Hope from the Front Lines peeks beyond the headlines finding stories of struggle, passion, and strength from essential caregivers of color doing the heavy lift - protecting Chicago’s most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. The series is produced by Juneteenth Productions with funding support from the McCormick Foundation.
Hope from the Front Lines: Mid-Season Review
At the midpoint of our first season of Hope from the Front Lines we look back at some of the episodes we have produced so far. Throughout the season we’ve heard from frontline workers receiving no pay for time spent in quarantine, daycare providers left...
"Pago Perdido" reportado por Aiden Kent
La industria del cuidado de la salud en el hogar está creciendo rápidamente, con un valor de más de $30B USD. La industria ya lucha con prácticas laborales justas, pero COVID-19 golpeó y expuso esas debilidades. Marisol García ha estado trabajando con...
"Home Sweet Home" reported by Jonathan Aguilar
Long-term healthcare workers have been overlooked for a long time, and during the time of a pandemic, things are no different. These healthcare workers are often the ones who are looking after those most vulnerable in our society. In this episode, we...
"Hope in Practice" reported by Ariel Mejia
Lakesia Collins is a CNA determined to change the narrative. Working multiple caregiving jobs while raising kids, she had to file bankruptcy because her nursing home paid her poverty wages. Becoming a union organizer empowered her to run for state...
"Home Away From Home" reported by Briana Higgins
Loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety and other mental health crises have infiltrated nursing homes long before the March lockdown and peak of COVID-19 in Illinois, but the pandemic has only heightened those feelings among staff and residents....
"Cuidado Infantil: Modo de Crisis" reportado por Erica Carbajal
La demanda de cuidado infantil asequible ha sido históricamente alta, con COVID-19 exacerbando el sistema ya inestable. Para que los padres vuelvan al trabajo, necesitan un cuidado infantil seguro y asequible, pero algunos proveedores aún no están...
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Protecting Me means Protecting US, by Kortni Smyers Jones
This segment goes beyond important - it’s critical it’s vital! The workers need to be protected! Bottom line. Requesting, asking, and now pleading for a vital and necessary piece of equipment that could possibly saves lives and jobs?? Please continue to be the VOICE for the essential and front line workers, as their plea for help and assistance needs to be remedied. Congrats Hope from the front lines!! Great reporting Kortni Smyers Jones.! Katrina (CA)
Childcare Crisis Mode
Does an excellent job showing just how vital child care is to keeping this country afloat. Really nice reporting!