CMS for Homeless Services Directory
May 9, 2011 6:51 AM Subscribe
I want to create a Yelp-like, community-editable local search directory of resources available to the poor and homeless in my city. What CMS do I use?
posted by The White Hat to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This directory would help clinicians and social workers refer patients to appropriate services by answering questions like "What is the closest free HIV testing center near location X that is open Tuesdays at 6PM and has Spanish-speaking staff?" Ideally, the UI would be simple enough for nonprofessionals to use it as well.
I think that the database is simple enough (location, contact, hours of operation, services offered, scheduling method, &c), but I'm stuck on finding a good CMS for such data that:
is community editable
can use the google maps API (or any other map service that does public transit routing)
is navigable by smartphone
has some form of comments/ratings system
The only recommendation I've had so far is tWiki, which supports structured data but looks like it would be a bear to optimize for local search. I'm more of an IT hobbyist than a professional, so out-of-the-box software appeals to me. Is there anything out there that fits this bill and doesn't break the bank?