April 16, 2002
In my time with United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., I have learned so much about services available to people in our region. Even as an employee, who sits in the office and hears about the hundreds of services offered by local organizations, there are still new aids I am hearing about regularly. For those that don’t hear about this on the daily, it could be daunting trying to find help and services. Where do you even begin?
Luckily, there is an outstanding platform available online, by phone, or by text that can get people connected with the help they need. This platform is called 211.
211 is the number to call to find or give help in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties. It is an easy-to-remember telephone number to call for free and confidential community referral that connects callers with resources providing food, shelter, rent assistance, clothing, childcare options and other types of community assistance. Trained referral specialists are multi-lingual and available to help individuals find the help they need.
Whatever the need, the 211 Call Center has the information and expertise to make the right connections. And now also available via text, it is more accessible than ever.
On the flip side, if you aren’t someone looking for help, but perhaps looking to provide financial support or volunteer, you can also do so through 211’s resources.