Western Massachusetts Community Mutual Aid

Welcome to our network!

In these scary and uncertain times, it’s important that we show up for each other and remember that we are not alone. There are a few main ways to use this site:

YOU CAN:

Find help getting somewhere, getting supplies, financial aid, healthcare, housing, translation, childcare, pet care, or emotional/spiritual support.

Connect with us to list yourself as a volunteer for ride sharing, errands, donate, and offer care.

Give a monetary donation using our community mutual aid contribution form.


Projects underway:

  • Financial Aid
  • Emotional Support
  • Meal Delivery (Northampton)
  • Gardening/Farming initiative
  • Transportation & Distribution
  • Medical Care/Support
  • Translation services
  • Education Resources

Towns organizing:

(Locations we are in significant need for Neighborhood Point People are italicized)

  • Amherst
  • Athol-Orange
  • Belchertown
  • Chicopee
  • Easthampton
  • Florence
  • Hadley/South Hadley
  • Greenfield
  • Holyoke
  • Montague
  • Northampton
  • Pelham/Shutesbury/Leverett
  • Springfield
  • Warwick
  • Wendell
  • Williamsburg

…don’t see your town? Join us and let’s get started!

COVID-19 Resources

Our resources document contains area-specific resources as well as information on childcare, financial aid, COVID-19 in Massachusetts, education & arts, emotional support, food, health services, housing, houselessness, petitions, small business relief & assistance, utilities, general resources and general information on COVID-19. This document is updated regularly — if there’s something missing you think should be listed, please email us at wmamutualaid@gmail.com

Help Us Build

We are looking for support: this network was built in a matter of days and we definitely need help from more people to get this thing going on the scale that we need. Here are some roles that need to be filled:

Spreading the word – We need to spread the word about what we’re doing in concise and clear ways to ALL parts of the Pioneer Valley – help us make and distribute flyers, spread the word online, and reach out to other friends.

Admin/Coordinators – Since this group got up and running quickly with just a few friends, and rapidly grew to be 830 strong in just under a week, help streamlining and maintaining the online space and having eyes on documents will help make sure we can rotate roles and make sure nobody gets burned out.

Translations/Language Justice – Please reach out to our translation group if you have capacity to translate some of our materials. We are in need of a coordinator for this project.

Org Org – Why reinvent the wheel? The so-called Pioneer Valley is filled with awesome organizations that already have tons of resources and skills. We want to form networks with them to maximize mutual aid! Help us reach out to existing networks and figure out how to power up together.

Budgeting – Determining financial needs and distribution based on principles of harm reduction and effectivity.

Something else! Your brilliant idea! Get in touch: WMAMutualAid@gmail.com

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