Aussie AI company HOOD has announced a partnership with Mission Australia – an integrated nationwide service that helps people find safe and affordable housing.
The partnership aims to support disadvantaged children and families, empower troubled young people, assists people with mental illness and disability, and much more.
With the launch of HOOD’s AI-powered chatbot in Australia, which helps people move house, HOOD will be donating $50 to Mission Australia for every electricity connection made through one of our Energy partners using HOOD’s service.
HOOD has recently launched a chatbot on the messenger platform and via the HOOD website. Movers will be able to organise their utility connections, removalists and moving helpers; set a moving budget and get automated reminders about key moving tasks.
Moving services have depended on long repetitive phone calls, juggling email replies and dates written down on scraps of paper for too long. Making the HOOD interface an AI-powered chatbot means users will be able to twiddle away on their phones, and have their move sorted in a matter of minutes.
Tommy Fraser, CEO of HOOD, said: “At HOOD we believe in the power of technology and that we can do some good with it.
“Our technology provides users with a better moving experience and through that, we can provide those vulnerable people with an opportunity to move on with their lives too – in partnership with Mission Australia.”
The partnership with Mission Australia also makes doing good easy for HOOD’s customers. Energy connections made through HOOD’s platform will be met with a $50 donation from HOOD, which goes directly to supporting Mission Australia’s work with disadvantaged communities.
With help from HOOD, Mission Australia assisted a mother named Yindi* who was struggling to find work during the COVID lockdowns — by paying for a moving service to help her and her two-year-old son get settled in a new apartment.
Simiarly Mission Australia was able to help Meghan* – who was stuck in an abusive relationship, with her partner. The partner was also in total control of her finances, so she felt completely trapped. When she reached out to Mission Australia, they were able to help her move into a safe new accommodation of her own, and furnish the apartment with essentials like a bed, a couch and somewhere to eat. Now that she’s been able to regain some control over her life, Meghan says she’s excited about her future.
Nada Nasser, state director at Mission Australia for NSW, VIC and ACT, said: “Mission Australia is proud to partner with HOOD.
“Thanks to the ongoing generous contributions from HOOD and their customers, we can continue our vital work towards ending homelessness and supporting people and communities in need to thrive.”
*Names have been changed to protect identities