New York City’s free WiFi kiosks speed up access to social services

As CityLab reports, the kiosks are adding an app from Austin-based Aunt Bertha — the so-called “Yelp for Social Services.” Aunt Bertha maintains a database of resources like emergency housing, soup kitchens, food pantries, transportation assistance, or childcare and healthcare providers. It covers everything from government programs and large nonprofits to neighborhood services, then makes all their information searchable by zip code in one place, rather than spread out over each group’s website. According to Citylab, the LinkNYC app will also highlight nearby services based on the kiosk’s location. – Andrew Dalton, Engadget

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