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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.

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center - Mental Health Services

The center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. They offer low-cost brief counseling and crisis intervention for individuals, couples, and groups. They also provide services for those who are unable to pay.

Lambda Legal

A non-profit advocacy organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. This site is also useful in finding laws regarding employment, relationship and parenting protection in every state.

Law Help: New York

This is a resource for helping low-income New Yorkers in need of legal advice or resources. The site can help to find free legal services in the community, learn about legal rights, obtain general information about the courts, and more.

Legal Aid Society of New York

Provides direct legal assistance to low-income families and individuals through a network of neighborhood and court-based offices and through specialized projects and city-wide programs. The practice includes civil law, criminal law, juvenile law and law reform.

Legal Services NYC

Helps low-income people throughout New York City access the legal system. Legal assistance is provided primarily in the areas of housing, family, and benefits, as well as in areas of growing importance such as consumer, education, foreclosure prevention and disability rights.

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Documents the support activities for major industry clusters in Los Angeles County.

Louisiana's Trends in Film, Music, & Digital Media

The Louisiana film incentives program, enacted in 2002, has created a significant level of film activity in the state. As detailed further in this report, the industry has seen some of the highest statewide film activity employment growth in the country alongside New Mexico. Since 2001 both Louisiana and New Mexico have experienced compound annual employment growth of 23 percent per year. Louisiana now boasts the third highest film concentration ratio of U.S. states behind California and New York.

Maryland State Arts Council, Arts in Education Program

Maryland State Arts Council, Arts in Education program in designed to promote, strengthen, and enhance the arts and arts education in Maryland's elementary and secondary schools and other community settings.

Mayor's Office for People with disabilities

Provides disabled individuals and their families with program, service and activity directories, informative brochures, and other resources. Resources include links to city programs, laws, advocacy/independent living, education, housing, transportation, employment, disability specific resources and recreation.

Medicare

A federally funded program that provides medical and prescription coverage for seniors and the disabled.

Medicare Hospital Compare

Compare hospitals based on their overall star rating, summarizing up to 64 measures of quality, includes information on many important aspects of quality, including rates of infection and complications and patients’ experiences, based on survey results. 

Mercy Flight Southeast

Arranges for free air transportation by private aircraft to distant medical facilities when commercial service is not available, impractical or simply not affordable. Serves patients in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

Mercy Medical Airlift

Coordinates free airline tickets for missions over 600 miles and negotiates low cost air ambulance service for individuals and families in need of this service.

Metropolitan Tenants Organization

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization educates, organizes and empowers tenants to have a voice in the decisions that affect the affordability and availability of decent and safe housing. Their website offers FAQ’s on a variety of landlord/tenant issues, they run a healthy homes programs and are involved in related legislation.

MFY Legal Services, Inc

Provides free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers on a wide range of civil legal issues including housing eviction prevention, public benefits and entitlements, mental health and consumer issues.

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