Mutual Aid for People Impacted by Incarceration

The Financial Solidarity for Formerly Incarcerated People and Their Families Mutual Aid Project was created by NYC organizers to offer a simple way for people in the NYC to support each other during this crisis.  We hope this project will provide material to support those who have been incarcerated and their families, and who now have been impacted by Covid-19 and are in need of financial support. 

We learned from organizers like Mariame Kaba, Dean Spade, Kelly Hayes and Delia Gando about mutual aid and are thankful for their leadership and examples of how to do this.  We encourage others to start projects like this in their own cities and communities.  

We hope you will consider donating to support folks in financial need. 

Are you directly-impacted by incarceration and enduring financial strife during this crisis? 

Fill out this form to post a request. 

We hope to be able to offer financial aid up to $250 USD. We will distribute funds on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Keep in mind, we are not sure how many donations we will have or how many people will request aid.  Until further notice, there is a set monetary fulfillment cap of $250 dollars per person. In order to help as many people as possible, please request the smallest amount that would reasonably help you; an amount for your emergency, like having no cash at all or running out of access to medicine.

Aid will be given out in batches based on amount raised and number of requests for aid.  The funds will be transferred to Cameron's bank account and then transferred to those who have requested aid via venmo, paypal, cashapp or through a gift certificate. 

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