Welcome to MAMAS!
Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville (MAMAS) began to organize on March 12, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its anticipated impact on our communities. Mutual aid is about showing up in our communities and pooling our resources to make sure everyone has what they need. We honor a long history of mutual aid by remembering that we are not alone and showing up for each other.
Needing things is not a personal failure - we are living in a profoundly unequal society without safety nets. This is not our fault but we believe in taking collective responsibility for getting everyone through times of crisis. Mutual aid is the foundation on which we will build the radical change we need in this world.
READ OUR VISION
We build strong relationships to create just conceptions of money and the economy in Somerville and Medford. We create an environment though trust building and financial redistribution to imagine how money is distributed. We bring community members together to hold this space. Want to learn more? Check out our Principles of Giving.
Though we have transitioned our contributions and reimbursements to Open Collective, please still do submit requests for support through our Needs Request Form. Thank you!
Check out our transparent finances at the bottom of this page. We have been redistributing money to our community through Open Collective since April 1st, 2022. For prior money transparency, check out this awesome spreadsheet!
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Transparent and open finances.
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News from Mutual Aid Medford and Somerville
Updates on our activities and progress.
MAMAorial Day Walk - Rain Date!
MAMAS Cash Assistance Initiative