This week, 6 Family Violence agencies met with AdvanceNet Labs at our offices at United Way Metro Dallas to look at ways to leverage technology to make sure every person experiencing violence can escape their dangerous situation.
AdvanceNet Labs is working with Caravan Studios to bring “Bed Finder” to North Texas. The program leverages notification technologies to help shelters coordinate with each other to place victims in the right shelter, and take advantage of every appropriate open space in the community.
The agencies also worked with us on our SafeResponse program – where the agencies can post immediate, critical needs. Then, our cadre of “SafeResponders” receive notifications via Facebook, email or text message – and if they want, they can make donations towards meeting those immediate needs. To register to be a SafeResponder, email firstname.lastname@example.org or like this post and we will follow up with you shortly to confirm your interest in seeing and meeting crisis needs in our community!