Topics: Home and community-based services

Looking at the Rural Homelessness Experience: Definitions, Data, and Solutions


Though often considered an urban problem, homelessness also affects rural individuals and families, impacting their health and well-being. A Vermont nonprofit leader shares her organization’s work using the evidence-based solution Housing First and reminds us that for many, homelessness is just “one catastrophic event away.”

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April 7, 2021

Lakewood Engage Tackles Food Insecurity in Rural Minnesota

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To address the issue of food insecurity in the rural Minnesota communities it serves, Lakewood Health System created Lakewood Engage, a community-based program with multiple initiatives including a “Food Farmacy,” home delivery, and a farmers market.

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December 23, 2020

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

Widespread Need for Caregivers

Finding an adequate supply of trained caregivers to provide in-home care for seniors continues to be a challenge, especially in rural areas.

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November 19, 2012