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Brugs Army -- Creating Change for Women and Kids Using Social Media

Dar Dowling | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Dar Dowling

Amanda Brugel is not only amazing on the new TV series Seed, as the super funny, and gorgeous Michelle Jones, she's also raised up a fierce army of women out of the depths of cyberspace. All with one purpose in mind -- helping women and kids have better lives.

Yoga: How We Serve Diverse Populations

Rob Schware | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"I was teaching yoga at the Boulder County jail. One of the women, Tracy, was in my program for nine months. Upon her release, she looked me up. She told me she wanted to become a yoga teacher. Now she's in charge of the jail program, and is creating a transition program for inmates"

How She Raised Over $18,000

waterford.patch.com | Posted 08.04.2012 | Teen

Waterford's Natalie Anderson, 15, wasn't abused as a child. She has two loving parents, two siblings and probably never came close to needing an emerg...

Every 26 Seconds, A Student Drops Out Of High School

Tyree Dillingham | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Tyree Dillingham

In the United States, a child drops out of high-school every 26 seconds. Every year, we are producing cities the size of San Diego (1.3 million) full of students that don't even have a high

Boston Shelter Director Transforms Homeless Women's Lives

backbay.patch.com | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

The words 'I have enough' will always ring strongly in the ears of Sharon Reilly, executive director of the Women's Lunch Place. She was visiting S...

Sin, Redemption And The Path Of Healing

Becca Stevens | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Becca Stevens

Jesus through his action and words reminds us all that the issue of morality and culpability lies in our response to suffering and in our ability to love with compassion, not judgment.

Suffer the Little Children

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

In the late 1980s when the Afghan mujaheddin were still fighting the Soviet Union's Red Army, I went to Peshawar, Pakistan, as field director of what ...

What I Learned When I Visited a Women's Shelter

Ysolt Usigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ysolt Usigan

Hey, Ysolt. How are you? Hello, Ysolt! Hi!" said the cheery, little voices. And unlike most adults, they pronounced my name perfectly. I couldn't help but smile -- they're beautiful. You'd never know they were the children of battered women.

Saudis in Denial Over Scope of Violence Against Women And Children

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Our failure is that we think our moral authority makes us separate, if not above, the rest of the world in terms of crimes against our own family members.

Halle Berry Speaks Up for Battered Women On 'Making a Difference'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Halle Berry spoke candidly and compassionately on domestic violence and abuse during an interview for "NBC Nightly News'" "Making a Difference" series...

Every Penny Counts

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I knew these women were a very special audience. They were living in safe houses with their children, in hiding due to violence, abuse and trauma. I know exactly what that is like.