Streetlives

US nonprofit

Streetlives is building a covid-response platform for peer- and provider-verified information on social service changes in NYC. We are an inclusive tech organization enabling people who are homeless to easily find, rate, and recommend NYC social services

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Each $25 provides a stipend to people who are homeless, or who have lived experience of homelessn... Read more

$25 USD / month

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$100 USD / month

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

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Incognito

$5k USD since Apr 2020

2

Adam Bard

$600 USD since Apr 2018

3

Andy Goodman

$375 USD since Mar 2019

4

Tom Tytunovich

$160 USD since Jan 2019

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Jacob Beard

$113 USD since Jan 2019

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Di Lu

$113 USD since Feb 2019

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Incognito

$100 USD since Aug 2019

8

Marisa Spinello

$50 USD since Feb 2019

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Madeline Beard

$25 USD since Feb 2019

10

Anna Bennett

$25 USD since Feb 2019

11

Jacob Beard

$20 USD since Feb 2019

Organizations

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Neighborhood Coal...

$5k USD since Mar 2020

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human services In...

$1k USD since May 2020

What's new with Streetlives

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GoGetta now live, for up to date NYC social service info!

Streetlives' COVID-19 response platform, GoGetta, is now live.GoGetta is a community-built mobile website that provides real-time, peer and provider validated social service information ...
Published on May 18, 2020 by Adam Bard

Covid-19 response

We have been busy re-designing and re-engineering our user-facing platform and data gathering tools to respond to the pandemic and provide trustworthy info on social service changes to the service user. To help us in that effort we are v...
Published on May 6, 2020 by Adam Bard

Streetlives Q2 & Q3 Updates

Click in to access overviews of Streetlives' 2019 Q2 and
Published on November 27, 2019 by Adam Bard

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See how money openly circulates through Streetlives. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

-$100.00USD
Kayon Jackson | 05/28/2020 | View Details 
-$75.00USD
Kayon Jackson | 05/27/2020 | View Details 
-$50.00USD

Today’s balance

$7,637.36 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $11,754.40 USD

Streetlives is all of us

Our contributors 20

Everyone who has supported Streetlives. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Adam Bard
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$600 USD

Founder and Community Engagement Manager

Tom Tytunovich
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$160 USD

Developer

Di Lu
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$113 USD

UI/UX Designer

Jacob Beard
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$20 USD

Developer

Marco Righetto
Collective Admin

Co-founder and Product Director

Ernest Westry
Core Contributor

Community partnerships, Research associate, and Street Team member

Timantti Valo
Core Contributor

Community partnerships, Research Associate, and Street Team Member

Neighborhood ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$5,000 USD

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$5,000 USD

human service...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Congratulations on winning the 2020 husITa BEST APP award!

Andy Goodman
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$375 USD

Individual Streetlives backer

Jacob Beard
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$113 USD

One-off Streetlives donation

About

Technology built with, not for, homeless and vulnerable communities.

Streetlives is a community-built platform that will enable people to easily find, rate and recommend social services in New York City.

"The knowledge I picked up in an hour … probably took me about three years on the street to pick up.” - Danny

Mindful of the widespread use of online resources by all ages, and especially recognizing that today’s youth are the first at-risk generation to grow up in an entirely digital world that revolves around the smartphone, this ‘Yelp for social services’ is being developed to:

• Provide utility: People can find the help they need on a single trusted platform including housing, substance abuse programs, food, educational assistance, mental health counseling, legal assistance, and recreational and employment programs. • Create agency: Ratings and recommendations create an all-inclusive feedback loop that highlights pathways through the system. • Create opportunity: Outreach, data validation and leadership will be provided by those with lived experience of homelessness. • Transform service delivery: A data portal will, for the first time, provide a holistic view of service demand, usage and satisfaction that can be used to redesign programs to meet the needs of the community and future-proof the social service sector.

Launching initially in New York City, Streetlives is tackling issues common to urban communities across the globe including: a service system that is impossible to navigate, service delivery with no efficient mechanisms to capture feedback, and a growing homeless population (of which, up to 85 percent own smartphones).

It is building on Ask Izzy, a similar Australian product that launched in 2016 and has had over 1,000,000 searches for social services in the first 30 months, 35% of which were by people under the age of 26. A member of the Ask Izzy team joined Streetlives as Project Manager for six months.

The initial pro bono phase of the Streetlives project has included extensive user research (80+ interviews), proof-of-concept, co-design sessions and a mobile prototype. Partnerships with Educational Alliance, Ali Forney Center and St. John’s Bread & Life have been secured to ensure an effective design and feedback loop.

Because of this extensive pre-work, which has garnered the support of leading civic technology hub, Civic Hall, and global technology providers, Carto and AWS, the team is primed to begin development of the mobile platform and data portal once funding is secured.