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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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