How to Get Help and Give Help During the Work Stoppage | Entertainment Community Fund

How to Get Help and Give Help During the Work Stoppage

The Entertainment Community Fund is here to help those affected by work stoppages or other pauses in industry work.

If you need help

Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their immediate basic living expenses such as housing, food, utility bills or health care.

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Anxiety Toolbox

This three-part workshop aims to help you understand anxiety symptoms and learn tools to cope with everyday stress and anxiety.

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Job Search If Your Industry Work is on Pause

This workshop focuses on short-term and long-term career strategies, the setting of manageable goals and an emphasis on what you can control during an unpredictable time.

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Self-Care If Your Industry Work is on Pause

Learn how to incorporate self-care into your personal and professional life and create self-care goals that feel manageable and achievable.

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Tips and Resources

411 on Stress

Stress can affect your health. It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor and major stressors, so you know when to seek help. Here are five things you should know about stress.

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Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC)

We’re dedicated to keeping our community healthy and capable of pursuing their chosen careers—through personalized health insurance counseling provided nationally, guidance and enrollment support, referrals to health care resources, as well as primary and specialty care at The Friedman Health Center in New York City. 

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Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions California (EHIS)

Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions (EHIS), a joint program of the Entertainment Community Fund and MPTF, offers California residents in our entertainment and performing arts community personalized counseling and enrollment support to ensure you understand and purchase the best plan to fit your individual and family needs.

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Navigating Change

It’s been said that the only thing constant in life is change. Change can be small, big, subtle or sudden. Here are some tips to help deal with it more effectively.

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Stretching Your Dollars

The Entertainment Community Fund helps a wide range of entertainment professionals to manage financial and emotional challenges during times of unemployment. The following information and resources include tips on how to cut back on spending and plan financially. 

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