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Heart Healthy at Home

Heart Healthy at Home

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States, with an average of 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes happening every year. Million Hearts is a national program that combats this epidemic by focusing on improving heart health across the country. The program partners, along with state health departments, set out to decrease … Continue reading

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teens

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teens

It’s time to cook! Teens at Crestview Village are learning how to prepare meals during Teen Time. Teen Time is offered to the teenage residents of Crestview in La Vista, Nebraska, through the after-school program center. It focuses on giving teens a safe place where they can have fun, collaborate with others, and learn healthy … Continue reading

Keeping Seniors Happy – One Box at a Time

Keeping Seniors Happy – One Box at a Time

Food insecurity is not knowing where your next meal will come from or not having the financial resources to provide adequate food for your family. The prevalence of food insecurity is widely spread throughout the U.S., and according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), it affects almost 12% of the nation’s population. While … Continue reading

Giving Back One Stitch at a Time

Giving Back One Stitch at a Time

Kindness is contagious, and a local group of knitters is spreading their compassion by helping those experiencing homelessness to bundle up. The Nifty Knitters, a crafting group of seniors from Assisi Homes (Jefferson Court in Milwaukee), work together to provide hats, scarves, and mittens to a local nonprofit homeless shelter. Recently, they provided more than … Continue reading

Home is Hope

Home is Hope

You empower women like Aundria to live their best life. It’s awful enough that anyone must endure months of being cold, hungry, and homeless. But imagine the feeling of people walking right by you, not even seeing you as a human being. At best, you’re treated like a nuisance. “There were days that I was … Continue reading

Kicking Evictions Out

Kicking Evictions Out

When residents maintain housing and have more money to spend on food and healthcare, their lives become more predictable and stable. Eviction is a serious problem, it turns lives upside down and can lead to homelessness. With growing concerns over the country’s rising rents, more people are learning that eviction — even if it doesn’t … Continue reading

EPIC Determination!

EPIC Determination!

Luz immigrated from Honduras in hopes of pursuing an education. She didn’t speak English at the time, but was determined to succeed. She had to work two jobs to support herself after her father returned to Honduras, leaving her in the U.S. by herself. Luz was forced to enter the foster care system and became … Continue reading

The Making of a U.S. Citizen

The Making of a U.S. Citizen

For many families who immigrate to the United States, the road to citizenship can be a long and arduous process. This is the case for many of the residents at Grace Apartments in Denver, Colorado where the population is comprised of refugees and immigrants primarily from Southeast Asia including Bhutan, Nepal, and Burma. The naturalization … Continue reading