A tenants’ union in Kansas City, MO, works to address housing insecurity on multiple fronts — from tenant support to changes in citywide housing policy.

By Cecily Sailer
Photos by Chase Castor

COVID-19, Housing

While employment numbers have stabilized, financial hardship leaves many in a state of housing insecurity.

By Matt Smith

COVID-19, Housing

A small, organic farm in Central Texas works to strengthen the local food system, one farmer at a time.

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Education, Food Security, Racial equality

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

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

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

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Video, Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Kelly West

COVID-19, Food Security, Health

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

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

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