MUTUAL AID

Here you can find information about sharing without coercion, or mutual aid. The practice of mutual aid, especially in regards to the creative, affirmative, and healing aspects of our lives, runs deep in trans communities. In contrast the authorities respond to our needs either with overt violence or with charities. Charities are premised on maintaining our need and reproducing hierarchy & authority. Each one reach one!

To view posts about mutual aid, click here: http://206transliberation.org/tag/mutual-aid/

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  • API Chaya Survivor Support Services & Helpline – “API Chaya provides support to people who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, forced marriage and/or human trafficking. API Chaya recognizes the diversity of experiences in Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities and strives to work with each individual within their own cultural context. We offer information and help survivors explore their options in a confidential and supportive environment. All of our services are free and confidential.” – http://www.apichaya.org/survivor-support-services – “API Chaya staff and trained volunteers are available to offer support, referrals, information, safety planning, and also simply to listen, on our confidential helpline.” – Toll free: (877)-922-4292 (877-92-CHAYA) Local: (206)-325-0325 Helpline hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Black & Pink – “Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and ‘free world’ allies who support each other.” – http://www.blackandpink.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/blackandpinkseattle/
  • #BlackLivesMatter Events Hosted by Justice for Mike Brown-Seattle – “Donate here to help future #BlackLivesMatter Events Hosted by Justice For Mike Brown Seattle Donations go towards promoting of events Getting banners and Flyers and #BlackLivesMatter Shirts and signs made by Black owned businesses water and other supplies, we need for the protest etc *All proceeds go to the #BlackLivesMatter movement in multiple ways” – https://www.gofundme.com/Justice4MBSEA
  • Camp Dearborn Meal Support – “Still in need of folks to sign up to deliver a hot meal to Camp Dearborn’s current location at Umoja PEACE Center in Africa Town!” – https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/q7gkw5
  • Camp Dearborn Support – https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/camps-with-heart
  • DARQNESS – “A Queer & Trans People of Color Party” founded by Renee Jarreau Greene (Reverend Dollars) – https://www.facebook.com/darqnessseattle
  • Familias Unidas Support – “Familias Unidas por la Justicia is a independent farm worker Union. We are funded by supporters like you and your solidarity! Donations to Familias Unidas por la Justicia go directly towards sustaining farmworker campaigns, including the struggle for a contract, ongoing boycott and paying for services required to conduct everyday business as a farmworker organization.” – https://boycottsakumaberries.com/donate/
  • High Gods II – “Revolutionary art collective dedicated to the overthrow of the mainstream propaganda i mean mean media networks. Art belongs In thr hands of artists.” – https://www.facebook.com/HighGodsII/
  • Ingersoll Gender Center – Weekly Wednesday night peer support groups in Seattle for FOUR DECADES and counting. – http://ingersollgendercenter.org/
  • LGBT Books to Prisoners – “A trans-affirming, racial justice-focused, prison abolitionist project sending books to incarcerated LGBTQ-identified people across the United States” – https://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org/
  • Medic Wiki – “A collaboratively edited information resource focused on medical issues, treatment protocols, ethical standards, and historical information of use to street medics.” – http://medic.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
  • MRC Student Coalition Altar Reading List – “Altar Table Books and Reading List… Thank you Kelsey Haynes and Marilyn Nash for compiling!” – https://www.facebook.com/notes/mrc-student-coalition/altar-reading-list/1715175705432237
  • The Northwest Network – “Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country” – http://www.nwnetwork.org/
  • Operation Jungle Defense Support – “Our goal is to bring awareness and support to the homeless in Seattle in an unsanctioned encampment called ‘The Jungle’.” – http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1IXC40PIS1HL5/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_awwl_iEfBxbEVSTXME
  • Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets – “We provide support and services to Seattle area homeless youth and young adults. Our committed efforts are targeted at providing stepping stones to transition youths from the streets to self-sufficiency and productive roles in community.” – 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 – (206)-726-8500 – http://www.psks.org/ & http://www.psks.org/other-resources/
  • The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance – Pacific Northwest “peer-run organization that promotes the philosophy of harm reduction and safer drug use.” – http://www.peoplesharmreductionalliance.org/ & http://www.peoplesharmreductionalliance.org/hours/
  • Pipsqueak Gallery – “All Ages / Sober / Straightedge Free Space” – 173 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 – http://pipsqueak-neilwaukee.blogspot.com/
  • Project 391 – “Project 391 is a collaborative project geared toward focusing on stories of Queer people of color and telling those stories through various forms of media” – https://www.facebook.com/Project391/
  • Project Wildfire – “Making a feature film to combat the growing ‘no men in women’s bathrooms’ propaganda.” – https://www.facebook.com/igniteawildfire/
