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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.

Services and Assistance

The Actors Fund Senior Care Program

Helps entertainment industry professionals 65 years old and over, their families and caregivers with services including access to benefits, financial management and assistance and more.

Transportation

Access-A-Ride

Provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips. It offers shared ride, door-to-door paratransit service in all five boroughs for the same cost as regular public transportation. An application and interview with a healthcare professional are necessary to determine eligibility.

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC): Project C.A.R.T.

C.A.R.T. van service provides free specialized transportation for the frail elderly. It operates in Manhattan from the Battery to 96th St. on the East Side; and to 110th St. on the West Side.

Volunteer and Work Opportunities

Community Service Society

More than 26,000 seniors in New York State contribute their time and talents in one of three Senior Corps programs - The Foster Grandparent Program, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Senior Companion Program - to meet community challenges via local nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations and other groups.

ReServe, Inc.

Matches continuing professionals with part-time service opportunities at nonprofit organizations and public institutions in order to strengthen their communities while earning a modest stipend.

RetiredBrains.com

The largest independent job and information resource for boomers, retirees and people planning their retirement.

RetirementJobs.com

RetirementJobs.com's goal is to identify companies most-suited to older workers and match them with older adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle.

Workforce50.com

Provides information and resources helpful to the experienced worker in making job and career changes, provoke new ways of thinking for both job seekers and employers, and advocate for the hiring of older or more experienced workers.

Financial Assistance

The American Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance

Established in the 1920s by The American Legion to keep children of deceased or disabled veterans at home rather than in institutions. This cash aid is still available for cases not covered by subsequent state and federal programs for the needy. The fund helps families meet the costs of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses when parents are unable.

The Oregon Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance Program (OVEFAP)

The Emergency Financial Assistance Program is available to veterans and their immediate family who are in need of emergency financial assistance, for, among other things, emergency medical and dental expenses. This site explains this program and many other state benefits.

Mental Health

Army Substance Abuse Program

Services are available for soldiers, family members of active duty, DA Civilian employees, military retirees and their family members with alcohol and other drug-related problems. Services provided include individual couseling, group, family counseling, command consultation, outpatient counseling, arrangement for inpatient care and coordination with outside self-help groups.

Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services

Provides a variety of psychiatric services at medical centers and outpatient clinics. This site explains the services available for suicidal veterans, and those suffering from PTSD, substance abuse, and the difficulty transitioning after deployment.

Physical Health

Civilian Health And Medical Program of Veterans Affairs

A comprehensive health care program in which the Veterans Administration shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.

Health Care Aid Grants

Veterans and their families may qualify for a grant to help pay for medical and some dental treatment if they are not eligible for other programs such as Federal VA health care and they are unable to afford the treatment.

Veterans Administration Health Benefits

Provides a comprehensive Medical Benefits Package to all enrolled Veterans. This plan provides a full range of preventive outpatient and inpatient services within VA health care system. Once enrolled, veterans can be seen at any VA facility across the country. Family members may also be eligible to receive health benefits.

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