We are Mutual Aid Houston, a BIPOC-led abolitionist collective boosting mutual aid efforts within Houston, Texas.
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We encourage folks to donate to the orgs listed on our GoFundMe page (linked below). Please note that our Venmo + Cash App is mutualaidhou—be wary of other accounts soliciting money in our name!
Houston & beyond: Thank you for the overwhelming wave of support. We’ve received an astounding level of solidarity and now ask that you send NO MORE DONATIONS our way so we can handle redistrbution.— Mutual Aid Houston (@mutualaidhou) February 18, 2021
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HOUSTON, PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST + SHARE!!! For Halloween this year, treat a fellow Houstonian and send them funds as we head into colder weather and another COVID-19 wave. We have compiled this list of direct aid applicants and grouped by need — each applicant has been vetted to ensure they are from Houston. With love and solidarity, Mutual Aid Houston
|Crowdsource Rescue||Free Groceries with delivery/CSR usually delivers boxes/bags from the Houston Food Bank, particularly for folks who can't get to a food bank distribution center/drive through.|
|Houston Food Bank/SNAP||Text Food to 855-308-2282 to find nearest food bank|
|Food not Bombs||We share vegetarian and vegan food with hungry people. We are now at 550 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002 @ Smith at 7pm four nights a week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Bring vegetarian food, clothes, supplies, or just come volunteer.|
|HISD Student Meals||Daily curbside pickup, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various schools — one pre-packed breakfast and lunch meal per student at no cost to families. Parents must show proof of enrollment in any school district — such as a student ID or report card — to pick up the meals.|
|Houston Community Fridges||Free, fresh food provided in community fridges located in Third Ward, Alief (77072), Alief (77073) and Bellaire.|
|Baker Ripley Utility Assistance Program||A program that can be applied for to get funds or relief from utility payments|
|CDC Rent Moratorium Form||A form that can be signed and presented to a judge to halt your eviction. May need to be notarized. This does NOT cancel rent. At the end of the year when this order expires, any back rent will be owed in full.|
|Baker Ripley Rental Assistance Program||Depending on the tenant’s property and income, tenants may be eligible for up to $1,900 of rental assistance from the County or $2,112 of rental assistance from the City of Houston.|
Who runs Mutual Aid Houston?
A coalition of Houstonians who formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality following the murder of George Floyd. A small team runs operations and social media, along with volunteers for on the ground work. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, fill out the form above!
What do you do with donated money?
100% of donations go toward MAH efforts — no one on our team takes a salary. Most donations go toward our Direct Aid Day efforts, which redistribute money to Houstonians in need.
What are some initiatives MAH is involved in?
Direct aid efforts, jail support, protest support, and resource consolidation.
Can MAH assist me through direct donation?
We are only able to distribute money through direct aid days, which occur about once a month. However, we can direct you to Houston-area organizations for assistance with food and housing.
How can I contribute to MAH?
Donate using the links above, or sign up to be a volunteer!
If you have more questions, please reach out using the contact form below!
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