  • Puget Sound Medic Collective – “A group of educators, social workers, and healthcare professionals from various backgrounds, united to provide inclusive healthcare support for direct action regarding social, economic, healthcare, and environmental injustices. We provide first-aid support, de-escalation, holistic/preventative care, and solidarity for such events.” – https://www.facebook.com/PSmedics/
  • #PulseOrlandoSyllabus – “This living document exists as a resource to understand our pain and grief, sadness and healing in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. We are living through each other and within our collective knowledge of LGBTQ2S and QTPOC spaces. We make visible the deep cultural heritages of Latinx communities among queer subcultures. We reject the erasure of queer Muslims and the targeting of the Muslim community in general, and the erasure of the reality that the stark majority of lives lost at Pulse were people of color. We ask contributors to resist racist, homophobic, classist, misogynistic citing practices, and to amplify the voices of Pulse. The intention is not to create another syllabus of gay whiteness.” – bit.ly/orlandosyllabus & https://twitter.com/hashtag/PulseOrlandoSyllabus?src=hash
  • Radical Accessible & Decolonizing Community Care (RAD Care) – “We are led by those most disenfranchised i.e. QTPOCs who also have disabilities, who are also sex workers, are active drug users, are homeless &/or participate in street economies… We trainings, workshops, and pink medic support for events.” – https://www.facebook.com/qtpocradcare/ & https://radcare.tumblr.com/
  • Radical Accessible & Decolonizing Community Care (RAD Care) Support – https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=1682
  • Rainbow Center – “Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) community.” – 2215 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 – (253)-383-2318 – http://www.rainbowcntr.org/
  • Rainbow Center 24 Hour Crisis Hotline – “If you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime, THERE IS HELP! Trained Victim Advocates will assist you in understanding and coping with the trauma and the long-term aftermath of victimization. Police reports and citizenship are not requirements for services. All advocacy services are free.” – 1-(800)-346-7555 – http://www.rainbowcntr.org/voc/
  • REFUGE Restrooms – “A web application that seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals.” – http://www.refugerestrooms.org/
  • Seattle Anarchist Book Fair – “Seattle Anarchist Book Fair seeks to bring together community through Radical Left and Anarchist literature, workshops and discussions” – http://seattleanarchistbookfair.net/ & https://www.facebook.com/Seattle-Anarchist-Book-Fair-1618642611697551/
  • Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center – “envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health and well-being, personal development, and compassionate support of one another.” – 115 15th Avenue East, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98112 – (206)-322-2437 – http://sasgcc.org/
  • Seattle Black Book Club Study Group – “Seattle Black Book Club has started a study group where we will read Black radical work together and discuss. If you are a Black person looking for a way to #StayWoke or just be in community with our people let us know and we will add you to the study group.” – https://www.facebook.com/Seattle-Black-Book-Club-1508678139444060/
  • Seattle Queer & Trans Clothing Exchange – “We aim to provide a safe, welcoming environment to get gently used clothing at low or no cost.” – https://www.facebook.com/QTexchange/
  • The Society of Erotic Professionals in Action (SEPIA) – “A community group of sex workers and retired sex workers” who are the core organizers for Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) – Seattle – http://www.swop-seattle.org/get-involved/current-retired-sex-workers/
  • SWOP Community Support Line – Phone support for individuals currently or previously involved in the sex trade or adult industry, individuals in exploitative situations or who are looking to transition out of sex work, allies & grassroots activists and organizers – (877)-776-2004 (Select 1) – http://www.swopusa.org/resources/our-warmline/
  • Trans Lifeline – “A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.” – US: (877)-565-8860, CA: (877)-330-6366 – http://www.translifeline.org/
  • Trans Lifeline Support – “Trans Crisis Calls have doubled since NC law passed! Trans Lifeline is possible because of generous support from our community and allies. Please help us keep our line running and make sure Trans Lifeline is a permanent resource for years to come…. In the wake of Orlando we tripled our operator coverage. We helped 50 people per day.” – http://www.translifeline.org/donate
  • Transgender Housing Network – “A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash.” – http://www.transhousingnetwork.com/http://www.transhousingnetwork.com/tagged/washington
  • TUF – “An intersectional female/nonbinary/trans collective w/ HQ in Seattle and a strong presence in digital realms. TUF engages, uplifts, and celebrates its members through collaboration, workshops, skillshares, and events. TUF members include promoters, curators, installation/visual artists, DJs, producers, sound engineers, writers, dancers, and designers. – https://www.facebook.com/TUFseattle/http://www.tuf-seattle.com/
  • Umoja PEACE Center – “a youth focused, community based cultural center in the heart of Seattle’s Central District” – http://umojapeacecenter.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/umojapeacecenter
  • What To Do Instead Of Calling The Police – “A Guide, A Syllabus, A Conversation, A Process… an in-progress list of resources on alternatives to policing, which range from the theoretical to the practical.” – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Y0LwX0uOz-P63FVhV0OFkDObbBXcy16YPOcsqnBqto/edit