Inclusion Policy for

This Inclusion Policy helps explain how we gather and process information about the resources on our maps.

What resources do we share?

Our goal is to help alleviate poverty in America by making it easier for low income people to connect with resources, benefits and programs in their local communities.

Our map-based resource directory includes information about various nonprofits, organizations, government agencies, faith-based organizations and others who provide community services, financial support or other benefits/programs that help low income people in America. We include free, low-cost and sliding scale resources. Our goal is to help as many people as possible, so we want to include as much as possible.

Specifically, we try to include all known resources that assist with:

  • Food Resources (food banks, meal sites, soup kitchens, gleaning programs and more)
  • Housing Resources (Section 8, low income housing, homeless shelters, transitional housing, low income housing units and more)
  • Utility Assistance Programs (LIHEAP, charity programs and others)
  • Transportation Programs
  • Free & Sliding Scale Medical Clinics
  • Educational Services
  • Toll-free Phone Services
  • Self-Help Support Groups
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and Parenting Support Programs
  • Special Needs Assistance
  • Hotlines & Helplines
  • and more

What do we NOT include?

Our goal is to help low income families. We do not include information that does not serve that goal. We do our best to fact-check and verify every listing in our map. Of course, programs and organizations change so fast that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the information in our directory.

To protect our readers and the integrity of our list, we do NOT accept submissions about programs that offer illegal services, are not independently verifiable, or do not provide services that are free, low-cost or otherwise designed to help low income families in a meaningful way.

How to Submit Your Organization

To submit your information, please email us with information about your organization. We will fact-check the provided information, and we may edit information provided to meet style and formatting guidelines.

Inclusion in our resource map is not an endorsement of any agency.