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National 2-1-1 Day informs people about non-emergency health and human services information

Gov. Brad Little announced a partnership to let Idahoans dial 211 to reach the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. (Source: Pexels)
Gov. Brad Little announced a partnership to let Idahoans dial 211 to reach the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. (Source: Pexels)(KMVT)
Published: Feb. 7, 2020 at 5:18 AM CST
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Designated National 2-1-1 Day, February 11th is a day to inform people across the nation about non-emergency health and human services information and referrals available by contacting 2-1-1.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 2-1-1 as the non-emergency number in 2000, partly as a way to alleviate the burden on 9-1-1 call centers, enabling operators to focus on life or death crisis situations. The FCC further charged each state with developing its own 2-1-1 network.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities nationwide to the essential health and human services they need. Wyoming 2-1-1 opened its doors in 2011, is independently operated, and became a part of this nationwide network of call centers to provide information and referral (I&R) services to Wyoming residents.

211 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in Wyoming who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives. No matter the situation, the specialists at 211 listen, identify underlying problems, and connect people in need with resources and services in their community that improve their lives.

Wyoming 2-1-1 has a database that includes information on 724 public and private agencies and 2385 services/programs. Resources can also be accessed by visiting our website at www.wyoming211.org. Wyoming 2-1-1’s database includes information on:

· supplemental food and nutrition programs

· shelter and housing options and utilities assistance

· emergency information and disaster relief

· employment and education opportunities

· services for veterans

· health insurance information, health care, mental health resources

· addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs

· reentry help for ex-offenders

· and so much more

Event Details:

February 11, 2020

8:15 a.m.

2-1-1 Day Proclamation Signing with Governor and Mrs. Gordon

Governor’s Ceremonial Room

3:00-4:30 Wyoming 2-1-1 Meet and Greet

Capitol Extension Conference Center Room W053/W054

We encourage RSPV’s as space is limited but we encourage those who want to learn more about 211, to please stop by for information and refreshments. Sabrina at 307-433-3075 or manager@wyoming211.org.

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