Without relevant data, it’s difficult to determine if residential children’s homes deliver positive results. A new report reviews recent efforts to create a standard approach for measuring impact. “The fact that residential treatment is the ‘last stop’ for many youth makes it imperative that the treatment provided in these settings is effective,” the authors write.
With a growing number of low-income, uninsured people, many communities in North Carolina and South Carolina are forming local networks to coordinate care and improve access. In Spartanburg County, a new program helps lead the way for creating sustainable, community-based networks.
In the mountains of western North Carolina, Hinton Rural Life Center is helping families lower their debt and repair their credit, then move into affordable homes.
With a grant from The Duke Endowment, representatives from four colleges and universities in the Carolinas are working together to make their campuses more environmentally sustainable. A Q & A with task force chair Angela Halfacre offers insight on this unique collaboration.