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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.

Access New York City

Access NYC provides a free service that identifies and screens for over 30 city, state, and federal human service benefit programs such as food stamps, financial assistance, family resources, insurance information and many others.


Access-A-Ride provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips. It offers shared ride, door-to-door paratransit service in all five boroughs for the same cost as regular public transportation. An application and interview with a healthcare professional are necessary to determine eligibility.

Angel Flight Northeast

Angel Flight Northeast provides free flights to men, women, children and their families who are in need of critical care treatment.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, New York City

Provides quality health care and related services primarily to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community regardless of ability to pay. Services include primary care, mental health/social services (including Substance Use Assessment and Referral & support groups), HIV/AIDS services, oral health, senior health and more. Uninsured, low-income patients are offered on-site financial screening, referral and enrollment assistance. Fees are on a sliding scale.

Care for the Homeless

This site lists the locations and hours of many food pantries in Manhattan.

Center for Arts in Education

Center for Arts in Education provides information and resources that demonstrate the benefits of and need for arts education as part of a quality, balanced education.

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

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.

CUNY Educational Theater Masters Program

This program meets the requirements necessary to become a certified K-12 drama teacher in both NYC and all New York State school districts.

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)

New Yorkers 65 and over who meet the income eligibility requirements can save as much as 60% on prescription medicines. For more information, call the EPIC hotline: 1-800-332-EPIC.

ESTA (Elders Share the Arts)

Community-based arts programs run by professional artists. ESTA offers programs in three disciplines: Living History arts, Intergenerational arts and arts in dementia care for older adults. The sites are based throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and the Bronx.

Evaluating NYC media sector development and setting the stage for future growth

The media and entertainment industry is an important contributor to New York City's economy, providing high quality jobs in an era when low-paying service jobs have become the norm. This reports aims to analyze the development and growth of NYC media by examining different subsectors and identifying the main trends that have shaped and will continue to shape NYC's media and digital media sectors.

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 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.


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.