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South China Morning Post

Caroline Kwok

18 March 2020

Australia

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Many supermarkets spend most days overcrowded and rapidly out of stock due to the coronavirus crisis, so the major grocery retailer in Australia designated the first hour of business to serving seniors and the disable...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Those over the age of 65 have been instructed to stay at home as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, so younger adults are coming together across the nation to help deliver this population essentials. Be...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

19 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia program called Our Closet offers a judgement-free way for people to access high-quality donated clothes without any barriers to entry—no paperwork, referral, or ID needed. As their services grew, they j...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Claire Wolters

8 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the Hub of Hope offers free shower and laundry services for people experiencing homelessness. The service, while acknowledging it won’t solve chronic housing insecurity, does help improve quality of l...

The New York Times

Amy Qin

4 February 2020

Wuhan, China

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Thousands of people in Wuhan, China are volunteering to buy groceries, get medicine, and take community members to the hospital as a means to help those that need it during the coronavirus outbreak. Although the volun...

TVOntario

Karen Black

3 February 2020

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Facing closure and financial ruin, the Toronto Roncesvalles United Church found a new source of income: their own physical space. The church began renting or donating rooms for flea markets, yoga classes, shiatsu, chi...

PBS NewsHour

Melanie Saltzman

Christopher Livesay

Alessandro Pavone

1 February 2020

Jordan

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5-15 Minutes

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Jordan is dealing with an influx of Syrian refugees that are putting a strain on already scarce resources like water. In response, the United Nations World Food Program has started to grow barley and other foods hydro...

Equal Times

Guillaume Pajot

28 January 2020

Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, the largest refugee camp in the world, is overcrowded and increasingly isolated. A program by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC offers refugees equipment, a...

WBBM-TV

Pam Zekman

14 January 2020

Richland, Illinois, United States

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After realizing that too many people were calling 911 for issues that were not medical emergencies in Richland, Illinois, a program was launched to act as an intervention strategy. After the start, calls decreased by ...

Desert Sun

Nicole Hayden

27 December 2019

Indio, California, United States

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In Indio, California, the Community Outreach Resource Program (CORP) partners law enforcement with social supportive services as a way of holistically working with people experiencing homelessness, mental health issue...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Helen Ubiñas

26 December 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In the first six months of its existence, a support group for paralyzed gunshot survivors provided both emotional support and sharing of tips on getting the help its members need to regain control over their lives. Le...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

24 December 2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Canada and Humanity First Canada teamed up to transform a bus into a mobile shelter for the homeless, complete with 20 beds, a kitchenette, a bathroom, internet, and more. The progra...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patricia Leigh Brown

20 December 2019

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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In Santa Cruz County, California, Dr. Ann López, of the Center for Farmworker Families, organizes a secret monthly food bank for marginalized farmworkers who are mostly indigenous and undocumented. Organized completel...

LA Progressive

Alexandria Jacobson

15 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To fight food insecurity—especially with those experiencing homelessness—Chicago has created a network of programs and organizations across the city to support those who need it in many different ways. One example is ...

Planet Forward

Matilda Kreider

10 December 2019

Navajo Nation, United States

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A produce prescription program is one of several approaches that people living in Navajo Nation are taking to combat the harms of living in a food desert. Although this program has only been implemented on a small sca...

NPR

Rachel Treisman

7 December 2019

New York, United States

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For a variety of reasons, women are less likely than men to receive CPR by a stranger, but an attachment for CPR dummies that gives the maniken silicone breasts is helping to break barriers. This phenomenon is seen wo...

New Haven Independent

Samantha Bashaw

5 December 2019

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

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To reduce food waste, a pilot project in Connecticut organized by a professor aims to deliver the still-viable thrown-out products to a local food pantry. With the help of her students, the project has successfully he...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

26 November 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Finding alternatives for uneaten or imperfect food reduces waste. In Denver, multiple initiatives, ranging from the city’s Certifiably Green Denver program to tech startups and nonprofits, are working to tackle the pr...

Transitions Online

Hanna Liubakova

25 November 2019

Minsk, Belarus

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The Minsk-based organization Radislava runs a house for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. In a culture and a country that have yet to protect survivors of abuse, this house runs on privacy and an...

CNN

Alaa Elassar

20 November 2019

Syria

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Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee created a special show for displaced Syrian children conducted entirely in Arabic. The show teaches children lessons like counting and the alphabet, but it also t...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

13 November 2019

Westlake, California, United States

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Improving community nutrition requires making healthy food accessible and affordable. In Westlake, California, LaRayia’s Bodega provides healthy food at a convenience store price point of five dollars or less. Donatio...

Associated Press

Chris Ehrmann

6 November 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with Lyft and the criminal justice reform group, #cut50, is providing transportation credits to formerly incarcerated individuals. The effort aims to help individuals reentering t...

News Beat

Michael Conforti

24 October 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Prosecutors in Brooklyn and Bronx divert some violent crime cases away from traditional courts to a program called Common Justice, which gives victims a greater say in the outcome – an outcome chosen by 9 out of 10 vi...

CBS News

Omar Villafranca

23 October 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Eugene, Oregon, the Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets (CAHOOTS) initiative is providing a police-free response to mental health crises in the community. The mobile mental health unit responds to calls in...

Kaiser Health News

LJ Dawson

11 October 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Eugene, Oregon’s Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) program provides specialists in response to mental health-related calls instead of police. The 30-year-old program partners with nonprofits, law ...

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