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The Fate of Children in the Opioid Crisis

With the opioid crisis having profound effects on so much of our community, some of the most vulnerable victims are the children who have lost their parents — emotionally or physically — to drug addiction or overdose. The system we have to address the problem — foster care, legal guardianships, and adoption — is overwhelmed. Writer Ann Georgescu looks at the issue. Click here to read the full story.

Guest Column: Food or Another Need? A Choice Way Too Common

Too many people in our community have to choose between paying for food and some other need — utilities, transportation, medical care, or even housing. Food donations are critical, but the effort is more like treating a symptom than finding a cure, says writer Erin Hollinden, who spoke to local food-insecurity experts for this story. Click here to read the full story.

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How You Can Share Your Time and Talent with ONE Community to Serve These 6 Organizations

The City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network has created a new initiative, called ONE Community, to change how people serve nonprofits in Bloomington. A collaboration between the city and six organizations on the northwest side of Bloomington, the initiative focuses on a shared vision of creating healthy, asset-rich, success-ready individuals, families, and youth. Click here to watch videos of each of the six organizations.

Changing the ‘Us and Them’ Feeling in Bloomington Is ‘Imperative’

Through the ONE Community Initiative, the Bloomington Volunteer Network and six local nonprofits are trying to change the “us and them” feeling in the community. Susan M. Brackney spoke with the Volunteer Network’s Lucy Schaich about this shift in volunteering. Focusing on this initiative and these organizations, Schaich says, “is imperative for our community.” Click here to read the full story.