Mutual Aid + Community Supports
Hi friends and neighbours. We hope you're all keeping well. Just wanted to list some additional resources that may be helpful during this time! The 2SLGBTQ+ Pod are here for you too, but we are small, volunteer run, with a small budget, and we are not able to respond as quickly or offer as much help as you may be able to get from the options below so we wanted to make sure folks knew about these too. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us tho, we will do our best
WHAT IS MUTUAL AID?
Community and SJC members pooling our efforts, supplies, and money to share with others in the community who need it most. All we have is each other!
This group was created by Trans, Two spirit and Queer people to help out during the pandemic and beyond. We will share and connect people to resources, bring people essentials and host online workshops and social events. We have fundraised a small Community Aid Fund for folks needing essentials hampers, so please reach out if you're looking for support. Love and solidarity!
If you'd like to support the Community Aid Fund you can do so, here: donorbox.org/caf2020
Please read the rules and contact our email if you need help or have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
Publicly available community supports including helplines, mental wellness supports, COVID-19 information, and more.
Community Food Helpline
The Community Food Helpline was launched in May of 2020 and is still available to everyone across Newfoundland and Labrador. The Helpline can help you:
Connect with food banks or food programs in your area
Navigate online ordering systems
Arrange food deliveries
NOTE: Subject to provider availability
Phone: (709) 703-4544
(or call 211 and indicate you need food supports)
dial 211 from any phone in Canada
If you're struggling with a non-emergency situation or crisis.
"When faced issues, such as an inability to buy food, or pay bills, a need to find immediate shelter, or even programs to help when you feel isolated, you might not know where to turn. That’s when you should dial 2-1-1.
211 is a new helpline which connects callers with information and referrals after unpacking their unique situation — helping them navigate through the vast array of services that could assist."
Domestic Violence Helpline
If you're in an unsafe home situation or relationship, there is the Domestic Violence Helpline. The province-wide (Newfoundland and Labrador), toll free number is 1-888-709-7090.
Did you know the
Red Cross is offering support to self-isolators?
If you don't have a safe place to isolate, or if you are isolating and need help with food or medication, give them a call and they can help you out.