STRAPPD connects at-risk youth to services like Youth Drop-in Centers, Homeless & Run Away Youth Shelters, LGBT Advocacy and Support Groups, After School Programs, Crisis or Hot lines, Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, Meals, Transitional Housing, Domestic Violence Shelters, Pet Shelters, Rent/Utility Assistance, Affordable Housing Options, Free or Low-cost Medical & Dental Clinics, Mental Health Centers, HIV/STI Testing Centers, Syringe Exchange Programs, Clothing Resources, Free Legal clinics, Hygiene Services, Showers, Restrooms, Homeless and Low-income Family Resources, Education & Employment Assistance Services, Job Training Programs, Life Skills Training, Mentorship & many more Homeless resources for People in Need.
App Users can switch from List View to Map View and can filter services that are just open from the side menu. Users can click on any service to get details like contact info, transit directions and schedule for that service. Flag button on Home Screen will help you connect to the App Admin or Service Provider for that resource. Users can click on Kudos button to show appreciation for the services they like. If you want to mark any service for future reference, click on the star icon in service detail page to add them to My Favorites.
If you are doing community service and interested in listing your service, you can add/manage a service by signing up in the app. You can also update the number of beds available for shelters that you manage. All details entered by service providers will take some time to get approved before getting published in the app. If you have any questions or see information that is not up to date, please report changes using Give Feedback in side menu.
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Ratings and Reviews
A good resource, fulfills a need no one else was filling
I never knew apps like this existed until I actually lost my job last year, was evicted from my home, and ended up being homeless myself. While there are phone resources available, like 2-1-1 in many communities, navigating the resources for emergency help is like pulling teeth, and can be time consuming. The app has great resources that are important for people like LGBT youth that was lacking before, and it seems like this app has a broader services offered than just one city or locale (most apps in the past I have seen focused solely on places like Seattle, San Francisco, or New York, or a local rural area, like Missouri- there had been no such option for Florida). I am still considered homeless, and staying in a hotel and spending all my paycheck to just exist, so apps like this are still good resources. I would suggest fleshing it out a bit more - including places like Catholic Charities, what programs they can offer. I dont think the funding is left for their Rapid Rehousing programs, because when I inquired they only had a month of funds left. But it would helpful to know this in the app if there are those options for people to access. Some people, like myself, could benefit from programs like housing vouchers if they are offered - all these are things that could be accessed through the app if implemented to ease the process into stabilization, and getting back on our feet. Links to job services are a good start, so I see great potential here. Partnering with crowd funding charities like Modest Needs might also be a future option, so people can be verified and get legitimate crowd funding if they need emergency cash raised to stay IN a home for instance, before getting evicted. To prevent homelessness. Linking to free legal aid services, and other services that can assist those that are down on their luck could also help. But great start and great potential here.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.