When Lisa Peterson became homeless, she spent months without a bed of her own. But her phone never left her sight.
Driving across the country, couch-surfing and staying in crisis accommodations, Lisa would charge her phone at train stations and use free public Wi-Fi to stay connected.
The idea of being “homeless with a smartphone” may sound contradictory, but for the 1 in 200 Australians who are homeless on any given night, it is surprisingly common. Now, a not-for-profit group has created an app and mobile site that caters to this oft-forgotten part of society. AskIzzy connects the homeless with life-saving services.
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