Social Service Workshops

The Entertainment Community Fund understands that a life in the arts has its own unique set of challenges. Our free workshops offer a safe and confidential setting where performing arts and entertainment professionals can share and learn, as well as provide and receive support. Our groups are facilitated by social workers and provide valuable assistance and resources. Please read the group descriptions for further details, including how to register.

All of our groups meet online only. We will update this page when we are able to safely offer in-person groups. Please view these tips for preparing if you are unfamiliar with participating in online support groups.

Please note: these groups are not psychotherapy groups and do not provide mental health treatment. If you are seeking mental health services, please visit to learn more and be connected to a social worker.

At this time, our groups are offered only in English.

Advance Care Planning for Professionals in Entertainment

In this quarterly presentation, you will learn why advance directives are important documents and how each one can help you. In addition, we will also cover how to complete your advance directives. Due to state professional licensing regulations for social workers, this workshop is available only to residents of New York.

Anxiety Toolbox

This workshop aims to help you understand anxiety symptoms and learn tools to cope with everyday stress and anxiety.

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Beginner’s Guide to Therapy

Beginner’s Guide to Therapy is a one-hour workshop that addresses the interest in finding a therapist and how finding the right one can often feel daunting.

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Guide to Personal Wellness

Gain tools to help you incorporate personal care into your daily life, especially in times of hardship.

Mindfulness Meditation

A daily, drop-in, 30-minute meditation practice for all professionals in performing arts and entertainment.

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Social Security: Are You Retirement Ready?

This workshop is designed to take the confusion out of the many different options available to begin receiving Social Security income and help you determine which option is best for you.

Volunteers of Legal Service Presents: Rent Freeze Program

Do you want to learn more about New York’s Rent Freeze Program? This workshop will walk you through the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE), and will help you know your rights as a tenant.