safe drinking water, and staying safe in flooded areas. There is also a list of medical special needs shelter hotlines (activated only immediately before a storm), with information on eligibility for their use.

Texas Commission on the Arts—Hurricane Harvey Resources

Provides a collection of information about resources for Texas residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Texas Diaper Bank

Provides families and seniors in crisis access to diapers, incontinence supplies, wipes and other healthcare products.

Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Provides a list with links to organizations that help Texas residents after a disaster strikes.

The American Institute for Conservation: Disaster Response and Recovery

Provides advice and assistance post-disaster regarding issues with historic and artistic works.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency's mission is to ensure that Mississippi is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts. The MEMA website provides information and planning to both the public and the emergency management community.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disasters & Emergencies

Provides links to information and resources for all types of disasters and emergencies.

United Way

Provides assistance in every step of recovery from disaster.

United Way of San Diego County

Click on "Our Agencies" for a list of local resources for a variety of needs, including disaster recovery and assistance.

Vermont Emergency Management

Vermont Emergency Management empowers local communities through disaster preparedness programs, guidance and technical assistance. Their home page currently covers the latest news about the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene and links to assistance giving organzations.

Legal

Florida Legal—Hurricane Irma Disaster Resources

Provides legal assistance and a resource for local information concerning federal benefits, mortgage relief, Medicaid, temporary assistance for families, nutritional programs and Hurricane Food packages.

Lawyers Alliance: Disaster Relief

Helps nonprofits provide critical social services and emergency funds to people affected by terrorism, natural disasters, and other tragedies. They provide immediate assistance through telephone consultations, emergency trainings, and outreach to help nonprofits keep pace with emerging legal issues.

State Bar of Texas—Disaster Relief Legal Hotline

Helps people find answers to basic legal questions by connecting them with local legal aid providers following declared disasters. The toll-free hotline—answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese—is designed to connect low-income people affected by a disaster with legal aid providers in their area who can help with such issues as replacing lost documents, insurance questions, landlord-tenant problems, and consumer protection issues such as price-gouging and avoiding contractor scams in the rebuilding process. Callers can leave a message any time. People who qualify for assistance will be matched with Texas lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help.

Medical

Florida Legal—Hurricane Irma Disaster Resources

Provides legal assistance and a resource for local information concerning federal benefits, mortgage relief, Medicaid, temporary assistance for families, nutritional programs and Hurricane Food packages.

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