When we think of basic human needs, we immediately think of food and shelter. However, the definition of a basic human need is evolving. We don’t just want people to survive – we want them to thrive. How can we offer people the supports they need to overcome barriers in their life and become fully productive members of our community?

In episode 5 of the Disinvested podcast, you’ll hear the story of Ralph Gagliardo, who overcame addiction and homelessness with help from several Hartford nonprofits. We also speak with nonprofit leaders who are changing people’s lives every day.

Listen to Disinvested episode 5: “What is a Basic Human Need?”

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Here’s a FULL TRANSCRIPT of Episode 5