A Place to Turn for Help
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Contributor: Peter C. Kelly, President and CEO at United Way Fox Cities
Have you ever stared at the telephone wondering who to call for help about a personal issue? Have you been frustrated calling one number only to be told to call another…and another before finally connecting to appropriate resource? United Way Fox Cities makes it easy for anyone to get community information. All you need to do is dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-924-5514).
2-1-1 is the national abbreviated dialing code for free access to health and human services information and referral. It’s an easy-to-remember number that makes a critical connection between people in need with the community-based programs that can help.
I describe 2-1-1 as the community’s Employee Assistance Program. With a simple call to 2-1-1 you will speak with a knowledgeable, friendly expert who will help you find the answers to your questions.
Remember what you’ve always been told, there is no such thing as a dumb question. The next time you have a question and don’t know where to find the answer, call 2-1-1.