In Richmond, there isn’t enough shelter capacity to serve residents who don’t have any place to sleep. Efforts failed earlier this year to open a shelter with wrap around services in the Manchester neighborhood. But a measure before City Council may help create a roadmap to address these challenges.
Articles by Catherine Komp
In the last month, Central Virginia first responders have been facing a very personal kind of trauma - the death of two firefighters. In both cases, local departments activated their peer support systems and connected their teams to mental health resources. WCVE's Catherine Komp has more in the second of our two part series.
Firefighters and other first responders face high rates of post-traumatic stress, depression and suicide. For decades, shame and stigma have kept these issues in the dark.
A Henrico family is aiming to set a world record in inventing where all members of the household have patents. From high tech car devices to oral hygiene, even the youngest are identifying problems and developing solutions.
“What does it mean to perceive ourselves and others as native or non-native? As welcome guests or invasive species?” Those questions are explored in one of two new exhibitions that open this week at VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art.
A symposium at VCU’s Wilder School tomorrow night (10/3) will examine the public’s role in shaping policies around housing and education.
155 years ago, a woman enslaved in Hanover County gathered six of her children - including an infant - and took a dangerous journey toward freedom. The story of Martha Ann Fields was long hidden, but comes to life in a performance at the Hanover Tavern. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Residents can often feel powerless when wealthy developers propose big projects in their neighborhood. But over the last two decades, citizen-led groups in a number of cities are turning to Community Benefits Agreements to influence publicly-funded developments.