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

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

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

By Cecily Sailer

COVID-19, Education, Technology, 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

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

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

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

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