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 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, information about the programs in the search results is pulled into filters to allow you to narrow their search results. This information is pulled in dynamically, meaning at least one program in the search results will match that filter.
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.
Personal filters are details about who a program serves.
For example, if you start searching for "emergency food" in your zip code, your social service platform could list some programs that specifically serve veterans and families with young children, so those filters appear in your Personal Filters list. Filtering by both would show you any programs that specialize in serving either group.
Program Filters are details about a program such as:
- Contact method
In the Program Filters section, the contact method is represented by the header, "I want 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 are pulled in based on the office hours in the program card.
Under Cost, you can filter whether you want to see free or reduced cost programs.
Language is populated by the “language” field under the description tab. The Aunt Bertha Data Team will update that information when they research the program. Programs that have claimed can update the language as well.
If using both Personal and Program Filters, you'll see programs that meet both sets of criteria.
Eligibility pulls from the eligibility section on the program card, specifically when there is a calculation for federal poverty guidelines (FPIL). For example, “Gross income must not exceed 130% of federal poverty guidelines.”
You can enter a family size and income. When you filter, it will calculate which programs the family may be eligible for based on the family’s size and income. Whereas the other filters will only show you Programs matching that filter, with Eligibility Filters, Programs where you may be eligible will have a "You may be eligible" label on the program.