Social isolation is on the rise. Here’s how service providers are still building community.

Maintaining community during the COVID-19 pandemic requires more than just a stable internet connection.

Why It Matters

Social isolation is one of the most severe consequences of public health restrictions intended to curb the spread of COVID-19. Building meaningful community among marginalized service users requires not only addressing persistent social inequities, but also figuring out how to keep them connected.

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