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Thursday, October 1, 2009

United Way's Missouri 2-1-1 Help Line

With today's economy, the number of people seeking assistance for help with every day and urgent needs such as utility, rent/mortgage and food assistance is increasing.

Did you know the state of Missouri has more than 10,000 health and human service organizations and government programs? That's great, but it's hard to know where to turn to first when assistance is needed.

Check out United Way's Missouri 2-1-1- Help Line. It's fast, free, and confidential. The call center operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Missouri callers can dial 211 from a landline or AT&T cell phone. Other cell phone users should dial 1-800-427-4626. A trained specialist will determine the area from which the person is calling, and what services are needed, and then provide contact information for all available services in the person's community.
Information and resources including a searchable database of services available can be found at: http://www.211missouri.org/.

Volunteers and donors also can use 211 to find out where their services or donations are most needed and appropriate.

If you know of someone needing assistance right now, why not refer them to 211.

NOTE: 211 is NOT an emergency hotline. Residents should continue to call local emergency numbers for medical emergencies, fires and police assistance.

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