In Crisis

If you need immediate assistance with an uncomfortable and/or unsafe environment connected with your work, or just need guidance with a difficult situation, the following organizations can offer assistance.


Legal help:

National Employment Law Project


HR4A Mediation Pilot program is now available,
if you are interested in this option.
Call us (1-800-606-3651) or email (

Step-by-step guidelines for handling
harassment at work:


Safe Horizon (24 hour)
1-800-621-HOPE (4673)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

If you belong to a union, you can also start there.

Call your business representative or speak to your deputy, or reach out to the business affairs office at your guild. If you don’t belong to a union, you can call the Actors’ Fund at 212-221-7300. They are ready to assist anyone in the arts community.

If you are currently employed by an artistic institution, they should have a policy on harassment and discrimination, which should also outline the procedure to follow in case of a problem. If that information is not openly displayed, request to see it and use it if you feel safe.

Therapeutic Resources:


National Institute for the Psychotherapies Trauma Program | 212-582-1566

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy-Trauma Studies Program | 212-333-3444

IHI Therapy Center
322 8th Ave, #802, NYC, NY | 212-243-2830

White Institute
20 W 74th St. NYC, NY | 212-873-7070

The Karen Horney Clinic
329 E 62nd St. NYC, NY | 212-838-4333

St John’s Center for Psychological Services

Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy and New Directions
300 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY | 718-622-2000

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

EMDR International Association