What We Do

Our Project

CARP is a mutual aid and harm reduction project committed to sharing resources and redistributing wealth throughout the Kensington community and Philadelphia. We do so by following the leadership of those receiving our resources; all of our projects come from community members’ suggestions and ideas. Currently, we table on Kensington and Lehigh once a week. During tabling, we hand out essential hygiene supplies, safer drug use kits, hot food and snacks, offer wound care, and distribute radical readings. Additionally, we conduct patient advocacy, accompanying community members to the emergency room, doctor’s appointments, and other medical facilities.

As an organization, we take political education and knowledge sharing very seriously. We host group reading sessions in which we learn from each other and revolutionary movements and thinkers of the past and present. Past sessions have covered incarceration and the prison-industrial complex, colonialism, and Black revolutionary politics.

What We’ve Achieved

  • Distributed thousands of hygiene packs in Kensington
  • Assisted neighbors to find housing, apply for benefits, and more
  • Provided consistent, reliable wound care to community members
  • Accompanied neighbors to the emergency department and kept them comfortable through triage
  • Created a vibrant and supportive community out of our supply hub
  • Hosted political discussions with community members
  • Stood in solidarity with other organizations and movements for justice

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