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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.

Survivorship A - Z

Offers practical, financial and legal information to people diagnosed with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-changing conditions. The site summarizes government benefits and forms of insurance coverage, lists a step-by-step guide to managing finances, offers assistance in making employment decisions during treatment and illness, and guidelines for managing treatment, medications and pain.

Test Accessing Care

Test Positive Awareness Network

TPAN offers support services, referrals, information and advocacy to people living with HIV, as well as educational forums for the general public.

The Actors Fund

A national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. The Actors Fund provides 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.

The Actors Fund Disability Support

Provides supportive services for entertainment professionals and their families who are coping with a short- or long-term illness or disability. Social workers help develop personalized plans, and information and advocacy is available to help negotiate medical bills, coordinate public or private benefits, arrange for home care, and facilitate referrals to community resources.

The Actors Fund HIV/AIDS Initiative

Works with men and women in the entertainment industry to create confidential, holistic plans and support systems that will meet each person's emotional, medical and financial needs over the long term. Experienced social workers provide advocacy, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, financial assistance, financial management skills development and referrals to community resources.

The Actors Fund Mental Health Services Program

Helps entertainment industry professionals and their families to deal with a wide array of issues including work and personal stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions and ongoing supportive services. Social workers provide short term treatment, crisis intervention, advocacy and connections to community treatment resources.

The American Veterans' and Servicemembers' Survival Guide

This 599-page online book describes in depth problems faced by veterans and servicemembers (and their families), the benefits and services available, and issues of interest to the veterans' community. Helps veterans and servicemembers understand how various agencies work not just in theory but in practice, and how they can cut through the bureaucracy and confusion and get the benefits and services to which they are entitled.

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

Website resource that works to lower barriers between patients and clinicians; demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment; improve patients' quality of life; and foster community through human connection. Explores over 600 HIV/AIDS-related topics, with extensive research for each.

The California Alliance for Arts Education

Promotes, supports, and advocates visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools

The Center For the Performing Artist

Offers a full comprehensive and integrated health care service tailored to the artist's needs. The Center's specialists have particular expertise and experience evaluating and treating the performing artist, and provide access to the full range of specialties available at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

Offers a variety of medical services including weekly dance injury clinics staffed by orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists specially trained in dance medicine; a newly renovated, state-of-the-art sports physical therapy center; a 7-days a week, 8am - 12am Immediate Care Center, and several off-site physical therapy centers.

The Health Insurance Marketplace is the health insurance marketplace where individuals, families, and small businesses in many states, including Illinois and Florida, can quickly compare health plan options and enroll in health insurance, Medicaid, and Child Health Plus. This site allows you to apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage.

The Illinois Development Housing Authority

An extensive website offering a Housing Search Locator for rental properties as well as information on home buying, loans and mortgages

The Listings Project

Free weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings serving artists, creative communities and beyond