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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.

Find A Health Center

HRSA Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance – you pay what you can afford based on your income. Health centers provide services that include checkups when you are well, treatment when you are sick, complete care when you are pregnant, and immunizations and checkups for your children. Some health centers also provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services.

Find A Health Center

This comprehensive database of federally-funded health centers, located in most cities and many rural areas, identifies nearby clinics and provides contact information, links when available, and directions. These centers provide care for everyone, including those with no health insurance. Patients pay what they can afford, based on income.

Food Band for New York City

Provides emergency meals to New York City's hungry children and adults, increases low-income people's knowledge of nutrition and healthy foods, and helps them identify all the government benefits to which they are entitled.

Free Tax Assistance Centers

This page of nyc.gov lists free tax preparation sites citywide that can help New Yorkers who qualify claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. Comsumers can file for the EITC for the past three years if they haven't claimed it already.

Friends La Brea

This program offers Crystal Meth addiction treatment for gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles. There is no charge for treatment. (323)463-7001.

Gay Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting in Chicago

This page lists the times and locations for gay AA meetings in Chicago.

GMHC

Offers a wide array of programs and supportive services for people in New York City regardless of HIV status, though many programs are designed for people living with HIV or an AIDS diagnosis.

GoodTherapy.org

GoodTherapy.org unites therapists and the general public by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy.

Govbenefits.gov

Provides information on public benefits by state. It is also has an online screening questionnaire that determines the benefits for which the user may be eligible.

GradMed

 Short-term coverage, via college and university alumni associations, to tide you over until permanent health insurance begins.

Health Care Blue Book

Search tool to compare costs and make decisions about your healthcare.

Health Insurance Complaint Tool

Consumer Reports has created a tool to find the government and legal agencies to turn to for help with surprise medical bills from out-of-network doctors.

Healthcare Reform/ Affordable Care Act

The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) can help you understand and navigate the many options available to you under the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare Reform/ Affordable Care Act

The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) can help you understand and navigate the many options available to you under the Affordable Care Act.

HealthGrades

Provides consumers with information about the provider’s experience, patient satisfaction and hospital quality. 

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