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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.

American Red Cross Twitter Account

Official twitter account for the American Red Cross. Follow them for disaster and preparedness updates.

American Red Cross: Types of Disasters

Provides a variety of safety guides on how to prepare for different types of disasters.

Atlanta Bar Association

ALawyer Referral service matching clients with a qualified and experienced lawyer at no cost. Certain types of legal consultations following the referral may charge a fee of $45. 404.521.0777.

Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Provides low-income individuals with civil legal services, for housing, health crises, and domestic violence legal situations. Eligibility is based on a combination of income qualification and the type of legal matter.

DisasterAssistance.gov

Provides a compilation of disaster resources and services from several U.S. government agencies in a simple website where you can apply for numerous programs through a single application.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Explains what disaster assistance and housing needs assistance are, who qualifies, and what other services FEMA offers, provides an online application and apply-by-phone directions, and allows users to check the status of their applications and find out how they can spend their assistance money.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Program

Provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. Visit their website to apply, learn more about assistance programs and access other resources.

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA)

Provides pro bono services to individual artists with incomes less than $30,000 per year (must be below 250% of the federal poverty guideline) and to nonprofit arts organizations with budgets under $1,000,000. Those seeking aid must also be a GLA member before scheduling any intake meetings. The annual fee for membership is $50, and membership can be purchased on the website at glarts.org under the tab “For Artists.” Benefits of membership include one free pro bono or paid referral per year for an arts-related legal issue and unlimited placements in the monthly clinics. Call 444.873.3911.

Georgia Legal Aid

A self-help service that provides a myriad of information regarding a number of legal issues ranging from workplace discrimination to handling a lease.

Georgia Legal Services Program (GSLP)

Provides low-income individuals with direct service, legal clinics, and “Ask a Lawyer” days assistance regarding a number of civil matters including housing, education, and mental health. Call 800.498.9469.

Mercy Flight Southeast

Arranges for free air transportation by private aircraft to distant medical facilities when commercial service is not available, impractical or simply not affordable. Serves patients in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

Ready.gov

Provides detailed guides on what to do before, during and after specific emergency situations, compiled by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Recovers.org

Provides a database with local hubs for emergency recovery, including resource, assistance requests, and volunteer/donation opportunities.

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services

Provides food and shelter in times of disaster. Contact information for local branches on the website.

Food

Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program

Provides replacement benefits for regular food stamp recipients who lose food in a disaster and extends benefits to many households which would not ordinarily be eligible but suddenly need food assistance. The benefits are delivered via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, which can expedite and mainstream the relief process for victims. Contact your state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to apply.

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