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In times of dire financial need, artists may find the following general social service, health/insurance and financial/business organizations of use.

DCA’s Office of Financial Empowerment (NYC)
The Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is the first local government initiative in the nation aimed expressly at educating, empowering, and protecting those with low incomes, so they can build assets and make the most of their financial resources.
Mailing Address:
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
Office of Financial Empowerment
42 Broadway, 8th floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: New York City's 24-hour Citizen Service Hotline
(Or 212-NEW-YORK from outside
New York City for all non-emergency NYC government services)
TTY: 212-487-2710 and 212-487-3156

Fill out the online form here:


NEDAP is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in
New York City.
Mailing Address:

73 Spring Street,
Suite 506
New York
, NY 10012

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
Mailing Address:
US Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
Telephone: (SBA Answer Desk) 1-800-U-ASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722)

(Answer Desk TTY) (704) 344-6640 [Spanish]
[email protected]
Website: http://www.sba.gov/

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