When a search is done there may be many search results. In order to find the most relevant program for your needs, you can use Search Filters to narrow the results by cost, language, personal attributes, how you can contact the organization and more. By using these filters, you can more quickly find the right program for you!
How it Works
Once a search is performed, filters relevant to the search results will be available.
While you may choose as many Personal and Program filters as you would like, we recommend choosing filters that will specifically impact the kind of program you need, or how you want to receive services.
EXAMPLE: If you are looking for a support group for pregnant women, you could search for "support group", and then use the Personal Filter for pregnant to help you find a support group specific to pregnancy.
However, if you are searching for a food pantry, it may not matter if the food pantry specifically serves people who are pregnant, as you're likely to receive the same services whether you're pregnant or not. Instead, I may filter by open hours to find one that is available now.
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Personal filters are personal attributes about who a program serves, such as age, gender identity, veteran status, health information, and more. These filters are dynamic based on the Human Situation tags used by the programs. In other words, at least one program in the search results will match that filter.
EXAMPLE: If you are a veteran looking for help finding work, there may be resources geared specifically towards veterans, or people who are unemployed. You could search for "Help Find Work" and then apply the veterans and unemployed filters.
Filtering by both will first show programs that serves both populations, followed by results that serve either population.
Program Filters are details about a program such as:
- Contact method
- Available Beds
In the Program Filters section, the contact method is represented by the header, I want to, with options to Visit, Call, Email, Apply or Schedule Online. If you choose Visit, a radius filter will appear so you can see programs with service office within a certain distance.
Hours will filter based on the office hours in the program card.
Cost, will filter based on whether the program is free or reduced cost.
Available Beds, will filter based on whether beds are available for that category.
Language will filter based on the languages a program serves, as listed on the program's listing. This filter is dynamic, meaning that at least one program in the search results will match this filter.
If using both Personal and Program Filters, you'll see programs that meet both sets of criteria.
Eligibility filters based on the eligibility section on the program card, specifically when there is a calculation for federal poverty guidelines (FPIL).
To use eligibility filters, enter a family size and income, and click filter search. Programs where you may be eligible based on the information you entered will have a You may be eligible label on the program.
Whereas the other filters will only show you programs matching that filter, with Eligibility Filters, all programs will be shown.