Community Resources

LGTBQIA+ Resources via Out in the Open

Out in the Open is offering a lot of resources & virtual spaces for rural LGBTQ folks in this time, friends. We have a Community Care Offers & Asks list, and a list of Rural New England Mutual Aid opportunities, with specific resource links for LGBTQ and QTPOC folks. Out in the Open also has a Slack channel for rural LGBTQ folks to share resources and connect outside of social media. Email [email protected] for more information.





Rise Fund

The RISE fund (Resilience and Independence in State of Emergency) was created to help people with disabilities remain as independent as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since everyone’s situation is unique, the program was designed to be broad and flexible. The fund can only be used for needs that are directly related to the pandemic, and the cost must be reasonable. If you lost your job and now have bills or other needs you can’t pay for, RISE may be able to help. The fund may be used for:

  • Computers for telehealth and remote learning.
  • Cleaning supplies for staying healthy.
  • Utility payments.
  • Other equipment and services to mitigate isolation.

You may apply by contacting us using the information below. There are no income requirements and no co-pays. The maximum amount is $2,500. The RISE fund was created with money from CARES Act grants, and the program will end on Sept. 30, 2021, or sooner if all the money is spent.

For more information, contact the RISE Fund: 1-800-639-1522 or [email protected]




The Root Social Justice Center is collecting a list of contacts and resources to help support and assist with the needs of their Root community members. Join if you are in need or are able to help.



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