mRelief

Nonprofit: Transform access to social services

LOCATION Chicago, IL

COMPANY SIZE Less than 5

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING -

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Non Profit, SMS, Civic Technology, Government Innovation, YC Winter 2016

What do we do?

mRelief provides an easy-to-use platform online and through SMS that enables Americans to find out if they qualify for public assistance.

We are building the new UI for social services making food, housing, health, utilities assistance available under one platform and in a way that is mutually beneficial to families and the overall discipline of social services.

Why join us?

1) Impact: Transform the way low-income Americans access the most important social services
2) Innovation: Further develop our unprecedented use of SMS in social service delivery to reach Americans without easy Internet access
3) Growth: Join a fast-moving team that has experienced 50% weekly growth in screeners completed since January

Our press coverage

http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/17/launching-at-ycs-demo-day-mrelief-has-a-new-tool-to-make-public-assistance-more-accessible/

Our Founders

Rose Afriyie

Genevieve Nielsen

Our tech stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • postgres
  • Javascript
  • AngularJS
  • Redis
  • jQuery

Our investors

  • Knight Foundation