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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 »

6 Things to Know About the Minnesota Homeless Study

October 11, 2018 by Michelle Decker Gerrard
On October 25, Wilder Research will partner with shelters, outreach sites, and volunteers statewide to interview thousands of people experiencing homelessness.

3 Ways Culturally Specific Mental Health Services Break Barriers to Community Treatment

September 7, 2018 by Barbara Williamson
Working as a social worker for over thirty-five years with people from all backgrounds, I have witnessed firsthand the struggles individuals face dealing with mental health issues – particularly… Read more »

How Rochester Public Library Made Our Logic Model Work for Us

September 2, 2018 by Audrey Betcher
Guest post from Rochester Public Library director Audrey Betcher on how their logic model helped them tell their story.

Reducing Pregnancy and Birth Risks for African Americans with Integrated Community Care

August 2, 2018 by Sameerah Bilal-Roby
Pregnancies and birth outcomes among African Americans nationally and within Minnesota are disparate when compared to expecting White mothers and babies.  Both the infant mortality rate and the… Read more »

Finding Balance through an Integrated Model of Service

July 16, 2018
We live in complex and challenging times. Ads on TV, the internet and radio remind us of it constantly. They showcase ways for us to slow down, to step away from the daily hustle, to take a moment to… Read more »
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