Heathen Cookbook Mutual Aid Index

The following is a list of mutual aid organizations who can provide assistance for people in need. Mutual aid is different from charity in that it is all about people helping people support each other, build community, and provide assistant in times of need. This information has been pulled from multiple sources, including It’s Going Down and Freedom News, and has been broken down by specific regions to make it easier to navigate where appropriate. National-level groups are listed at the top for each country. If you have information to submit please fill out this Google Form, select the Mutual Aid for the first question, and we will add it to this part of the Heathen Cookbook.

 

General Resources

 

 

Canada

 

 

United States

 

National

 

 

Pacific Northwest

 

California

 

Mountain West

 

Southwest

 

Great Plains

 

Midwest

 

Southeast

 

Northeast

 

United Kingdom

 

National

  • A nationwide coordination page was set up: Covid-19 Mutual Aid – UK. Please follow them

  • Queercare provides assistance for immunocompromised, astmatic or otherwise at additional risk from COVID-19. You can also access useful resources and advice via their page. Queercare has volunteers nationally and is working on organising folk into more local groups and providing advice. A sign-up form is available here. Queercare have also finalised and had approved by medical professionals an initial list of principles and assumptions and a set of guiding policies for doing support work in, and in response to, the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access it here.

  • UK Mutual Aid FB group have been operating long before COVID-19. It is an intersectional support group for marginalised people in the UK.

  • Update from the Domestic Abuse sector: If you need to flee (or know anyone that does), then please contact National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 as usual who can assist on transport and safety planning.

  • SWARM Collective have put together a guide on how to support domestic abuse victims (without calling the police)

  • Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline is operating as normal

East Midlands

 

West Midlands

 

Eastern

 

London

 

Northeast England

 

Northwest England

 

Southeast England

 

Southwest England

 

Scotland & Northern Ireland

 

Wales

 

Yorkshire and Humber