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Mutual Aid Group

Undocumented Women's Fund

New York, NY
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Joined in April 2021

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The Undocumented Women’s Fund (“UWF”) is a community care collective that seeks to  develop sustainable mutual-aid networks, as well as to foster autonomous and gender-conscious organizing led by immigrant and undocumented women. Undocumented women face immense financial pressure during the COVID-19 crisis: they perform most of the unpaid care work that upholds their communities; face significant barriers to obtaining work; and, when they are employed, it is usually in low-wage, precarious and invisibilized jobs like domestic labor and care work. On top of this, their immigration status limits their access to basic social services and has been used to exclude them and their families from any kind of relief. 

In response to this, the Fund works towards four main goals: (1) identify some of the most pressing needs of undocumented women who are head of their households in NYC; (2) build a network to mobilize existing resources to meet those needs; (3) provide direct financial support in areas where no other resources are available through distribution of cash grants; and (4) foster the development of sustainable mutual-aid systems – a “Comadre network” led by immigrant and undocumented women.


The Undocumented Women’s Fund (“UWF”) is a community care collective that seeks to  develop sustainable mutual-aid networks, as well as to foster autonomous and gender-conscious organizing led by immigrant and undocumented women…

Undocumented Women's Fund

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