When families need help paying rent, keeping the utilities on or accessing any kind of crisis support, there is one essential resource that can be connected with to find available help. More importantly, they are simply a phone call away - just dial 2-1-1!
Indiana's Connect to Help 2-1-1 service is accessible 24 hours a day in multiple languages to answer questions and lend guidance. Their job is to connect callers to available resources that may meet their need. 2-1-1 specialists are trained professionals with access to a robust database of local knowledge and supports covering the following areas:
- Rent / Utility Bills Assistance
- Housing / Emergency Shelter
- Rx Assistance
- Food / Clothing Banks
- Senior Services
- Mental Health Assistance
- GED / ESL Classes
- Legal Assistance
- Youth Programs
- Support Groups
- And MORE!
2-1-1 navigators help connect families to needed services, uncover underlying problems and find solutions. Anyone can call 2-1-1 on behalf of someone else or simply tell those in need about the service and share the simple phone number. 2-1-1 covers 95% of the country so just about anywhere there is a need, 2-1-1 can help get them connected to help.
Basic necessities- food, housing, and utilities- account for the three most commonly requested needs with 2-1-1 by those living in Madison County. Households continuously use 2-1-1 to get answers and find help on multiple occasions. 2-1-1 truly is a one-stop shop of information and it's supported by United Way of Madison County for our community.
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