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Palms Unhoused Mutual Aid

We are an abolitionist network of care directly working with unhoused communities in Palms and neighboring areas.

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Guest

$540 USD since Nov 2022

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Incognito

$500 USD since Dec 2022

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Ndindi Kitonga

$200 USD since Nov 2021

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Olga

$150 USD since Oct 2022

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Henry OuYang

$100 USD since Nov 2022

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Claire Hummel

$100 USD since Nov 2022

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Judith

$50 USD since Nov 2022

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Arielle Little

$50 USD since Nov 2022

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JB

$50 USD since Nov 2022

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$50 USD since Dec 2022

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Dawn V. Woollen

$30 USD since Dec 2022

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$25 USD since Nov 2022

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Disa Lindgren

$20 USD since Oct 2022

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$20 USD since Nov 2022

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Carter Moon

$20 USD since Nov 2022

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Diana Chang

$20 USD since Dec 2022

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Stephen Schaller

$18 USD since Nov 2022

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Erin M

$15 USD since Sep 2022

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$10 USD since Nov 2022

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Katrina M Kaiser

$5 USD since Nov 2022

Palms Unhoused Mutual Aid is all of us

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Ndindi Kitonga

Admin

$200 USD

Erin M

Admin

$15 USD

Guest

$540 USD

Incognito

$500 USD

Olga

$150 USD

Henry OuYang

$100 USD

Judith

$50 USD

JB

$50 USD

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Credit from Incognito to Palms Unhoused Mutual Aid

+$500.00USD
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Credit from Erin M to Palms Unhoused Mutual Aid

+$5.00USD
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+$5.00USD
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Today’s balance

$962.02 USD

Total raised

$1,806.01 USD

Total disbursed

$843.99 USD

Estimated annual budget

$3,089.48 USD

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PUMA UPDATES: SEPT/OCT 2022

Greetings all! Here are some recent PUMA updates 1. Healing space at the resource center PUMA has expanded the art space we provide at the resource center to include a chill space. We have incense, candles pillows, and gen...
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Published on November 2, 2022 by Ndindi Kitonga

PUMA UPDATES: AUGUST 2022

Welcome to our PUMA updatesNight market and bike repairOur city council recently expanded 41.18 which is an ordinance that criminalizes sitting, sleeping, and lying down across large parts of public space throughout the cit...
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Published on September 25, 2022 by Ndindi Kitonga

About


Welcome to Palms Unhoused Mutual Aid-LA collective.

We are a network of care created in March of 2020 to meet our communities' immediate needs and build community among our unhoused and housing insecure neighbours across Mid-city and Palms in Los Angeles.

Beyond addressing immediate needs, we know that mutual aid work “hinges upon the recognition of our deep interconnectedness, and suggests ways of relating to one another that might begin to dissolve the transactional attitudes inculcated by capitalism”. (Sparrow, 2020).

WHAT DO WE DO AND HOW WILL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS BE USED?
  • We spend about ~$2,000/month on groceries, medical supplies, toiletries, tents, blankets, clothes, books and other necessary items for the unhoused, food & housing insecure community members in the Palms and Mid-city areas.
  • We do twice weekly outreach to encampments across the West Side, visiting regularly to check in and bring hygiene, water, meals, harm reduction, and other basic needs, as well as working to connect folks to services and service providers. We also partner with street medicine teams for wound care, medical consultation, and other needs for our neighbors.
  • Each of our members closely works with 1 or 2 unhoused families and supports them as they navigate bureaucratic systems to access services, employment and work towards getting permanent sustainable housing.
  • We provide small cash assistance for our most vulnerable community members
  • We form coalitions with other local mutual aid networks to support our unhoused community. These include groups that are doing harm reduction, community fridges, health clinics and other services.
  • We support the art/maker/karaoke space and help coordinate driving for the LA Neighbors for Neighbors Resource Center monthly.
  • We’ve been supporting BIPOC and queer-led efforts (FREE SUMMER MARKET, QUEER FAIR) with outreach, art, vols, and supplies. 
WHAT'S NEXT FOR US?
  • We are working to provide a hot meal at each of our weekly outreach actions.
  • We will host ongoing clinics and events for our unhoused and housing insecure community.
  • We want to create inclusive, language accessible materials that will help our unhoused and housing insecure community better navigate bureaucratic systems and advocate for themselves.
  • We need to rent a storage space for donations and bulk items we buy.
  • We do not want our most precarious community members to strictly be volunteers. Instead we look forward to creating a fellowship program for youth (ages 16-25) who are interested in mutual aid & solidarity work with their unhoused neighbours and a fellowship program for our unhoused community members. We have at least 2 youth and 3 unhoused community members who are expressing an interest in getting involved in our work.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED? OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS OUR SUPPORT?

We are a volunteer-based network and every contribution we receive goes to supporting our community.

There are so many ways to participate in solidarity work and as such we also welcome your contributions of time and talents. Please contact us at [email protected] to get plugged into our work.

“Mutual Aid is at once a call-to-arms, a balm for all those despairing at the present and future, and a blueprint for how we might better live with one another".  Dean Spade.

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