Dear Dallas-Fort Worth Local Member,
I know these are difficult times, and I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.
Please know that during this difficult time, SAG-AFTRA’s top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our members. We are aware of the challenges many members face as production has temporarily ceased. SAG-AFTRA is regularly updating its COVID-19 resource page on the website with the latest updates so please continue to check this site.
In addition, it is critical in the coming weeks that we work together and advocate for our fellow members and our local communities. To assist members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Local, we have compiled critical resources available to members living in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and have listed these below. This will be updated online as needed.
While this evolving situation seems to be moving quickly at times, please know your local staff are working remotely to ensure the union’s core functions, including residuals processing, continue.
Download the SAG-AFTRA member app to be the first to receive the latest news. Sign up for direct deposit so residuals are securely deposited in your bank account. Watch your emails for the latest updates and possible calls to action. Stay safe by following the advice of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the guidance of local government authorities. And please look out for one another.
Dallas-Fort Worth Local President
General Info about the Unemployment Insurance Program
Additional benefits and resources for unemployed employees
Austin Creative Alliance
Austin Diaper Bank
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
Central Texas Food Bank
CitySquare Food Pantry
Crossroads Community Services
Cypress Assistance Ministries
Financial Help Resources - Austin
Fort Worth Creative Industry Relief Fund + Rachel Gollay’s Artist & Service Worker Relief Fund
General Info for employees and employers
Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc.
Harris County Housing Authority
Harris County Community Services Department: (713) 578-2000
Houston Food Bank
ICNA Relief- Dallas
Jewish Family Services
Minnie’s Food Pantry
North Texas Food Bank
Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs
Texas Diaper Bank
Texas Senior Care
Texas Workforce Commission
Travis County Rent Assistance
Summer Food Service Program: (877) 839-6325
West Houston Assistance Ministries
General Information about the Unemployment program
Unemployment Benefit Claim Filing during COVID-19
BritVil Community Food Pantry
Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City & OK/CN Counties, Inc.
Cross & Crown Mission Inc
Mercy Food Pantry: (405) 982-7686
Mid-Del Food Pantry
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
Oklahoma Regional Food Bank
The Dorothy Day Center
Arkansas Unemployment Office
Arkansas How to file an Unemployment claim
Notice to individuals inquiring about the availability of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Arkansas Food Bank
Community Action Program for Central Arkansas: (501) 329-3891
Community Services Office: (501) 624-5724
Financial Help Services: (501) 664-6650
Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
South Arkansas Rental Assistance
Cooperative Emergency Outreach Inc.
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
South Arkansas Rental Assistance
Press Release from Governor Hutchinson
- Local News