IATSE Membership Aid

IATSE Member Aid list

This list was compiled by the IATSE Motion Picture & Television Department and will be updated as we receive corrections to the existing information or additional resources to add. If you are a member with questions about how to apply for specific aid please reach out to your local for assistance. 


Last update - Original document shared 2/07/23






Motion Picture & TV Fund – primary source of industry support for Los Angeles based industry workers


Industry non-profit that may provide direct emergency financial assistance towards basic living expenses, such as housing and food. This hardship fund offers aid that is supplemental but never able to be at a level where the funds could fully support all unemployed workers’ needs. 


For those under 65, please call our intake line at (323) 634-3888.

    For those 65 or over, please call (323) 634-3866


Additional services include help navigating government benefits, finding alternative health insurance options, palliative care, veterans benefit assistance, social connectivity, caregiving resources, and more. MPTF’s highly trained social workers are available to help you deal with many of life’s challenges, managing stress, improving work-life balance, coping with life transitions, disability, or illness, aging challenges, caring for a loved one or loss of a loved one. They also work regularly with a large variety of community agencies and other relief organizations, and resources tailored to the needs of members of the entertainment industry. 


The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly the Actors Fund) – primary source of industry support for based industry workers nationally.


Emergency financial assistance program provides temporary financial assistance to industry workers with documented financial need due to unforeseen circumstances, application required


Contact an office nearest to you:

Eastern Region - [email protected] - (917) 281-5919

Central Region - [email protected] - (312) 372-0989

Western Region - [email protected] - (323) 330-2455


Additional services:

  • Workshops and general resources on dealing with a work stoppage

  • Free and confidential social service programs address a wide array of challenges faced by people in performing arts and entertainment. Professional social workers offer support, counseling, and practical help. If you would like to speak with a social worker, click on application or contact an office nearest to you. 

  • Calendar of workshops - mindfulness, financial wellness, job search, apartment hunting and more

  • Support groups - for many different issues ranging from anxiety issues to grief

  • Additional online resources 


Hollywood Support Staff Relief Fund (scroll down in list)

This is an Entertainment Community Fund managed aid fund.

Qualifications include:

  • Employed as a film or television assistant or support staff in Los Angeles or New York for no more than three of the most recent years.

  • Job loss or on hiatus due to work stoppage.

  • Documented need.


Labor Community Services – for Los Angeles union members

The Labor Community Services team at the LA Fed have an assistance program that can help union members with bill pay, rent assistance, and more. To apply for the assistance program, please fill out the LCS Assistance Intake Form.


NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment 

Resources for Creative Sector Workers page, with recorded zoom webinars and links.


Behind the Scenes - for entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. They are unable to provide financial assistance due to strikes.


  • The Basic Needs Grant- For entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured and are seeking assistance with basic living expenses (such as rent or mortgage, property taxes, utilities, insurance and transportation) or for medical expenses (including health insurance, doctor and hospital bills, medication, physical therapy, home health care, and medical equipment. This grant is also appropriate if the eligible person has an immediate, dependent family member who is seriously ill or injured.


  • The Counseling Grant - For entertainment technology professionals who would like to initiate or support ongoing counseling or participate in an in-patient or out-patient chemical dependency recovery program. Grants are issued directly to the recipient’s self-selected provider, which must be a licensed social worker, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, mental health facility, emergency medical facility, or chemical dependency recovery facility.


  • The Funeral Assistance Grant  - For immediate family members of an entertainment technology professional who has passed away and assistance with funeral costs is needed.


  • Qualifications:

    • Have earned your living for at least five years in the entertainment technology industry. This means that your major source of income is from your work in this industry, which includes being directly involved with a production-related craft:

      • Behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, or

      • Behind the camera, or

      • On the road, or

      • Work for companies who are directly involved in supplying entertainment technology products and services such as dealers, manufacturers, production or rental companies, consultants, and design firms.

    • You do not need to be currently working in the industry as long as your time out of the industry is less than the total time you worked in the industry, unless you are retired or on permanent disability.


