We've gathered a list of resources to help those who've been impacted by COVID- 19.
For Californians, the state has a one-stop resource center for those who have lost their jobs. https://onwardca.org/
There are plans to create a nationwide site with resources by state.
Unions and Guilds
SAG-AFTRA Foundation: Providing emergency financial assistance to current members via a COVID-19 disaster fund. Contact: https://sagaftra.foundation/assistance/disasterrelief.
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees: Offering member resources and information on health plan waivers for testing for COVID-19. IATSE members should visit the website https://www.iatse.net/coronavirus-update-portal for further details.
Teamsters Local 399: Listing resources and options for members facing hardships posted on their website. Contact: https://www.ht399.org/ Any Local 399 member can call 819-6449 ext.201 for food donations from Chef Robert catering.
Writers Guild of America, West: Providing member resources and on where they can get legal help and information on accessing health care. Contact: https://www.wga.org/members/employment-resources/covid-19-resources.
Writers Guild of America, East: Providing member resources. Resources for its members. Contact: www.wgaeast.org/covid19/.
Directors Guild of America: Waiving costs for COVID-19 testing for its members and providing other support. For more information on health and pension plan questions call (877) 866-2200 or visit https://www.dga.org/News/Guild-News/2020/April202/CoronaVirusMessageFromSchlammeHollander_032016.aspx
Producers Guild of America: Offering a three-month extension to members who are unable to pay their dues PGA members. Contact: https://actorsfund.org/gethelp.
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Assistance Fund: Helping qualified applicants with financial assistance. Contact: (888) 994-3863, Ext. 6003, or via email at the website https://wrpioneers.org.
Relief Fund for Support Staff: All support staff members who wish to apply for relief can do so here: https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help. Make sure to select “Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund” as the assistance you’re applying for in the application. For more information contact email@example.com
Motion Picture and Television Fund: Providing emotional and financial assistance and resources to qualified industry members. For further information visit https://mptf.com or call 323-634-3888.
Actor’s Fund: Providing emergency financial assistance to qualified actors, performers and film crew workers. Contact: actorsfund.jotform.com/200766730518860.
Recording Academy: Helping those in the music community affected by the pandemic via a COVID-19 Relief Fund. Contact: https://www.grammy.com/sites/com/files/covid-19_relief_app_2020_revised.pdf.
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation: Providing emergency assistance to members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society visit https://sdcfoundation.org/sdcf-emergency-assistance-fund/
Foundation for Contemporary Arts: Offering a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have had postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. Contact: https://foundationforcontemporaryarts.submittable.com/submit/b9feb8b2-3b40-4a12-bee3-b0e71294d17f/covid-19-relief-fund-application
Equal Sound: Providing relief for musicians who can confirm gig cancellations. Contact: 888-955-7880 or download a grant application form at https://www.sweetrelief.org/uploads/1/2/5/8/125899880/sr-grant-application-2011-new-logov2.pdf
Nashville Film Action Fund: The Nashville Filmmakers Guild’s fund aims to support Nashville area crew affected by shutdowns. Vist https://nashvillefilmmakers.com/filmrelieffund/
Sundance Institute: Offering relief for independent artists and organizations. Visit https://www.sundance.org/
Crew Nation – Live Nation: https://www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation/
National Endowment for the Arts: NEA will award 40 percent of the funds directly to state and regional arts agencies by April 30th to distribute through their funding programs. https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/CARES/grant-program-description
Artist Relief: Apply for a $5, 000 grant funded by small to mid-sized grantmakers Visit https://www.artistrelief.org/
Medical Clinics and Support
Saban Community Clinic: The low-cost clinic in Los Angeles has expanded its services to address COVID-19, visit https://www.sabancommunityclinic.org/covid19/
Counseling and Mental Health
Managing Toxic Stress from Echo Training: https://www.echotraining.org/resources/
National Mental Health Alliance
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
800-950-6264 Text MHA to 741741 www.nami.org
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. www.rainn.org 1-800-656-HELP (4673)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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