Self-Sufficiency Solutions is now Benefit Kitchen.
Why the change?
Well, "Self-Sufficiency Solutions" is sort of a long name... and we liked "Benefit Kitchen" better.
But the real reason for the change is that the digital divide has closed (according to Pew 90-95% of low-income families have access to the internet via a smartphone). And the lower a family's income, the more likely they'll use a mobile device as their primary means of accessing the internet. We decided to rebuild the Self-Sufficiency Calculator from the ground up with mobile devices as our first priority.
At the same time, we built a tool that is caseworker-friendly and has a built in client-management and data-tracking system. Best of all, this client-facing tool allows families to begin a screening, but connect with a caseworker later.
Our Self-Sufficiency Calculator and Database subscribers can still access their systems through June 2018. However, we're transitioning our clients over to Benefit Kitchen as we expand into new states. If you'd like to become a client or if you have questions, contact us via the Benefit Kitchen site.