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Entertainment Assistance Program

Program Description

Life in the entertainment industry imposes a unique set of demands. Inconsistent work and variable pay scales, late night schedules, travel away from home for long periods are just a few of the tough issues that people in the business face.

Our Entertainment Assistance Program (EAP) helps members of the entertainment community manage a variety of demands in their work and personal life.

Services include Information, counseling and referrals, assistance in locating legal and health services as well as information on affordable housing and advice in dealing with landlord/tenant issues. Support and education is a primary focus of EAP. We offer seminars and groups on a wide variety of relevant topics. In addition, emergency financial assistance may be provided for basic living expenses such as rent or medical expenses.

Program Eligibility

Any entertainment professional may call on the Entertainment Assistance Program for information or referrals to community agencies.

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
212.221.7300 ext. 119
intakeny@actorsfund.org

Central Region
312.372.0989
shaught@actorsfund.org

Western Region
323.933.9244 ext. 455
intakela@actorsfund.org