Where is Care has gone live — after more than a year of forging community connections, several iterations of software development and a recent launch event.
This online platform for health and social services is the brainchild of Kevin Dwyer, who wanted to provide a single online location for uninsured and low-income people to find information about what kinds of local resources are available.
“You can look for accessibility in home improvement providers, assisted living, as well as emergency shelters, rent payment assistance, day shelter services,” he said.
It’s centered on Dane County for now, but could spread across the state and even further if Dwyer’s vision comes to life.
About 75 organizations are now participating, including Madison groups as well as others statewide. These include Public Health Madison and Dane County, ARC Community Services, the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program, the UW-Madison School of Social Work and many more.
“Right now, our key performance indicator is getting organizations to sign up,” he said. “We’ve been very fortunate to have a great network of community partners established before we went live, and now word is starting to spread.” Read the full story here.