"Take off the gloves" and have "radical empathy"

Sep 10, 2019

Credit Ricardo IV Tamayo/Unsplash

Group homes or residential care for people with disabilities provide the support they need to meet many of their needs.

But in these connected/disconnected times, where nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling lonely, and where people aged 18-22 are seen as "the loneliest generation," nearly 85% of people with disabilities report feeling lonely every day and find most of their friendships are with people paid to help them.

How to bridge the critical boundary between the social supports of community and the isolation and marginalization that some people with disabilities feel is the point of an event coming up Thursday night at the Duluth Folk School.