HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Henderson Community College’s Sullivan Technology Center and The United Way will be launching a new service on August 1.
The service is called ‘211,’ and is operated, in part, by the United Way of Henderson County.
Through the service, people can access free and confidential services including:
- Crisis and emergency
- Disaster assistance
- Healthcare and insurance assistance
- Housing and utilities payment assistance
- Employment assistance
- Veteran services
- Childcare and family services
211 connects the caller with a real person who will direct them to available resources.
The service also collects data regarding local needs.
People who use 211 can call, text, chat and e-mail using the service.
People searching for affordable childcare or healthcare, looking to buy nutritious food, or find work, can utilize the 211 service.
The specialists at 211 identify the caller’s problems and connect people in need with community resources and services that can help.
More information on the 2-1-1 service can be found by clicking here.
(This story was originally published on July 18, 2019)