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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at the Entertainment Community 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.

General Assistance

Disaster Recovery and Assistance

The LSU AgCenter has an array of information about recovering from the multiple problems caused by hurricanes, floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. Dangers include disease from insects and other pests, and illness from contaminated flood waters.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Information on disaster unemployment assistance, which provides unemployment benefits to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

Provides a search tool for nearby disaster recovery facilities or mobile offices where you may go for information about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to specific cases.

FEMA: Emergency Response Action Steps

Guide on safeguarding collections damaged by water, whether from flood, fire, earthquakes, severe storms or broken pipes, and explains the proper salvage techniques and steps to use in the first 48 hours after a disaster.

FEMA: The Applicant's Guide to the Individuals & Households 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. This guide explains the types of assistance available, eligibility information and how to apply.

Lutheran Services in America

Emergency and disaster services include clothing, emergency housing, financial assistance, food programs, legal aid, telephone crisis support and referrals and support services. This site can be searched for services regionally or by type of assistance needed.

Pets and Disaster: Be Prepared

This page of the Red Cross website advises pet owners on how to plan for their pets' safety in the event of a disaster. Red Cross shelters do not accept pets, so it is essential to be prepared in advance.

Salvation Army

Provides disaster and recovery counseling and support programs, financial assistance, shelter provision and the distribution of water, food, furniture, building materials, sanitary, infant and child care products, medicines, bedding and other items for which an immediate need exists. This website can locate nearby branches by a zip code search.

SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business

Provides disaster assistance for small businesses. Their website lists tips, tools, downloads, mentoring and state links.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Provides emergency financial assistance, emergency transportation and disaster relief and victim services. This website allows users to search for local councils offering assistance.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disasters & Emergencies

Provides links to information and resources for all types of disasters and emergencies.

United Way

Provides assistance in every step of recovery from disaster.


National Center for PTSD

Information for the general public on understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Shelters and Housing

American Red Cross: Find Open Shelters

Online tool that pulls information from the National Shelter System and allows people to view a Google map of open Red Cross shelter locations and search for shelters closest to their location. Shelters that are currently open will be displayed on the map or in the search results.

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.