Benefits CalCalifornia residents 

Members whose income has been affected by lack of work, you may be eligible for food aid, cash aid, medical benefits, and general relief programs detailed here:


Apply directly here: benefitscal.com/ApplyForBenefits/ABOVR


If you create an account, you can manage multiple applications and save your progress. benefitscal.com/AccountManagement/AMCYA




MPI WELLNESS PROGRAMfor those with MPI healthcare coverage

  • Mental and Behavioral health support and therapy

  • Substance use disorder support and programs

  • Weight loss programs

  • Diabetes prevention programs

  • Quit smoking and vaping programs

  • Free weekly health and fitness Zoom classes

  • Gym Membership Discount programs

  • Financial Fitness classes and private consultations


Optum-Live and Work Well - support and resources that can help you and your family including therapist search tool, discount legal services, and more. Create an account through MPI or contact your local for assistance.


Wellbeing in Creative Arts and Entertainmentsupports the health, safety and wellbeing of entertainment workers on and off the picket lines!


Virtual Support Groups - connect with others experiencing entertainment-related stress.

Third Friday of Every Month1-2 pm PST / 4 - 5 pm EST​


Lights On! Mental Health Podcastvulnerable conversations about the entertainment and creative arts industries, mental health, trauma, therapy, racism, and sexism. 


Hope for the Day - 

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, chat with them online via their website, or text HOME to 741741 (multiple languages available). If this is an emergency, call 911.


Find Help Search Tool - allows you to find help in your area for tons of different things including reduced-cost mental health resources in your community, assistance options for food, housing, goods, transportation, health, financial aid, care, education, work, and legal help. 


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

24-hour hotline Los Angeles 1323-936-4343 or email [email protected]

24-hour hotline Thousand Oaks.  (805) 495-1111


LA County 24/7 Substance Abuse Service Hotline (SASH)  (844) 804-7500


National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-(800)-799-7233 


State of California Victims Compensation and Government Claims Board - Helps victims of violent crime and their families deal with the emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of crime.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline Call: 988




For information on any possible bridge aid through MPI or NBF please reach out to your local. 


Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions - MPTF (primarily LA crew) and ECF (primarily outside LA), through Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions, work together to support members in finding alternative health coverage if you fall off the plans. 


Annette Greene (Director of Entertainment Health Insurance Solutions) gave a presentation outlining options for IATSE members who may be in danger of losing MPI Health coverage, from Local 705.


The Union Solidarity Coalition 

The Union Solidarity Coalition is an organization of writers and directors who wanted to help support IATSE and Teamsters kin during the strike. Their current focus is offering direct financial support to crew members who have lost health insurance due to the strike. 


Benefits Check Up Rx - Connects you to programs that will help financially for people 55 and over.


Covered California - Free connections to cheap name-brand private insurance. Would recommend contacting MPTF for assistance with this.


Georgia Mini-Cobra - Small-business workers who meet additional conditions can apply for a 3-month coverage package.


New York State of Health - To view healthcare plans, eligibility information, and apply for free/low-cost coverage, make an account here.


New York Cobra

If you live in New York and are losing your entertainment union health insurance, you may be eligible for a 75% discount off your COBRA rate.


There is information on New York State's COBRA Premium Assistance for Entertainment Industry Employees here.


People can request an application for COBRA assistance either through MPI, through the Entertainment Community Fund or by emailing NY's Department of Financial Services (DFS) at [email protected].


Los Angeles Based medical services possibly available at lower costs 


Walk In GYN Care – full-service walk-in center for Women's Health offering 30% off to all entertainment industry workers affected by the strike. Open 7 days a week and take walk-ins and appointments. Services include:

  • Well Woman Cash package

  • STD testing

  • Ultrasound on site

  • Pregnancy testing, birth control, reproductive care

  • Pelvic pain, Fibroids

  • Early pregnancy medical terminations


L.A. County Health Services - Free / Low-Cost Health Care, Ability to Pay Plan, PPP Clinics

313 N Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

(800) 427-8700


The Wellness Center - Free / Low-Cost Health Care

1200 N State St. Los Angeles, CA 90033



Olive View Medical Center - Free / Low-Cost Health Care

14445 Olive View Dr. Sylmar, CA 91342

(818) 364-1555


First 5 LAAgency list serving clients in Spanish & English. Free/Low-Cost Health Care for Kids

