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Mutual Aid Partners is a network that supports and connects grassroots efforts in Mesa County, Colorado by facilitating communication & education, and by boosting collaboration & accessibility to resources & volunteers.


Driven by the spirit of solidarity and focusing on action driven, creative solutions, we listen and work within our community to build a deeply rooted, sustainable support system.


As a community-led, grassroots-oriented organization, MAP is focused on community building, advocacy, and education through a platform that reduces food insecurity and centers accessibility and connection between community members and resources.

Since we started in the summer of 2020, we’ve assisted over 56,000 families through the weekly distribution of essential resources including food, clothing, hygiene essentials, period products, and facilitated access to education, health care, and shelter.

The creative collaborations we forged early on, helped us to learn that our work could catalyze sustainable change by engaging other community partners and social service agencies. Our impact is exponentially greater due to our emphasis on cooperative partnerships and our positioning of meaningful outreach through the lens of accessibility and a culturally-responsive, dignity-centered approach.


Mutual Aid Partners was formed as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the immediate, subsequent need to fill support gaps and connect our community members during the crisis. Addressing food insecurity was our number one priority; however, those needs quickly evolved to include healthcare advocacy, resource navigation, and championing COVID-19 testing and vaccine access for our most marginalized populations.

Our work today has become a deep-rooted commitment to nurturing sustainable, equity-based projects that lower barriers, deepen connections, and create positive change for those who live here.

We are extremely grateful to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley for providing a safe and inviting space for mutual aid from day one; because of their support, we were able to turn a parking lot into a resource center for our community for 3.5 years.


Communication, advocacy, and education have been key in our efforts to support, not only our neighbors experiencing houselessness but also those community members that have never had to ask for help before. From students to seniors, from single parents to families, from veterans to domestic violence victims, MAP’s impact goes beyond meeting basic needs.


On a higher level, mutual aid proves the concept that we’re stronger together and that helping our neighbors is an essential part of nurturing a positive human experience.

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