Welcome to Open Referral

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Open Referral develops data standards and open source tools that make it easier to share, find and use information about health, human, and social services.


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NYC government publishing open data for municipally-contracted service providers

This post comes to us from Oonagh Jordan, a VISTA Fellow with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Opportunity ...

Building Both Technology and Community to Address Homelessness in San Francisco

[This post brought to you by Molly Cohen and Derek Fidler of ShelterTech.] After an injury and losing his apartment, ...

Streetlives NYC: designing with our users

[Our post today is from Adam Bard, founder of the Streetlives project. Welcome, Adam!] What is Streetlives? Streetlives is a ...

Stone Souping Social Service Information with Airtable

[UPDATE, June 29 2018: Sahana has recently taken this work a couple of steps forward. This week, they published this ...