We are a network of mutual aid groups in Durham, NC.
Find your neighborhood’s mutual aid group below. Click for contact info. Take your neighborhood’s survey to share your needs and ways you can offer support.
Mutual aid is happening all over Durham in every neighborhood (and in areas that aren’t defined as neighborhoods). The groups listed here are just those that have formally joined our Durham Mutual Aid network so far. If you’d like to have your group listed here or if you’d like to learn about how to start a group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For many more local COVID-19 resources (food, healthcare, crisis support, etc), check out this spreadsheet.
What is mutual aid?
Everyone has something to give and something to offer, not just physical resources but time, labor, encouragement, and ideas. Mutual aid is about recognizing that the dominant system is not meeting all of our needs for survival and that we can organize to meet each other’s needs now. Mutual aid cannot pay everyone’s rent (and we recognize that will soon be a universal crisis) but we can take care of each other today and tomorrow in smaller ways. For more info on “mutual aid,” see The Big Door Brigade and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief.