Friday, March 6, 2009

What is 211?

Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services in the United States, but most do not know where to turn for assistance. 2-1-1 allows people to begin to get connected and get answers to their problems.

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. 2-1-1 is available in 78% of the United States. Both the United Way of America (UWA) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) are strongly supporting the federal legistlation that will ensure adequate funding so that every American has access to 2-1-1 in the United States.

Below is a video that explains the impact of 2-1-1.