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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.

Small Business and Entrepreneur

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Offers resources to individuals wishing to start their own business. Providing information on preparing a business plan and choosing a business type and structure.

Los Angeles Small Business Development Center Network (LA SBDC Network)

Has eight centers in Los Angeles County that provide technical assistance and classes.

SCORE - Greater Los Angeles

Provides professional guidance and information to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. Offers seminars as well as one-on-one business counseling.

Small Business California (SB-Cal)

Provides professional guidance and information for the well being of California small businesses.

General Assistance

American Red Cross of Orange County

Red Cross services available in response to wildfires include shelter, food, medical attention to immediate needs and emotional support. Service center locations are listed.

American Red Cross of San Diego/ Imperial Counties

This local Red Cross website is a source of ongoing news and announcements, and information on how to obtain goods and services such as temporary lodging, food, clothing, medications, crisis counseling, supplies and more.

California Department of Insurance

Assists those displaced by the wildfires with insurance questions at 1-800-927-HELP (4357). This page has links to information that may be helpful to those who have lost property in disasters, including contact information for all California insurance companies.


Hope-Net provides emergency groceries for low-income members of the Los Angeles community, limited shelter options to very low-income and homeless clients, and additional household and personal items for the needy.


Metro provides direct social services and supports community development in the San Diego and Imperial Counties area, including emergency food and clothing to those in need.

Paradise Community Services

Paradise Community Services of San Diego County assists families and individuals who have suffered the devasting effects of a disaster by guiding them to resources and helping them to develop long-term recovery plans. In response to the recent wildfires, they are coordinating a program of long-term recovery assistance beginning with an assessment of local needs.

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.

Advertising Industry

Ad Relief of Greater Los Angeles

Ad Relief of Greater Los Angeles provides financial aid for members of the Southern California advertising, promotions and communications community in crisis. Applicants must have at least one full year of employment in the field, and asset limitations apply.


Dancers' Group

The Parachute Fund provides grants to members of the San Francisco Bay Area dance community facing HIV/AIDS or other life-threatening illnesses.

Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds

Professional Musicians Local 47

The Local 47 Musicians' Relief Fund is an emergency assistance fund that helps cover expenses when a member musician is in financial distress and cannot work due to a sudden illness or injury.

Film, Television and Radio

Motion Picture and Television Fund

Temporary emergency financial assistance is available for qualifying industry members in Southern California who are in financial hardship due to illness, disability, unemployment or other reasons.