(this is one of the projects of the #openimpact shortlist)
Link-SF is San Francisco’s first mobile-optimized website that connects homeless and low-income residents with critical and life-saving resources nearby. Focusing on basic services such as food, shelter, medical care, hygiene services, and technology access, Link-SF utilizes cutting-edge technology to stream the most up-to-date information to the people who need it most. Link-SF was designed with three user groups in mind: 1) A growing population of low-income San Franciscans who rely on mobile technology to meet their basic needs, 2) Service providers who can use the most real-time data to direct clients in need, and 3) Everyday people who can use this information as a way to help refer San Francisco’s homeless population to a social service agency nearby.
|What does it do?||Connects homeless and low-income residents with critical and life-saving resources nearby.|
|Outcome||Homeless and low-income will have easier access to food and life-saving resources.|
|Organizations||Tenderloin Technology Lab, Zendesk, Inc.|
|Media||mashable.com, cnet.com, wbur.org, fortune.com, vimeo.com|
|Data used||Homeless Advocacy Project Resource Manual|
|Replications||None so far|
|First steps||1. Collect the data or get a dataset|
|2. Fork code|
Interested in replicating this project? Join our DataLook #openimpact Slack channel or hit us up on Twitter.