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Working the Phones on the Front Lines of Poverty

Corinne Cannon | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Corinne Cannon

Today, we provide diapers, formula, baby food and hygiene items to families across the DC region through an amazing network of social service agencies.

Helping Women Off the Streets Get Back on Track

Shaaron Funderburk | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Shaaron Funderburk

How many of you know of a woman who woke up one day and decided that they wanted to be a drug addict, alcoholic or prostitute? My guess? None of you!

An Identity Found Through the Power of Community

Mary K. Hoodhood | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Mary K. Hoodhood

After my accident, it would have been easy for me to give up. I'm proud that I didn't give up, that I expected so much from myself, and from my community.

Homeless But Still Human

Rachel Jackson-Bramwell | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Rachel Jackson-Bramwell

Speaking to homeless women, I always ask the question, "How did you get here?" The answer is often summed up the same -- "Life."

I Lost My Legs, But I Learned What I Wanted to Do With My Life

Stephanie Decker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Decker

Through sheer determination, a will to live and desire to see my children grow up, get married and go to college I FOUGHT. I fought like had never fought before in my life.

Housing First: Helping Veterans and Their Families Out of Homeless Situations

Deborah Snyder | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Deborah Snyder

Here's an example of a success story: We learned of a family of four, two adults and two small children, living in their vehicle and decided to help them.

A Community of Worth

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

Three months after my then four-year-old son Max was diagnosed with brain cancer, and with the support of a number of extraordinary women, the MaxLove Project (MLP) began.

11 Life Lessons From Ridiculously Inspiring Women

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women

"When a woman feels empowered, she will never feel like a victim to anyone or anything." President of L'Oréal Paris Karen T. Fondu opened the 2014...

Finding a Mission Through Tragedy: Checking Hearts and Saving Lives

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.

Changing Lives Through Science

Brittany Wenger | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Brittany Wenger

When you find something you love, whether its science, writing or giving back, make sure you follow it for as far as it will take you and be persistent.

In Our Own Backyard: The Sad Truths of Sex Trafficking

Jenny Williamson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Jenny Williamson

Tragically, sex trafficking isn't limited to faraway places, but exists in our own backyards, schools, churches and communities. If you do not believe this is true then you haven't been looking or listening.

Women and the Payback for Giving Back

Delores Morton | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Delores Morton

I'm not sure why women volunteer more than men do, but I do know that most volunteers -- men and women -- say they get more from volunteering than they give. Here's a quick rundown of some of the benefits.

Surviving Ain't Easy

Lori Lee | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Lori Lee

Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.

What Lea Michele Thinks Women Need To Do For Each Other

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

Honoring the Heroes All Around Me

Estella Pyfrom | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Estella Pyfrom

As a lifelong educator, equipping a bus with computers and taking it to underserved areas was no more heroic than anything else I had done. All I did was identify a problem and pitch in and help.

A Different Kind of Merry: What Sheer Happiness Looks Like

Lori Lee | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Lori Lee

I can honestly say I did not plan any of what happened next. It just happened. Rather than break the news to my three young children that we would be heading back to the hospital for another battle, the only words I could form were, "Let's start Christmas right now."

I Believe That Domestic Abuse Is Preventable

Somy Ali | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Somy Ali

While law enforcement and the courts can indeed be helpful, sometimes they are not. It is my experience that the best way to help victims before their situations become lethal involves a community-based effort.

Straight from the Heart: Fostering Joy

Patty Boles | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Patty Boles

Little did we realize that our desire for another child would come true 10 times. Or that we would care for over 100 sick and medically fragile babies.

Bringing Mental Illness Into the Open Saves Lives

Tricia Baker | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Tricia Baker

Every time I hear reporters ask "Why" I want to jump through the TV screen and shake them. It is frustrating to me that the media is still so woefully uninformed about mental health.

Homeless Youth: Are We Looking Hard Enough for the Keys to Open More Doors?

Susan Garcia Trieschmann | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Susan Garcia Trieschmann

Why are there street people when there are church steeples only a block away? This has stuck with me since the first time I heard it in a song writte...

The "Golden" Years

Kimberly Iverson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Kimberly Iverson

They are our current generation of American seniors. They've reached what should be the "Golden Years" of life, yet are often unable to experience the favored years they fought so hard to achieve.

It's OK to Tell: The Power of Voice

Lauren Book | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

Voice is a funny thing. It can be lost, found, raised and quelled. It costs nothing, but is worth everything. When I learned that 95 percent of sexual abuse can be prevented through education and awareness, I knew I couldn't run from my story.

How to Raise Your Children: With Love

Maria D'Angelo | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Maria D'Angelo

I have seen families ripped apart by incest and violence, children thrown away, left and abandoned at an early age. I have also witnessed what it can do to a child if their neglect is not taken into account, recognized, soothed and validated. These children will grow up to have no respect for human life as a young adult. It is a continuous cycle.

Choosing Compassion

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012 inside the walls of Sandy Hook Elementary, our school endured a tragedy beyond comprehension. 26 lives were taken far too soon, senselessly and brutally. In the midst of such unimaginable loss, loss that could have very well been the loss of my own life, I had to find meaning again.

Think Differently: Use Your Passions to Give Back

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Giving back and helping others is not only a gift but an opportunity for personal growth and, let's face it, a chance to feel good. As we head into the holiday season, why not personalize your approach and use your passions to inspire and help others?