Our group was inspired by the ever-growing need for our communities to step up and take care of each other. We want to give members of our community an immediate way to connect underrepresented and disenfranchised individuals in need to available resources. As police brutality becomes more widely realized, we want to focus on ensuring the safety of our community members by not having to call 911 for everything. It is a way to take a public health view to public safety and begin to heal our communities.
What it does
Healing Communities will allow individuals access to services outside of calling the police and in turn decrease the potential accounts of police brutality in our community. When a passerby sees a situation they may have previously considered calling 911 for, they can instead match the need of an individual to an available resource. In many cases this will serve community members who are underserved and disenfranchised.
This was app was built by Emanuel Navarro using Android studio while using java as the primary language used as the source code.
Challenges we ran into
As far as the illustrations, drawing a representation of a condition or emotional state a person might be in was extremely challenging.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This is an important service that can and should be put in place! We will continue to do work on this beyond Z Hacks.
What we learned
People should be more kind to one another. There are a lot of us struggling with a variety of problems and we should try to help each other when we can. We need this app in our community!
What's next for Healing Communities
We will continue to work on this project making sure it comes to fruition as we believe strongly that it will be vital moving forward with Healing Communities everywhere.