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CNN

Chris James

2 April 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's Street Crisis Response Team replaces or aids police officers in responding to calls about people in nonviolent behavioral health crises. A collaboration of the city's fire and health departments, the p...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Emily Mieure

Tom Hallberg

17 March 2021

Teton County, Wyoming, United States

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First responders who face devastating emergency response outcomes in Wyoming are finding support through the Teton Interagency Peer Support group. The group anonymously connects the first responders with trauma-inform...

Ear Hustle

Nigel Poor

Earlonne Woods

17 March 2021

San Quentin, California, United States

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Prison visiting rooms provide an irreplaceable connection between incarcerated people and their family and friends from outside prison. The in-person visits, despite the many rules that complicate the simple act of co...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

15 March 2021

Northfield, New Hampshire, United States

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The Spaulding Academy and Family Services is a residential school for children and young adults with autism and other neurological issues. It also serves young people with histories of severe trauma or who are in cris...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Emily Nonko

19 February 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's Eviction Diversion Program has helped keep more than 400 landlord-tenant disputes out of eviction court proceedings, mainly by using volunteer mediators to work out mutually agreeable plans for tenants ...

NPR

Rebecca Ramirez

Madeline K. Sofia

Emily Kwong

17 February 2021

United States

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Science is dominated by white men, and some of the most well-regarded scientists were notoriously racist. Some science teachers are not shying away from the history of racism embedded in science but are embracing it....

Next City

Emily Nonko

11 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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To address the growing isolation facing senior citizens, a Brooklyn-based organization started an initiative called The Sharing Network to connect volunteers with seniors via telephone calls. Taking the participants' ...

The Washington Post

Paulina Villegas

Hannah Knowles

5 February 2021

United States

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Groups like Parents for Peace and Life After Hate use former radicals to counsel people in the grip of right-wing extremism. Bombarded by pleas for help by families since the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, these gro...

Scalawag

Alexis Wray

2 February 2021

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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In 2018, The A&T Register, the online student-run newspaper for North Carolina A&T State University, the largest Black university in the country, conducted a media investigation. It examined the way local media wrote ...

The New York Times

Amelia Nierenberg

25 January 2021

United States

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After the insurrection at the U.S. capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, teachers across the country responded to the event by finding ways to discuss the event with students. “They have turned to science fiction, Sh...

TVO

Justin Chandler

22 January 2021

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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A program started in Hamilton, Ontario that allows paramedics to "hold routine drop-in sessions at social-housing buildings, at no cost to residents" has expanded throughout the entire country after reporting notable ...

Yes! Magazine

Cecily Sailer

Jim Tuttle

20 January 2021

Pennsylvania, United States

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Braver Angels formed after the 2016 election to depolarize politics. The group’s Red / Blue Workshops bring together equal numbers of liberals and conservatives for structured conversations to help people build trust,...

Reader's Digest Canada

Erica Ngao

19 January 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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By establishing online platforms to make anonymous reports of anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic, two Canadian organizations elicited hundreds of stories that help victims to process their experiences. The fir...

Dayton Daily News

Cornelius Frolik

18 January 2021

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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In Dayton, neighbor disputes and other conflicts ended up in mediation far more often in 2020, thanks to the Dayton Mediation Center's online services at a time when local court operations were limited by the pandemic...

Kaiser Health News

Sarah Kwon

11 January 2021

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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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 ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Jordan Elder

11 January 2021

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A hotline staffed by teenagers for teenagers has been providing peer-to-peer support and counseling services in Arizona for years but has played an even bigger role during the coronavirus pandemic. The group quickly p...

Al Jazeera

Tolu Olasoji

5 January 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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To help alleviate the psychological toll of protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, two advocacy groups spearheaded a helpline that connected callers with counselors and listeners. The helpl...

The Caravan

Priti Salian

31 December 2020

Germany

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Meet A Jew is a volunteer organization in Germany helping combat anti-semitism and bigotry by educating students in elementary and secondary schools about Jewish culture and traditions of those living in Germany. The ...

Next City

Arionne Nettles

30 December 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Corner Store Campaign alleviates food insecurity in Chicago by providing fresh produce and supplies to customers who frequent the neighborhood establishments - typically in places that are more likely to be food d...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Clay Carpenter

23 December 2020

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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In Texas, bingo is considered a charitable operation and can act as a revenue source, offering a significant contribution to the funding of many 501c(3) nonprofits, but it also "nourishes the community in other, less ...

Geneva Solutions

Svet Lustig

22 December 2020

Switzerland

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In parts of Switzerland and Sweden, mental health care professionals are working to implement culturally appropriate psychiatry services that better addresses the needs of migrant populations. Although acquiring fundi...

The Cut

Allison P. Davis

21 December 2020

Montclair, New Jersey, United States

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During protests over racial inequity in American criminal justice, the Karen video became a common response to an incident of racist hostility. A case in Montclair, New Jersey, at first followed the familiar trajector...

The 74

Linda Jacobson

20 December 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In order to keep track of students and prevent them from dropping out, the Nashville district created “Navigators.” A corps of 5,600 school employees- teachers, lunchroom workers, and bookkeepers, who track students t...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James E. Causey

18 December 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in the country. Nationally, a Gallup poll found that 55% of Americans believe “race relations between Blacks and whites to be either "very or somewhat bad." To improve ra...

OneZero

Michael Waters

18 December 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the 1980s, a virtual messaging network, then known as bulletin board systems (BBSs), acted as a support group for many who were in search of peer support and reliable information as the AIDS epidemic spread. Althou...

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