Aunt Bertha:
Our Network in California

Aunt Bertha is the largest network of free & reduced-cost social assistance in the United States. We help people find and connect with services provided by organizations like yours.

Over 650,000 users in California have used our site to search for services. As we experience unprecedented levels of unemployment, food insecurity, sickness, and general adversity, it’s important for us to highlight the impact our network is having on California and affirm our commitment to helping those individuals in need.

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Who is Aunt Bertha

At Aunt Bertha, we created a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do. 

We support thousands of nonprofits by providing completely free access to our Open Toolkit, which gives you the ability to manage your program listings on our network, track referrals, manage team capacity, report on outcomes, and more.

Some Nonprofits in Our Network

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Upcoming Events

Intro to Aunt Bertha (101)

Join the network and learn how to connect to social services.

July 7, 2021

1 PM – 2 PM, PT

California, USA

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Navigating Your Free Suite of Tools (201)

Design a process that fits your team’s needs with free intake tools and impact reports.

July 14, 2021

11 AM – 12 PM, PT

California, USA

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Introducción a Aunt Bertha (101)

Únase a la red de y aprenda a conectar con servicios sociales.

Miércoles, 21 de julio

12 PM - 1 PM,
Horario de la zona central


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Hear From Some of Our Partners

"We receive about 1,000 calls a month from people looking for shelter or resources. Being able to work with the caller to find what zip code they are in and what services they need, we can send them a list of resources from in a format that's best for them or share the website so they can see all of the resources in their area.

I am confident that I am giving them resources that I know are constantly updated and have the correct information online, and that makes a big difference in helping people get connected with what they need.

Madison Craigo, Past Resident Case Manager (Los Angeles, CA)


“I love that it’s free, accessible at any time of the day or night and offers a central place to go to and find services, refer patients and track the status of that referral. We serve the whole state of North Carolina and this is a great way for people to get connected no matter where they live and what kind of medications they need… I love that people can use the screener on the site to enroll in our program instead of the locations they went to before that are now closed due to COVID-19.”

Robbie Jarrett, Director of Patient Engagement (Charlotte, NC)

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“Prior to Aunt Bertha, there were a lot of people calling and asking about housing. People were asking if there was an online application since they weren't able to get down to our office. Aunt Bertha has allowed us to reach more people that don't have access to us in person. It's given us a way to manage online requests in a meaningful way."

Valerie Prado, Housing Placement Coordinator (Austin, TX)

Our Footprint in California 

We’ve led a decade-long journey to build the largest and most widely used social care network in the country, with over 1,295 resources in each and every county. By engaging with nonprofits like yours in California, there are now more than 27,000 programs (and growing!) listed in our local network.

If you’d like to see more details about our coverage, you can explore our interactive map to see more network details by specific counties and metropolitan areas throughout California.

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Searches and Connections in California

With over 650,000 users in California searching for free or reduced, we have a growing amount of data that shows where there is demand for services by category throughout the community.

Our platform offers the most comprehensive network of social services across the state and nation. The graph below shows the trends in searches and connections in California. An electronic connection is an action taken to connect someone with the help that they need on the Aunt Bertha platform.


News & Insights

Fostering Conversation:
Spanning the digital divide

A conversation with Serita Cox of iFoster on overcoming the digital divide between foster youth and their peers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Keeping the food flowing

White Pony Express is adapting every aspect of its operations to fight the growing food insecurity crisis in Contra Costa, California.

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High School Senior Eric Santillan volunteers distributing groceries at the Palabra de Dios CC church in Antioch, CA.
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Local Support

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Anthony Pico
Community Engagement Manager,
Aunt Bertha

Since every organization’s needs are a little different, we work closely with each of our partners to find a solution that’s right for their goals. Click on the link below to schedule time with a local team member, Anthony, and explore how Aunt Bertha can help you further your mission.