What is a sliding Scale? | Determining your financial privilege.

A capitalist system determines our financial access and value by race, perceived gender identity, disability/ability, immigration status, and/or primary language among many other systems of imposed hierarchy. There is no exact formula that determines what each of us can afford, because income is not the only determining factor. For example, your relationship to money might also be affected by being a caregiver, your access to generational wealth, and/or costs related to a disability.

A sliding scale is used to encourage people to pay according to their available resources. Those with greater financial privilege contribute more, allowing those with less access, to pay according to their means. This allows the business to sustain its services while making accessibility as broad as possible.

This business aims to upend hyper-capitalistic frameworks of business in their practice and services. Alternate methods of payment are welcome for discussion. Contact us below, subject "Alternate Payment" to learn more. 

Spirituall Wellfare encourages anyone experiencing financial hardships to submit a request for mutual aid below. Your privacy and safety are our top concern. You, the submitter, are in control of what information is shared publicly.

Select the gallery below to learn which financial tier you fall into.

This image and framework was originally created by Alexis J. Cunningfolk | www.wortsandcunning.com with additions from Britt Hawthorne | www.embracingequity.org

Sliding Scale
Sliding Scale

Three bottle filled full, half and low depict where individuals fall into tiers of financial privilege.

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Sliding Scale
Sliding Scale

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https://latenantsunion.org/en/resources/
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CA
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https://www.instagram.com/endingthegame/
https://endingthegame.com/
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Recovery programs
https://www.childrenofthenight.org/
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Crises Hotline
https://polarisproject.org/responding-to-human-trafficking/
1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree
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http://www.castla.org/
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https://community-fridge.bubbleapps.io/
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CA
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https://www.instagram.com/sanctuaryofhopela/
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CA
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https://www.causeiq.com/directory/homeless-shelters-list/california-state/
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