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Help available when life takes an unexpected turn

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  Ask Izzy is looking to connect with millions of Australians impacted by coronavirus  With COVID-19 causing many Australians to struggle unexpectedly, a new campaign aims to let people

Ask Izzy gets government funding boost amid rising service demand

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th July 2020 -  The website is being upgraded to better help people navigate social support services A website connecting Australians in need with nearby support services is getting government

How tech can support people in crisis

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th April 2019 -  The latest enhancements on the Ask Izzy website, aimed at providing better, safer family violence support, are a reminder of the role technology can play in supporting some of the

Tech-for-good Companies Merge to Extend Impact

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 29th November 2018 -  Two major IT not-for-profit companies are merging to become a leading force in using technology to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and New Zealand.   Infoxchange

Australian-first Data Tool to Show Where Help is Most Needed

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  Social enterprises helping disadvantaged communities will be able to see exactly where support is needed most, through an Australian-first data tool developed for the community

Demand for Food and Housing Hits ‘Crisis Point’

Luke Michael, Friday, 11th May 2018 -  Demand for food and housing has hit “crisis point” in Australia, with a mobile website connecting people in need with basic services reaching one million searches in little more than

Growing Demand For Food Services From Those Experiencing Homelessness

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th March 2018 -  Access to food has overtaken housing as the most in-demand service for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, according to data from a mobile website connecting people in

Ask Izzy Expands To Provide Support For People Experiencing Family Violence

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  A mobile website which has been described as a “saviour” by people experiencing homelessness is to launch a new project to assist people fleeing family violence, with funding assistance…

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Pathway

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 4th April 2017 -  Whether you think of housing as a prevention or a cure for homelessness, it is undisputable that having a stable form of shelter is imperative. But making sure that everyone has a house

Ask Izzy Apps Expands to Help Indigenous Homeless

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit mobile website connecting homeless people with essential support services, Ask Izzy, is being expanded to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander access…

Telstra Deal Gives Free Access to Ask Izzy

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 -  A deal with telco giant Telstra and Infoxchange will see free access to Ask Izzy – the mobile website that connects people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to thousands of…

New Data Platform Matches Homelessness Services With Demand

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 26th October 2016 -  A new open data platform, from the creators of Ask Izzy, will track where homeless people are seeking support services to uncover gaps and better match service locations with their
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