(888) 347-7855


The Clinic Ruth Temple Health Center - Free / Low-Cost Health Care

3834 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90062

(323) 295-6571


AltaMed Health Services

7 Southern CA Locations Free / Low-Cost Health, Dental & Senior Care


L.A. Gay & Lesbian CenterServices vary at the four locations


Women’s Health Services - Free / Low-Cost Health Care

Classes, resource services, shelter,

Support groups


Tarzana Treatment Centers - Health Care, training, education & court related services. Various locations


UCLA Dentistry - School of Dentistry two Locations. Choose a student, resident or faculty dentist.


USC Dentistry - School of Dentistry. Choose a student, resident or faculty dentist.            





State unemployment benefits, paid family leave, and short-term disability leave (may be inclusive of mental health as determined by your provider).



  1. Gather required information (Valid CA identification, most recent employer’s information, employment history over the past 18 months (may be available through payroll company)). 

  2. Create an account on myEDD: myedd.edd.ca.gov/s/login

  3. Submit information and fill out required forms.

For detailed instructions on applying and filing a claim: edd.ca.gov/en/unemployment/apply/



  1. Gather required information (Valid CA Identification, Social Security number, most recent employer’s information per W-2 or paystub).

  2. Create an account on myEDD: myedd.edd.ca.gov/s/login

  3. Register for SDI Online via your myEDD account.

  4. File your DI/PFL through SDI Online by selecting New Claim and specifying the type of claim you wish to follow.

  5. Attach

  6. (DI ONLY) Get your licensed healthcare professional to complete the Medical Certification.


For more details on filing a Disability Insurance/Paid Family Leave claim through SDI Online 


Note: You must complete identity verification through ID.me before filing a claim. It may be necessary to send some documents through the mail.


Additional helpful links:


GEORGIA – Department of Labor

For Georgia members seeking unemployment insurance, the MyUI claimant portal lets you file claims, request benefits, and view determinations.


NEW YORK STATE Department of Labor

For New Yorkers seeking unemployment assistance, you can apply through your NY.gov account.


Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon narrates this video tutorial on filing an application for unemployment benefits: youtu.be/IynNsoJbdL0



Need Help Paying Bills - list of organizations and grants available to those struggling financially. 


Modest Needs

  • Offers grants designed to promote the self-sufficiency of individuals and families who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance but who, all the same, are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial catastrophe that eventually leads to homelessness.

  • Individuals and families are eligible to apply for assistance from Modest Needs if:

    • You are at least 18 years of age;

    • You are a legal resident of the United States or Canada;

    • You intend to apply for assistance either for yourself, or for a person living in your home;

    • Your household has at least one active bank account OR has filed a Federal Tax Return within in the past two years;

    • You have regular access to a computer and the Internet and can check your email and the Modest Needs website daily for the entire time that your application is active;

    • You have the ability to access a scanner or a fax machine for long enough to scan and upload or fax the documentation to support your application that Modest Needs will request from you during the grant application process;

    • If you rent (rather than own) your home, your household has a legal lease that your landlord and a member of your household both have signed. This lease must show the monthly cost of your rental, whether or not you pay all of this amount yourself;

    • Your household passes our 'income' and 'employment' tests, both of which are explained in the application process.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 

Helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. We provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with: home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs

  • Call: 1-866-674-6327

  • Email [email protected] Include your city, county, & state in the email


US Department of Housing and Urban Development


Local Housing Legal FAQs

This tool was created by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Stanford Legal Design Lab. Use it to find your local legal rules about housing, eviction, rent, and landlord-tenant issues. You can also find groups and guides that can help you with housing assistance.

  • Find your local Public Housing Agency (PHA) for assistance here


Rebuilding Together - Services to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners


Home Advisor (formerly Service Magic) - Connects pre-screened service professionals

including Disability service contractors. Toll Free: (866) 384-1080 


CALIFORNIA Mortgage Relief Program - Homeowners can apply for mortgage relief including loan deferment and property taxes. Check if you qualify for mortgage relief.


Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) Los Angeles mortgage relief program for landlords with 1-4 rental properties, restrictions apply.


Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – California residents

May be eligible for a one-time utility assistance if you meet the income requirements.


Housing is Key – California residents

Rental Assistance | Mortgage Relief Program | Eviction Protections |Utility payment assistance.


Affordable LA Housing - Los Angeles Housing Dept rental locations


The Housing Authority – Los Angeles housing option & services


Center for NYC Neighborhoods 

Available to help NY members with every step of foreclosure and homeownership at cnycn.org/how-we-help/ or 646-786-0888.


Additional resources include a free financial health toolkit toolkit.cnycn.org/ and homeownership resources homeownerhelpny.org/.


Massachusetts Affordable Connectivity Program

  • ACP helps people pay for:

    • Internet service, and

    • A laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.

  • You can get ACP if:

    • Your income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Level. Or

    • Your household qualifies for a low-income program that a participating Internet provider already offers. Or

  • At least 1 member of your household gets help from:

    • Medicaid (Most types of MassHealth),

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI),

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance including Section 8,

    • Veterans’ Pension and Survivors’ Benefit,

    • Pell Grant in the current award year,

    • Lifeline,

    • Tribal Programs

    • Free and Reduced Price School Lunch or Breakfast Program

    • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.




IATSE/Teamster FOOD DRIVE @ IATSE West Coast Office - Friday, July 28, 2023, from 10 AM to 1 PM

Sponsored by The LA County Federation of Labor AFL- CIO & The LA Community Services Organization


Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

The WIC program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.


CalFresh Program 

Federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition program (formerly known as Food Stamps) that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase food and other benefits that help you save. They issue monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores up to $234.00 per month.


Counselors from Project Bread can help you apply. You can call them at 1-800-645-8333 or chat with a counselor on their website here


Senior/Older Adults: For meals in LA County and City of LA, call (800) 510-2020


Feeding America

The largest charity working to end hunger in the United States | Offers assistance locating the nearest food bank, food pantry, or other local food program to bring food to people facing hunger, as well as support applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits.


Labor Community Services (LCS) – for Los Angeles union members

Hosts Food Distributions on an on-going basis in various communities, and most distributions are open to members of any union and the entire community.  


For a list of upcoming distributions please visit: https://lcs-la.org/events 


LA Food Bank - Provide resources for local food banks and distribution centers.


Humanitas Groceries for Writers - helps staff writers and other early career WGA members with $100 grocery gift cards. 


Green Envelope Grocery Aid  

WGA captain Joelle Garfinkel helps run a grocery aid fund for Los Angeles entertainment workers. (note - has been open to workers beyond lower-level WGA Writers, Support Staffers, & PreWGA writers but has also been prioritizing those not currently eligible for unemployment. – because being on strike or unemployment has been used up)


World Harvest Food Bank in Mid City LA is giving away free groceries to writers and actors on strike. Food available to others for a flat fee or 4 hours of volunteering. 




Union Plus

Partners with companies, non-profits, and others to offer discounts and assistance (mortgage assistance, insurance plans (auto, renters, homeowners, Medicare), scholarships, credit counseling and debt settlement, medical bill negotiating and more) to active union members.


Hardship Help benefits are designed to help union members when they've fallen on hard times, such as when their union goes on strike, they get laid off, or even disabled.


Mortgage Counseling - If you’re facing mortgage payment problems, talk to a HUD-certified housing counselor. It’s free and confidential.


Mortgage assistance - ONLY for mortgages through Union Plus


Catholic Charities - Services for food, homelessness, emergency assistance and case management


AFL-CIO Community Services comprehensive searchable list of aid and services.


The United Way - Chronic unemployment. Financial illiteracy. Homelessness. In communities around the world, individuals and families are facing financial obstacles that prevent a good quality of life.  


