Supporting Autonomy and Self-Determination

In the September Dispatch we wrote "Nonprofits are really organized around the idea that people in need are not trustworthy. "We don't trust you with money, so we will put rules and stipulations on the help that we give you." Think about how disempowering it is to purchase things FOR people instead of allowing them choices. This type of non-profit nannying undermines individuals' self-determination and autonomy. So on this page we will list a person's first name, briefly describe their monetary need and give you the information you need to directly help them out with that need. If you live in the Iowa City/Coralville/NorthLiberty area and have a Direct Support need, let us know.

Beloved founding member Abey and her partner are moving to farm in Missouri and could really use some help defraying moving costs.

Venmo: @E-L-N