Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 11th Brings Awareness to United Way's 2-1-1

February 11th is the day that United Way’s all across the country recognize and bring awareness to United Way’s 2-1-1 program. Mayor Chris Meyer has assisted Marshfield Area United Way with bringing awareness to the community by officially proclaiming February 11, 2014, as “United Way’s 2-1-1 Day” in Marshfield.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential, easy to remember phone number that connects people to essential community resources. In addition to connecting callers to local resources, United Way’s 2-1-1 also tracks caller needs and uses that information to analyze trends, such as identifying gaps in services. 
In 2013, United Way’s 2-1-1 received over 5000 calls for information and referrals. Referral specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with information and resources, such as:

             Housing matters              
             Child care services
             Family services
             Health care
             Substance abuse treatment
             Veteran’s services
             Suicide prevention
             Energy assistance
             Suicide prevention
             Job training
             Senior services
             Literacy classes
             And more

For more information, contact United Way’s 2-1-1 by dialing the three digit number 2-1-1 or by calling 715-384-5565. If you are unable to reach 2-1-1 due to your telephone or cell phone carrier, a toll-free number is also available, simply dial 1-877-384-5565. Individuals can also find resources online at United Way’s 2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers. website at www.getconnected211.org.

Free informational posters and rack cards are available at the Marshfield Area United Way office. Please contact United Way at 715-384-9992 if you would like a supply of posters and/or rack cards for your business, office, church, school, etc.

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