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Shelter Connect

People experiencing homelessness rely on the internet to apply for housing and benefits, schedule appointments with doctors and case managers, search for jobs, and stay in touch with family and friends. It is a lifeline for getting back on your feet. ShelterConnect works with internet service providers to offer free wifi in shelters and transitional housing facilities.

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Shelter Connect

People experiencing homelessness rely on the internet to apply for housing and benefits, schedule appointments with doctors and case managers, search for jobs, and stay in touch with family and friends. It is a lifeline for getting back on your feet. ShelterConnect works with internet service providers to offer free wifi in shelters and transitional housing facilities.

Benefits

Improve your Case Management System by offering Self Service Case Management

Offer your clients access to a curated list of local resources

As a shelter or transitional housing, offer free WiFi to your clients

Main Features

Works with internet service providers to offer free wifi

Casey — Self Service Case Management

A Robust housing and human services directory in San Francisco (Ask Darcel)

Primary Audience

Transitional Housing Facilities

Internet Service Providers

Shelters Facilities

Benefits

Improve your Case Management System by offering Self Service Case Management

Offer your clients access to a curated list of local resources

As a shelter or transitional housing, offer free WiFi to your clients

Main Features

Works with internet service providers to offer free wifi

Casey — Self Service Case Management

A Robust housing and human services directory in San Francisco (Ask Darcel)

Primary Audience

Transitional Housing Facilities

Internet Service Providers

Shelters Facilities

Learn More

Melia Russell

Smartphones are a lifeline for the young homeless.

San Francisco Chronicle

Data plans are the real luxury. Many homeless people go seeking internet access at public libraries and fast-food chains. Little more than half of the adult shelters in San Francisco have wireless internet. That’s starting to change because San Francisco city officials and community leaders have seen how phones help the neediest people stay safer on the streets and reconnect with society.

Sam Harnett

Homeless Man Helps Shelters Provide WiFi

KQED Inc

It’s hard to do anything these days without the Internet, and it’s no different for the homeless. Imagine having to go all the way down to a city library and wait in line just to check your email.An Internet connection makes it easier to sign up for government services and support. Many job postings and housing opportunities are listed online.