‘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

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

By Cecily Sailer

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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

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

by Camille Wheeler

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

By Martin do Nascimento and Austin Price

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

By Jim Tuttle and Cecily Sailer

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

by Cecily Sailer

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

By Cecily Sailer

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

By Cecily Sailer

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

By Kelly West

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

By Cecily Sailer

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

By Cecily Sailer

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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

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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

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

By Kelly West

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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

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

By the Stories Team

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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

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

By Kelly West and Katie Friel

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

By Martin do Nascimento and Anthony Pico

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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

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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

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“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

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