A website+iOS/Android app software solution that aggregates information on vetted, safe regional social service providers so those who need services can quickly and easily find the right resources to meet their needs. This offers a safe and credible alternative to seekers searching the web and being served paid ads for predatory organizations.
Help In One Place coordinates local service providers to facilitate
connections based on user-provided profile information. Listings have multiple category tags to make them easy to find. From a list of options, seekers can view a description of services, hours, mapped location, and website.
When those in need in a community are supported, positive effects extend to the entire community in ways such as lower crime rates, more support for law enforcement, and efficient allocation of tax dollars. Since the program launch in Naples, there have been over 20,000 searches (in just the first four months). First responders are universally being trained to use it, and school counselors are reporting success sharing the program with students in need.
Help In One Place is offered by Shaman Software, LLC, an Apple Certified Consultancy.
The original solution was developed with the support of the Naples Children’s & Education Foundation (NCEF).
Shaman Software, founded by Pete Mayhak and Miki Clark, is a company on a mission to do good in the world, with wide-ranging projects that touch lives through better medical care, easier school lunch programs, access to social services and more.
NCEF is a non-profit that provides funding to regional social services agencies that support community wellbeing for Children’s and Educational causes.
How Help In Once Place Came to Life
"NCEF’s contacts within the non-profit community expressed a common interest in the ability to improve provider coordination and seeker access to services. They connected with us, and we developed this program together.
The collaboration of community leaders, a strong philanthropic organization, and our team of developers and solution experts created a perfect synergy for building a program that reacts to community needs, understands which populations need help (and in what ways), and works efficiently to solve community issues through technology.
Further, the data this program collects helps the community understand where needs are highest, and allows for future planning that addresses needs proactively and creates a healthier, safer community.
Now that the program’s successfully launched in Naples and has proven itself, Shaman Software is offering it to other communities around the country."
- Pete Mayhak Shaman Software, LLC CEO/Co-Founder