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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.

Multi-Disciplines

Max's Kansas City Project

Max's Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to financially distressed individuals in the creative arts for housing, medical aid and legal aid.

Resources Outside of the Entertainment Industry

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

The FWPA offers financial assistance to any New Yorker who fits their criteria, and who is facing difficulty paying for basic critical needs, such as utility and medical bills, storage fees, or basic furniture such as beds and sofas.

Modest Needs

To help persons who have lost income or incurred unexpected household expenses as a result of a disaster, Modest Needs has a grant program. The application is available online.

Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York

The Almoners Program provides monthly allowances to New York-based Scottish people in need, who are infirm, or have pressing monetary requirements.

St. George's Society of New York

Offers financial aid to British residents of the New York Metropolitan area in three forms: aid for the elderly, emergency aid, and supplementary income for the chronically ill and disabled.

Visual Artists

The Joan Mitchell Foundation

Has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters.

After School & Summer Programs/Camps

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) After school programs

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development offers engaging high quality programs for young people in all five boroughs of New York City during the hours they are not in school.

Babysitter/ Nanny/ Au Pair Agencies

Barnard Babysitting Agency

Parents who register with the Barnard Babysitting Agency can hire Barnard students as sitters and post job openings on this site.

New York Nanny Center

New York Nanny Center places full time live-in and live-out nannies in childcare positions. The Center is licensed and bonded, and nannies are professionally screened, evaluated, and background- and reference-checked.

Day Care and School Resources

911Daycare

Located in Brooklyn. Provides 24-hour affordable and reliable day care. Services include but are not limited to emergency infant and child care, care for physically or developmentally challenged children, child care for injured and sick children, and after school child care. Some of their other services include in-home care, housekeeping and nutritious meal preparation.

Center for Children's Initiatives

Located in New York City. Promotes quality early learning, healthy development, and care for children from birth to school-age. They do this by providing parents with information and consultations, training and developing professionals in the field, and influencing NY State public policy. Their website includes child care referral to infant and toddler care, Pre-K, after school care and summer programs.

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCRRs) in NY

Provide a variety of services to parents and providers throughout the state. A directory of agencies organized by county. Parent services include assistance in choosing, finding and paying for child care, help addressing any concerns about health, safety, special needs, or balancing family and work time. Referrals to child care centers with non-traditional hours are available at select locations. Services vary depending on agency.

Children's Scholarship Fund - New York City

Provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families who cannot afford to send their child to private school. The Fund provides scholarships for children grades Kindergarten through 8th (children must be 5 years or older to receive scholarships). The website provided is for scholarships only available in NYC.

Committee for Hispanic Children and Families

Improves the quality of life for Latino children and families through educational and health programs, trainings and services. Helps parents locate child care (including providers with non-traditional schedules) near their home, school, or work, and obtain financial assistance.

Day Care Council of New York, Inc.

A membership organization of child care and family service providers, consumers and advocates, which improves the quality of child and family services in NYC. Their Child Care Resource & Referral Services Program (CCR&R) provides information and referral services to the public on center-based child care, family child care, programs for special needs children, before and after school programs and summer camps.

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