Community workshops at FOR-DO / The Turning Point in Delhi

FOR-DO’s The Turning Point is located just down the street from Bushel (next door to Bushel’s old space!), Standing for “Friends of Recovery of Delaware and Otsego [Counties]”, FOR-DO affirms the power and possibility of recovery and accomplishes its mission by: 

  • Providing education and awareness activities in an effort to reduce stigma and discrimination related to Substance Use Disorder.
  • Advocating for legislation and services that support recovery from a Substance Use Disorder
  • Operating community recovery centers for those in recovery from Substance Use Disorders and their families, thereby improving quality of life, reducing the risk of relapse, and assisting the development of a sustained recovery through the provision of peer-based support, life skills education and other programs, social activities, informational resources and a place for mutual support meetings

Many of the workshops and programs — including writing workshops, open mic, book club, and meditation — are open to all members of the public whether or not they are participating in the center’s recovery-specific services.

They also offer NARCAN training for opioid overdose prevention, in-person or on Zoom.

See the full schedule of programming here:, where you can also see information about donating or volunteering with the center.

Resources to support Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander lives [via The Poetry Project, NYC]

The following is a working list of organizations that work to advocate for, uplift, and protect Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander lives. Most of these resources were compiled from lists shared by: Jess X. Snow, RISE Indigenous, and Lisa Lowe. Recirculate freely and donate where possible.


Support Texas residents

Here are some places to donate to mutual aid groups supporting Texas residents affected by storms, outages, and government neglect. These links are from this live doc, which is continually being updated.

Herbal Community Care Toolkit

This is a full (digital) course in holistic herbal community care offered as Mutual Aid (on a sliding scale donation basis) by CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism. Get it at: Herbal Community Care Toolkit

Curriculum includes:

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Basic Medicine-Making Skills (57:00)
  • High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol (58:46)
  • Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes (52:49)
  • Edema (61:01)
  • Weight Management (52:19)
  • Pain Management (52:26)
  • Better Sleep (69:19)
  • Wound Care (62:55)
  • Digestive Health (59:18)
  • Emotional Support (73:34)
  • Respiratory Health (70:25)
  • Covid-19 Resources (137:21)
  • Grow Your Own! (151:39)
  • Anti-Racism and Community Health (175:28)

Covid Childcare Co-op Calendar – a tool for families organizing collective childcare

“The Covid Childcare Co-op Calendar (CCCC) is a tech tool as social prompt. Using the CCCC, a group of caregivers can fairly schedule collective childcare according to their availabilities. Though it seems counter-intuitive considering what we’re up against, our social bonds are still our greatest collective asset, and they can guide a smart, functional, feminist response to our covid crisis of care. Whether it’s a small circle of friends supporting a healthcare worker by watching their kid, or a few retail employees trading off with a tiny class of 8 year olds, the CCCC makes the annoying step of making and sharing a fair joint schedule a cinch. Our hope is that this simple tool—no accounts, no registration, no stored data—prompts people to think about the next handful of months and how they can share the collective childcare burden, whether they’re someone who’s stuck with more than they can handle, or less.”

Mutual Aid Networks

Mutual Aid networks are starting in our region and some are listed in this report from The River. If you know of a group in Delaware County, we would love to know about it! In the meantime, we hope this “Exchange” portion of this bulletin board might serve some of the purposes a more robust, dedicated network would be able to handle. Here is a useful, low-tech GUIDE to starting a Mutual Aid network, from a group in Medford and Somerville, MA.