The world’s first direct peer to peer food and mental health procurement and fulfillment system.


THE PROBLEM

COVID-19 has led to increased food insecurity and mental health risks for at least 35 million Americans. Our nation’s existing systems such as food banks and government assistance programs are overwhelmed and are unable to quickly scale to the challenge.


The Solution

The collaboration of two world-class nonprofit organizations, Intellihelp and No Barriers, enables people to immediately help those most vulnerable, while offering tools for lasting change.


About Intellihelp

Since its launch in March 2020, Intellihelp has delivered essential food, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and over the counter medications to vulnerable households around the world…

About No Barriers

No Barriers has been helping people to break through challenges, build community and find strength through adversity for nearly twenty years. Its members gain hope, optimism and resiliency – the first steps in changing one’s life for the better.  

How We Work Together

By augmenting our program to first feed their bellies, then feed their spirits, we will help members cope with the psychosocial impacts of the pandemic, which currently impede their ability to pursue solutions. This approach supports the person holistically, reducing the threat of food insecurity while encouraging self-sufficiency.


 

This program will bring help and hope to thousands- an incredibly powerful combination. Just as a family benefits from the groceries and basic necessities which launched the Intellihelp mission, the whole family will now be lifted by the optimism and hope delivered through our holistic No Barriers support program.

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Annette Mattern, Board Member, No Barriers


The Underlying Magic

THE POWER OF 1:1 GIVING

There are few things more powerful than helping someone in need.  Yet, it’s often hard for donors to see the direct value of their impact.  Our solution creates a one to one connection between an angel donor and the person in need that they are supporting.  The emotional connection that this makes between gift giver and gift receiver is incredibly transformative for both parties.  It provides small doses of hope, fulfillment and happiness and foster a culture of giving back to those in need.  

SCALABLE TO EVERY COMMUNITY

There are few things more powerful than helping someone in need.  Yet, it’s often hard for donors to see the direct value of their impact.  Our solution creates a one to one connection between an angel donor and the person in need that they are supporting.  The emotional connection that this makes between gift giver and gift receiver is incredibly transformative for both parties.  It provides small doses of hope, fulfillment and happiness and foster a culture of giving back to those in need.  

A HOLISTIC APPROACH

First we feed bellies, but we also feed spirits.  We help members cope with the psychosocial impacts of the pandemic, which currently impede their ability to pursue solutions. Our focus is on skills and techniques to maintain hope and optimism and how to build resilience.  This approach supports the person holistically, reducing the threat of food insecurity while encouraging self-sufficiency.  Our mental health solutions and instructors have been featured on…

“You didn’t need a crystal ball to forecast that the COVID-19 pandemic would devastate mental health. Illness or fear of illness, social isolation, economic insecurity, disruption of routine and loss of loved ones are known risk factors for depression and anxiety. Now studies have confirmed the predictions. But psychologists say the findings also include surprises about the wide extent of mental distress; the way media consumption exacerbates it; and how badly it has affected young people.”

-By Claudia Wallis | Scientific American December 2020 Issue

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