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Homelessness During a Pandemic

By Hayley Farrell How Organizations in Pittsburgh Continue to Help the Homeless Through These Times  Michael Johnson, 48 of Swissvale was homeless for four years before he was able to find an apartment through the services offered at Wood Street Commons, a homeless shelter located on Third Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. “I am grateful for everyone at Wood Street. I... Read More

Education During the Coronavirus

By Hayley Farrell How College Students are Coping with a Full-Time Online Education  Veronica James was able to take all but one class remotely for the Fall semester, which may put her family at risk. Another student named Daniel Whitaker is struggling with being his own boss. While Samantha Ritter is protecting her family by being remote this semester her... Read More

Local Businesses Adapting to Pandemic

By Jamella Smith George Luck and Amber Boyd did not time the opening of their new smoothie and tea bar around the pandemic, but they’ve been able to make a go of it despite the COVID-19 virus. For Danielle Blair, a creator, the pandemic is a perfect time to make candles, soaps and bath salts that grew into a business.... Read More

Pandemic causes mental health to take a tumble

By Donald Bierhals Mental health professionals provide insight on how COVID-19 is causing anxiety and depression – and how to cope with it Amanda Ranalli and Shannon Stonebrook, both licensed mental health counselors in the Pittsburgh area with a combined 25 plus years of experience, have observed more anxiety and depression amongst their patients during the Covid-19 riddled year of... Read More