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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.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

AFC funds and coordinates prevention, care, and advocacy projects, collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services and champions effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.

Angel Flight Central

A volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to removing the burdens of arranging long-distance transportation at times of personal and community crisis.


Provides legal advice, including aid with pursuit of a court case and referrals to appropriate legal aid programs. Cook County’s free hotline 312.738.9200

Chicago Artists Resource

Chicago Artists Resources assist artists with their creative and professional practice and to strengthen the community of artists in Chicago

Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association provides qualified lawyers experienced in a multiple areas of law, including employment law, domestic relations, and personal injury. Initial consultations with an attorney cost $30 with potential additional fees to be discussed prior to the meeting, as well as an undetermined cost for additional meetings. 312.554.2001

Chicago Department of Aging Senior Transportation Program

Public Transportation Services for Seniors and the Disabled: ADA Paratransit service is for riders with disabilities or health conditions which prevent them from using fixed route service (Buses and "El" Trains).

Chicago Legal Clinic

The Clinic is designed to provide accessible legal service at either low cost or no cost to low-income individuals in a variety of ways, including direct services, pro-bono, immigration, and domestic violence programs Call 773.731.1762.

Chicago Senior Services-Area Agency on Aging

This site is useful for Chicago residents seeking senior services including advocacy, information, and assistance in seeking benefits, classes, multi-purpose senior centers, and case management.

Chicago Teaching Artists Collective (CTAC)

The Chicago Teaching Artists Collective is a volunteer-based network of artists from all disciplines working together to build the field of the artist as teacher on local, national, and global levels.

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)

CVLS has 26 legal clinics dispersed throughout Chicago where free individual aid from an attorney can be received. CVLS also provides legal assistance. Call 312.332.1624.

Chicago, Illinois Area Alcoholics Anonymous

This site has a meeting directory, contact information to obtain organizational literature, and resources for people who think they may have an alcohol addiction.

The popular listings site has sections for Chicago and other Central Region cities.

Gay Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting in Chicago

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

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.