COVID19 Mutual Aid Support, Offers and Resources

UPDATED OFTEN:  Times that are potentially scary require us to better support one another. In the same way that we bring casseroles to grieving families and baby clothes to celebrate newborns, we can come together as a community to help each other through this difficult time as well. An essential part of stopping the spread of coronavirus from overwhelming our hospital systems is voluntary self-isolation. However, isolation can be difficult without the support of your neighbors. This information will help us provide support to each other!

Please continue to send information to office@wnpj.org and it will be posted here.

INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION 

Catalogue for Local Mutual Aid Communities Worldwide

NATIONAL INFORMATION

COVID-19 Mutual Aid & Advocacy Resources (w/ city and town-based links)
Mutual Aid Resources
Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak
Collective Care Is Our Best Weapon against COVID-19
Mutual Aid Hub
Coronavirus Tech Handbook
How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect your region?
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count

STATE INFORMATION

211 Wisconsin
Safer at Home Order
New NextDoor - Help Map
Resources list at WPR

LOCAL INFORMATION

MADISON

Madison COVID-19 Mutual Aid Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/502401850648815/

Madison GDC Coronavirus Funding and Support Tracker : Call for Support
https://tinyurl.com/MadisonGDCcovidresponsetracker

Dane County Community Defense
https://www.facebook.com/DaneCountyCommunityDefense/

Dane County TimeBank
https://danecountytimebank.org/
https://www.facebook.com/DaneCountyTimebank/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/135728349917096/

Dane County Neighbors Helping Neighbors
https://www.facebook.com/SupportYourNeighborMadison/
http://tiny.cc/DCNHNspreadsheet

Free Meals in Madison
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/here-s-where-you-can-get-free-meals-in-madison/article_7295bbdc-02b4-5383-897e-2241c3987d23.html?fbclid=IwAR2KA8k1Tx1GvR0KC-5_wRzhU-Q9U1rBnB52c0ZWhXMTQ_8MFwghMkfYRtE

Madison Resources for Impacts of COVID-19
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L5ktN4v46rbZGpeKrodo3Obuk69PJHruDD5QCAQJvNA/edit?fbclid=IwAR2SGa6WMZ_D86aGAe7FQSfo5K-dt0sCLLQPN0HnLekGMzFJX8XtK3nWaJ4

Meeting Basic Needs in Dane County
https://www.forwardlookout.com/2020/03/coronavirus-meeting-basic-needs-in-dane-county/31168

DONATE
Please direct funds to the IWW
Paypal: MadisonGDC@gmail.com or Venmo: cv-vitolo-haddad
or the efforts orchestrated by the Boys and Girls Club
https://bgcdc.z2systems.com/np/clients/bgcdc/campaign.jsp?campaign=240&;fbclid=IwAR0eAtDY3WPxRMAKXTLzukFhelRBkF0A9jKeZCQ1jFYqLErpGMhzpLavxLk

Questions, concerns, or want to get involved in support? Email: MadisonCOVIDMutualAid@gmail.com

MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee, WI: Community Care and Mutual Aid Sign-Up
https://www.facebook.com/Milwaukee-Community-Care-and-Mutual-Aid-100810858225006/
At any time, if you need some support (whether or not you have coronavirus), please email milwaukeewicare@gmail.com and describe the situation and need. We will happily (and quickly) organize support for your home. All requests for support will be kept confidential except to those providing support.

APPLETON

Appleton, WI Community Care and Mutual Aid Signup
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGdbGcq8y_fh3qS7O_HJdCLB3dr8MJYktVmdQ6--ffAWJ6cQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2heI7gbnKFJPleWDyhw4TAx-JOrydWmKUFXCVbVhZ5ctNDDvMSFL4MYXo
At any time, if you need some support (whether or not you have coronavirus), please email foxcitiescommunitycare@gmail.com and describe the situation and need. We will happily organize support for your home. All requests for support will be kept confidential except to those providing support.

