Village Nurture

Village Nurture is a Rhode Island based mutual aid network for students (K-12) and their caregivers who are medically compromised; have physical, emotional or learning disabilities; struggle with mental health, PTSD or are neurodivergent; or have acute or chronic illnesses. Using a disability justice framework, our goal is to have caregivers identify their child’s learning and social distancing needs and match them to community volunteers, home-based or community-based care pods, funding, and/or resources during the COVID-19 school crisis.

Our four goals are: 
1) To identify family’s needs and build community networks of care
2) To identify and match volunteers in the community and within these communities to our families
3) To build a resource directory for families to use, as they navigate the COVID school crisis
4) To run a successful and sustainable mutual aid fundraiser to help struggling families support their medical, mental health and disability access needs

We need your support in funding this volunteer led effort. We are building a safe & secure database through a partnership with The Organizing Together Foundations  Mutual Aid Connect website. This incredible resource will help us match families and volunteers, as well as allow families to request funds. The funds distributed will include adaptive and assistive technology; medical, mental health and therapeutic copays; medication, medical equipment and devices; learning and educational resources; and other educational and therapeutic related costs. We will also be applying to various grants within the community. Our goal is to also partner with other organizations in RI who are offering mutual aid, so that families can have multiple financial, emotional, wellness and social support needs met during this time.

Village Nurture is under the fiscal sponsorship of Project LETS (https://ProjectLets.org). We appreciate their support with this project.
  • Anonymous 
    • 100 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • 100 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Rachel Bodner 
    • 75 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Holly Dirks 
    • 100 $ 
    • 2 mos
  • Rachel Bodner 
    • 25 $ 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Casey Carney 
Organizer
Providence, RI
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