Provided by Commission on Children and Families
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed this Friday February 11, 2011 “211 Day” in Lincoln County.
You’re familiar with 9-1-1 which connects people with emergency services. Now, Lincoln County has a toll-free, live and confidential telephone number 211 and website, www.211info.org, that helps connect residents with health and human services. Over 80% of the country and 60% of Oregon has discovered how easy it is to get connected and get answers with 211info.
In the worst economy since the Great Depression, Oregonians everywhere are struggling to put food on the table, keep the heat on and stay in their homes. Nonprofits and public agencies are ready to help, but when people reach out they can become lost in a system which is fragmented and confusing.
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211info cuts through the clutter and makes it easy for people to get the help they need. 211info connects Lincoln County residents with services right in their own backyard, with information that is locally maintained for utmost accuracy.
211 call center operators do much more than just search a database. They are professionals trained to listen and provide creative solutions to complex problems, while uncovering a variety of inter-related needs.
With the comprehensive 211info database, call center operators can give the most complete picture of assistance available to any given caller. According to Barb Dougherty, Executive Director of the Lincoln Commission on Children and Families, “211 is an exciting new program that we know will get people connected with the services they need. We encourage people to get online, or make a phone call to try this for their self and see how easy it is to get connected and get answers.”
Thanks to the generosity of organizations like the Lincoln Commission on Children and Families and United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties, 211info is free via telephone and internet to every Lincoln County resident, as often as is needed. To learn more about 211info or to get assistance, call 2-1-1 or visit 211info.org. If you experience difficulties dial 1-866-446-3010.
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