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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.

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.

Corporate Angel Network

Organization that eases the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business. Check website for eligibility requirements.

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

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

Creative Educational Systems

An excellent source for curriculum and activity resources.

Creative Vitality Index

Measures annual changes in the economic health of an area and gives information on the impact of the creative economy by locality.

Dana Foundation

Dedicated to the support of activities and publication in education and arts.

Directors Guild of America – DGA

Represents Directors, Unit Production Managers, Assistant Directors, Associate Directors and Stage Managers in film, TV, and commercials.

Provides comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits for disabled individuals and their families. A state & local resource locator is also provided.