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Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative

Program Description

The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative (PNWHI) was created to address the myriad of concerns women face when dealing with a serious medical condition. When women come to The Fund after a serious medical diagnosis they are often overwhelmed with concerns about their ability to work, family issues, managing basic bills as well as medical bills, and coping both physically and mentally with a challenging medical situation.

The PNWHI Social Workers help women negotiate the steps that follow a serious medical diagnosis. Through intensive case management, access to individual counseling, support groups, educational seminars, linkage to community supports and short-term financial assistance, the social workers help women receive the nurturing support that they need.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for The Fund's financial assistance program requires an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview. In general, eligibility for financial assistance is based on:

  • A minimum of five years of industry employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years
  • Financial need

Contact

For additional information and an application, please contact our Intake unit at the regional office closest to you:

Eastern Region
Allison Abrams, L.C.S.W.
917.281.5977
aabrams@actorsfund.org

Central Region
312.372.0989
shaught@actorsfund.org

Western Region
323.933.9244 ext. 455
intakela@actorsfund.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.