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Articles by Catherine Komp

As Winter Sets In, Richmond’s Emergency Shelter Capacity Stretched Thin

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.

Central Virginia Fire Departments Expand Mental Health Resources For First Responders

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.

155 Years After Escaping Slavery, The Story of Martha Ann Fields Comes To The Stage

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.