Homelessness among senior citizens will more than double by 2050 from 2010 numbers, surging from 44,000 to roughly 93,000 housing insecure older adults. Now more than ever before, a growing number of senior citizens face an increased risk of homelessness, while at the same time housing costs are on the rise.
Given that without pipelines Texas based oil companies get to buy Canadian oil at a third of the world price, blocking our pipelines makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is that Canadians fall for this manipulation hook, line and sinker
Period poverty is when a young woman or girl cannot afford to buy products such as tampons or pads, and it’s a global issue. A growing number of organizations and individuals are banding together to address a lack of access to sanitary products that significantly affect the quality of life of women.
Anyone can get cancer. Or asthma. As a PSA might put it, diseases don’t see race, place, or age. You know who does, though? Community planners and industrial developers, and that’s led to disproportionate rates of cancer in communities of color.
It may surprise you to learn that the nation’s librarians have a much more significant role in American communities than you might think. Across the nation, libraries have experienced a surge in patrons struggling with addiction, homelessness and mental illness. Resultantly, many branches have hired full-time social workers to serve at-risk patrons.
A common reason people give for having a firearm is self-protection. But actually, having a firearm didn’t make me feel any safer.
As the world around us changes, society adapts, but how can a population that’s already struggling survive in a transforming environment?
Home is where the heart is. This mid-19th century proverb has been interpreted to mean that your home is wherever your loved ones are. This sounds lovely, but it isn’t always a reality for people living in unstable housing situations. Here is an honest look at the impact of unstable housing on health equity.
To date, a college degree is still the best route toward building a satisfying and rewarding life. However, many underserved groups fail to receive adequate education to prepare for the rigors of higher learning.
The green movement is poised to save our civilization from destruction. In such a vital role for the survival of humanity, we must have an approach that is not only diverse but intersectional as well, taking into account the lived experiences of those working to preserve the planet.