Purple Binder is first vendor to implement Open Referral

Purple Binder is the first platform to use the Open Referral data standard to transmit community service data between applications. We're backing new data standards to foster an open ecosystem of technology. For more context, check out our guest post on the Open Referral blog! Purple Binder’s API is the first to use the Open Referral standard [...]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Cities, Misc, Open Data, Partners|0 Comments

Demand for Food Surges in Wake of SNAP Cuts

Lakeview Food Pantry -- photo by yooperann (flickr)One of the biggest ways that government fights hunger is through food stamps, officially known as SNAP. These days, you get a card that you can use to buy groceries. It's a direct cash subsidy that can only be used to buy food. This fall has been full [...]

By |December 16th, 2013|Cities, Policy|0 Comments

New Community Partnerships in Chicago

Members of the Hope Response Coalition and Purple Binder President Joseph Flesh in a training session at SER in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. This was a busy week for Purple Binder, as we welcomed two new organizations into our ever growing group of partners across the City of Chicago: Welcome to the Domestic [...]

By |October 11th, 2013|Cities, Partners|0 Comments

Chicago Service Finder Launched

The Chicago Service Finder appPurple Binder is partnering with the City of Chicago's Department of Family Support Services (DFSS) to make the services that they fund more accessible to all Chicagoans. Together, we've launched a site that lets citizens find all of the services funded by DFSS -- including detailed information on eligibility, hours, and [...]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Cities|0 Comments