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27 April 2021
Astoria, New York, United States
Neighborhoods throughout New York are banding together to create their own mutual aid networks to help their community members during the coronavirus pandemic. From grocery shopping to fundraising for resources such a...
25 February 2021
Kirkland, Washington, United States
A community effort to help provide food to those who are food insecure during the pandemic has brought together local bakers to bake bread for food banks. The initiative, known as Community Loaves, has amassed 700 vol...
11 February 2021
New York, New York, United States
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' ...
Second Wave Michigan
28 January 2021
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
In Battle Creek, Michigan, a church has turned to holding online Sunday service during the pandemic, and in doing so, has gained a larger congregation. While there are limitations to attending online services, and som...
19 January 2021
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
In Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood, a community effort is underway that aims to do "nothing but positive things." During the coronavirus pandemic, the group of volunteers has held fundraisers for community mem...
11 January 2021
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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...
15 December 2020
In Wales, the African Community Centre which has previously offered culturally competent mental health care services to youth in the African community in the city, has expanded its services to "Black, Asian and minori...
27 November 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
What began as informal online gaming sessions grew into a group of hundreds of LGBTQ gamers, calling themselves Charlotte Gaymers Network, that fostered community and a safe place to gather during the pandemic. Though...
18 October 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Students in fraternities and sororities at the University of Minnesota have moved many of their social activities to a virtual space and are taking precautions for those living in Greek housing to protect members and ...
National Native News
8 October 2020
Northern Cheyenne Tribal Nation, Montana, United States
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s Elderly Program Facebook page posted a call for pen pals to keep Northern Cheyenne elders engaged and socially connected during COVID-19 lockdowns. The program started by profiling ten re...
7 October 2020
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An online forum focused on providing an outlet for those who are seeking a way "to share their experiences with COVID-19" has gained a global community with participants from five countries engaging in discussions. Al...
7 September 2020
Illinois, United States
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated how seniors are able to come together for companionship, but groups in Illinois are trying to utilize technology to address the problem. While the digital divide is a significant ...
29 August 2020
Coronavirus-related loneliness increased demand for groups that help people make personal connections and new friends, even if at a distance. A New York MeetUp, “I wanted to do that … just not alone”, has seen attenda...
26 August 2020
Bartering has surged in popularity as neighbors and community members seek hard-to-find items during the pandemic. Groups with thousands of members have emerged, and people are trading household items as well as their...
22 June 2020
Robot pet therapy, which uses a social robot designed to look like a small animal, weigh the same as an infant, and communicate in a socially comforting way, is helping isolated seniors find a sense of companionship d...
19 June 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
When the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in widespread lockdowns, a Washington, D.C. Episcopal day school partnered with a retirement home to help students and seniors provide companionship to one another and decrease lone...
11 June 2020
Florida, United States
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down large gatherings, some churches in the U.S. began offering outdoor services to safely serve their congregations – such as in one retirement community in Florida where members at...
9 June 2020
In Poland, a volunteer helpline connects elderly residents who call in with volunteers to engage in compassionate conversation during the coronavirus pandemic. While other hotlines exist that help provide aid services...
The Laconia Daily Sun
12 May 2020
Tilton, New Hampshire, United States
In New Hampshire, nursing homes and veteran's homes are turning to online video conferencing and outdoor socially-distanced activities to manage the patients' feelings of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Alt...
10 May 2020
Pregnant women in Nigeria are turning to virtual support groups to help manage anxiety and fear they feel about delivering a baby during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the telehealth transition for doctor visits h...
The Laconia Daily Sun
23 April 2020
Lakes Region, New Hampshire, United States
The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire have quickly pivoted to offering online classes and outreach to help their students and their family to maintain some semblance of social connection, routin...
15 April 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
In cities across the United States, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting communities of color in part due to a lack of information being provided to these areas. A non-profit in Pittsburg is workin...
The Sierra Nevada Ally
12 April 2020
Reno, Nevada, United States
When the size of group gatherings began to be limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19, recovery programs had to rethink how to hold meetings – such as moving groups to online formats. Although there are limitations ...
7 April 2020
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Connecting to a priest—by video or telephone—can offer relief to those dying alone. The Virginia Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, recently launched Dial-A-Priest, a servic...
2 April 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
With COVID19 putting the majority of us in self-isolation or quarantine, LA-based photographers have found unique ways to capture this moment. Without coming into contact with individuals – which is often a fundamenta...
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