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How Can We Help Caregivers? Pause and Listen.

January 9, 2019 by Maureen Kenney
Wilder Caregiver Services support family and friend caregivers of older adults as they continue to provide care, so older adults can live in the community as long as they choose or are able. When I… Read more »

From Homelessness to Housing, Families Achieve Stability through Self-Determination and Community Support

December 20, 2018 by Adora Land
Once a family faces eviction or experiences homelessness in the Twin Cities, how do they eventually find a home? With community support from counties, shelters and local organizations, families take… Read more »

Using a Framework for Community-Engaged Research

December 14, 2018 by Melanie Ferris
In this post, Melanie Ferris describes how using a framework can help your organization be intentional and transparent in how you work with community.

How Meetings and Gatherings Benefit From the Shared Human Experience

December 13, 2018
Who we are and how we see the world is heavily influenced by our lived experience, which ultimately gets expressed in a wide range of individual perspectives and worldviews. Nonetheless, there is… Read more »

What Can We Do Together That We Can’t Do Alone?

November 8, 2018
The diversity of our communities and our organizations means that almost any time we come together, we do so across difference. That's where this research and practice-based collaboration resource… Read more »

Preventing Homelessness in Our Community Starts with Trust

November 2, 2018 by Nona Ferguson
I have been working to help families experiencing homelessness stabilize for more than two decades and I’ve heard it all before. The stereotypes, the explanations, the rationale for why we develop… Read more »

Talking Terms: When Community Engagement and Research Intersect

October 31, 2018 by Amanda Hane
Researcher Amanda Hane explores how developing a clear understanding of these terms can help your organization be more intentional about why and how you engage communities.

Reimagining Knowledge, Power and Experience for Community-Driven Change

October 18, 2018 by Jouapag Lee
At some point, many of us have heard the phrase, “knowledge is power,” but how many of us have actually taken that phrase literally? For many years, my understanding of knowledge was based on a '… Read more »
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