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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.

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.


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

HHC Options

The uninsured can seek care at NYC's public hospitals and clinics. Fees are reduced based based on income and family size.

HHC Options, New York City, Westchester County and Nassau County

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) provides affordable health care services to all New Yorkers. HHC Options is a program that offers reduced and affordable medical fees for patients who do not have insurance, or who have limited coverage, and helps patients apply for public health insurance as well.

Hill Burton Facilities Obligated to Provide Free or Reduced-Cost Health Care

Free and reduced-cost health care is available to people who cannot afford to pay. Hill-Burton assisted facilities include hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

A free seasonal program (November - May) that helps eligible households pay for regular and emergency energy heating costs and can help low-income homeowners repair or replace furnaces, boilers or other direct heating devices. Call 311 to request an application and identify as a senior.

How Do I Help Someone Else?

This site encourages those concerned about a friend's or family member's substance abuse to be active, get involved, and to not be afraid to talk about the problem honestly and openly.

How to Find Health Care Provider Information

Search for and compare physicians and other health professionals. You can see information on medical specialty, clinical training, foreign languages spoken, and more.

IL housing search

This free online service created by several State housing agencies allows searches for rental housing using a wide variety of criteria and special mapping features, lists detailed information about each unit and provides links to housing resources. Includes helpful tools for renters like an affordability calculator, a rental checklist and information about renter’s rights and responsibilities.

Illinois Department on Aging

The Department on Aging is dedicated to preserving the independence and quality of life of seniors and their caregivers by providing programs, services, resources, and advocacy. They support a Senior Helpline for anyone interested in obtaining resources or services for seniors, 1-800-252-8966. They also host a hotline to report Elder Abuse, 1-866-800-1409.

Illinois Flood Report

The state of Illinois created this site to alert residents of road and waterway closures and post shelter locations, public health warnings, and disaster assistance and recovery information.


A source for knowledge and help with systems, laws, programs and services affecting young people with disabilities in New York City. Their website includes an easy-to-use database, which has a large variety of categories and disability specific resources. Also conducts workshops and training sessions for parents, families, professionals and community organizations about local services & laws, parenting, and advocacy. The organization also has a array of publications and provides information and referrals.