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Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington people

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 am

Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington

He sees a lot while he's cutting hair: People sheltering in abandoned buildings, huddling up for warmth, struggling with drug addiction. And he thinks about how the neighborhood's empty buildings could be filled with help.
‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’ people

Feb. 25, 2019 10:00 am

‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’

Community member Rakee Starwind writes that the neighborhood benefits when residents support each other.
Sharing without judgment: Why mental health support can flourish online purpose

Feb. 19, 2019 7:44 am

Sharing without judgment: Why mental health support can flourish online

Groups like Angels in Motion and Philly Queer Mental Health Support Group create safe spaces online for vulnerable Philadelphia communities.
Philly’s behavioral health team: The stigma against this addiction treatment is undeserved results

Jan. 30, 2019 7:40 am

Philly’s behavioral health team: The stigma against this addiction treatment is undeserved

Why the city mandated that medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder be made available at every residential substance use treatment provider it works with.
A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia results

Jan. 28, 2019 12:52 pm

A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia

"I strongly believe that the solutions are not going to be found in City Hall or in buildings downtown, but that they're going to be found by city officials working with community stakeholders and the people closest to the problem," said one advocate.
Why the holidays can be especially tough for people recovering from addiction method

Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 pm

Why the holidays can be especially tough for people recovering from addiction

Wintertime and its events disrupt schedules and may force those in recovery to confront strained relationships, for instance. Plus, tips for those struggling — like "have a plan."
Share Your Opioid Story is collecting the tales of Pennsylvanians impacted by addiction purpose

Nov. 30, 2018 1:19 pm

Share Your Opioid Story is collecting the tales of Pennsylvanians impacted by addiction

Philadelphia-based public health advocate Evan Figueroa-Vargas said he's participating in the statewide campaign in an effort to dispel stigma.
Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington purpose

Nov. 28, 2018 2:41 pm

Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington

"Journalism has the ability to divide and dehumanize or to uplift and empower": Kensington Voice will launch in January with stories by both student and community media makers.
This textile artist is stoop sitting to connect Germantown to Kensington people

Nov. 7, 2018 10:11 am

This textile artist is stoop sitting to connect Germantown to Kensington

Kathryn Pannepacker collects socks, sandwiches and gloves for the patrons of her workshops at the Kensington Storefront. The goal: support those fighting addiction and homelessness, and eliminate apathy.
Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system? results

Jul. 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system?

In 2016, Bristol Township passed its own such ordinances. Here's what the impact and challenges have been, and why monitoring the places where people with addiction can recover matters.

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