Community Resources SIMS Foundation

Community Resources

SIMS partners with community organizations that provide much-needed support to the Austin music industry. Sharing a vision of a productive and creative music city, we work together to lift up and empower music professionals through advocacy, education, healthcare, and financial support.

Partner Organizations

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured, working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.

Austin Music Foundation (AMF) strengthens and connects the local music community with innovative programs that empower musicians and fuel Austin’s creative economy. AMF provides programs to help local artists navigate opportunities in the music industry and services to unite the local music community through education, outreach and unification.

Austin Music People (AMP) is committed to connecting and empowering Austin’s live music community by providing powerful advocacy tools, participating in policy development, and representing live music interests in public and private forums.

The Austin Federation of Musicians (AFM) assists local musicians with wages, working conditions and other issues relating to their employment. We also provide benefit programs, such as equipment insurance, geared to the needs of musicians.We’re musicians representing and working for musicians with over 500 local members.

Austin Creative Alliance works to advance, connect and celebrate 
Austin’s arts, cultural, and creative communities in order to nourish and strengthen 
the character, quality of life, and economic prosperity of our region.

MusiCares, a part of the national Grammy Foundation, provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, with a focus on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the national music community.

Other Resources

2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from over 60,000 state and local health and human services programs.

Greater Austin Al-Anon/Alateen is a fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

Alcoholics Anonymous/ Hill Country Intergroup (AA)  is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) is a fellowship that is intended to provide a forum to individuals who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.

South Central Texas Area Cocaine Anonymous (CA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from cocaine addiction.

Foundation Communities provides first class, affordable homes and free onsite support services for thousands of working families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Healthcare.gov is a US government healthcare exchange website created under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The exchange facilitates the sale of private health insurance plans to residents of the United States and offers subsidies to those who earn less than four times the federal poverty line.

MedSavers Pharmacy’s helps those with little to no insurance get the medication they need at prices that are easy to swallow.

Central Texas Area Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.

SOBERAUSTIN.com is a comprehensive directory of addiction and recovery resources, primarily in and around the Austin community.

One Voice Central Texas (OVCT) is a coalition of the leadership of over 85 nonprofit health and human service organizations unified by the common value that people come first. OVCT represents the community’s support network for children and the elderly, opportunity youth, the hungry and the homeless, persons with disabilities, those who are illiterate, those who are immigrants, and victims of violence.