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Samaritan

Outreach and case teams use Samaritan to help clients overcome barriers to a permanent, supportive home, unlocking capacity to reach the next person in need sooner. The support platform—specifically designed for people without a home—is used to provide hope to vulnerable populations by connecting them to the financial and social support needed to move forward.
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Benefits

  • The beacon promotes monthly counseling sessions, a critical & proven mechanism to help people to overcome their challenges.
  • Connects community with homeless population, providing critical service and donation needs.
  • The beacon holder can use funds at partnered stores and nonprofits to buy what they need to survive or leave the street.
  • The beacon can be used with dignity at any partnered merchant for helpful goods and services.

Main Features

  • To keep their beacon active, holders meet with a counselor monthly to set and follow up their goals.
  • Users can learn of the homeless individual story, and give directly towards their ciritcl, unmet needs.
  • App uses bluetooth to send users a notification when you're close to a homeless beacon holder.

Primary Audience

  • Large employers that want to connect with their local community
  • Homeless individuals
  • Citizens & workers
  • Cities