Phones for the homeless program


With Seattle having the 3rd largest homeless population in the U.S. and Oakland (and the Bay Area) having the 4th largest, Beast Mobile and Fam1st Family Foundation are committed to providing a solution to help city officials communicate with this previously untrackable demographic. This is important for a variety of reasons:

  • Geography – Where are people spending time and where do they congregate?

  • Habits – How are they using the service? (i.e. to apply for jobs, access public services, etc.)

  • Location Based Push Notifications – Alerts regarding nearby transportation partnerships, health & wellness services, available shelters and foodbanks, crisis hotlines and other resources

  • Data – tracking click-through rates, time spent interacting with content, etc.




We are seeking monetary donations to cover the first year of service, education and distribution for each of our 3000 phones. 

Devices will be loaded with the Beast Mobile App and distributed to homeless and low-income individuals in the Seattle and Oakland areas. 3000 phones have already been committed by Brightstar Corporation. 

We are currently seeking $250,000 to support this endeavor. 

All donations go directly to GiveMo. GiveMo is a non-profit 501c3 corporation. Your donation is tax deductible. 

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