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Lack of a Sense of Community & Support Systems

People have a right to a sense of community and a reliable social-emotional support system, which are a network of family and community members that individuals can rely on and turn to for practical and emotional support. A sense of community is created when individuals are connected through location, interests, family, etc. and creates a sense of purpose and belonging. A lack of community can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness that can take a toll on mental and physical health.

Local Examples of Strong Community Ties

Mr. George Richardson standing outside of the historic district, Beefield Community. This community has been established for 150 years, still home to some of the original families that settled there. Richardson advocated for his neighborhood to be recognized as a historic district in order to preserve its unique heritage and protect it from developmental pressures. 

(Charleston Historic Foundation) 

Click the links below to learn more about how this is a harm

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