mRelief Helps Low-Income Americans Easily Find and Access Social Services
April 7, 2016
Point Reyes Management is pleased to join with other Y Combinator investors to support mRelief, a non-profit launching out of YC’s Winter 2016 batch that enables low-income Americans to discover and check their eligibility for social services both online and through text-messaging.
An estimated 46.7 million people are living in poverty in the United States. And each year, an average of 11.8 million of them leave almost $20 billion dollars of SNAP (food assistance) benefits for which they're eligible on the table. Often, these people don't realize which social services they are eligible to receive, and thus don't take full advantage of them.