“The day I found myself scraping quarters off the back seat of my car so my kids could eat was the day I decided to ask for help,” said Jenni, a mom with two boys doing homework in the next room. “I still remember calling 2-1-1 for help. It opened a whole world of assistance—people who were caring and knowledgeable and connected us with what we needed.”
A 2-1-1 provider is available 24 hours a day to answer questions and lend guidance for those in need. 2-1-1 specialists are trained professional with access to a robust database of local knowledge in the areas of:
- Rent/Utility Bill Assistance
- Housing / Emergency Shelter
- Rx Assistance
- Food / Clothing Banks
- Mental Health Assistance
- GED / ESL Classes
- Legal Assistance
- Youth Programs
- And MORE!
2-1-1 navigators connect families to vital services, dive into the underlying problems and work to find solutions.
Your donation to the United Way helps to directly support the 2-1-1 program that is trained in helping individuals overcome barriers and maneuver through a complex system of assistance. In the Wabash Valley the most requested needs are utility assistance and food.
“I remember what it was like to feel hopeless, and then how it felt when I saw that help was out there for us,” Jenni said. “It means a lot that people who didn’t even know us connected us to the resources we needed. It makes this a great community to live in. I wish I could thank them.”
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