The COVID-19 pandemic has produced too many tragedies to tally, but here is one that does not get talked about enough: It has worsened conditions that leave children and youth especially vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation, a human trafficking crime. Human trafficking happens when a trafficker uses force, fraud orContinue Reading

(Facebook Photo/Central Arizona Shelter Services) PHOENIX – Living in congregate settings with limited resources, the homeless population remains at high-risk for COVID-19. As vaccination distribution increases steadily in Maricopa County, a Valley-based nonprofit is dedicated to vaccinating those who are homeless. Operating in the fourth largest county in the country,Continue Reading

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to San Joaquin County residents that do not have access to them through healthcare providers such as Kaiser and Sutter Health will likely not start until early next month. That is the result of weekly vaccine allotments from the state being cutback as well as ordersContinue Reading

The chief executive of Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) has called for homeless people and those supporting them to be included in priority groups to receive the covid vaccine. Andy Winter has written to the three Brighton and Hove Members of Parliament – Peter Kyle, Caroline Lucas and Lloyd Russell-Moyle –Continue Reading

Young Kwak photo The Way Out Shelter Manager Gerriann Armstrong speaks with the Inlander in September. In some ways, it was surprising that Spokane’s homeless shelters weren’t hit with COVID-19 outbreaks sooner. “We were expecting that congregate settings and shelters would be one of theContinue Reading