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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.

Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds

The Betty Mitchell Foundation (BMF)

Chicago's Betty Mitchell Foundation can assist SAG-AFTRA members in need of financial assistance. To learn more about BMF, contact the SAG-AFTRA Chicago office at 312-573-8081.

General Assistance

Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of the Screen Actors Guild that can assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis.

Multi-Disciplines

Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of the Screen Actors Guild that can assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis.

The J. Happy Delpech Foundation

The J. Happy Delpech Foundation provides grants of up to $250 to artists in the Midwest with AIDS or serious illness. The fund has no website, but can be reached by mail at J. Happy Delpech Foundation, 1579 North Milwaukee, Suite 211, Chicago, IL 60622, or called at 312-342-1359.

Physical Health

Veterans Care

Veterans Care offers access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare to veterans who have limited incomes across Illinois. Under this program, veterans pay an affordable monthly premium of $40 or $70 depending on their income, and receive medical, limited dental and vision coverage.

Subsidized Housing Search Resources

Affordable Housing Opportunities

Affordable rental listings for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston

Legal Resources

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

LAF is dedicated to helping those who cannot afford legal counsel navigate the legal system and understand and safeguard their rights as a step toward achieving economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

Subsidized/Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Opportunities

Affordable rental listings for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston

Chicago Housing Authority

The Section 8 Housing Choice voucher is a government subsidized housing assistance program for low-income families or individuals.

Affordable Housing Resources

Affordable Housing Opportunities

Affordable rental listings for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston

The Marketplace

HealthCare.gov

Official site of Affordable Care Act. See health coverage choices, ways to save money on health insurance, and how law affects you.

Illinois Health Matters

A great source of information about health care reform, navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the health insurance options available to everyone in Illinois.

Help with Medical Costs

Chicago Dancers United

The Dancers' Fund - Financial Assistance for Chicago’s Professional Dance Community

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