Streetlives

US nonprofit

Streetlives covid-response platform, GoGetta, is live, for up to date 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 donated provides a stipend to people who are homeless, or who have lived experience of homelessness, for one hour spent co-designing techn... Read more

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Each $25 provides a stipend to people who are homeless, or who have lived experience of homelessness, covering up to one hour co-designing technolo... Read more

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Each $100 provides stipends to people who are homeless, or who have lived experience of homelessness, covering up to 4hrs of community co-design an... Read more

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Incognito

$5,000 USD since Apr 2020

2
Adam Bard

$1,050 USD since Apr 2018

3
Andy Goodman

$750 USD since Mar 2019

4
Bill Lukashok

$500 USD since Jul 2020

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Tom Tytunovich

$280 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

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Adam Nguyen

$100 USD since Sep 2020

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Marisa Spinello

$50 USD since Feb 2019

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Madeline Beard

$25 USD since Feb 2019

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Anna Bennett

$25 USD since Feb 2019

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Jacob Beard

$20 USD since Feb 2019

Organizations

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Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter

$5,000 USD since Mar 2020

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Verizon

$5,000 USD since Nov 2020

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Benevity

$1,036.8 USD since Dec 2020

Streetlives is all of us

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Thank you for supporting Streetlives.

Adam Bard

Admin

$1,050 USD

Tom Tytunovich

Admin

$280 USD

Di Lu

Admin

$113 USD

Jacob Beard

Admin

$20 USD

Ernest Westry

Core Contributor

Timantti Valo

Core Contributor

incognito

$5,000 USD

Verizon

$5,000 USD

Benevity

$1,037 USD

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$1,000 USD

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Today’s balance

$3,089.22 USD

Total raised

$18,673.75 USD

Total disbursed

$15,584.53 USD

Estimated annual budget

$836.27 USD

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News from Streetlives

Updates on our activities and progress.

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 ...
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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...
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Published on May 6, 2020 by Adam Bard

Streetlives Q2 & Q3 Updates

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Published on November 27, 2019 by Adam Bard

About


Right now there is no way for the more than 133,000 people who experience homelessness each year in New York City to quickly and confidently find the right services to meet their needs.

  • The patchwork of health, welfare and housing services is almost impossible to navigate
  • There is no trusted way for people to obtain information on services that help their peers
  • And no-one's listening to, let alone acting on the feedback they give about their experiences in the system
Streetlives is a digital platform built with people of lived experience of homelessness and with service provider staff and executives. It enables anyone in need to identify and share validated information on services such as housing, food, substance abuse, educational assistance, mental health counseling, legal assistance, recreation, and employment.

This ‘Yelp for social services’ empowers the homeless population to drive system change toward an equitable data-led collaboration with providers to improve service delivery. Mindful of the use of smartphones by over 70% of the NYC homeless population, Streetlives' mobile-first digital service will:

  • Provide utility and create agency: People can find, rate and recommend services on a single trusted platform, and represent concerns to provider partners backed by evidence
  • Create opportunity and drive equity: Outreach, on-site data validation, and leadership will be provided by those with lived experience of homelessness, working in tandem with nonprofits and the City to improve system data and service delivery
  • Transform service delivery: For the first time, a holistic view of service demand, usage and satisfaction can be used to redesign programs which meet the needs of the community and future-proof the social service sector
Streetlives models its service on Infoxchange's Ask Izzy, which has had over 3,000,000 searches for social services since launching in 2016, 35% of which are by people under the age of 26. Ask Izzy is driving service reform through its open data platform by combining community and government datasets to produce targeted service delivery.

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

The initial pro bono phase of Streetlives has included extensive user research (100+ participatory interviews), proof-of-concept, co-design sessions, and a live mobile prototype. Partnerships with Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, Ali Forney Center, and St. John's Bread & Life, and other key NYC service providers, has secured an active, inclusive, 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 AWS, the Streetlives team is primed to pilot the new mobile platform and processes. We can help people find what they need and share what they know. The [email protected] looks forward to hearing from you!

Our team

Di Lu

Admin

Ernest Westry

Core Contributor

Timantti Valo

Core Contributor