WIN What I Need connects users to 12 categories of free resources. WIN is free, easy to use, and empowers homeless, abused and resource-insecure youth, families and adults to find services that will help them build an independent life.

Users can search for anything, from food pantries and homeless shelters, to free health services, educational resources and more. More than a directory- WIN users can receive alerts about job fairs and other community events, offer feedback and connect to live assistance hotlines through the “I Need Help Now” page.

In addition to serving homeless, abused and struggling youth, families and adults, WIN What I Need is a powerful referral tool supporting those serving individuals in need of immediate help or supportive services.

WIN is currently available in Los Angeles County, CA and Trenton/Mercer County NJ.

• Find job help, homeless shelters, free food pantries, healthcare, crisis support, drop-in centers,

• Legal assistance, education resources, government benefits, public transportation, and more.

• Call domestic violence shelters, sex trafficking hotlines, mental health services, crisis and suicide prevention hotlines.

• Search for programs that serve your age, gender or region of the county.

• Find specialized resources just for veterans, LGBTQ, foster youth, pregnant and/or parenting teens or adults.

• View human services near you – they are listed first if your location is on.

• Use the map to see where a program is located.

• Read detailed information about each program to find the best “fit”

• Read or submit comments about user experiences.

• Call or email agencies using WIN app live links.

• Get directions to chosen agencies.

• View real time availability of beds at shelters.

• Share the app easily with others.

• Read or listen Helpful Info explanations about program or service options.

• Search for services without an internet connection (although some features such as mapping, directions and real-time email are disabled).

Developer: OurChildrenLA (OCLA)
Copyright: OurChildrenLA 2019

What’s New

Version 3.0.16

Bug fixes and Feature Enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

pearlz0 ,

What an amazing app !! Don’t hesitate to check it out

Anything I need and this app helps me find it! 📲 It’s so easy to use as well !
And yes the search button works I just used it to find a pantry near me. 🥰

jae_pie ,

Doesn’t do anything

Nothing pulls up in the search. A waste of energy and time.

App Privacy

The developer, Our Children LA, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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