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Actors Fund

Equity members are entitled to the services of The Actors Fund, the national service organization that provides for the welfare of entertainment professionals. Founded in 1882, The Fund serves those in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance, and assists both performers and those behind the scenes with a broad spectrum of health, social service and support programs designed to address the needs of the community, including:

  • comprehensive social services
  • health services
  • supportive and affordable housing
  • employment and training services

The Fund also makes emergency grants for essential needs. Administered from offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Actors Fund's mission is "The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition." Please visit the Actors Fund website at

Among their services and facilities are the:

  • The Lillian Booth Actors Home
  • The Career Center
  • AIDS Initiative
  • Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic
  • The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence
  • Conrad Cantzen Shoe Fund
  • Entertainment Industry Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance Resource Center (
  • Palm View Residence
  • Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative


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