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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.

Chicago, Illinois Area Alcoholics Anonymous

This site has a meeting directory, contact information to obtain organizational literature, and resources for people who think they may have an alcohol addiction.

Christian Food Center

This center charges $10/year and clients can then go 4 times a month for $25/visit and receive 200 pounds of food each time. Food includes fresh vegetables, bread, canned food, poultry, fish, etc. If someone is low income or disabled they will pay less or may have the fee waived.

Citymoms.com

Provides parenting advice and information for stay-at home, working and single mothers. Topics range from jobs at home to fun games to play with your children.

Clear Health Costs

Brings transparency to the health-care marketplace by telling people prices for medical procedures and items.

Clear Health Costs

This website allows you to find retail or self-pay prices for medical procedures and items, as well as the Medicare pay rate. Their Price Check feature allows you to share the price you paid for a procedure as well.

Commonwealth Fund

A great source of information about your rights and protections with health insurance.

Compare Nursing Homes

Compare the quality of care in nursing homes. You can see a list of U.S. nursing homes, demographics (location and type of facility), ratings, health inspection reports, staffing data, and quality measures.

Compare Nursing Homes

Compare the quality of care in nursing homes. You can see a list of U.S. nursing homes, demographics (location and type of facility), ratings, health inspection reports, staffing data, and quality measures.

Consumer Health Advocates

Provides free and confidential individual counseling and educational community presentations to individuals, families, advocates and providers about health insurance in New York State.

Consumer Health Ratings

Rates and reports performance on specific hospitals, health plans, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers in the United States.

Consumer Information on Health Plans

Consumer information on rights under the federal health benefits law with respect to job-based plans. The information ranges from general information on the law to numerous specific issues.

Continuation of Health Coverage - COBRA

COBRA gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their employer for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss.

Corporate Angel Network

Organization that eases the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business. Check website for eligibility requirements.

Craigslist.com

The popular listings site has sections for Chicago and other Central Region cities.

Creative Educational Systems

An excellent source for curriculum and activity resources.

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