HelpBeacon.org is a mobile web application that works in Chrome, Safari and most mobile browsers including Android, iPhone and iPad. It includes information for local foodbanks, shelter beds, VA health facilities, mental health facilities, VA transportation, legal, employment, and VA crisis contact resources. You must allow the app to use your current location since all information retrieved is relative to the users location. Employment can be searched by keyword or moc. All info including address is available with a simple tap on a list item and you can call directly by tapping the phone number. We believe its a great mobile app for helping caregivers reach out to a veteran. We hope to get the chance to improve on it.
The new native iPhone app is in the process of approval in the Apple app store. This application includes links to public transportation directions from any resource.
Datasources: Beds - https://hmis.njhmfaserv.org/hmis_test/hmis/dlsts.php Foodbanks - http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx VA Lawyers - http://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp VA Health - http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isFlash=0 VA Jobs - https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/home/api/veterans_job_search VA Transportation - CSV file Mental Health - info.samhsa.gov Socrata api SUD - info.samhsa.gov Socrata api
Thanks, Mike McDougall 865-386-6497 firstname.lastname@example.org