Wednesday, August 12, 2009
HOWL HELP Press Conference Announcing The Fund
HOWL! EMERGENCY LIFE PROJECT (HELP)
HOWL! EMERGENCY LIFE PROJECT (HELP) OF THE ACTORS FUND
HOWL! HELP provides emergency assistance to qualified performing artists in crisis and offers other Actors Fund support services.
If you are in the arts, have made or continue to make your career in NYC's East Village, Lower East Side or downtown community and are in need of emergency assistance, get in touch and find out how HOWL! HELP can provide life-changing support. Eligible artists include participants in the annual Howl Festival and those in the East Village Arts Community in theatre, music, performance, dance, multimedia, the spoken word and visual arts. Assistance is based on need and qualifying work history.
The Actors Fund is a national human service 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. HOWL! HELP eligible applicants have access to all Actor's Fund programs including HEALTH SERVICES (free Health Clinic and low-cost or free Health Insurance Resource Center), SOCIAL SERVICES (Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, HIV/AIDS, Seniors, Disabled, Women's Health, Financial Wellness and the Dancer's Resource), EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES and HOUSING SERVICES.
For more information or to get help call 212.221.7300 ext. 119 or visit www.actorsfund.org.
All inquiries are COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL, please reach out if you are in need.
The JACKIE FACTORY is proud to serve on the Advisory Board of HOWL HELP!, a wonderful new community resource years in the making. This project will be announced at an upcoming press conference this summer, please let us know if you need more information or would like to help spread the word!
(Photo credit: Richard Hell, Barbara Davis of The Actors Fund, Bob Holman, Marguerite Van Cook, Riki Colon, Reverend Winnie S. Varghese St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, Chi Chi Valenti, Riki Colon, Hattie Hathaway. All photo's by Nathaniel Siegel. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Copyright 2009 Nathaniel Siegel)