As federal benefits end, programs like Virtua Health’s Mobile Grocery Store are working to address increased food insecurity.

Video by Jim Tuttle

Story by Meghan Hall, Robert Tann and Domenica Orellana

COVID-19, Food Security, Goods, Video

Residents in rural Central Pennsylvania couldn’t get reliable internet service, so they built it themselves.

By Cecily Sailer

Video and photos by Jim Tuttle

Technology, Video

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a domestic violence epidemic. It’s not over yet.

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos and video by Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Domestic Violence, Public Safety, Video

Volunteers in Central Virginia are putting resources and information into the hands of their neighbors.

By Cecily Sailer and Kelly West

Photos by Kelly West

Health, Racial equality, Volunteering

Karen Evans discusses youth empowerment in New Orleans’ movement toward a ‘healing-centered’ city.

By Cecily Sailer and Kelly West
Photo by Kelly West

Criminal Justice, Education, Youth

Rappahannock Food Pantry in Virginia helps low-income residents survive the rising costs of living.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Kelly West

Care, Food Security, Housing

A network in Western New York is helping residents overcome barriers to connect to resources

By Jim McKeever

Photos by Michelle Gabel

Food Security, Housing, Racial equality

Why Not Prosper, a nonprofit in Philadelphia, helps women rebuild their lives after incarceration.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos and video by Jim Tuttle

Criminal Justice, Housing, Mental Health, Racial equality, Video
How California teens are working to end relationship violence.

 

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos by Martin do Nascimento

Education, Public Safety, Youth

Volunteer pilots with Angel Flight West fill a critical gap connecting remote areas to advanced medical treatment.

By Martin do Nascimento

Health, Transit, Video

Pittsburgh’s oldest HIV organization provides integrated care for people living with a virus that still has no cure.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Jim Tuttle

Care, Health, LGBTQ+

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania provides home repairs and safety modifications for older adults.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos and video by Jim Tuttle

Care, Health, Housing

Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn discusses the importance of trauma-informed education and the movement to spread awareness.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos and video by Jim Tuttle

Mental Health

“Tradition and culture are really at the core of who we are … It’s how we heal.”

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos by Martin do Nascimento

Mental Health, Public Safety, Recovery

NOVA ScriptsCentral in Northern Virginia helps low-income patients access life-saving drugs for chronic illnesses.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Kelly West

Care, Education, Health

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries fills the gap for families in Northern Virginia.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Video, Work

Grand Family Coalition in Loveland, CO, provides support and resources for grandparents caring for younger generations.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Kelly West

Care, Mental Health

The Multicultural Refugee Coalition provides employment opportunities for refugee women to support their families in Central Texas.

By Jim Tuttle

Education, Video, Work

UC Berkeley’s Social Welfare, Sports, and Society program aims to attract more men of color to lead in social work.

By Linda Burton

Education, Opinion, Racial equality

Indigenous Mayan community broadcast overcomes language barrier critical to addressing COVID-19 pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Food Security, Technology, Video

A food security initiative in Austin is feeding the city’s most vulnerable and keeping restaurants open.

By Katie Friel and Kelly West

Photos by Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Work

Resolve Magazine’s first year highlighted people across the country dedicated to their communities and to each other.

By Resolve Magazine

COVID-19, Health, Work

A network of organizations in California reimagines how reports of domestic violence are handled.

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos by Martin do Nascimento

Health, Public Safety, Racial equality

Pastor Paul Montoya is a fixture of support and service among the homeless community in Pueblo, CO.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Kelly West

Care, Housing, Recovery, Video

Carrying Hope scales up operations to provide essential items to children entering Texas foster homes.

By Jim Tuttle and Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Fostering Conversation, Goods, Mental Health, Youth

Four cousins honor the legacy of their grandparents by feeding and caring for people experiencing homelessness in Austin.

Story and photos by Camille Wheeler

COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Volunteering

Home visiting programs for parents of young children in Colorado are even more critical during the pandemic.

Story and photos by Kelly West

Education, Racial equality, Video, Youth

A call line in the Texas Rio Grande Valley is filling a gap for people needing emotional support.

