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KXAN-TV

Arezow Doost

12 October 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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The African American Youth Harvest Foundation in Austin, Texas, is aiming to close the gap for young Black boys who are not ready for kindergarten. The nonprofit works closely with families, and helps provide for imme...

Rafu Shimpo

Ellen Endo

1 October 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Senior citizens in Los Angeles are coping with isolation during these times of social distancing by learning how to use technology that will connect them to their loved ones. Technology training specifically geared to...

Associated Press

Kim Tong-Hyung

31 May 2020

South Korea

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About 3,200 mostly older South Koreans living alone are monitored by voice-enabled smart speakers to check on their welfare during the coronavirus shutdown. Use of web search terms indicating distress, or when the dev...

Broadview Magazine

Anne Theriault

5 September 2019

Geel, Belgium

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Normalizing mental health care helps create inclusive communities. In Geel, in Belgium, centuries of pilgrims seeking the blessing of Dymphna, the city’s patron saint of mental illness, have created a culture of commu...

Yes! Magazine

Yasmeen Wafai

6 June 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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As family and community style dinners become increasingly less commonplace, studies are showing that communication, academics and nutrition may suffer, but The Family Dinner Project is working to change this by offeri...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

31 May 2019

Burlingame, California, United States

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For millennials looking to gain a stronger sense of commitment to social justice and service work, religious traditions can provide a helpful framework. The Nuns and Nones program in Burlingame, California, places you...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Lauren Dake

18 March 2019

Tennessee, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

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Investing in families provides positive results and helps keep the cost of child welfare lower in the long-term. Nonprofit programs, like the one run by Youth Villages, can help children and families overcome challeng...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

6 March 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, the Richland County Children Services' Kinship Care program is helping care providers support children in their custody, when the parents are unwilling or unable to provide care themselves. The program functi...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

29 August 2018

Alaska, United States

Radio

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In Alaska, the Community Health Aide Program is helping to connect people in remote, rural parts of the state to medical care. The program, started decades ago in collaboration with the Indian Health Service, local go...

The Guardian

Anna Leach

7 June 2018

United Kingdom

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A good pampering can feel fantastic. Beauty and wellness experiences such as pedicures and massages are particularly special for women and men in care homes, lifting moods and helping individuals express themselves. “...

Yes! Magazine

Araz Hachadourian

24 January 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Time-banking is a way of trading goods and skills using labor hours rather than cash. The system connects neighbors to fulfill each other’s needs, everything from bike repairs to cooking and cleaning. More than 2,000 ...

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Odette Chalaby

19 January 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Many people, often women, spend large amounts of their lives engaging in unpaid care work, dropping out of the labor market or taking a pay cut to care for their families. Hawaii has launched the Kupuna Caregivers Pr...

Richland Source

Tracy Geibel

9 August 2017

Richland County, Ohio, United States

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Apollo Healthcare Services has started an elder caregiver support group in Richland County, OH. The intent of this support group is to give caregivers an outlet to voice their frustrations or experiences that accompan...

The Chronicle of Social Change

John Kelly

4 May 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services arose from the need to improve the outcomes of drug addicted parents and their children, such as increasing reunification statistics. STARS employs case worker...

BBC

Elizabeth Cassin

Tom Colls

11 April 2017

Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey, United Kingdom

Radio

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On the island of Jersey, postal workers don’t just deliver the mail: they also check up on elderly people during their routes. With a quick face-to-face chat, they check that they’ve taken their medication and if ther...

Quartz

Andrew North

6 April 2017

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Mongolia, under the influence of Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren, has become very advanced in its palliative care. Patients are given full information about their diagnosis, are provided with the proper pain medications, fami...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

31 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Thousands of refugees are navigating hurdles of integration in the United States. Organizations like the Minnesota Council of Churches provide comprehensive support in a number of areas - from housing to job applicati...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

7 October 2016

Bloomington, Illinois, United States

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A new online course called REST provides volunteers in Illinois with the necessary skills and a certification to provide short term care for people with disabilities, allowing for their loved ones and long-term caregi...

Bangor Daily News

Erin Rhoda

25 December 2015

Blue Hill, Maine, United States

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As the traditional family structure changes and the elderly population of the United States grows, options for independent living grow challenging for the aged, who struggle with issues like loneliness, transportation...

The Atlantic

Jonathan Rauch

1 December 2013

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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As the elderly become more likely to have multiple chronic conditions and experience a gradual decline in health towards the end of their lives, a health care approach that centers hospitalization and intensive care m...

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