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All you wanted to know about the 211 helpline to connect, prevent and support

All you wanted to know about the 211 helpline to connect, prevent and support

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  • 4 main areas•211 Community Resources•Suicide and Crisis Support•Volunteer Opportunities•Child Care Resources
  • 2-1-1– Information– Referral– Non profit, social service, government programs– 24 hours a day, 7 days a week– Free– Confidential
  • Suicide and Crisis Support– 1-800-273-TALK– ASIST Trainings– Suicide survivor class– support groups and materials
  • Volunteer Opportunities• Personalized assistance (dial 211)• SALSA (Serve and Learn Student Association) • For high school students• Online database • www.helplinecenter.org• Community promotion • Volunteer Sioux Falls • Spirit of Volunteerism
  • Child Care Resources• Dial 2-1-1• Can locate Daycares that are: – close to work or home – Have non traditional hours – Children with special needs – Accept state assistance
  • SALSA’s Mission - Connect high school students with volunteering.
  • Why?• We know that youth who volunteer become adults who volunteer• Youth who volunteer 1 hour a week are 50% less likely to abuse drugs, alcohol and engage in destructive behaviors• Benefits to the youth, agency and the community at large
  • SALSA Stats• Started in 1999• 5 high schools• Over 1,500 participants• Over 60,000 hours of service recorded• What is most impressive is the growth in the past 4 years…
  • Program components• Monthly meetings – Guest speakers – Individual opportunities – Hands on projects• SALSA-Wide Events – Twice monthly – Students from all SALSA schools are invited• Hours Database – Job, College and Scholarship applications
  • Packing Commodities for seniors
  • Decorating the Zoo for Breakfast with Santa
  • Project Warm Up
  • Gift Wrapping for Children’s Inn
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Winter Party
  • JDRF Walk for a Cure
  • Questions?Thank You!
  • For further assistance or to support Dial 2-1-1 24/7