Pods

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What is a Pod?

A "pod" is a more specific term that identifies the kind of relationship between people who we would turn to for support when we experience a highly stressful, harmful or traumatic event. 

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When can I start forming my pod?

Ideally, pods are formed before crisis happens. But we can't always be that proactive and sometimes we tell ourselves we don't "need" a pod when things aren't hard. But we always need community. If members would like to form a pod, we would be happy to help you.

You can email us at info@koinoniamutualaid.com.

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How is a Pod formed?

Pods are often formed with whose who exist within and extend beyond our closest relationships. There is intentionality in creating pods, taking into consideration capacity, proximity and their consent. 

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Do I need a Pod?

Short answer: Yes! There are multiple kinds of pods. You may have an accountability pod, a spiritual direction pod, a crisis response pod, parent support pod, or a fun pod!

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Can I be part of someone's pod?

Yes! If you'd like to sign up to be a part of a member's pod, you may fill out this form. Additionally, if you'd like to help others organize their pod, we are offering monthly workshops to educate the community about pods and how to form them. You can fill out this form to be a Pod Coordinator.

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Personal Pod Narrative

"I don't know where I would be now if I didn't have my pod of support. They helped me navigate institutional systems, validated my trauma, and remained a consistent support through this difficult season. I've never experienced anything like this and I am so grateful." - Koinonia Member