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Mutual Aid - Northeast USA

Updated: Nov 4

Connecticut

Maryland

  • Spire City Medics: We are making masks, delivering groceries to people, and collecting PPE to redistribute. We are sharing knowledge rapidly.

  • Mutual Aid and Emergency Relief Fund: Food, Clothing & Resistance Collective – Maroon Movement is doing a mutual aid & emergency relief fundraising drive, and pop-up distributions, for anyone who may need some “extra assistance” to stock up food, toiletries and medical supplies in Baltimore during this still very early stage of an emerging pandemic (Covid-19), in the middle of another pandemic (Influenza). Twitter.

  • Baltimore Mutual Aid: Spreadsheet hub for mutual aid in Baltimore, Maryland.


Massachusetts

  • Arlington Helps: We are a group of neighbors helping neighbors and are part of a larger network of mutual aid groups popping up all across Massachusetts. We share the belief that we all have something to offer, and we all have something we need. Facebook.

  • Mutual Aid Lynn: This group is still building out infrastructure day by day and adapting to meet the shifting policies and needs in the community. Facebook.

  • Concord-Carlisle Mutual Aid Network: In these fast moving and uncertain times, it’s important that we show up for each other and remember that we are not alone. Mutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections. We all have something to offer and we all have something we need.

  • Western Massachusetts Community Mutual Aid Network: We are a network of volunteers seeking to build community, help people, and opt for a different kind of culture. In this time of crisis and beyond, we must be there for each other.

  • Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville: In these fast moving and uncertain times, it’s important that we show up for each other and remember that we are not alone. Facebook.

  • Charles River Mutual Aid: We will be pooling funds in a Mutual Aid Fund to purchase food, medical supplies, and other necessities, and organizing to provide these resources to the community.

  • Tufts Mutual Aid: Tufts is closing due to COVID-19, and are compiling resources for students who need it. Fill out the form if you have resources to give, and reach out to those who have resources you need!

  • Solidarity Supply Distro: Solidarity Supply Distro is a coalition of leftist and anti-capitalist organizers in

  • who are building community resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate here. Facebook.

  • Boston Community Support Network: We need mutual aid because our local and national governments are not prepared for crises (nor do they necessarily have our interests in mind) so we need to be – not to incite fear but to be local insurance, to care for our nervous systems by leaning into each other.

  • Lexington Mutual Aid: In these chaotic and uncertain times, we need to show up for one another and remember that we are not alone.

  • Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain & Roxbury Network: Mutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections – we all have something to offer and we all have something we need.

New Hampshire


New Jersey

  • Central New Jersey: This form originally was asking for volunteers too, but we have enough for now! We’ll ask for more as requests come in.

  • North New Jersey Mutual Aid: This group is for the purposes of sharing resources, needs, and info about mutual aid work that people are doing at this time. Facebook.

New York

  • Lower East Side Mutual Aid: With mutual aid, communities take on the responsibility for caring for one another. If you need support/want to volunteer fill out our form http://bit.ly/LESMutualAid

  • Astoria Mutual Aid Network: A group of neighbors working together to support our community and each other through the realities and challenges of COVID-19.

  • Capital District of NY Mutual Aid Network: We are a grass-roots neighborhood resiliency and needs-matching organization prioritizing marginalized community members in Upstate New York. Spread sheet.

  • We Keep Us Safe: We are an abolitionist mutual aide network(s) building collective power to create safety outside of punishment system. Donate.

  • Buffalo Mutual Aid Network: Social action group for peer-to-peer organizing, humanitarian assistance, and reliable information sharing developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

  • For the Gworls: Collective working to help Black trans people pay their rent and gender-affirming surgeries in New York City. Instagram.

  • Red Hook Mutual Aid: Mutual aid network based in Red Hook, New York. Spread sheet.

  • Abolitionist Mutual Aid Fund for Incarcerated Comrades: With visits suspended in many locations and package rooms becoming more restrictive, it’s more important than ever to support our comrades inside with commissary funds. Spread sheet. PayPal.

  • Friends of Westcott Mutual Aid Group: Many of us in Westcott (Syracuse, NY) are looking for ways to help those in our neighborhood who may be affected by Covid-19. Some people in our community may have health risks. Others may be financially affected due to social distancing. This includes employees at the several businesses in our neighborhood that rely on people going out to eat and drink.

  • NYC United Against the Coronavirus: Massive collection of mutual aid projects and resources throughout the New York area. Includes many localized mutual aid groups.

  • NYC Mutual Aid Network: Mutual aid is a powerful way to build strong connections – we all have something to offer and we all have something we need.

  • Nail Salon Worker Resilience Fund: Your donation will support NYNSWA in providing support to nail salon workers in need.

Pennsylvania

  • Anthracite Unite Mutual Aid Programs: This is what mutual aid work is all about. It’s not charity. In charity, rich people donate to feel good about themselves, to get a tax write-off, and to legitimize their hoarding of resources by making themselves look generous. Mutual aid by contrast is “survival pending revolution,” as Huey Newton described it. We’re taking care of our sisters and brothers in the working class with one hand, and fighting the system that’s trying to rob and kill us with the other.

  • Lehigh Valley Mutual Aid: Distributing free food, clothing, and hygiene products to the people of Allentown.

  • Pinelands Mutual Aid Coalition: Mutual-aid organization operating out of occupied Lenape land.

  • Pitt Mutual Aid: We‘re a team of student leaders dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our resource guide here.

  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: We are simply neighbors helping neighbors. The aid provided comes from community support and solidarity thus we cannot guarantee to meet each request but we will be trying our best to do so . We are not funded, we are not a government or medical agency, we are simply neighbors connecting neighbors to neighbors who can help (and we happen to be organizers). Located in the Philadelphia area.

  • Food Not Bombs: Support various chapters in the Philadelphia area doing direct support for people on the ground here and here.

  • Philly Socialists Mutual Aid: Delivering around 250 grocery packages per week all across Philadelphia. Volunteer form.


Rhode Island

Vermont

  • Mutual Aid Hubs in Vermont: These Mutual Aid links each consist of a spreadsheet with multiple tabs for different categories of need (food, transportation, housing, emotional support, etc) and are specific to different regions of Vermont.

  • Community Mutual Aid (BTV): When we started mutual aid distributions in mid-March, we thought we might go out one or two times to hand out supplies. Now, as of April 7, we’ve gone out almost every single day for 3+ weeks, we’ve collaborated with Food Not Bombs Burlington , we’ve distributed food donations from New Moon & KKDs & August First , we’ve done multiple supply runs for clothes, toiletries, medicine, and special requests , we’ve handed out cash, we’ve done grocery runs for families who are acutely food insecure, we’ve gotten phone cards to people in need , and we’ve handed out tons of Know Your Rights flyers. Donate here.

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