This week, we will be celebrating National 2-1-1 Day on February 11. For the entire week, we will be sharing stories and information about this amazing resource. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number, available in every county across the state, that helps people cut through what can be a confusing and overwhelming maze of information and resources. 2-1-1 helps people assess their needs and links them directly to the resources that will help empower them with the information and knowledge to change their circumstances. Whether a person is seeking essential services or looking for volunteer opportunities in his or her community, 2-1-1 is there 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help.
Check out Sam’s 2-1-1 story:
“2-1-1 saved my life.” Sam approached a 2-1-1 representative at a community event stating simply, “2-1-1 saved my life.” He shared how he had been extremely ill, hungry and cold, and living on the streets. He was virtually hopeless when someone suggested he call 2-1-1. An information specialist listened carefully and connected him to local agencies who helped him get the medical attention he desperately needed and qualify for programs that
helped him find housing. He is now employed and routinely donates to the local homeless shelter to help others change their circumstances, too.
What to know more about how you can support 2-1-1 during the 2015 Legislative Session? Let your representatives know that 2-1-1 is a vital resource to our community!