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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.

General Assistance

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Connects callers with community services in their area, providing services like food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance and physical and mental health resources.

American Red Cross

Links to local Red Cross websites are searchable by zip code. General information about disaster services, health and safety services, emergency preparation and other programs offered by the Red Cross is available.

American Red Cross of Orange County

Red Cross services available in response to wildfires include shelter, food, medical attention to immediate needs and emotional support. Service center locations are listed.

American Red Cross of San Diego/ Imperial Counties

This local Red Cross website is a source of ongoing news and announcements, and information on how to obtain goods and services such as temporary lodging, food, clothing, medications, crisis counseling, supplies and more.

American Red Cross Safe and Well List

Provides a way for those affected by a disaster to register as safe and well, and for concerned family and friends to search for the status of their loved ones.

American Red Cross—Louisiana Capital Area-West

The Louisiana Region of the Red Cross serves the 4.65 million residents in the 64-parish state, while supporting others across the country and around the world.

California Department of Insurance

Assists those displaced by the wildfires with insurance questions at 1-800-927-HELP (4357). This page has links to information that may be helpful to those who have lost property in disasters, including contact information for all California insurance companies.

Catholic Charities USA

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care, and links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guide

The Louisiana State Police website lists statewide evacuation routes and extensive emergency safety information, including a list of radio stations that are a part of the Louisiana Emergency Alert System, and a disaster supply kit list.

Creative Relief

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, working with state agencies in Louisiana, Texas, and around the nation, provide response, relief and recovery resources to artists and arts organizations for Hurricane Harvey.

Disaster Recovery and Assistance

The LSU AgCenter has an array of information about recovering from the multiple problems caused by hurricanes, floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. Dangers include disease from insects and other pests, and illness from contaminated flood waters.

Emergency.Louisiana.gov

This site has essential information on how to prepare for a disaster, evacuate safely and efficiently, and stay informed throughout the emergency. Information about the Gulf Oil Spill is added daily.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

Provides a search tool for nearby disaster recovery facilities or mobile offices where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to specific cases.

FEMA: Emergency Response Action Steps

Guide on safeguarding collections damaged by water, whether from flood, fire, earthquakes, severe storms or broken pipes. Explains the proper salvage techniques and steps to use in the first 48 hours after a disaster.

FEMA: The Applicant's Guide to the Individuals & Households Program

Provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. This guide explains the types of assistance available, eligibility information and how to apply.

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