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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.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Grant programs directly support individual artists working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. Their Emergency Grants program is the only multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

Friends La Brea

This program offers Crystal Meth addiction treatment for gay and bisexual men in Los Angeles. There is no charge for treatment. (323)463-7001.

Govbenefits.gov

Provides information on public benefits by state. It is also has an online screening questionnaire that determines the benefits for which the user may be eligible.

How Do I Help Someone Else?

This site encourages those concerned about a friend's or family member's substance abuse to be active, get involved, and to not be afraid to talk about the problem honestly and openly.

International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees, IATSE International

Represents Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Motion Picture and Theatrical Trade Division

Represents workers in the motion picture industry including firms that produce feature films, television programs, commercials, and live theatrical productions.

International Cinematographers Guild – IATSE, Local 600

Represents cinematographers and camera crews.

Internet Creators Guild

Advocacy, community and information for Content Creators.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Addresses critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans, and GI Bill educational benefits. Also provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community.

Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic

This clinic offers high-quality HIV/AIDS treatment regardless of your financial situation. They accept various insurance plans and offer services for individuals with low-income and/or no insurance.

Know the Stage

Information and resources for stagehands of all abilities and skill levels.

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center - Mental Health Services

The center provides a broad array of services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. They offer low-cost brief counseling and crisis intervention for individuals, couples, and groups. They also provide services for those who are unable to pay.

Lambda Legal

A non-profit advocacy organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. This site is also useful in finding laws regarding employment, relationship and parenting protection in every state.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)

The South Los Angeles office assists with Employment Law and community economic development. The Central Office provides Housing and Eviction Defense services. The East Los Angeles Office assists with Government Benefits and Immigration Law. Individuals with incomes less than 125%, and occasionally up to 200%, of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for pro bono assistance. Call (800)399-4529 to check eligibility. LAFLA also has self-help legal access centers in four locations (Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica, and Torrance). Call 800.399.4529.

Los Angeles County Bar Association

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) provides attorney referrals at no cost. All LRS attorneys provide a free consultation but further services at cost. Call 213.243.1525

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