BARRON COUNTY

Neighbors Helping Neighbors--Barron County
https://www.facebook.com/groups/650744355763474/

CHEQUAMEGON BAY AREA

Chequamegon Bay Community Care
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1285316878524275/
Website: www.cheqbaycc.org
Volunteer Signup Form: https://forms.gle/qP2B9KgLHjBBVf118
Support Request Form: https://airtable.com/shrYE8fciq3IEKZ2l
Hotline Number: 716-262-9679
Email: communitycare@cheqbaycc.org

FENNIMORE

Fennimore Community Food Ladies
https://m.facebook.com/Fennimore-Community-Food-Ladies-101432268162255/

FOND DU LAC

Fond du Lac Covid-19 Mutual Aid
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1322292971301700/

GREEN BAY

Greater Green Bay Mutual Aid Network
https://www.facebook.com/groups/645928876235863/

JEFFERSON COUNTY

COVID-19 Care for Jefferson County, WI
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2825406580846335/

JUNEAU COUNTY

Juneau County Neighbors Helping Neighbors
https://www.facebook.com/groups/204192394230101/

KICKAPOO VALLEY

Kickapoo Area Resource Share Group
https://www.facebook.com/Kickapoo-Area-Resource-Sharing-Group-11156741046875

LA CROSSE: COULEE REGION

La Crosse: Coulee Region Mutual Aid
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1508364889328693/
La Crosse: Coulee Region Volunteer Corps
https://sites.google.com/view/couleeregionvolunteercorps/home?authuser=1
La Crosse: La Crosse Virtual Tip Jar
https://sites.google.com/view/la-crosse-virtual-tip-jar/home
Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2020
https://www.facebook.com/groups/265769601080462/

MINERAL POINT

Mineral Point Mutual Aid
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mineralpointmutualaid/?ref=share

MT. HOREB

Mutual Aid Mt. Horeb—COVID19 Community Response
https://www.facebook.com/groups/569352313677321/

PLATTEVILLE

Platteville-area Mutual Aid and Collective Care Network
https://sites.google.com/view/platt-covid19-collectivecare/home?authuser=0&fbclid=IwAR0oAVob-2oklmDmOQkKlaDjTu_KwcwEpWtwekrjXrdW4jYtNrPvnz0qyjA

ROCK COUNTY

Rock County Mutual Aid During Covid-19
https://www.facebook.com/groups/494748384527251/
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ym2k7Du-_UuxCeqA4qH2sQN744fPoV6q-H-L3-8Ub-Y/edit?fbclid=IwAR138CmmHr4pbghmp9slrzBSoefVVt19ScS38Y_PRMFjOd2BsM7JMZUZ5iw#gid=0

VERNON COUNTY

GENERAL

Recommendations for living in group housing, with lots of other links at the bottom
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15oQ2nvScCrWakUzaBk7TGKc_YI6iceNoDvtzAqSBRyQ/edit#

CDC Advice for Homeless Populations
https://www.forwardlookout.com/2020/03/cdc-advice-for-homeless-populations

Information about COVID-19 for incarcerated people
readable
https://ungovernavl.org/zines/COVID19_for_Prisoners_Readable.pdf
printable
COVID19_for_Prisoners_Printable.pdf

Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19
https://mydocumentedlife.org/2020/03/30/resources-for-undocumented-immigrants-and-their-families-during-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR2Q6OFdFn3sId99oZ7Vjp4sYceuInRtYmEloy8lwOcc0h7VEGhVHTwx6Hg

AND

Here are some demands from grassroots organizers regarding COVID-19:

  • We demand free testing for anyone who is being told by a clinician that they should be tested. Tests have been in short supply in the US. We find this inexcusable, given that other countries have managed to mobilize mass testing. The government’s failure to provide and administer tests means that, at this point, we have no idea how many cases actually exist in the US or how far the illness may have spread. Doctors in affected areas have complained that they have no tests to administer or that health officials have not allowed them to administer tests for COVID-19. This is a disastrous failure on the part of the Trump administration and must be addressed immediately. We need reliable tests that are readily available to clinicians and administered at no charge.
  • We demand free care for those who test positive to ensure that those who are uninsured receive care and participate in measures that help slow the spread of the virus.
  • We demand financial and material assistance plans for people who are expected to refrain from working. It is not realistic to tell people not to leave their homes if failing to do so means they will lose their homes or go without food or medicine. Containment must be made accessible.
  • We demand a moratorium on ICE deportations to ensure that undocumented people are not discouraged from seeking treatment or testing.
  • We demand a safety plan that addresses the needs of disabled people in the U.S. who may be affected by the virus. Disabled people have often been left behind in times of crisis. We consider that outcome unacceptable. Disabled people must also have a voice in determining what measures will be taken to help ensure their survival.
  • The federal government must honor its legal obligations to Native people by providing necessary medical personnel on reservations in order to combat this crisis. Indigenous people have suffered terribly during previous pandemics because they have been treated as disposable by government officials and the public at large. We must not allow those histories to repeat themselves.

Click here for the full list of demands.