WIN: What I Need

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About this app

WIN What I Need connects anyone who is struggling or homeless to free resources in 12 categories.

Currently available in Los Angeles County, CA. WIN is free, easy to use, and designed to empower homeless, abused and resource-insecure youth, families and adults to find supportive services that will help them meet basic needs while building an independent life away from poverty, abuse and neglect.

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

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.

The WIN app is provided in both English and Spanish and users can update their language choice anytime from their profile page within the app.


✔ 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.
✔ 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: OurCommunityLA
Copyright: OurCommunityLA 2021
Updated on
Feb 20, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

53 reviews
A Google user
April 18, 2020
This would be an excellent app I can tell by the amount of thought that went into it. I downloaded it first realizing too late that it only serves Trenton NJ area. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars is because of this. I wish they would've stated that up front on the APP store info page. Very disappointing, I was SO much looking forward to utilizing it. As the user friendly, simple interface appeared awesome. Sorry had to uninstall as it was useless to me due to living in southeast.
25 people found this review helpful
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Devious Vixen
May 5, 2022
This app has played a huge role in finding resources while living out of my car in Los Angeles County since the beginning of the pandemic. My only suggestion would be for there to be a option to narrow down resources based on the day of the week, as not all services are offered daily by every venue. Also please fix the morebutton Yesterday the Maś button was named More and I was able to find showers and bathrooms for the day. Please bring this back asap. Thank you for the most useful app I own.
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Julie C
March 22, 2022
This is a great app. To the people docking stars just because it doesn't cover more locations, please don't. This app can't grow if people aren't downloading because of low ratings. This app is great for what it is and an amazing resource for those in LA and Trenton.
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What's new

Share feedback crash fixed.