Incorporated in the year 2000, Community Resources Information, Inc. (CRI) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 c (3) charitable organization. Our mission is to develop Internet web sites which provide comprehensive information on federal, state, and local resources relevant to the needs of individuals and families with limited income.
We created and operate a statewide web site for Massachusetts (MassResources.org). The vast majority of visitors to this web site are the consumers of benefits, services, and programs described on the site. Service providers are also an important audience and help to promote use of the web site by consumers.
With over 600 pages of content and a suite of on-line "eligibility checks," MassResources.org is a remarkably sophisticated and comprehensive web site and stands apart in its approach to explaining important federal and state assistance programs. Our “resources” web site can provide an important complement to other existing web sites, such as those that list local service provider agencies.
For further information on licensing a web site from CRI, see Licensing.
A compelling case can be made regarding the need for “resources” web sites that describe and explain how to access important federal, state, and local benefits/programs. A “resources” web site can quickly become an important central repository of information on programs of assistance and other resources relevant to the needs of persons with low and moderate-income.
CRI believes it is important that “resources” web sites be developed and maintained in the non-profit sector, independent of government or corporate influence, so as to best serve and protect the interests of individuals and families who are struggling to meet basic needs.