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CarlyO 11-23-2012 07:21 PM

211 - Referral service in your area
What is 2-1-1?
In addition to the links listed in the Sticky Section at the top of the page, example, help for Friends and Families, educational info about alcoholism and types of supports. Most communities have a service to connect people in need to services in their area, both government and private/non-profit. If you are need of services imo it is worth a try though as it explains each county varies in services offered.
FAQ what is 211 :
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community.

America needs 2-1-1 to be accessible nationwide. As the number of organizations providing specialized services is on the rise, people find it frustrating and confusing to access community services. 2-1-1 provides a one-stop service for vital information.

While services that are offered through 2-1-1 vary from community to community, 2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis. For example,

Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.

Physical and Mental Health Resources: medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, rehabilitation, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, children’s health insurance programs.

Employment Support: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs.

Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: home health care, adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, transportation, and homemaker services.

Support for Children, Youth and Families: Quality childcare, Success by 6, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services.
Volunteer opportunities and donations.

hawaiilover 12-20-2012 01:17 AM

Thank you, Carly! This is very helpful. I'll pass it on to others in my community. Blessings.


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