What You Should Know:
– Aunt Bertha, an Austin-TX-based search and referral platform for social services in the US, announced it has rebranded as findhelp – a name shift that helps customers, organizations, and those seeking care to instantly understand the company’s mission: to connect all people seeking help and the programs that serve them with dignity and ease.
– The location-based network of free and reduced-cost resources for food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work, legal assistance and more, is the largest, most active social care network in the country, with more than 552,000 human-verified program locations listed, and at least 1,350 listings serving every county in America.
– Findhelp’s approach to uncomplicate social care and destigmatize asking for help is at the root of its network and search, which has become even more important during the COVID-19 crisis. Over the past three years, connections—that is, people getting connected to the programs that help them—have grown from 10,000 per week to 200,000 per week nationwide. Their team of data scientists and engineers have reviewed and added hundreds of thousands of organizations and nonprofits across the country for 11 years, and weaved them into the network for public access.