HOWL! H.E.L.P. Executive Board
Riki Colon
Jane Friedman
BG Hacker
Hattie Hathaway
Bob Holman
Judy Nylon
Robert Perl
Mark Satlof
Lucy Sexton
Nathaniel Siegel
Chi Chi Valenti
Marguerite Van Cook

HOWL! H.E.L.P. Advisory Board
John Giorno
Patti Smith
Lenny Kaye
Richard Hell
Deborah Harry
Chris Frantz
Tina Weymouth
Tommy Erdelyi Ramone

Penny Arcade
Nora Balaban
Eszter Balint
Snooky Bellomo
Tish Bellomo
Adele Bertei
Delphine Blue
Jahn Xavier Bonfiglio
Leee Black Childers
Cheetah Chrome
Mike DeCapite
Baby Jane Dexter
Johnny Dynell
John Giorno
Annie Golden
June Honey
David Ilku
David Leslie
Kevin Malony
Kembra Pfahler
Binky Phillips
Chris Rael
Clark Render
Edward Rogers
Melani Rogers
Jerry Saltz
Andy Shernoff
Cynthia Sley
Patricia Sullivan
JG Thirwell
Russell Wolinsky
Becky Wreck

In Memoriam
Claire O’Connor
Tom Murrin
Arturo Vega

The Howl Emergency Life Project (H.E.L.P.)

was created to provide emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have participated in the annual Howl Festival or who have made or continue to make their careers in New York City's East Village and Lower East Side arts community and whose work challenges the traditional boundaries of dance, theatre, music, multimedia and the spoken word.

Services include counseling and referrals for personal, family or work-related problems. Linkage to community resources for such needs as medical care, legal services, public benefits or elder care. Workshops are offered on a variety of topics and include: finding affordable housing, financial education as well as health insurance options.

Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care as well as other basic living expenses. Grants are approved on a case-by-case basis based on need.

For additional information and an application, please contact:
The Actors Fund Intake Unit
212.221.7300 ext. 119
or 800.221.7303 ext.119

For emergencies at night or on weekends please call:

For Program Eligibility and More Information