Are you or your family member an entertainment professional coping with a short- or long-term illness or disability? Reach out for supportive services tailored for the needs of our entertainment community
Through our Disabled Care Program, our qualified social workers can assist you and your family in developing plans to address your needs. This includes
- Assessment of your medical, financial, and support needs .
- Supportive counseling to help manage this transition
- Connection to communnity, health and home care resources
- Information and advocacy to help negotiate medical bills,
- Linkeage to public or private benefits
For those who are unable to travel, we also provide home and hospital visits whenever possible.
The Entertainment Community Fund is committed to maintaining your privacy and confidentiality.
Am I eligible?
Any performing arts or entertainment professional may call on our Disabled Care Program for support, information or referrals to community agencies.
For financial assistance, we will ask for an application, documentation of your professional earnings and an interview. In general, eligibility requirements for financial assistance are:
- Five years of documented professional performing arts and entertainment earnings out of the last seven years.
- Three of the five documented years of earnings must be a minimum of $6,500 per year.
- Twenty years of industry-paid employment with at least 10 years of industry earnings of $5,000 per year.
- Documented financial need.
If you have questions regarding financial assistance please contact us.
Get in touch:
No matter where you live in the U.S., we’re here to help. Get in touch with your nearest regional office at:
212.221.7300, ext. 142
323.933.9244, ext. 416
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