Mission: To improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity, health and welfare of professional singers in crisis.
Results: SOS has helped well over 3,000 singers to the tune of $3 million.
Target demographics: Professional singers of all genres who have earned their primary income from singing for five years or more. Circumstances must be of an emergency nature.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Human services/emergency grants: provides free and confidential services including counseling, case manangement and financial aid to those who have earned their primary living as singers for 5 years and more. Provides a safety net and support system. Financial aid is given to those singers who qualify based on recommendations from the director of programs & development with approval from the trustee committee. Grants are given only for emergencies such as homelessness, foreclosure, utilities and medical care.
emergency financial aid: singers who are effected by disasters are provided emergency aid distributed from restricted funds (donner) and other general funds.
Some years ago, Society of Singers came to my aid when I really needed it. I was very frightened and will always remember their kindness, sensitivity and tremendous generosity. Society of Singers was "really there" for me, and I pray they continue to flourish on behalf of all singers!