MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world.
WHAT WE DO
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in three key areas:
Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services: Support, referrals, and emergency financial assistance for counseling, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, sober living and more.
Health Services: Financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services such as dental and medical screenings, hearing clinics, vocal health workshops, and assistance obtaining low-cost health insurance.
Human Services: Support for basic living expenses like rent, utilities, car payments and insurance premiums in times of hardship, plus programs addressing affordable housing, career development, legal issues and senior services.
Service: We lead with compassion using expertise to offer customized support. We believe empathy and kindness within the music community heals all involved.
Inclusivity: We provide a sense of belonging in a meaningful, accessible community not just an industry. We unify all people behind music with the people who support them.
Empowerment: We uplift those facing challenges, creating a safe space to get advice, access resources, and be heard. We want the music community to thrive, not just survive.
Integrity: We are committed to our values and follow through on our promises. Clients and donors know they are safe
Through the Emergency Financial Assistance Program, music people can receive funding for medical bills, health insurance premiums, dental procedures and more. MusiCares also offers a variety of free preventative health services including medical, dental, and hearing clinics, vocal health workshops, and assistance obtaining low-cost health insurance through its Healthy Essentials Program.
When it comes to mental health, MusiCares partners with providers around the country — therapists, psychologists, and more — to provide free mental health services to music industry professionals through the Emergency Financial Assistance Program. Through the program, music professionals can apply for funding for services such as therapy, counseling or psychiatric care.
MusiCares plans to expand and diversify the mental health providers it works with, in order to accommodate the increasing need for mental healthcare within the music industry. MusiCares will also sustain its virtual emotional support and addiction recovery groups (along with its weekly free yoga sessions), providing music people with free mental healthcare on a regular basis.