Mutual Aid Network NYC

NOTE: this has moved over to http://mutualaid.nyc/ and will no longer be updated here. Please follow us, learn more, and get involved there!

Welcome to the Mutual Aid Network NYC. 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.

URGENT CALLS TO ACTION:

Make a building/block phone tree to ensure you can reach people in need when the time comes. Instructions & how-to’s here: bit.ly/neighborsupportNYC

Volunteer to join us & help us connect you to others organizing in your neighborhood & beyond! We will only share this list with groups doing mutual

aid in New York. We will not use or share the info you provide for any other purpose.

Let us know of mutual aid efforts in your area so we can add them to our directory & help funnel folks to you - email mutualaidnewyork@gmail.com, subj: “Local Effort”

ABOUT US

Mutual Aid NYC is a network of groups organizing to provide aid and support in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are everyday New Yorkers working to lift up local organizing, connect people to resources, and build a citywide movement to address this crisis. Our members include parents, elders, immigrants, people with disabilities and chronic illness, caregivers, care workers, organizers, advocates, coders, and anyone else who wants to get involved.

This effort was started by the New York Caring Majority, a movement of seniors, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and home care workers who came together to share our concerns and needs at this moment. It has since been joined by many other organizations and networks of individuals who are figuring out what we need to do next and how to do it. We hope to connect and amplify mutual aid efforts happening around the City, giving local people the support they need to meet needs effectively, safely and soon..

This group is still building out infrastructure, and the Network is quickly growing!

Questions, suggestions? Email: mutualaidnewyork@gmail.com 

  1. Requests for Support 

We are working to link folks to existing mutual aid efforts locally, which are better-positioned to meet immediate needs. In the meantime, this is a place to ask for what you need, and share some ideas for what we can do to support you and your community. There is no ask that is too big, though we may not be able to match everything asked.

Who can see or get this information: We will only share our list with groups doing mutual

aid in New York. We will not use or share the info you provide for any other purpose.

HELP BUILD MUTUAL AID NYC 

We are looking for support. These documents were put together in a few hours, and we definitely need help from more people to get this thing going at the scale that we need.

Here are some roles that need to be filled. Get in touch: mutualaidnewyork@gmail.com

Spreading the word - We need to spread the word about what we’re doing in concise and clear ways to ALL parts of our city - help us make and distribute flyers, spread the word online, and reach out to other friends.

Translations/Language Justice - Please reach out if you have capacity to translate some of our materials into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Bengali, or others.

Org Org - Why reinvent the wheel? We are filled with awesome organizations that already have tons of resources and skills. We want to form networks with them to maximize mutual aid! Help us reach out to existing networks and figure out how to power up together.

Budgeting - Determining financial needs and distribution based on principles of harm reduction and effectivity.

Something else! Do you want to set up a hotline for meals for seniors or kids out of school? Got another idea? Get in touch: mutualaidnewyork@gmail.com



We got this

Many thanks to Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville (MAMAS) and Mutual Aid Jamaica Plain, who helped get this document started! To replicate it for your neighborhood, check out their how-to guide.