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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.

Workers' Compensation

Provides information for employees, employers, insurers and medical providers about Workers' Compensation benefits and work-related injuries and illnesses.

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE)

Our mission is to establish sustainable economic relationships between artists and the institutions that contract our labor, and to introduce mechanisms for self-regulation into the art field that collectively bring about a more equitable distribution of its economy.

Zero to Three

A national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that informs, educates and supports adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.

Food

Catholic Charities

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

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.

Resources for Specific Populations

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

Provides a central resource database of health education and resource materials for medically underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Latino Commission on AIDS

Promotes health advocacy for Latinos and HIV education, develops model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and assists in building capacity in community organizations.

National Association on HIV Over Fifty

Provides advocacy, education, communication and support for HIV positive older adults, their families and those who provide care or conduct research on their behalf.

National Minority AIDS Council

Dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

Career Planning and Counseling

Career Builder

Provides access to thousand of jobs openings. Information on job listing, searches, and services, salary calculation, advice and recommendations.

Career Transition For Dancers - a Program of The Actors Fund

Provides counseling and scholarship funds for dancers seeking a new career.

National Career Development Association

Provides services to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development. A source for information about career counseling and a resource for referrals.

Online Information Network (O*Net)

A primary source of occupational information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. Contains government labor management, career and occupation information.

The Career Center (formerly the Actors Fund Work Program)

Assists entertainment industry and performing arts professionals in identifying and finding sideline work and new careers.

What Color Is Your Parachute? Job Hunter Bible

A selective collection of information and resources for job seekers, advice, articles and links on jobs, resumes, research and counseling.

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