Open the WeShelter app, tap the button, and a sponsoring company will make a contribution to a local homeless services organization on your behalf.
It even works in the subway!
Currently, WeShelter is working solely with NYC-based homeless services organizations.
In our home city of New York, the homeless population has skyrocketed in recent years and the story is the same in other major cities. Many feel the urge to help but don't know how best to do it. Giving someone spare change won't help the person get off the street, and calling 311 (as NYC recommends) isn’t always practical.
WeShelter offers a new way for people to make a meaningful difference, even if they have little time...
HOW IT WORKS
Notice Someone who Appears to be Homeless -
You can use WeShelter any time you want, but many of our users open the app when they see someone in need.
Launch WeShelter -
Tap the big green button and unlock a donation from one of our sponsors. The donation will go to homeless services organizations in the city. You can tap the button whenever and as many times as you’d like.
Turn Compassion into Action -
We all want to help, but we don’t always know how or have the means. WeShelter partners with civic-minded companies who make donations to homeless service organizations on your behalf. The app will also make location data available to homeless outreach teams to help get direct assistance to the homeless.
See Your Impact -
We'll keep you updated on the good work being done by organizations you've helped out.
Discover the Organizations Working to End Homelessness in NYC -
The WeShelter app highlights homeless services partners who are on the front lines of the fight to end homelessness, and who receive support via the app.
Do More -
WeShelter can help you take the next steps: make a faster homeless outreach request, which will provide direct assistance to the person you saw; or volunteer at one of our partner organizations.