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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.

Sibling Support Project

A national effort addressing the concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental or mental health concerns.

Social Media and the Performing Arts

This publication by Musical America provides information related to marketing the arts through social media and steps to take to start or improve a business' social media plan.

Social Security Administration

A federal agency that administers benefits to retired and disabled individuals, to spouses of living beneficiaries, and to child and spousal survivors of deceased individuals eligible for Social Security benefits.

SocialSecurity - Benefits for People with Disabilities

Provides assistance to people with disabilities through the Social Security Administration. Provides details about the program, a Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool and applications for Social Security benefits for adults and children with disabilities.

Stage Directors & Choreographers (SDC)

Represents professional Stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the US.

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut

Statewide Legal Services provides low-income individuals various forms of legal aid, ranging from employment discrimination to health care directives. The client’s annual income must fall at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Strategic National Arts Alumni Project

A bi-annual survey tracking the careers of BFA and MFA graduates.

Strategic National Arts Alumni Project

An annual online survey, data management, and institutional improvement system designed to enhance the impact of arts-school education. Provides longitudinal reports on BFA and MFA graduates.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

An online resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs, listing private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their State substance abuse agency, and treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense.

Survivorship A - Z

Offers practical, financial and legal information to people diagnosed with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-changing conditions. The site summarizes government benefits and forms of insurance coverage, lists a step-by-step guide to managing finances, offers assistance in making employment decisions during treatment and illness, and guidelines for managing treatment, medications and pain.

The Actors Fund

A national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. The Actors Fund provides comprehensive social services including counseling, crisis intervention and connections to local resources for personal, family or work related problems as well as emergency financial assistance for basic living necessities.

The Actors Fund Disability Support

Provides supportive services for entertainment professionals and their families who are coping with a short- or long-term illness or disability. Social workers help develop personalized plans, and information and advocacy is available to help negotiate medical bills, coordinate public or private benefits, arrange for home care, and facilitate referrals to community resources.

The Actors Fund HIV/AIDS Initiative

Works with men and women in the entertainment industry to create confidential, holistic plans and support systems that will meet each person's emotional, medical and financial needs over the long term. Experienced social workers provide advocacy, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, financial assistance, financial management skills development and referrals to community resources.

The Actors Fund Mental Health Services Program

Helps entertainment industry professionals and their families to deal with a wide array of issues including work and personal stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions and ongoing supportive services. Social workers provide short term treatment, crisis intervention, advocacy and connections to community treatment resources.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

A professional organization of 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members, and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.

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