Mission: To provide coordinated “one-stop” access to the social safety net and the resources people need to break the cycle of poverty.
About the Organization: Launched in 2007, Single Stop combines the efficiency of technology with the effectiveness of in-person support to connect low-income families and individuals with the social services and resources they need. The organization’s “one-stop” model provides access to a holistic set of anti-poverty services and supports designed to help people attain higher education, obtain a good job, and achieve financial stability.
Current Programs: With regional offices in Baton Rouge, New York City, and San Francisco, the organization works in nine states and more than a hundred sites — including food pantries, schools, criminal justice centers, health clinics, senior centers, libraries, veterans organizations, and community colleges. Since 2007, Single Stop has connected a million households with almost $3 billion worth of services.
The organization also is building an “anti-poverty app” designed to make finding low-cost health care, nutrition assistance, and financial aid as straightforward as online shopping — and that, when rolled out at the end of 2015, is expected to reach millions of households.
Website: Visitors to the site can learn about the organization’s model for empowering low-income families, read about its work, or search for Single Stop locations by address. They also can follow the latest developments at the organization on its blog, sign up to receive the organization’s newsletter, or make a donation.
Funding: Single Stop receives support from the federal government (i.e., Social Innovation Fund), foundations, and individuals.