WIN: What I Need – Resources and Services

WIN What I Need connects users to 12 categories of free resources.

WIN is free, easy to use, and empowers homeless, abused and resource-insecure youth, families and adults to find services that will help them build an independent life.

Users can search for anything, from food pantries and homeless shelters, to free health services, educational resources and more. More than a directory- WIN users can receive alerts about job fairs and other community events, offer feedback and connect to live assistance hotlines through the “I Need Help Now” page.

In addition to serving homeless, abused and struggling youth, families and adults, WIN (What I Need) is a powerful referral tool that anyone can use to guide others who need help or supportive services.

WIN is currently available in Los Angeles County, CA and Trenton/Mercer County New Jersey.


✔ Find job help, homeless shelters, free food pantries, healthcare, crisis support, drop-in centers, legal assistance, education resources, government benefits, public transportation, and more.
✔ Call domestic violence shelters, sex trafficking hotlines, mental health services, crisis and suicide prevention hotlines.
✔ Search for programs that serve your age, gender or region of the county.
✔ Find specialized resources just for veterans, LGBTQ, foster youth, pregnant and/or parenting teens or adults.
✔ View human services near you – they are listed first if your location is on.
✔ Use the map to see where a program is located.
✔ Read detailed information about each program to find the best “fit”

✔ Read or submit comments about user experiences.
✔ Call or email agencies using WIN app live links.
✔ Get directions to chosen agencies.
✔ View real time availability of beds at shelters.
✔ Share the app easily with others.
✔ Read or listen Helpful Info explanations about program or service options.
✔ Search even for services without an internet connection (although some features such as mapping, directions and real-time email are disabled).

Developer: OurChildrenLA
Copyright: OurChildrenLA 2019
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What's New

Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements.
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Additional Information

May 26, 2020
Current Version
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Our Children LA
P.O. Box 676, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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