What is 2-1-1?

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Take a minute to learn what 2-1-1 is and why you and everyone you know should be talking about it.

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What is 2-1-1?

  1. 1. For SEVEN YEARS<br />parts of Oregon have had 2-1-1. <br />In the those 7 counties –<br />more than 100,000 people call 2-1-1 every year.<br />80% of Americans <br />have access to 2-1-1.<br />So you’re wondering...<br />
  2. 2. WHAT IS ?<br />AND<br />HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?<br />
  3. 3. EVERY DAY,<br />people need <br />information that would improve their lives. <br />
  4. 4. AND EVERY DAY,<br />organizations are working to help improve lives. <br />
  5. 5. But, connecting the people who need help with the people who can provide help… <br />ISN’T ALWAYS EASY!<br />
  6. 6. IN FACT,<br />the system can be fragmented, confusing and difficult to navigate. <br />
  7. 7. My kids need food, what do I do?<br />Should I pay $1000 for help with my mortgage?<br />How can I help my neighbor find a walker?<br />Can they shut off electricity if I use a respirator? <br />Where do I find resources for my needy client?<br />I’m freezing, where’s the nearest shelter?<br />
  8. 8. THAT’S WHERE<br />COMES IN!<br />
  9. 9. cuts through the clutter, so people can find what they need… <br />
  10. 10. Right in their own backyard! <br />
  11. 11. When someone calls they talk to a real, live person!<br />Calls are also free and anonymous.<br />
  12. 12. Call center specialists do more than search a database…<br />
  13. 13. They diagnose the caller’s issue and uncover a myriad of solutions.<br />
  14. 14. 9-1-1 operators like 2-1-1 too!<br />When 9-1-1 is focused on emergency response, 2-1-1 provides vital information and resource referrals during forest fires, floods and other natural disasters. <br />2-1-1 played a crucial role in the San Diego wild fires!<br />
  15. 15. For local health and community service providers,<br />2-1-1 helps directs informed and appropriate callers to the right agencies every time.<br />2-1-1 played a crucial role in the San Diego wild fires!<br />2-1-1 coordinates referrals so no single provider becomes overwhelmed and so every organization can focus on getting help to more people. <br />
  16. 16. 2-1-1 serves A LOT of people who need help<br />AND<br />SavesA LOT of money and time for people who look for services for their <br />clients or constituents.<br />
  17. 17. Pssst, WE’RE TALKING TO YOU:<br /><ul><li> Hospitals & Doctors offices
  18. 18. Legal offices
  19. 19. Elected officials
  20. 20. Businesses
  21. 21. Community Centers
  22. 22. Faith centers
  23. 23. Schools</li></li></ul><li>Knowledge and easy access to information is<br />GOOD FOR YOU,<br />GOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY, <br />and <br />GOOD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. <br />
  24. 24. If this was<br />science or math class, the formula might look like this:<br />211 + community resources + public knowledge =<br />Improved lives<br />
  25. 25. Hmmm, that sounds like a formula that has worked before…<br />911 + emergency services+ public knowledge =<br />Improved lives<br />
  26. 26. SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT<br />www.211info.org<br />
  27. 27. www.211info.org/blog<br />www.facebook.com/211info<br />www.twitter.com/211info<br />

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