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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.

Support and Information

Candlelighters NYC

A free service dedicated to helping families in New York City get through difficult times when a child is diagnosed with cancer. They help families through socialization with other families, fun events, education, advocacy and emotional support.

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.

Treatment and Clinical Trials

Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program (MCTP)

MCTP is a Medicaid program for eligible persons who need treatment for breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate cancer (and in some cases, pre-cancerous conditions of these cancers).

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention

Provides treatment, clinical trials and screenings as well as education, prevention, and outreach to cancer patients and the community. Support services include support groups, transportation, financial and legal assistance, and assistance in finding programs that can help pay for screenings and care.

Facts and Information about Drugs and Alcohol

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Oversees New York's chemical dependence treatment, prevention and recovery system. This website is the agency's primary source of communication to New Yorkers, and has information about their programs and specialized services.

Seniors and Substance Abuse

This link to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse provides valuable information about what to look for and what to do if you suspect an elderly friend or relative has a substance abuse problem.

Self-Help Groups

Intergroup Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of New York

This meeting finder has listings for New York City and surrounding counties, New Jersey and Connecticut.

NYC Alcoholism/Addiction and Gay-Related Links

This site is a directory of New York City's gay and lesbian-friendly 12-step meetings.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

The Center hold 12-step meetings for several groups. This page has a frequently updated weekly meeting schedule.

Employee Benefits

New York State Disability

This site provides information for those injured on the job as well as employers on how to apply for workers compensation, how to locate an authorized physician as well as access to online forms.

Rights and Advocacy

The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York

CIDNY provides outreach, advocacy, information and referrals as well as direct services to people with disabilities healthcare around housing, public benefits, employment and education.

Transportation

Accessible Dispatch

A taxi dispatch service specifically designed for and available to the disability community living in or visiting New York City. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and requires no advance reservations.

Advocacy

ACT UP New York

A diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.

Clinical Trials

Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

All clinical activities and services at ADARC are research-related and free of charge. Clinical trials open for recruitment are posted on this site.

Nutrition and Alternative Treatments

New York Buyers' Club

A cooperative organization providing access to and information about nutritional and homeopathic supplements to the New York metropolitan community and beyond.

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