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Access public benefits

Systems that assist individuals in identifying government or community provided benefits and services.

Background reading:

Human Services Data Specification

The Human Services Data Specification - a data exchange format developed by the Open Referral Initiative

The Impact Lab

We're launching the analytics platform for smarter social services.

Pie For Providers

A digital assistant for your child care business.

CalFresh

Apply for food stamps in 10 minutes

Panacea

Panacea allows you to check your food stamps and cash benefits balance all on your smartphone.

Propel, maker of FreshEBT

We build software for low-income Americans who are often overlooked by traditional tech innovation focusing on EBT Food Stamps.

Communally

Assisting low- and moderate-income individuals and families to move from the Crisis of poverty to being able to make real Choices in their lives through the practical application of innovative technology, public policy expertise, and community outreach.

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find the services they need, right now and nearby.

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iCarol

iCarol non-profit and charity help line software for crisis, referral and emotional support lines.

HealthLeads

Health Leads believes that a different kind of healthcare is possible...and we work to fulfill this vision.

Open Referral

We develop data standards and open platforms that make it easy to share and find information about community resources.

Healthify

Healthify is the leading software solution for addressing individuals' social determinants with care coordination between health care and community services.

Aunt Bertha

Find social services that serve your area, anywhere in the US.

mRelief

See if you qualify for support with food, cash & more. Answer a few questions and get help in under 5 minutes.

Greg BloomCurated by Greg Bloom

Greg Bloom (@greggish) is the founder of Open Referral, a civic technology initiative that is promoting a shift towards open sharing of resource directory data (i.e. information about who does what for whom, across all fields of health, human, and social services). Greg is a cooperative developer and community organizer, with more than a decade of experience in GOTV, class-action labor lawsuits, municipal budget battles, death penalty abolition campaigns, community wireless networks, and even a backyard chicken legalization movement. His writing has been published in In These Times, Civic Quarterly, Personal Democracy Forum, and Code for America’s Beyond Transparency.

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