Small Business and Entrepreneur
Offers resources to individuals wishing to start their own business. Providing information on preparing a business plan and choosing a business type and structure.
Has eight centers in Los Angeles County that provide technical assistance and classes.
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.
Provides professional guidance and information for the well being of California small businesses.
Red Cross services available in response to wildfires include shelter, food, medical attention to immediate needs and emotional support. Service center locations are listed.
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.
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 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.
Click on "Our Agencies" for a list of local resources for a variety of needs, including disaster recovery and assistance.
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.
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
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
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.