Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville (MAMAS)
Thank you for joining Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville! We show up for our neighbors and aim to connect people with localized mutual aid. This is a rapidly changing work in progress, and we are glad you are here.
By filling out this form, you are adding yourself and any supports/offerings that you can make to our neighbors. People will be able to see your name, email address, and what you can offer, and are invited to reach out to you directly for support. Once your offering has been taken up, let us know and we can cross you off of the available offerings list. By signing up as a neighborhood point person, we'll be posting your first name, phone number/email, and approximate location on a public facing map.
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Phone number? (will not be shared publicly unless you are a neighborhood point person, opt out available)
Where do you live? (street name + city, will not be shared publicly unless NPP, opt out available)
Please check off what you can offer:
Delivery (buying groceries/supplies and dropping them off for folks -- we can pay)
Internet subscriptions (share your netflix, prime, hbo, etc!)
Medical advice (if you are a medical professional only, please)
Art, music, writing
Mental health counseling
Legal representation/advocacy (specifically labor & housing)
Social services guidance (filing for medicare, unemployment, etc.)
Join our Elists
Childcare: Join us to think about community solutions to schools closing -
Drivers: Join here if you can drive and have access to a car for deliveries -
Cooks: Join if you are down to think through food preparation and distribution -
Translation: Join if you are available to help translate materials or help on the hotline in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or another language -
Money: Join if you are excited about financial redistribution -
Hotline: Join if you would be interested in helping us coordinate a hotline -
Are there any supplies or food that you could contribute to a communal pool? Please be specific in quantity
Can you offer housing, short or long term? [room to elaborate in following question]
* If you CAN offer housing please elaborate on capacity and other relevant info
Could you contribute money to individuals or to a collective pool?
Not right now, but that could change
Would you be interested in helping answer our hotline?
Do you have access to a car / are you open to driving for rapid response or pre-planned deliveries?
Can you be a Neighborhood Point Person (NPP)? This means you’d take on the responsibility of reaching out to your neighbors, coordinating a neighborhood group chat or phone tree, and staying in touch with the other point people for resource sharing.
Yes, let's chat!
Do you have capacity to help organize this network? We have several different kinds of roles to fill
Yes- follow up with me about what the network needs!
Yes but low capacity
Please feel free to express any concerns, ideas, exclamations, feelings, anxieties, etc. here:
Send me a copy of my responses.
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