The rapid spread of coronavirus throughout the United States in March 2020 has caused an unprecedented economic crises and social fear. In this anxious, uncertain time Joe Waters at Capita hosted Solidarity in the Age of Social Distancing: Covid-19 and our Stretched Social Fabric
to "reorient ourselves toward what matters most" and consider how communities might unite in new ways to reach people in need
, especially those who are already experiencing isolation.
As Joe noted in Capita's recent podcast "Health As Membership"
, according to a recent YouGov poll, 22 percent of millennials say they have "no friends"
. What effect will social distancing have on a social fabric that is already stretched? Especially isolated single parents and families who are already struggling? And what can communities do? Foundations for Flourishing Futures
– the first forecast focused on the future of young children and families – provided an entry point for the conversation. One domain the forecast focuses on is stretched social fabric
, or the reality that many of our society's traditional means of connecting and supporting communities are changing.