Challenges for Human Services

A column focused on rural human services issues.

Having a Rural Impact on Poverty and Child Abuse: Hope and Care for the Future

Rural Impact, a new public-private collaboration led by the White House Rural Council, will use a multi-generational approach for investing in rural low-income families and communities, with the goal of improving the lives of rural children, including those at risk of child abuse and neglect.

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August 19, 2015

Keeping PACE with the Rural Elderly

PACE, the Program of All-inclusive Care that helps elderly people remain independent, is especially needed in rural areas.

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August 20, 2014

Finding Homes for Rural Foster Children

Rural America needs foster and adoptive homes in each community, with families trained, licensed and ready to care for the town’s own children if the need ever arises.

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November 18, 2013

Human Services Deserts

Counties without at least one full-time human services employee are “human services deserts,” without a professional who can listen to and coordinate care for people in need.

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May 15, 2013