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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.

Treatment

Blanton-Peale Counseling Center

Accepts many forms of insurance for counseling and therapy, and offers a sliding scale for the uninsured. Call the client coordinator for details about an initial consultation.

Henry Street Settlement Outpatient Mental Health Services

Offers outpatient mental health services, psychiatric day treatment, crisis services, HIV/AIDS and bereavement counseling, Asian bi-cultural services, vocational rehabilitation, parenting education and job training opportunities to New York City residents.

Metropolitan Center for Mental Health

Offers low-cost psychological treatment for people with emotional problems. Fees are on a sliding scale; services are insurance reimbursable and Medicaid is accepted.

Companion Services

Jewish Association Serving the Aging

Offers citywide friendly visiting, teleconnect and escort services to homebound, isolated and frail seniors.

Visiting Neighbors

Visiting Neighbors serve seniors in lower Manhattan, south of 30th St., from the East River to the Hudson. Volunteer visitors help seniors alleviate loneliness and isolation, escort seniors to medical appointments, assist with errands and shopping. Additional programs include health advocacy, socialization and case assistance for the "oldest elderly."

Elder Abuse

Adult Protective Services

A state-mandated case management program that arranges for services and support for mentally or physically impaired adults who are at risk for harm.

Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center: New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Provides direct resource and referral, elder abuse prevention activities and counseling and supportive services to victims of elder abuse.

JASA Elder Abuse

Has teams of attorneys and social workers trained to help people who are victims of elder abuse.

Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention

Offers victims a full range of healthcare and supportive services including an emergency residential shelter and a coordinated system of care that provides a safe harbor, emotional support, psychological counseling, healthcare, legal advocacy and representation for victims of elder abuse.

Government Agencies and Benefits

New York State Office for the Aging

The Office of the Aging's mission is to preserve independence for seniors as long as possible by providing advocacy and a variety of support services and programs to them and their caregivers. In addition, they host the Senior Citizen's Help Line, 1-800-342-9871, available to anyone seeking information about resources and services for seniors throughout New York State.

Health and Wellness

Beth Israel Senior Health

A comprehensive health care program for older adults 65 and over offering primary medical care, consultations with physicians and house calls to those that are home-bound.

Beth Israel Senior Health: House Calls Program

Provides care to lower and midtown Manhattan's home-bound senior 65 and over. A team of geriatric physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers help seniors manage chronic illnesses so they can remain in their homes, visit patients who have difficulty getting to a doctor's office, coordinate care with visiting nurse services and community based social agencies.

Mount Sinai Visiting Doctor Program

Delivers comprehensive primary care to home-bound adults throughout Manhattan, consisting of geriatrics patients, as well as those with psychiatric, neurological, complex, and terminal illnesses and also reaches out to families and caregivers to offer emotional support and counseling.

New York City Cooling Centers

When the heat index is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned public community centers, senior centers, and public libraries to offer people relief from the heat. Individuals who have no ready access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use the cooling centers during a heat wave.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale: RiverSpring at Night

An adult day health care program serving a population suffering from sleep disturbances associated with various types of dementia. It provides participants a host of activities throughout the night operating from 7:00pm - 7:00am. It is the only overnight adult day healthcare program in the country and is designed for people 65 years old and over living at home who require constant supervision at night.

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