Service and Support to those who help others
In This Together
Access to the sustainable technology should be considered a basic human utility, this should include access to the the internet as well as general communication technology. It is particularly important that those experiencing homelessness have technology resources as well as access to Internet capabilities along with the necessary tools to leverage technology to advance their efforts our of homelessness, hunger, or education. These can include seeking job opportunities, housing applications, government benefits, and other services.
Smartphones and WiFi availability alone are not sufficient for many shelter residents. Residents experience difficulty in completing applications on handheld devices and certain websites are not fully available on mobile devices. Public benefit resource centers, shelters, and our fellow community partners must have sufficient, resilient, sustainable technological resources available for not only their internal staff to remain fully operational, but to then provide access to those so much in need of these tools to allow them to successfully navigate.
CalCyber responds to the community need by providing resources, technical education, and training for Southern California's most vulnerable populations. To get around in today's society, one must have not only the access, but the knowledge of how to use technology, along with its dangerous. Having a reliable wireless network could be the tool that helps someone suffering in the streets to find shelter for the night, find food for the day, find medical assistance for a urgent (non-emergency) health issue, and furthermore, education and job seeking tools. Having a basic understanding of technology could lead to employment or greater online security.
Technology Is Everywhere
The expansion of technology into the fabric of modern society—in education, healthcare, finance, safety, transportation, and employment —has so rapidly taken hold of our communities, that it can be virtually impossible for those with limited access to keep up. Technology is an essential utility in order to survive in today's world.
CalCyber's mission is to help educate, facilitate, and secure safe access to fundamental technology needed in modern education, occupation, and personal spaces throughout California. By providing these essential services to our community partners throughout California, CalCyber.org can allow our community service partners to focus on their mission and not their technology infrastructure.