By Valerie Gonzalez and Kelly West

Photos by Kelly West

Care, COVID-19, Health, Mental Health

Black and Latinx children with disabilities in California face inequities in health and social care.

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos by Martin do Nascimento

Health, Racial equality

A nonprofit in Kentucky helps young single moms achieve their goals, with additional help during the pandemic.

By Jim Tuttle

COVID-19, Housing, Mental Health, Youth

Volunteers in Harris County want to see an efficient, accessible election in the state’s most populous urban area.

By Cecily SailerKelly West and Jim Tuttle

COVID-19, Voting

Volunteers with watchdog group Scrutineers record poll tapes to compare with official vote tallies.

By Cecily Sailer

Technology, Voting

Using her skills as a trapeze artist, Erin Carey became a wildland firefighter to give back to her community.

By Nic Coury

Housing, Mental Health, Pandemic Profiles, Public Safety

Bikers Against Child Abuse offers empowerment and solidarity for children who’ve experienced abuse.

By Cecily Sailer and Jim Tuttle

Legal, Mental Health, Video, Youth

Homies Empowerment store provides food and home goods to East Oakland residents hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Food Security

An innovative program is helping Colorado’s marginalized populations find their voice.

By Katie Friel and Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Racial equality

A network of partners in Pueblo, CO provides computers and wifi where online access is hard to come by.

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Education, Technology

A Tennessee nonprofit provides greater mobility for people with lower limb amputations.

By Jim Tuttle

Health, Technology, Video

Ofelia Alonso is fighting for youth voices to be counted in the Rio Grande Valley.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Legal, Pandemic Profiles, Racial equality

Charity Chandler-Cole envisions foster care in Los Angeles as a restorative, healing space for young people of color.

By Martin do Nascimento

Care, Education, Fostering Conversation, Housing, Racial equality

University High School in Austin, TX, offers teens in recovery an education, a community, and the tools for sobriety.

By Cecily Sailer

Education, Mental Health, Recovery

A retreat in rural Kentucky helps veterans and their families cope with the challenges of PTSD.

By Jim Tuttle

COVID-19, Mental Health, Veterans

Birth workers supporting Black and Latinx women find their work even more critical in the pandemic.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Health, Racial equality, Work

Pandemic and related safety measures disrupt key early interventions, like speech and physical therapy.

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Photos by Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Education, Health

A growing Austin-based program provides free hotel rooms and new paths for survivors of domestic violence.

By Jim Tuttle

COVID-19, Housing, Public Safety

For Appalachia’s Latinx communities, barriers to care are often more complicated than cost.

By Taylor Sisk

Care, COVID-19, Health, Racial equality

Every week for the past eight years, Janet Matzen has been cooking as a form of service and activism.

By Cecily Sailer and Kelly West

Care, Food Security, Housing

Teachers in Appalachia face additional hardships during the pandemic, as districts push for in-person learning.

By Jessica Salfia

COVID-19, Education, Health, Opinion, Public Safety, Work

Facing unprecedented hurdles, The Bread Project reinvents itself to serve its graduates and keep doors open.

By Martin do Nasicmento and Austin Price

COVID-19, Work

Cape Fear Food Council is making preparations for food relief efforts under COVID-19 restrictions as hurricane season arrives in North Carolina.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Technology

By accounting for history and investing in communities, nonprofit hospitals can address racial disparities in health care.

By Erica Browne

Care, COVID-19, Health, Opinion, Racial equality

FreedHearts helps conservative Christian parents of LGBTQ children reconcile love and faith.

By Cecily Sailer

Education, LGBTQ+, Mental Health, Recovery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elise Cutini led her Silicon Valley-based nonprofit to rapidly raise and distribute funds to address the mounting needs of the foster youth they serve.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Education, Food Security, Fostering Conversation, Housing

A nonprofit in rural Pennsylvania uses outdoor activities to help wounded veterans in their transition to civilian life.

By Jim Tuttle

Care, Mental Health, Veterans

For too long, state and local governments have improperly equated public safety with law enforcement.

By Abena Subira Mackall

Mental Health, Opinion, Public Safety, Racial equality

Relationships prove powerful as food organizations in Charlotte coordinate to meet rising demand.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Health

A workforce development program in Pennsylvania helps incarcerated people find employment when they’re released.

