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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.

Services and Assistance

Friends In Deed

A crisis center for those with life-threatening illnesses and their caregivers, offering emotional support, counseling, home visits and seminars.

God's Love We Deliver

This organization prepares and delivers nutritious meals for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Clients are in in New York City and Hudson County, New Jersey.

Housing Works

Helps homeless and low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and their families obtain adequate housing, food, social support, drug treatment, health care and employment.

Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth)

Offers comprehensive and confidential medical, psycho-social, and case management services to HIV+ youth between the ages of 13-24, regardless of insurance coverage.

Public Health Solutions Assessment and Referral Team (ART)

Provides time-limited, home-based, specialized case management services for individuals with HIV/AIDS who also have a major mental illness, and significant unmet needs. ART has two components: home-based psychiatric assessment services provided by the Visiting Psychiatric Service of the OHMHS, and specialized case management services.

The HIV/AIDS Information Outreach Project

This site is a comprehensive resource database for HIV and AIDS-related services in New York City and neighboring areas.

The Momentum Project

In partnership with BOOM!Health, provides food, nutrition, supportive services and health services at eight locations in four boroughs of New York City.

Testing Sites

AIDS Service Center NYC

Offers free and confidential HIV counseling and testing, in English and Spanish, at their two Manhattan locations.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

Low-cost, confidential HIV testing and counseling is provided at Callen-Lorde, by appointment.

HIV Counseling & Testing Resource Directory

New York State's Department of Health has compiled a resource directory of HIV testing and counseling service providers, by county.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Provides free and confidential STD clinics to the public, all of which offer HIV testing and counseling. This page lists the clinics' locations and hours in every borough.

Planned Parenthood

Offers confidential HIV testing to both women and men. Pre- and post-test counseling is provided at their locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Information

NYC WELL

A confidential, toll-free help line for New York City residents. Trained mental health professionals help callers find the most appropriate mental health and substance abuse services for their needs.

Support and Advocacy

The Connections Place

The Connections Place offers a four-month job preparedness program in order to help people with borderline personality disorder identify and obtain meaningful professional work.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City Metro

NAMI-NYC Metro provides support, education and advocacy for families and individuals who live with mental illness. Services include support groups, courses about mental illnesses and their treatments, informational updates for its members, and educational outreach. Their Helpline provides information and referrals, and can be reached at 212-684-3264.

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