WeShelter for the iPhone lets you make a meaningful contribution to ending homelessness in New York City whenever you encounter it. With just one tap!
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.
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.
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great app, great concept
I use WeShelter several times a day in New York City. I often see several homeless people during my morning commute. The app offers a simple way to acknowledge how widespread homelessness is and creates a community that's pushing for change. I think the app has the potential to raise money and engage and educate people.
Great Concept and Execution
This is the answer to that moment when you see someone who is homeless and you want to help them and don’t know how. Now you can do something that's super easy, doesn’t cost you a cent, takes just a few seconds, but still makes a meaningful contribution. Awesome!
Great way to help the community
This is an amazing app. The only one out there trying to help the community. Thank you we shelter for being there for people without a voice.
- Weshelter Solutions Inc
- 20.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2014-2017 WeShelter Solutions Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.