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Covering Addiction

Austin Ampeloquio

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12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Though there continue to be stigmas and stereotypes around using medically-assisted treatments (MATs) for addiction rehabilitation, several housing units in Philadelphia work to make individuals using MAT as part of t...

Covering Addiction

Albert Hong

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, people facing felony drug charges can opt for a yearlong program in a treatment court where their progress is monitored to ensure they avoid substance use, get treatment and stay in contact with their...

The Notebook

Greg Windle

16 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students who have experienced trauma, most common in high-poverty areas, are more likely to benefit from counseling and support rather than punishment. However, most large U.S. school districts with high poverty rates...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Zack Quaintance

19 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, City Hall is aiming to solve problems by making outdated processes more efficient. After digitizing the Request for Proposal process, a pilot program found an 89% decrease in processing time. The City...

Next City

Sandra Larson

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1 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Worker co-ops, a business model that many people are not aware of, are gaining momentum in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Cooperative Alliance (PACA) has helped push more education and funding around co-ops to come to...

Philadelphia Magazine

Steve Volk

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18 September 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For many people experiencing poverty, the struggle to make ends meet and provide for their children is common across generations. In Philadelphia, non-profit programs are recognizing that aspect of poverty and helping...

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Julie Christie

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16 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Nonprofits in the Philadelphia area work to bring education to offenders who are in corrections facilities, as well as those who are re-entering into the world. Research shows that, with access to classes, novels, and...

Philadelphia Magazine

David Gambacorta

17 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A pioneering program at CHOP focuses on more than just the physical wounds of young victims - a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence is also among their goals.

Philadelphia Magazine

Steve Volk

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23 August 2012

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When kids grow up in violence-ridden areas, the psychological stress they endure can have impacts mimicking PTSD symptoms and often leads to less resiliency when it comes to joining gangs. Although there is no quick f...

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

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Jen Kinney

10 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia immigrants are driving population growth in the Northeast region of the city, in neighborhoods traditionally occupied by mostly white, Irish-Catholic, senior citizens. The “number of immigrants increas...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Bruce Katz

Ross Baird

14 March 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Access Ventures, a community development organization founded in a Louisville neighborhood, uses a comprehensive investment approach that encourages funds to be dispersed in all issue areas. Instead of creating one "a...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing Hurt People (HHP), the program that helped save his life, now employs men like Jermaine McCorey - men who used to be a part of a violent life on the streets of Philadelphia - to reach out to boys and young men...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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22 March 2016

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

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In Takoma Park, Maryland, the voting age for local elections is 16. Lowering the age has increased turnout among youth—and studies show that the sooner people start to vote, the more likely they are to be lifetime vo...

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Christopher Moraff

15 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When a man goes to prison, a child loses their father and this can have detrimental effects. It is especially troubling considering the number of men incarcerated. F.A.C.T is a parenting program that helps teach incar...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 February 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Two initiatives in Philadelphia have been developed to treat heroin users and, above all, keep them alive. While a prescription for Suboxone—a drug that can safely ease withdrawal symptoms—is widely available from Phi...

Covering Addiction

Marianna Sann

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia FIGHT is a government-funded health care provider that has a program specifically for people who are HIV/AIDS positive and are also recovering addicts. It is an intensive 9 to 12-month outpatient program ...

Covering Addiction

Erin Moran

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Prevention Point Philadelphia provides needle-exchange, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, counseling groups, mailboxes, and Naloxone (an opioid overdose reversal drug) training to 18,000 people. The center also connects ad...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

20 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has one of the United State's highest poverty rates, but still manages to have one of the lowest rates of people experiencing homelessness; in part, this is possible because of the number of s...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

14 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, “500 men and about 10 women juvenile lifers who have been locked away for decades” will be released due to a recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional for judges to strike autom...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

15 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There is a growing consensus across political beliefs that there needs to be reductions in the number of people in prison because the monetary and societal cost is too great. This article explores the numerous initiat...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Kristen A. Graham

1 April 2011

Boynton Beach, Florida, United States

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Palm Beach County, Florida has many of the same social problems that Philadelphia has, including “gangs, drugs, and poverty.” However, their school system has managed to keep students safe by employing “safe-school ca...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

11 August 2018

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States

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For low-income people living in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, the Honey Brook Food Pantry does more than provide food aid; it's also a hub to get assistance applying for food stamps, and perhaps most uniquely, a place to...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

2 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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What does a business like IKEA do if they want to hire former prisoners? They listen to a panel of people who have already done it.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

31 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Art encourages resilience by helping kids in difficult neighborhoods cope with trauma. In the neighborhood of Fairhill, in Philadelphia, Taller Tuertorriqueño, a community arts center, offers art workshops and program...

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