Aunt Bertha is a Public Benefit Corporation based in Austin, TX. Our mission is to make human services information accessible to people and programs.
That means people in need find help in seconds.
That also means programs have a better understanding of the people they serve, and their community's needs.
Aunt Bertha began with a simple idea – that every person and family should have one place online where they can find help in a time of need – and we’ve been transforming the way social services information is organized and delivered ever since.
For people in need, Aunt Bertha is building the country’s most comprehensive online directory of social service organizations. By putting the information in their hands, we’re bringing dignity to the experience of finding help. And for organizations offering help, we are giving them tools and insights to deliver the right services to the right places and to do more with less.
Erine Gray is a 2014 TED Fellow, a 2012 Unreasonable Institute Fellow and a graduate of Indiana University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Prior to founding Aunt Bertha, he led a 60-person team that streamlined applications for health and human services in the State of Texas and delivered $5 million in annual savings. His passion for transforming social services grew from first-hand experience.
Stu Scruggs brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the Aunt Bertha team. Before joining Aunt Bertha, Stu managed the forecasting and data analysis activities for the health and human services integrated eligibility system in Texas. He helped develop tools to optimize operational efficiencies for this multi-million dollar project.
Our namesake. Aunt Bertha’s not a real person, but she’s very real to us. We think of her as the aunt we all deserve. She’s tough but fair and always there. When the going’s great, she’ll celebrate. When the going’s tough, she’ll set you straight. She calls our team to keep going and always do our best for the people and families we serve.
|7/16/2015||Mostly Medicaid - Medicaid Industry’s Who Who Series: Chris Dunkin|
|3/20/2015||Built in Austin - Aunt Bertha Featured on Built in Austin|
|10/15/2014||Unreasonable Blog - Starting Isn’t the Hard Part—Three Startup Realities|
|10/8/2014||HealthData.gov - How Aunt Bertha Inc. Uses Public Data to Connect People and Programs|
|8/29/2014||TED Blog - Need help? Aunt Bertha helps people in need find social services in their area|
|8/27/2014||Socrata Blog - Aunt Bertha Makes Human Services Easily Accessible|
|11/20/2013||TED Fellows Blog - Aunt Bertha: A TED Fellow!|
|7/15/2013||Fast Company Exist - Fixing Google Search's Social Services Gap|
|1/29/2013||Memphis Daily News - Tech Talk|
|1/28/2013||Social Work Helper - Aunt Bertha: The Wikipedia of Social Services|
|1/25/2013||Silicon Hills News - Startups Pitch at Dell Tech Innovators Day|
|1/11/2013||Startup Memphis - Aunt Bertha Reps in Town Today|
|12/14/2012||Social Enterprise Buzz - Aunt Bertha Picks Up Where Uncle Sam Leaves Off|
|11/10/2012||Social Velocity - Picking Up Where Uncle Sam Leaves Off: An Interview With Erine Gray|
|11/2/2012||Markets for Good - What is the Real-Time Supply of Human Services?|
|9/28/2012||University of Texas - Entrepreneurship Course Helps Launch Online Social Work Site|
|7/6/2012||Inman News - 'Aunt Bertha' Aims to be Online Social Worker|
|4/2/2012||Mashable - How One Website Connects Those in Need With Government Assistance|
|3/2/2012||Austin Technology Incubator Blog - ATI Celebrates Statewide Launch of Aunt Bertha|
|3/1/2012||Texas Co-Op Power Magazine - Aunt Bertha Profile on Texas Co-Op Power|
|1/23/2012||Austin Business Journal - Social Entrepreneurs Measure Success a Bit Differently|
|10/17/2012||Austin American Statesman - Aunt Bertha Site Helps Those in Need Find Aid|
|10/6/2011||New York Times & Texas Tribune - Out of the Smoke-Filled Room and Onto the Internet|
|9/6/2011||Topedia Blog - Interview with Erine Gray, creator of Aunt Bertha|
|7/20/2011||Social Work Career Development Blog - Innovation in Social Work|