Resources Outside of the Entertainment Industry
Financial relief is provided for British residents of the six New England states and their children, based on need.
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.
Mad River Valley Community Fund is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to specifically respond to the needs of Mad River Valley residents. The MRV Community Fund has activated a special flood relief fund in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
Makes economic relief grants to individuals suffering or in distress as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources.
Provides interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.
Assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.
Provides assistance to help sustain a craft artist's career when an emergency occurs. Emergency relief assistance includes grants and no-interest loans.
Provides financial assistance to visual artists (painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers) of established ability with demonstrable financial need. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.
After School & Summer Programs/Camps
A national program that supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Includes contact information by state, and eligibility requirements.
A non-profit organization that enhances the quality and availability of after-school programs in New York City, New York State and nationally.
Provides listings of day, sports and overnight camps organized in categories such as arts, adventure, wilderness and special needs.
A membership organization of camp professionals who work together to share knowledge and experience to ensure the quality of camp programs. The site provides parents with camp advice, accreditation details, a camp locator and other resources and information at their parents page (CampParents.org).
Babysitter/ Nanny/ Au Pair Agencies
Search for a babysitter in your area (includes night sitters) or post a job for a babysitter on this site.
Connects busy families in need of part-time babysitting with high-quality college students via hour-long mixers, where mothers can personally interview a number of candidates and leave with a list of potential babysitters.
Day Care and School Resources
A national child care resource agency that connects parents with local child care agencies and resources. Provides information on availability of child care subsidies, choosing the right child care, licensing, accreditation and child care options.