WHO WE ARE
Justicewise is a community-driven information network whose mission is to advance health equity by increasing access to information. We connect partners at the forefront of social service delivery and people in the community who use those services through customized tools that increase the flow of information within and across the system. We build equity into the foundation of our bilingual information-sharing tools by incorporating feedback from Spanish and English customers from the project’s inception.
Justicewise envisions a future where communities work together to solve their toughest challenges in ways that improve the lives of all residents. Below are the principles that guide our approach:
- we believe we are all interconnected
- we believe living among neighbors who suffer from poverty and neglect is overwhelming because it seems unsolvable, so many of us harden our hearts to this suffering in order to go about our lives.
- we believe the cost of hardening our hearts is that we slowly become disconnected from ourselves and the loved ones who surround us, not to mention the physical cost, evidenced by the fact that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States.
- we believe rekindling caring hearts regenerates the well-being of whole communities. That’s why we seek to connect neighbors and build tools that make it easier to support those who have fallen on hard times.
WHAT WE DO
Justicewise hosts community events and builds technology that helps people work together for the good of their community. Our unique model is powered by socially-minded tech volunteers, public health interns, and the hearts, hands, and firsthand knowledge of local providers and advocates.
Text Food/Text Comida is a free cross-sector collaboration tool designed to share timely information about food security in Sonoma County. Information for renters, families with young children, and other groups is coming soon. We have two other collaboration tools in development, designed in partnership with the organizations already doing the work in our community.
The iBelong Project and Annual Festival of Belonging was paused during the pandemic. The project, founded in 2019, began with a question: “How would a healthy community support neighbors who were being evicted with nowhere to go?” The project’s goal is to reconnect housed community members afflicted with a type of inner homelessness called “social isolation” with those who are physically homeless or bereft of life’s necessities. We believe both conditions share a root cause whose solution lies in the fundamental human need to connect and belong.
Mailing address: 887 Sonoma Ave, #23, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Please consider making a donation to Justicewise! You can donate online or make checks payable to ISI with “Justicewise” included in the memo.
887 Sonoma Ave, #23
Santa Rosa, CA 95404