By Jim Tuttle

Education, Recovery, Work

Sin posibilidades de trabajar, las trabajadoras domésticas y los jornaleros luchan por sobrevivir a las consecuencias económicas de la pandemia de COVID-19.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Work

Unable to work, Latino domestic workers and day laborers struggle to survive the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Work

A Michigan physician reflects on the lessons learned during the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

By Katie Friel

COVID-19, Health, Mental Health, Pandemic Profiles, Racial equality

‘Crazy Pills’ and Jesus weren’t enough to cure the stigma of mental health issues in Appalachia, so these women took action.

By Taylor Sisk

Care, Health, Mental Health

With buildings closed, the Austin Public Library shifts resources to maintain public service.

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Education, Technology, Work

Survivors of trauma use experiential therapy to process difficult feelings, including anxiety about COVID-19.

By Jim Tuttle

COVID-19, Mental Health

Hurricane Harvey prepared Coastal Bend Food Bank and other emergency assistance organizations to better respond during the pandemic.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Work

Rebuilding his life after addiction and homelessness, Richard Barber turns to service for his neighbors.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Pandemic Profiles, Recovery

Professor Dede Sparks wants to raise awareness for the often unseen work that social workers do, the toll it can take, and how to build resilience for the days ahead.

By Dede Sparks

Care, COVID-19, Mental Health, Opinion

The East Oakland Collective activates its city-wide network to support at-risk and underserved communities through the pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento and Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Food Security, Housing, Racial equality

An Austin nursing home caregiver joins her first organized protest as thousands rally for racial equality across the country.

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Pandemic Profiles, Racial equality

Graffiti artist Sloke One finds and creates inspiration during quarantine.

By Kelly West

Art, COVID-19, Mental Health, Pandemic Profiles

A photographer sets out to find two friends living on the streets of downtown Austin amid the pandemic.

By Camille Wheeler

Care, COVID-19, Housing

Senior police officer Kat Ratcliff responds to more calls, more restrictions, and more risk as she serves her community during the pandemic.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Health, Pandemic Profiles, Work

Oakland at Risk matches high-risk residents with neighbors who are ready to offer support.

By Martin do Nascimento and Austin Price

Care, COVID-19, Food Security

A UBI pilot program offers transition-age foster youth $1000 a month. We talk to the county supervisor that started it about where the idea came from and where it could be heading.

By Martin do Nascimento

Fostering Conversation, Housing, Money

Hospice chaplains are finding creative ways to connect with clients and provide comfort despite social distancing.

By Jim Tuttle and Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Pandemic Profiles

Dining room managers for Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa are still serving meals, but miss gathering around a table.

By Martin do Nascimento and Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Food Security, Pandemic Profiles

Cherice Harrison-Nelson stays grounded by the cultural traditions that her family has honored for generations.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Health, Mental Health, Pandemic Profiles

White Pony Express is adapting every aspect of its operations to fight the growing food insecurity crisis in Contra Costa, California.

By Martin do Nascimento and Austin Price

COVID-19, Food Security

Amy Price is fundraising for Austin’s homeless in an altered landscape, and from a distance.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Housing, Pandemic Profiles

Austin Doerr is trying to hold on to his family’s small business in the wake of stay-at-home orders.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Goods, Housing, Money, Pandemic Profiles, Work

A conversation with Serita Cox of iFoster on overcoming the digital divide between foster youth and their peers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Fostering Conversation, Technology

With health issues that make her vulnerable to the coronavirus, 85-year-old Eloise is adjusting to life in quarantine.

By Jim Tuttle

COVID-19, Food Security, Health, Pandemic Profiles

UT’s Dell Medical School launches the COVID-19 ATX Exchange to funnel PPE donations to “second-line” care workers.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Goods, Health, Work

Homeless, living with HIV, and lacking antiretroviral medication, Bella Casebolt is fighting to survive.

By Martin do Nascimento

COVID-19, Food Security, Health, Housing, Pandemic Profiles

For the president and CEO of Samaritan House, protecting at-risk residents during the COVID-19 crisis requires vigilance and hope.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Pandemic Profiles, Work

A grassroots effort in New Orleans is feeding front line hospital workers and helping local restaurants stay in business.

