As Citylab reports, the kiosks are adding an app from Austin-based Aunt Bertha -- the so-called "Yelp for Social Services." Aunt Bertha maintains a database of resources like emergency housing, soup kitchens, food pantries, transportation assistance, or childcare and healthcare providers. It covers everything from government programs and large nonprofits to neighborhood services, then makes all their information searchable by zip code in one place, rather than spread out over each group's website. According to Citylab, the LinkNYC app will also highlight nearby services based on the kiosk's location.
In addition to Aunt Bertha's services, the kiosks are also adding a direct link to ACCESS NYC, the city's own site for helping New Yorkers enroll in city, state and federal social programs.
This post has been updated to include ACCESS NYC and to clarify Sidewalk Labs' relationship to LinkNYC.