Organizations for Financial, Social Services, Elder Care, Veterans Benefits, Mental Welfare, and More.
As your Costume Designers Guild Local 892 representatives, we want to remind you that there are organizations that are here to help in times of need. Whether social, financial, elder care, or even veterans care, there is a fund for the Entertainment Industry that can help. Also, with the Executive Boards’ approval, we have a one-time hardship waiver for one-quarter dues and disability waivers. If you need more information or just need to talk, please email either Brigitta Romanov or Doug Boney.
MPTF supports our entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need. Visit MPTF
The struggles we face as a movement extend far beyond the workplace, touching our lives on a day-to-day basis. Workers do not live at work, they live in their communities. A community in need means workers in need. Visit The LA Fed
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Union Plus partners with brands you know and trust to offer special union member protections.
Participants in our Union Plus Mortgage, Credit Card, Personal Loan or supplemental insurance programs may be eligible for additional hardship assistance through our Mortgage Assistance Program or other Union Plus hardship programs.
Optum provides information and technology-enabled health services.
It is a private support tool for people with behavioral health, Employee Assistance Program, Work-Life, or Wellness benefits that their company, organization, or state provides through Optum’s subsidiary, United Behavioral Health.
Work stoppages or gaps in employment can affect people in many different ways, and we are here to help you navigate the current strike with as little impact as possible on your finances.
211LA serves as a resource hub connecting people within LA County to community organizations for all types of health, human, and social service needs in Los Angeles County.
Work Disruption Loans / Payment Assistance
The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores up to $234 per month.
Rental Assistance / Mortgage Relief Program / Eviction Protections / Utility payment assistance.
Health Care Plan; health, dental, and vision.
CalWORKs is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home.
Feeding America is the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States. They partner with food banks, food pantries, and local food programs to bring food to people facing hunger.