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

By Jim Tuttle

, ,

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

, ,

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

, , , ,

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

, , ,

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

By Martin do Nascimento

, , ,

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

By Cecily Sailer

, , , , ,

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

, , ,

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

By Camille Wheeler

, ,

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

, ,

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

By Cecily Sailer

, , ,

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

By Kelly West

, , , , ,

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

By Martin do Nascimento

, , , ,

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

By Cecily Sailer

, , , , , ,

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

By Cecily Sailer

, , , , , , ,

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

, , , , ,

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

By Kelly West

, , , , ,

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

By Kelly West and Katie Friel

, , ,

“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

,

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

,

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

, ,