By Kelly West

Care, COVID-19, Health

As COVID-19 arrived in Texas, nurse Andrea Dunn learned she’s six weeks pregnant with her second child.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Health, Pandemic Profiles, Work

For many Texans concerned during the COVID-19 crisis, the 211 hotline offers verified information, reassurance, resources, and compassion.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Food Security, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Money, Work

For birth worker Ellen Gonzalez, the COVID-19 crisis makes it more difficult to support and connect with her clients when they need her most.

By Kelly West

Care, COVID-19, Health, Pandemic Profiles, Work

For Oakland’s unhoused population, survival during the COVID-19 crisis becomes harder by the day, but advocate Derrick Soo isn’t slowing down.

By Cecily Sailer and Martin do Nascimento

Care, COVID-19, Food Security, Health, Housing, Pandemic Profiles

While Austin shelters in place during the COVID-19 crisis, Mutchler finds new appreciation for his job at a local grocery store.

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Food Security, Pandemic Profiles, Work

Mutual aid organizations are forming across the country to fill in the gaps for their communities affected by COVID-19

By Kelly West

Care, COVID-19, Food Security, Goods, Housing, Mental Health

Hernandez continues to visit her in-home care clients during the COVID-19 crisis — she says they need her now more than ever.

By Kelly West and Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Health, Pandemic Profiles

Groups addressing food insecurity are scrambling to stock clients’ pantries with food during a sudden pandemic.

By the Stories Team

Care, COVID-19, Food Security

Two mental and spiritual wellness experts share insights on caring for ourselves and others as we enter a new phase of separation.

By Cecily Sailer

Care, COVID-19, Mental Health

One small Austin food pantry is on a mighty mission to end food insecurity and waste.

By Kelly West and Katie Friel

Care, Food Security, Health, Housing

A Los Angeles nonprofit is challenging the prevailing narratives on foster care.

By Martin do Nascimento and Anthony Pico

Care, Education, Fostering Conversation

At Simple Sparrow Care Farm people learn how to grow gardens and care for animals, and along the way, they also learn how to care for themselves.

By Kelly West and Caitlin Meredith

Care, Health, Mental Health, Work

At Dig Deep Farms in Ashland, California, formerly incarcerated people like Philip Bonds and Kimberly Thomas are welcomed to learn, work and contribute to their community through paid reentry internships aimed at reducing recidivism.

By Martin do Nascimento and Katie Friel

Education, Food Security, Work

Barn Yard Equine was founded by two friends who had seen how working with horses can benefit people with disabilities.

By Jim Tuttle

Care, Education, Health

Anthony Pico speaks to Reed Connell from A Home Within, a national organization that connects current and former foster youth to therapy services.

By Martin do Nascimento and Omar L. Gallaga

Care, Fostering Conversation, Health

“You guys are like heroes for the city,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler says when he addresses the group set to take an annual census of people experiencing homelessness.

By Omar L. Gallaga and Kelly West

Care, Housing

Not Your Typical Culinary Academy trains young adults with developmental disabilities. “It’s amazing when somebody gets a chance and has the right support, what they’re capable of accomplishing in life.”

By Jim Tuttle

Education, Work

Asociación Mayab was founded in 2003 to promote Mayan cultural events, but the San Francisco-based group soon began receiving requests for interpretation services.

By Martin do Nascimento and Omar L. Gallaga

Health, Legal

Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun organized several hundred volunteers to paint homes and build wheelchair ramps at a mobile home park in Arizona.

By Jim Tuttle and Omar L. Gallaga

Health, Housing

On a 3.5 acre farm in East Austin, Urban Roots serves teens and young adults through paid internships that focus not just on farming, but also on their growth as leaders and good citizens.

By Kelly West and Omar L. Gallaga

Education, Food Security, Work

The Mercy Brown Bag Program in Alameda County, California has been providing meals for seniors for more than three decades, and now it has a new way to do it: a special delivery truck.

By Martin do Nascimento and Omar L. Gallaga

Food Security, Health

At Ivy Tech Community College, a network of more than 40 campuses in Indiana, a pillar of their strategic plan is to ensure the basic needs of students are met.

By Kelly West and Jodi Gonzalez

Education, Food Security, Housing