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24 November 2021
Alaska, United States
Alaska has begun certifying peer support specialists with a free 40-hour training. Peer support specialists use their own experiences with mental health conditions or substance use to guide others dealing with similar...
16 November 2021
Several UK organizations sprang into action to combat COVID-19-related lockdown loneliness and isolation. The Cares Family connected tens of thousands of younger and older neighbors to spend time together, virtually n...
3 November 2021
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
To address Alaska’s high suicide rates, especially among youth, programs like the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training teaches people how to safely and confidently talk about suicide. The two-day training prov...
12 October 2021
Saguache, Colorado, United States
The Family Leadership Training Institute of Colorado is a community-driven collaborative aimed at increasing civic participation and collaboration between diverse stakeholders. The 20-week program focuses on cultivati...
12 October 2021
Homa Bay, Kenya
Pama Care is an initiative that coordinates HIV care within a family to address barriers to adherence to achieve viral suppression in children and adults. All HIV positive family members are put on the same medication...
7 October 2021
Montrose, Colorado, United States
CASA serves children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect. The nonprofit owns an 8-unit residence for youth 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are at risk for becoming homeless. The ho...
14 December 2020
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Współpraca naukowców, organizacji pozarządowych, ekologów i rządu pozwoliła na przywrócenie naturze polskiego wilka, gatunku, który był na granicy wyginięcia. Metody takie, jak lokalizacje GPS i badania genetyczne pom...
14 September 2021
British Columbia, Canada
The British Columbia government waives tuition at public universities for undergraduate students who grew up in foster care, a measure that takes aim at the disadvantages young people face after aging out of the child...
Are We Europe
Federica di Saro
24 June 2021
Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...
26 May 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
First 72+ is a New Orleans reentry agency founded by formerly incarcerated people to help others as they exit prison. That help focuses on everyday needs for transportation, housing, and emotional support. As in many ...
13 May 2021
Akron, Ohio, United States
People returning home to Akron from prison step into a community that needs healing, work that the formerly incarcerated can help with because of the lessons they can impart to younger people. But first they need thei...
27 April 2021
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The Undocumented Filmmakers Collective provides a safe, inclusive, and non-competitive space for people to discuss issues they face in their careers. The nearly 40 members are spread out across the U.S. and use Zoom t...
7 April 2021
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When the rise of Ebola in West Africa strict protocols when handling those who were dying or had died from the disease, public health officials began working with anthropologists and other social scientists to increas...
The Laconia Daily Sun
24 March 2021
Sanbornton, New Hampshire, United States
Sanbornton Connect is a local information exchange and social network for aging residents who share advice about meeting the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of living out their years independently in their ...
13 March 2021
Santa Clara County, California, United States
A pilot program in Santa Clara County, California, is providing a guaranteed monthly income to young adults who age out of the foster care system. In addition to $1,000 the recipients will also have access to financia...
Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider
11 March 2021
San Quentin, California, United States
An educational program called ROOTS (Restoring Our Original True Selves) taught at San Quentin prison in Marin County, California, has transformed into the Literature Club due to the pandemic and has reached other nea...
12 February 2021
In India, where stuttering is not recognized as a disability, The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) offers "free online courses, counseling, communication workshops, and daily virtual meeting" to help those who str...
26 January 2021
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Promotoras de salud, also known as community health workers, are helping to connect Latino immigrants with reliable and factual information about COVID-19. Using a peer-to-peer outreach model, a team of seven promotor...
The Laconia Daily Sun
25 January 2021
Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
Compass House provides safety and support for women, many of them newly released from incarceration, who struggle with substance misuse issues or mental illness. The transitional housing program is the first of its ki...
12 January 2021
Wahkiacus, Washington, United States
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Instead of burying or cremating a body after the person has died, some are turning their loved ones into compost. Washington recently became the first state to approve human remains composting, which environmentalists...
11 January 2021
Los Angeles County, California, United States
As the coronavirus pandemic forces people into isolation and social distancing, places known as "peer respites" are providing a space for those "experiencing or nearing a mental health crisis" to seek help. While the ...
23 December 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
In Baltimore, a non-profit known as the Next One Up program is helping young men who are struggling in school by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic, and social development through small group activities...
13 November 2020
Sacramento, California, United States
An initiative being piloted in the Sacramento hospitality industry aims to decrease the stigma restaurant workers face when talking about mental health concerns with their peers. This peer-to-peer mental health suppor...
21 October 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
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In the 1960s, a psychologist and a team of researchers in San Francisco began sending “caring letters" as a means of suicide intervention, but the practice didn't continue outside of the research study, despite showin...
15 October 2020
Jackson, Wyoming, United States
Following a series of public controversies over sexual assault, Jackson's Community Safety Network convened a series of training seminars to foster a response that no amount of legislation or criminal prosecutions cou...
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