WIN: A Mobile App for LA’s Homeless and Struggling Youth, Families and Adults – In the APP Stores TODAY!
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WIN is.......FREE to all users!
A Mobile App for ALL in Need
WIN is a free mobile and web app designed to connect homeless or resource insecure youth ages 12-25, as well as families, adults and seniors, to essential services- all accessible without a referral. Developed by Our Community LA with guidance from our region’s unaccompanied youth, WIN users can search a database of over 2000 essential service providers and connect to 12 categories of resources.
the First and Only Mobile App Designed for and with Los Angeles’ Homeless
Over 94% of homeless individuals use a smart device, even more homeless students, and adults heads of families have cell phones and access to computers. The problem too many face is that too many do not know how to find reliable and up-to-date information about shelter, food, jobs and other services they need.
Our Community LA (formerly known as Our Children LA) seeks to empower any one who is homeless or at-risk of homelessness by offering them free access to an easy to use mobile app that connects them to nearby services. WIN's design reflects a collaboration between the OCLA leadership, dedicated volunteers and participating homeless youth at various drop-in centers around Los Angeles County. (Why Youth? because they are quite tech savvy!) Originally launched in Fall 2015, in October 2018, OCLA released an updated and fully redesigned WIN with many new features. Most importantly WIN was expanded to serve not only youth but also all families and adults! In the Fall of 2020, OCLA expanded to include Senior Only Services.
GooglePlay and iTunes stores links to WIN above--- OR use WIN web on any computer... find it here on this website!
WIN is ...........growing every month!
WIN offers over 2000 area service providers and programs in 12 search categories: Shelter, Crisis, Food, Drop-In Centers, Health, Legal, Hotlines, Education, Jobs, Transportation, Benefits and More.
Search filters include location of service provider, age, gender & special populations served.
Quick access to program information including emergency numbers and contact details.
WIN is capable of featuring real-time bed availability.
WIN also send real time Alerts to users notifying them of community events, Winter Shelter updates, and more.
WIN is scalable by design, anticipating a need to add other regions to its database.
A Community Coming Together
WIN is a great resource referral tool for concerned adults to provide helpful information to homeless and at-risk folks, especially youth and families. It allows service providers to quickly locate referral resources, update their contact information and program descriptions and send announcements to WIN to send to all users. WIN was designed to empower not just the homeless and nearly homeless, but the whole community, working together for a Los Angeles where all people are safe, healthy and respected.
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