Art therapy adapting to COVID-19 and helping those in need

By Alexandra Elena Todd Medill Reports Many art therapists are adapting to the pandemic, approaching depression through art, and helping clients transition to cope with the new normal. Art therapy is an approach in psychotherapy that uses art to help people express their thoughts and feelings, a mission that has become only more important across […]

Revised COVID-19 eviction ban draws ire of Chicago housing activists

By Courtney Kueppers Medill Reports  When the coronavirus pandemic first began, Ivy Abid felt like she had to find a way to help people. So the 35-year-old high school teacher started answering calls on a hotline set up by Chicago housing activists for tenants in need. In the spring, Abid and other Chicago Tenants Movement volunteers […]