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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.

Health and Wellness


Serves older adults by providing information on topics like health, aging and employment; by advocating on personal, legislative and legal issues; and by providing a wealth of services to their members, ranging from a driver safety program to member discounts, to help with independent living and end-of-life issues.

Medicare Rights Center

Provides comprehensive information about Medicare options and rights through online resources and a telephone hotline service. Find information about Medicare, drug coverage options and accessing benefits on a limited income.


New Lifestyles

This site offers options in housing such as continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, residential care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, home care, day care, care management and hospice care.

Nursing Home and Hospital Locator/ Compare

The Medicare website provides information on long-term care planning, steps to choosing long-term care and explanations of different services. This site also offers tools to search for and compare nursing homes, long-term care facilities, home health agencies and hospitals.

Services and Assistance

Free Glasses for Seniors

Several agencies that help senior citizens who need new glasses but can't afford them, including Lions Club International, New Eyes For The Needy, and Vision USA. This page explains these programs and how to apply for each.

The Actors Fund Senior Care Program

Helps entertainment industry professionals 65 years old and over, their families and caregivers with services including access to benefits, financial management and assistance and more.

Financial Assistance

The American Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance

Established in the 1920s by The American Legion to keep children of deceased or disabled veterans at home rather than in institutions. This cash aid is still available for cases not covered by subsequent state and federal programs for the needy. The fund helps families meet the costs of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses when parents are unable.

Mental Health

Army Substance Abuse Program

Services are available for soldiers, family members of active duty, DA Civilian employees, military retirees and their family members with alcohol and other drug-related problems. Services provided include individual couseling, group, family counseling, command consultation, outpatient counseling, arrangement for inpatient care and coordination with outside self-help groups.

Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services

Provides a variety of psychiatric services at medical centers and outpatient clinics. This site explains the services available for suicidal veterans, and those suffering from PTSD, substance abuse, and the difficulty transitioning after deployment.

Physical Health

Civilian Health And Medical Program of Veterans Affairs

A comprehensive health care program in which the Veterans Administration shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.

Veterans Administration Health Benefits

Provides a comprehensive Medical Benefits Package to all enrolled Veterans. This plan provides a full range of preventive outpatient and inpatient services within VA health care system. Once enrolled, veterans can be seen at any VA facility across the country. Family members may also be eligible to receive health benefits.

Veterans Medical Facilities Locator & Directory

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website has an easy-to-use feature that locates all clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities nationwide.

Financial Advice and Planning

CNN's Money Essentials

CNN's Money Essentials offers information on a series of topics on personal finance such as retirement planning, starting to invest and buying a home.

MSN Money

Offers useful tools like savings and debt calculators, a retirement planner and a credit estimator. There are also links to news stories about personal finance and advice from experts.

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)

This HUD-certified nonprofit will assist homeowners with unaffordable mortgages and work with you to restructure your existing mortgage by permanently reducing the interest rate to achieve an affordable payment plan.