With homelessness on the rise, the U.S. shelter system is ill-equipped to accommodate disabled occupants.
Two years after the pandemic began, community development organizations reflect on what’s changed and how they’re moving forward. Some are still in crisis mode; others are refocusing their work.
Could rural hospitals build on existing social services work by investing their assets to advance their communities' health? Examples from Kansas, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Virginia show some possibilities.
The statewide program connects elderly residents with community-based services and saves money in urban areas by reducing emergency room and specialist visits.