Supportive Services

Our staff match your specific needs with pertinent resources.

MPTF offers a variety of services that can provide emotional and financial relief to industry members and their families during times of need. Whether the hardship is personal or the result of an entertainment industry-wide event, MPTF is here when you need us most.

COUNSELING SERVICES

You are not alone. Your mental health matters and we’re here to support your wellbeing. We value inclusivity and have consciously created a safe, supportive space where all are welcomed. MPTF’s highly trained social workers are available to help you deal with many of life’s challenges. Whether it be managing stress, improving work-life balance, coping with life transitions, disability or illness, aging challenges, caring for a loved one or loss of a loved one we are here to help. MPTF’s social workers offer confidential help and seek to partner with you to find solutions that best meet your unique circumstance and needs.

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

We know it’s not easy to ask for help or to know where to find it for that matter. MPTF is here to help make those connections. We work regularly with a large variety of community agencies and other relief organizations, and our social workers and support staff have developed specialized knowledge on information and resources tailored to the needs of members of the entertainment industry. We can assist you in tailoring resources and services to your particular needs and in coordinating a comprehensive plan to enhance your quality of life.

Whether it’s providing information on how to access state or federal benefits like unemployment or permanent disability, reliable employment or financial counseling resources, vetted mental health or caregiving resources for you or a family member, our staff can quickly navigate resources so that you don’t have to incur the stress or time researching them on your own.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We care about your financial wellness. MPTF’s history as a charitable organization coupled with the expertise of the social services team makes us keenly prepared to understand the unique needs of entertainment industry members. We provide temporary financial assistance to qualified industry members who have a demonstratable financial need due to unforeseen circumstances. This temporary assistance may help towards such basic living expenses as mortgage or rent payments, utility bills, car insurance premiums, car payments, and food.

We start our eligibility process from the first call, and we screen to ensure access to the broadest and most appropriate range of services within MPTF as well as local, state, and federal resources. All financial assistance services are provided in a non-judgmental and supportive environment with the goal of empowering you to better understand and manage your financial wellbeing.

HOSPITAL CHARITY POLICY

If you need help paying your MPTF hospital bills, we have financial counselors available to assist you with the process of reviewing the eligibility criteria, completing the application, and reviewing other payor sources available. To learn more about financial assistance and download the hospital charity policy and application, visit here >

 

For Pricing Transparency, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) established guidance for hospitals to make available a list of their standard charges online. Please see standard charges at these links: Behavioral HealthSkilled Nursing, and Memory Care. If you have questions, please contact Patient Business Service at 818 876 1076.

For those under 65, please call our intake line at 323 634 3888.
For those 65 or over, please call 323 634 3866

SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS

MPTF’s Elder Connection program provides comprehensive social services to qualified industry members age 65 and older as well as parents of qualified industry members. MPTF employs master level social workers who provide case management, supportive counseling, and information and referrals to individuals who live in Southern California and wish to age in place. Additional services may be provided to qualified industry members who live in other parts of the United States.

After a thorough individualized needs assessment for each industry member who contacts MPTF, our social workers may recommend additional MPTF programs and services as part of our overall support for our entertainment community such as Veterans Assistance, Social Connectivity, Health Insurance, Palliative Care, and more.

For more information about the Elder Connection program or other MPTF programs for individuals age 65 and older, please contact our intake line at 323 634 3866.

LIVING ON CAMPUS

For the full range of options for our residential community in Woodland Hills, learn more here >

“We see a need and we fill it.”

– MARY PICKFORD

“We see a need and we fill it.”

– MARY PICKFORD

GERIATRIC SOCIAL WORK EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM

California is home to more than 3.5 million adults 65 years of age or older—the largest and most ethnically diverse older adult population in the country. This growing aging population highlights the critical need for social workers trained in geriatrics.

Since 2004, MPTF has been considered a center of excellence under The Southern California Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium (GSWEC), the nation’s first integrated regional network aimed at improving geriatric social work education and field training. MPTF is dedicated to providing its interns with a meaningful and diverse learning experience in an innovative environment of compassion and dedication to serving others.

If you are interested in being a GSWEC intern at MPTF please contact Jennifer Jorge, LCSW at 818 861 3911 or Jennifer.Jorge@MPTF.com.

HEALTH CENTERS

UCLA operates six centers in LA exclusively for industry members. For more information >

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Strictly confidential acute mental health care and residential service for adults 55 and over. For more information >

PALLIATIVE CARE

For more information on this nationally recognized program for people with serious, chronic, or life-threatening conditions, visit here >

VETERANS ASSISTANCE

We help veterans secure their pension benefits. For more information >

HEALTH INSURANCE

In association with The Actors Fund. For more information >

SOCIAL CONNECTIVITY

Individual outreach addressing social isolation, as well as an end-to-end solution for corporations and organizations. For more information >

CHILD CARE

For children eight weeks to six years, we offer support to the newest members of our entertainment industry family and beyond. For more information >

WELLNESS CENTER

Fitness center, pool, physical therapy, classes, and trainers. For more information >

ELIGIBILITY

For more information on basic eligibility parameters, see the link below. Please know, we encourage every single person in need to call our intake line to discuss the possibilities. We work hard to meaningfully serve everyone who reaches out to us. For more information >