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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.

Day Care and School Resources

Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York

A non-profit organization of independent schools including programs from early childhood through high school in the New York Area. These schools provide small classes, individual attention, highly qualified teachers, and a wide variety of classes and extra-curricular activities. Financial Aid is available at most independent schools, this site explains the financial aid application process.

Insideschools.org

This website provides a directory of public schools in New York City as well as information guides about a large array of topics regarding NYC public schools. You can find pre-kindergarten programs, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and schools for children with mild to moderate disabilities. School profiles include the website's review, other programs (such as after school) offered, and parent comments. Links to other helpful education sites are available.

New York City Bureau of Day Care

Search for a child care center, compare centers across the city, and sign up for free text and email messages to receive updates about your child care provider. The directory lists all programs that have been issued permits by the Health Department, which includes Child Care Centers, School-Based Child Care or Summer Camps.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

OCFS provides an online facility search for various child care programs and centers: including day care centers, small day care centers, family day care homes, group family day care homes, and school-age child care programs. The site also describes the various types of child care.

Support Groups and Services

Adoptive Parents Committee

The Adoptive Parents Committee is a non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving all aspects of adoption and interim (foster) care.

Fathers' Rights Association of New York

The Fathers' Rights Association seeks, through equal parenting rights, to ensure that children maintain a continuing, nurturing relationship with both parents after divorce or separation. They provide peer support to their members, as well as resource materials and referrals to service providers.

New York State Adoption Services (NYSAS)

Provides a range of support services for adoptive families including counseling, respite/crisis intervention, support groups, and information and referral services.

Single Parent Resource Center

Services in NYC include a single fathers program, workshops for urban parents, programs for kids, and more. The site also has a bookstore for single parents. Nationally, PARENT LINE provides telephone assistance and referral to local support groups and resources.

Tutor/Enrichment Agencies

Amlon Tutors

Amlon Tutors is a NY-based tutoring service that offers individualized teaching for most academic subjects from K-12, college & graduate, and test preparation for a variety of New York City, New York State and national tests. Tutor subject areas include: English, Math, Science, Computer Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Languages.

Big Apple Tutoring

Big Apple Tutoring is a Manhattan based tutoring agency teaching youth in grades k-12 and college students. Services include tutoring in math, science, english, history, most foreign languages, as well as test prep and assistance with college applications and essays. Each session with a Big Apple tutor is one hour at your home, unless your child requires more than an hour.

The Broadway Workshop

Offers workshops, industry showcases, summer programs, and private and small group coaching's to young actors of all skill levels. Students learn about and experience aspects of the theatre as well as gain self confidence, and teamwork skills in a supportive and positive environment. Their programs are taught by working professionals, including Broadway stars, casting directors and agents.

TVI Actors

TVI provides a variety of acting classes for children (and adults) interested in film, TV musical theater and straight theater by professionals in the industry.

Products and Services

Barry Hendrickson's Bitz-n-Pieces

Offers consultations and advice in finding appropriate and flattering medical hair prosthetics for women undergoing chemotherapy.

Underneath It All New York

Underneath It All provides specialized products and services for women who have undergone breast surgery, including breast prosthesis, equalizers, enhancers and bras, as well as wigs for those experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medical reasons.

You Can Thrive! Foundation

Addresses the need for free or affordable support services and long term survivor-ship tools for breast cancer survivors. Professional volunteers provide services such as acupuncture and massage to reduce symptoms, while others provide tools like environmental and nutritional education, exercise and meditation, peer support/advocacy, and even life coaching.

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