Heather Adams

Heather Adams is a freelance reporter based in Los Angeles. She often reports on religion, foster care and disability rights. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more on these topics, plus photos of her two dogs.

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Why Welcoming Pets Makes Transitional Housing More Accessible

Imagine needing desperately to escape, but being held back because someone you love couldn’t come with you. That […]

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Telehealth is Growing, and Yes, It’s Legit

Shannon Sterling, 25, walked into a mental health clinic near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was told it would […]

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Pit Bull Group Outings Are Changing the Breed’s Reputation

When Rudy walks into a room, people sometimes get nervous—he’s an almost 80-pound pit bull. But Rudy and […]

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Banning Straws Protects the Ocean but Limits Accessibility

Heather Kerstetter, 29, doesn’t drive, she doesn’t use plastic bags at grocery stores and she uses reusable water […]