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Street Medicine

For the past 23 years, Dr. Jim Withers has been caring for the homeless, not in his office but in the streets of Pittsburgh, PA. At night, Withers and staff from Operation Safety Net go into abandoned buildings … Read More »


Diaper Duty

Corinne Cannon was ecstatic at the birth of her first child, but soon came to realize the physical demands and emotional stresses of being a new mother. While she had a good support system, she also thought … Read More »


To Our Supporters

Today, we initiated a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdrise. While this type of fundraising casts a wide net and we hope to access those who may be unfamiliar with CTD, we also need your support. As a public … Read More »



At age 7, Adarsh Alphons was expelled from school in India for doodling. At his new school, his drawing was encouraged. “Paint the walls . . . paint the whole school,” the principal told him. A few years later, a school … Read More »


Building Community, One Stitch at a Time

The Tenderloin District of downtown San Francisco is not filled with cafes and cable cars, but instead is known for drugs, crime, and homelessness.  However, Michael Swaine doesn’t see it that way. “I find the Tenderloin the … Read More »


Young Ballerina Inspires After Tragic Accident

Alissa Sizemore has always loved dancing, especially ballet and jazz. However, tragedy struck in May 2014 when the 7-year old’s right foot was severed in a traffic accident, leading to the loss of her right leg below … Read More »


Travis Southard: Back in the Saddle

In 2013, we featured Temple University student Travis Southard who along with 27 other bicycle riders travelled from South Carolina to California as part of Bike and Build’s effort to raise awareness about affordable housing. The 4256 mile trip … Read More »


Update: Kopila Valley Kids Unharmed in Nepal Quake

On April 13th, we posted a story about Maggie Doyne, the New Jersey woman behind the building of a home and school (Kopila Valley Children’s Home, School) for displaced children in Nepal. The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the nation’s Kathmandu … Read More »


NJ Woman’s 10-Year Effort for Children in Nepal

In 2005, Maggie Doyne graduated from a New Jersey high school as an academic and extra-curricular standout, but felt burned out and decided to travel before heading off to college. However, on a trip to Nepal Doyne encountered … Read More »


CTD Reaches 10,000 Likes!

Yesterday, CTD reached 10,000 page likes on Facebook!  To see our Facebook page, simply click the Facebook icon at the bottom right of the page. Thanks to everyone who helped us achieve this fantastic milestone, and for your interest … Read More »