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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.

HHC Options

The uninsured can seek care at NYC's public hospitals and clinics. Fees are reduced based based on income and family size.

HHC Options, New York City, Westchester County and Nassau County

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) provides affordable health care services to all New Yorkers. HHC Options is a program that offers reduced and affordable medical fees for patients who do not have insurance, or who have limited coverage, and helps patients apply for public health insurance as well.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

A free seasonal program (November - May) that helps eligible households pay for regular and emergency energy heating costs and can help low-income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers or other direct heating devices. Call 311 to request an application and identify as a senior.


A source for knowledge and help with systems, laws, programs and services affecting young people with disabilities in New York City. Their website includes an easy-to-use database, which has a large variety of categories and disability specific resources. Also conducts workshops and training sessions for parents, families, professionals and community organizations about local services & laws, parenting, and advocacy. The organization also has a array of publications and provides information and referrals.

Independent Care System

A non-profit organization committed to assisting people with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in community life. Coordinates services for Medicaid-eligible adults living in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. These services include adult day health care, home care, meal delivery, personal emergency response, rehabilitation, and more.

Information for Families, Inc.

This site lists the locations of free meals (as well as free clothing and other amenities) in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.

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.

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.

New York City Arts in Education Roundtable

Provides information on the arts community in New York City and sponsors a yearly event.

New York City Coalition Against Hunger

Find soup kitchens, food pantries and other food resources, including food stamp information in any NYC neighborhood.

New York City Department of Education's Office of Arts & Special Projects

Provides information about New York City arts in education including the blueprint.

New York Department of Health - Medicaid

Gives residents program details on Medicaid. People who meet disability requirements are eligible to have their medical care covered by Medicaid. The Medicaid By-In Program is for working people with disabilities. This program allows eligible individuals to earn more income without the risk of losing vital health care coverage. This site includes eligibility requirements for Medicaid, services covered and other important program information.

New York Metro Parents

This site contains information and resources for parents living in the New York City Region. There are articles on single parenting, child raising, teens, special needs, culture/entertainment and other topics. New York Metro Parents website also includes blogs, parenting groups and discussion boards so parents can benefit and receive support from one another. The site also provides a calendar of events in NYC boroughs and surrounding counties as well as parent resources including after school activities, camps, outings, birthday parties and health information.