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This is a database to help you get connected to resources and organized efforts in response to COVID 19. In the face of uncertainty and crisis, we find that action helps us feel strong and clear, community helps us feel held and connected. Especially as we remain isolated in our homes, we still have the ability to support and care for one another.
Use this database to find efforts near you or use the models that other people are using to start a group or an effort in your own area.
Definitions of each tab:
- Local Mutual Aid - All over the country, groups are popping up in your local area. They usually consist of an online group (sometimes on FB, sometimes over email, and video conferencing) where general resources are shared. There are also forms that allow you to sign up to be a volunteer as well as forms that allow you to submit requests for support. Some examples are coordinating grocery delivery for elders and immuno-compromised folks in your area. This tab has general guides based on the regions we found along with forms and Facebook groups.
- National Mutual Aid Support - Includes a list of resources and efforts that are not bound by regional location
- Resources/Relief Funds - This is where we’ve catalogued many fundraisers that are happening in your local area and, in some cases, applications to specific emergency funds in your area.
- Healthcare Workers Support - There are lots of ways to support our healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic - here are many resources for that.
- Elder Support - This tab includes lists of resources and organizations to support elders/seniors in our communities at the national and local level.
- For Kids/Teens - Many kids are out of school and this is also a scary time. Here are resources on how to talk to kids about the virus and also on activities while kids are home. Links for kids, teens, and parents.
- Self-Care/Mental Health- This tab includes resources to manage anxiety and to keep your body and mind healthy during this time.
- Best Practices/How-To - Do you want to know how to create a neighborhood pod? Or mutual aid group? This is the place.
- Organizing For Specific Demands - This is a great list of organizing efforts around specific demands to stop evictions, secure paid sick leave, stop ICE raids, release prisoners etc.
- Messaging Support - This is where you and your group/organization/workplace can find some communication resources about the pandemic to help you communicate effectively.
- From Funders, For Funders - This section has responses from specific foundations/philanthropies on how they are responding to this crisis.
This database wouldn’t exist without the collaboration of the Rad Comms Network and without the hard work of many other folks doing what they can to catalogue efforts across the country.