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400 Community Stories for $400 Billion in Community Investment

Group standing and in wheelchairs mobilizing for home and community based services.

The care economy is not working for most of us.  Older adults and people with disabilities who need support at home are struggling to pay for care or going without. Home care workers and attendants are underpaid and undervalued, with many leaving the profession for higher paying jobs. Family and friends are providing care without

Make United Pay: Disability Activist’s Wheelchair Destroyed by United Airlines

Woman smiling in wheelchair. Yesterday, United Airlines destroyed Encracia's $30,000 wheelchair. On average airlines damage 29 passenger wheelchairs each day. She is now stuck at home. #MakeUnitedPay

When you take a flight, you expect that you and your belongings will get to your destination safe and sound. It’s your right to know that you and your things will be taken care of.  But too often, this same right isn’t afforded to people with disabilities. For Engracia Figueroa, a disability rights activist and president

Communities of Care Installation

Black women in wheelchair embraces woman standing behind her

Hand in Hand is excited to partner with the Care Can’t Wait coalition, Caring Across Generations and NDWA to present the art installation Communities of Care located in Washington DC’s Freedom Plaza, July 13-17th 2021. Created by artist Paola Mendoza, Communities of Care illuminates the essential caregiving that takes place in our homes and communities every

Announcing Hand in Hand’s Inaugural Home and Community-Based Stories Fellows

Welcome Home & Community-Based Stories Fellows

Hand in Hand is excited to announce the launch of Home and Community-Based Stories, a storytelling and organizing fellowship for those who both need and provide home care in California. This fellowship brings together people with disabilities, older adults, family caregivers, and homecare workers to deepen their organizing and storytelling skills— with the intention of

This Mothers Day

image of white woman wearing rain jacket and boots holding hand with young child in a jacket, skirt and boots, walking in the woods

Mother’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I wanted to be a parent for nearly as long as I can remember, and since my children were born nine and seven years ago, parenting them has provided some of the most challenging, meaningful and joyful experiences of my life.  But Mothers’ Day feels

Thank You 2020 donors and members!

From All of Us at Hand in Hand Thank You! Thank you to all of Hand in Hand's 2020 institutional supporters and dues paying members. You make Hand in Hand's Work Possible

Blue Shield of California Foundation BNY Melon California Alliance for Retired Americans California Domestic Workers Coalition California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Caring Across Generations City of Seattle Cornerstone Research Metta Fund Mujeres Unidas Y Activas National Domestic Workers Alliance NoVo Foundation Ralph E. Ogden Foundation James and Gretchen Sandler Philanthropic Fund Salesforce SEIU 775

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