Listing Partner Information

New Yorkers have come to depend on the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator internet directory for low-barrier programs without our Listing Partners. They rely on our program because of our commitment to list relevant, accessible, and up-to-date, verified information and programs that help them thrive.


Our Listing Partners provide low-barrier and low-threshold programs that underserved New Yorkers trust.


These partners have completed a rigorous onboarding and verification process to establish a mutually beneficial partnership that includes technical program support and access to resources and advocacy opportunities led by the helpNYC Community.

Already a Listing Partner?

If you're already a listing partner feel free to contact the Listing Partnership Team below.

What are the benefits of being a Listing Partner?

Marketing of Programs

helpNYC provides the essential service of letting people know programs exist for free. For entry-level service providers, one of the most cost-prohibitive functions is to market programs to the populations they serve, allowing those who need services to know they exist.

Spreading Demand

New Yorkers find it difficult to find services they need in their neighborhoods, so they rely on the services of providers that have a larger public image and reach causing a program’s capacity to be exceeded. helpNYC believes that if we can accurately identify and list programs across New York City we can not only keep New Yorkers close to services they need but keep programs in other areas from exceeding their capacity.

Networking

helpNYC’s Listing and Community Partners find value in being associated with other organizations that do the same work they do. Many of the Partners use helpNYC as a way to partner with other programs to get challenges solved or to create coalitions with other organizations to fight for policy change, community organizing, or even establish collective buying. helpNYC encourages Partners to ask us for help in finding solutions to their programs, we personally introduce our partners on a regular basis.

Organizational Support

helpNYC has provided many hours of administrative, technical, and organizational support to its Community and Listing Partners. We encourage our Partners to reach out to us to explore solutions to challenges.

Participant Referrals

Partners know that they can trust helpNYC to have up-to-date, reliable information about services that help underserved New Yorkers. Many partners turn to helpNYC when their program participants need help that is outside of their service scope. Also, if a program has exceeded capacity or has to close Partners can contact helpNYC to help with generating flyers, and plans to allow their participants to get the services they need.

Organizing & Advocacy

Since our Partners communicate with helpNYC on a regular basis, we often find trends in the challenges they face. helpNYC has been able to build coalitions that advocate for the needs of its Partners.

Frequently Asked Questions about Listing Partnerships

What is a Listing Partner?

Listing Partners are organizations, programs, and community initiatives that list their programs, services on the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator program website. They provide low-barrier and low-threshold programs to assist underserved New Yorkers. These partners have completed a rigorous onboarding and verification process to establish a mutually beneficial partnership that includes technical program support and access to resources and advocacy opportunities led by the helpNYC Community.

What is the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator?

Listing Partners are organizations, programs, and community initiatives that list their programs, services on the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator program website. They provide low-barrier and low-threshold programs to assist underserved New Yorkers. These partners have completed a rigorous onboarding and verification process to establish a mutually beneficial partnership that includes technical program support and access to resources and advocacy opportunities led by the helpNYC Community.

Why does the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator exist?

New York City has one of the largest and extremely comprehensive social service systems in the world, there are only a few, if any, challenges New Yorkers can’t get help with. However, that system of services and resources is extremely challenging to navigate for even the most resourceful of individuals. The Navigator is the first program to simplify the navigation of services and resources in a person first, system second approach.


helpNYC actively works to use technology, best practices, language, and other innovative methods to eliminate barriers for those in need to access services, resources, and information from our programs. Even the Program’s website is programmed to be accessible on all platforms and bandwidths, especially government-subsidized technology like cell phones and other devices.

What makes the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator different from other directories and navigators?

The Navigator is the first of its kind not to require a New Yorker to navigate a database or know how to query the services they need. We list services at the program level, not at the organization level. The information provided on the Navigator is regularly verified through the partnerships with the programs listed to ensure that any program changes are reflected as soon as they happen.


Other directories and navigators do not have the rigorous onboarding and listing standards that helpNYC does. They usually are an auxiliary platform to another program that doesn’t allow for comprehensive, if any, regular maintenance of relevant information for New Yorkers seeking help.

What does low-barrier mean?

Barriers to service can come in many, many different styles and ways. A program barrier may be that a person seeking services is required to provide documentation like a birth certificate, government-issued identification, or proof of residence. Other barriers include programs that only provide services to certain populations, geographic barriers, and abilities. Barriers can be obvious or could be very nuanced or invisible.


Also, some barriers may be person-centered, such as their ability to travel, ability to read, write, speak or hear, or their ability to self-advocate or ask for help. Also, many underserved New Yorkers who have experience seeking services may have experienced traumatic situations with service providers, causing them to not trust programs and services.


Many programs have reporting requirements and strict guidelines set by their funders and regulators requiring certain barriers to be present. helpNYC works with these programs to explore how, through transparency and information dissemination, they can lower barriers and still maintain the program’s integrity and policies.

What type of resources and services does the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator program list?

The Program lists resources, services, and programs that fit into the SAMSHA Eight Dimensions of Wellness; Emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, financial, occupational, and social. The listings are not partial to ​​any secular, denomination, political organization, or institution--private or public.

Why is the Listing Partner Onboarding so important?

The onboarding process is purposely rigorous to ensure underserved New Yorkers get the correct, relevant, up-to-date information. It is critical that helpNYC understand what needs to be communicated to the person seeking help from our Navigator program. helpNYC maintains this standard to ensure the person seeking help has all the information they need to make their visit to a program successful.

Is there a fee to be a Listing Partner?

No. Listing Partners do not have to pay a fee to be listed on the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator. Our work is supported by private contributions, foundational grants, and government grants.