It's Not ME, It's WE
When you look around, it’s not hard to see that the ME FIRST mentality that plagues our world is destroying both our society and our planet. Very few hoard immense wealth while millions of unhoused sleep on the street; corporate greed for profit in the here and now is shaping a planet that will be uninhabitable in the future. I strive to model a different way of doing business that focuses on cooperation and community rather than competition, a model that points the way forward in creating a world that works for everyone. It’s not ME, it’s WE. Below, you will find an (ever growing!) list of resources including mutual aid and programs to suit a variety of interests.
people helping people
Mutual Aid consists of a variety of groups , sometimes grassroots and with varying levels of organizational structure, whose purpose is to provide support to their own communities via such things as food banks, clothing drives, free hot meals, Covid-19 care, rental assistance, and opportunities for civic involvement.
Provides general information about mutual aid and local issues, serves as a clearinghouse for many mutual aid projects in southern California.
Mutual Aid Network L.A.
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Offers grocery delivery and opportunities for involvement specifically related to the Covid-19 crisis and related issues (food insecurity, housing)
Mutual Aid Hub
Contains a map; clicking on an area will bring up what’s available in that area. From there you can reach out to those organizations directly.
Resources for humans dealing with human stuff.
LGBTQ Resources and Referrals
A “211” site providing numerous resources including support groups, mental health, addiction, advocacy, and health care referrals for the LGBTQ community.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Under Covid, drug and alcohol abuse have been climbing. If you think you may be developing a problem, virtual AA meetings are available from the comfort of home.
Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence has been on the rise under Covid-19. If you need help, call the DV Council to be put in touch with legal services, support services, and shelter.
How are you keeping sane during these unprecedented times? Connecting with ourselves and others can be integral to maintaining our emotional balance.
The Headspace meditation app is offering free premium memberships to residents of Los Angeles County, to aid with the stress of a global pandemic and economic uncertainty. Click below for details.
Are you in need of a kick in the pants to reduce stress? Click the button to find free or donation-based outdoor yoga classes to help clear your mind and get you back to your powerful self! Don’t forget your mask!
Loneliness was already an issue in our society prior to Covid. If you’re struggling with solitude, consider joining an LGBTQ+ social or support group online. Stonewall Alliance Center has many to choose from!