Benefits Finder - Questionnaire to determine if you qualify for any government benefit programs


211 - or call 2-1-1

Will connect you to resources available in your region related to food security, transportation, utility assistance, behavioral health, and more


211 Los Angeles - Serves all of Los Angeles County as a link between people with problems and service organizations within the community such as childcare, family counseling, substance abuse treatment, consumer assistance, help for aging parents, legal referrals. Available 24/7; calls are free and confidential.


Hope for the Day - Use the Resource Compass to find local organizations and grants that can aid with issues like housing, transportation, government benefits, food, and more. You can filter by demographics, need, income, etc. 


Strike For Our Rights 

Strike For Our Rights is a non-profit organization devoted to empowering workers in the United States to leverage the value of their labor as a tool for collective action. We provide education around the history and efficacy of strikes, as well as resources and financial assistance to striking workers. Form to request strike assistance.


Community Action AgenciesSome Community Action Agencies provide emergency assistance in the form of food, advocacy, shelter, prescription assistance, emergency transportation assistance, and respond to a wide array of crisis situations.


Salvation Army - Some Salvation Army chapters provide emergency financial assistance for housing or utilities. The amount and type of financial assistance programs will vary widely by center and state.


Inevitable Foundation - Has a financial aid fund for WGA writers with disabilities. 


Chirp Los Angeles - Wide variety of financial and social services in the greater LA area.




CalWORKs is a public assistance program, for California residents, that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. 


Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation 

Provides financial aid and supportive counseling to individuals who work in theatrical exhibition, distribution and vendors exclusive to either sector, for a minimum of five recent years, who are encountering an illness, accident or injury.


A team of social workers confidentially assesses the needs and financial difficulties of motion picture industry members and provides aid to support health and well-being when income and assets are limited. The program currently has six types of assistance to help those in need: Social Service Consultations, the Salah Hassanein Medical Grant, Medical Equipment Aid, Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bernie Myerson Emergency Grant (temporary financial aid for housing, utilities, food, burial or cremation costs), and the Tom Sherak Pioneer Grant (monthly stipend for frail or disabled low-income senior veterans)). Financial aid is not available to treat alcohol or substance abuse. To request an application for financial aid call (888) 994-3863, ext. 2390, or email us.


Miscellaneous Artists Aid - Emergency Aid Resources — Artists' Fellowship, Inc. (artistsfellowship.org)


GEORGIA Department of Community Affairs - Statewide housing resources for free and affordable housing programs


NEW YORK 311 - NY members can access housingemployment assistance including unemployment insurance, and benefits at portal.311.nyc.gov or by calling 311.



First Entertainment Credit Union

First Entertainment Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution headquartered in Hollywood that provides resources and support to those within the entertainment industry. The Credit Union has several programs available to help their members navigate the strike with as little impact as possible to their personal finances, including a program to skip payments if you hold certain loans with them as well as emergency relief loans. Please visit their website for full details. If you’re not yet a First Entertainment member, you can get additional information and easily join here, then take advantage of the resources they are providing.


SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union - also offer payment assistance and work disruption loans 


Jewish Free Loan Association 

If someone is out of work due to the strikes, they can apply for a 0% interest loan up to $3,000. Remind friends and family that because we are a non-profit, and not a bank, our loans come with zero interest and zero fees, so you only repay the amount borrowed. This means you can focus on what truly matters - getting these negotiations sorted out and getting back to work.

0% interest loans to cover:

  • Basic living expenses, including rent, food, and utilities.

  • Childcare expenses.

  • Other emergency expenses. 

Please click here to learn more. All borrowers must be residents of Los Angeles, Ventura, or Santa Barbara counties, cannot have a current loan with JFLA, and must have a guarantor on the loan. regardless of religion, gender, or race.




Updated Los Angeles - WGA restaurant discounts (includes some for IATSE or picketers in general)



IATSE’s Training Trust Fund 

IATSE offers free educational opportunities to members through the TFF, such as:


Walsh/ Di Tolla/ Spivak Scholarship

Members with children in their senior year of high school can apply for a total of $10,000 in scholarship funds paid out over a four-year period. Members must be in good standing, students who are already in college or taking a gap year do not qualify. (Deadline 12/31 each year)















































  • AFL-CIO https://www.massaflcio.org/ 

  • MA Dept of Health https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health 

  • MA Unemployment Insurance https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online 

  • Catholic Charities Boston https://ccab.org/basic-needs 

  • MA United Way https://www.unitedway.org/local/united-states/massachusetts 

  • MA Food Pantries https://www.foodpantries.org/st/massachusetts 

  • MA Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/local/massachusetts.html 

  • MA Salvation Army https://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org/ 


    • Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program

      • RAFT helps all kinds of households by providing up to $7,000 per household, within a 12-month period, to help preserve current housing or move to new housing. RAFT can cover utilities, moving costs, and overdue rent.

