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Fighting the Cancer, Healing the Soul Fighting the Cancer, Healing the Soul
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic provides all-around care including alternative treatments for low-income women diagnosed with cancer.
We are Farmers Not Gardeners We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
South Central Los Angeles farmers evicted after years of harvests from a community farm maintain their protest weeks after its last occupants have been removed by sheriff deputies.
Cuba’s Hurricane Resilience - Solidarity and Readiness Cuba’s Hurricane Resilience - Solidarity and Readiness
by Lilja Otto
The combination of education, planning, and practice in Cuba builds a culture of safety and puts both the logistics and motivation in place to enable people to cope with storms that cause devastation and panic elsewhere.
New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins
by Francesca Lyman
Creative and effective responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita came not from where most had expected—the U.S. government—but from the grassroots.
New York City: All Together Now Keeps Urban Residents Ready for Anything New York City: All Together Now Keeps Urban Residents Ready for Anything
by Courtney Thompson
According to the New York City project All Together Now, the program set out to create disaster--resilient communities in New York City’s five boroughs by having participants meet regularly with neighbors to go over these precautionary methods and, along the way, get to know each other and each other’s needs—so that if and when disaster strikes, neighbors can rely on neighbors.
Reader Response: 50 Ways to Survive and Thrive
Ideas for living better in the future, practical suggestions from our readers.
Cohousing Comes of Age
by Neshama Abraham Paiss
Trends from the growing cohousing movement: commitment to environmental stewardship, continued social/political action, and growth of elder cohousing.
'Veggie Bus' Delivers Sisterly Love and     Goodwill 'Veggie Bus' Delivers Sisterly Love and Goodwill
by Barbara Sehr
Residents of Port Townsend reach across the miles to help Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, another waterfront artist colony battered by Hurricane Katrina.
Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrod
For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Finding Safe Harbor Finding Safe Harbor
by Debra McKinney
Safe Harbor is a nonprofit hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, a kind of sanctuary where people coming out of shelters or off the streets can stay while they work some things out.
I Stand With You Against the Disorder I Stand With You Against the Disorder
by Jeanette Armstrong
An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
A Stranger at the Door
by Anna Maria Pineda
Although Las Posadas is a beautiful ritual, the reality it addresses is a painful one: the reality of human need and exclusion.
At the Mercy of Strangers
by Wendy Lustbader
What would you ask of the people who will care for you when you are unable to care for yourself?
Where Will I Live When I Get Older? Where Will I Live When I Get Older?
by Carolyn McConnell
Green House Project replaces nursing homes.
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