We’ve made it a habit to provide readers with a few ways to take action after reading our in-depth and investigative stories on issues of criminal justice, the environment, politics and health.

You usually see that information in a small box on the side of a story or at the end.

Today, PublicSource is launching a page on the website that will make those tips and resources more readily available.

There you can find suggestions on how to find the right nursing home or where to go for help if you’re a veteran or single parent in need.

We also provide tips on how to prepare your families for a disaster or guide a loved one coping with a drug addiction to treatment and support.

PublicSource writes stories about these issues to educate readers about critical issues facing the community. The tools found on this page serve to inform our followers of how they can take action after they’ve read our stories.

You can use some of the information to help yourself, and some of it will give you the knowledge you need to push for change on social issues that concern the well-being of others.

We will continue to add to this page as we discover more reliable resources in the region.

In the future, access the page directly by clicking the ‘Resources’ tab in the navigation bar at the top of the home page.

Reach Halle Stockton at 412-315-0263 or at hstockton@publicsource.org. Follow her on Twitter @HalleStockton.

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James Baldwin wrote, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” PublicSource exists to help the Pittsburgh region face its realities and create opportunities for change. When we shine a light on inequity in our region, like the “completely unacceptable” conditions in low-income housing in McKeesport, things change. When we ask questions about policymakers’ decisions, like how Allegheny County is handling COVID-19 safety for its employees, things change. When we push for transparency on issues that affect the public, like in the use of facial recognition software by Pittsburgh police, things change.

It takes a lot of time, skill and resources to produce journalism like this. Our stories are always made available for free so that they can benefit the most people, regardless of ability to pay. But as an independent, nonprofit newsroom, we count on donations from our readers to support this crucial work. Can you make a contribution of any amount (or better yet, set up a recurring monthly gift) to help ensure we can continue to report on what matters and tell stories for a better Pittsburgh?

Halle has served as managing editor for PublicSource since 2015, leading the newsroom and its editorial strategy. Prior to this role, Halle was a reporter for PublicSource for three years and for the Sarasota...