      • Applicants must meet certain criteria to be eligible for RAFT:   

      • Risk of homelessness/housing instability (example: applicant has received a Notice to Quit, mortgage arrears)  

      • Income at or below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI), or 60% of AMI for households who are at risk of domestic violence (you can check AMI in your city/town using this online tool) 

      • You can also use the eligibility checker tool here to see if you might be eligible for RAFT. 

    • Rental Relief Fund

      • The Rental Relief Fund Rental will provide up to $10,000 in assistance for income eligible households for up to 18 months for:

      • arrears

      • current rent

      • future rent

      • utility arrears (up to $2,000, must have shut-off notice), and

      • moving-related expenses (when facing immediate housing insecurity).

      • After receiving two months of future rent, applicants will need to pay their rent for four to six months before applying for additional future stipends. Applicants must also be behind on rent before applying to receive additional assistance. Applicants will be required to pay 30 percent of their income towards future rent.

      • The Rental Relief Fund is open to households earning less than 50% of Area Median Income. We also prioritize households where one or more members have been unemployed for the past 90 days.

      • If you need help completing a Rental Relief Application, please email [email protected] or call 617-635-4200 and select 5.

    • Massachusetts Division of Banks (DOB)

      • If you are facing imminent foreclosure, within the next 7 days, the Massachusetts Division of Banks (DOB) may be able to help. The DOB oversees Massachusetts laws about modification and foreclosure processes. They can make a one-time request on the homeowner's behalf and can ask the servicer to grant a 60-day stay in the foreclosure process. This stay provides extra time to work out an alternative to foreclosure.

      • You can request assistance by email or phone as listed below.

      • Email: [email protected]

      • Consumer Assistance: (617) 956-1501

  • UTILITIES - Salvation Army Good Neighbor Energy Fund

    • The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Massachusetts resident who, because of temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month's energy expense and is not eligible for state or federal energy assistance. Income must fall between 60 and 80 percent of the state's median income levels.

    • You may apply for assistance by directly contacting your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center.

























  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina: Non-Profit organization that provides food in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. The food bank is affiliate member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity https://foodbankcenc.org/ 

  • North Carolina Center for Nonprofits: Members can find information on Financial Resources available, Employee Benefits and Human Resources, Health and Safety https://www.ncnonprofits.org/resources/pandemicresources 

  • United Way NC: Provides Community Assistance or individuals who have been out of work or are disabled https://www.unitedwaync.org/ 

  • NC Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security https://des.nc.gov/ 















  • Department of Labor and Training Rhode Island http://www.dlt.state.ri.us/ 

  • Rhode Island Food Banks 

  • If you are a Rhode Island homeowner currently struggling to make your mortgage payments and/or facing foreclosure, there are several options available to assist you:

    • Contact a HUD-approved housing counselor or the RI Housing Help Center. The sooner you reach out the more options you may have. Dedicated housing counselors work with homeowners and their lenders to review and identify available options to avoid foreclosure. Options may include loan modifications, work-out agreements, repayment plans and/or referral to RI Legal Services.

    • Directly contact your loan servicer about opportunities to restructure your mortgage.

    • Contact your local Community Action Agencies (CAP) about available utility assistance programs.

  • Utilities - United Way Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund

    • Rhode Islanders who need assistance from the Fund should visit their local Community Action Program (CAP) agency. CAP agencies use the guidelines found below to determine qualification. If you are unsure of the CAP agency nearest you, please contact United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island. Simply dial 2-1-1.

    • Household Size/Annual Income Limits and other guidelines listed on the website

























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