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Help Line | September 25, 2017

The secret here is the numbers 211.

Go to the website: http://www.211.org/. Where available, 211 allows people to give help and to get help. 

211 can also give people who live in rural areas better access to health and human service information.

Simply dial 211 from any telephone and you will reach the Information and Referral service or the United Way for your state.

The 211 center’s referral specialists question callers, access databases of resources available from private and public health and human service agencies, match the callers’ needs to available resources, and link or refer them directly to an agency or organization that can help.

Types of Referrals Offered by 211 — Provides callers with information about and referrals to social services for every-day needs and in times of crisis. For example, 211 can offer access to the following types of services:

Basic Human Needs Resources – including food and clothing, shelters, housing, utility assistance.

Disaster Response Recovery – works with the emergency management team during a disaster to offer support and place for dissemination of information.

Mental Health and Health Resources – including counseling, support groups, drug and alcohol treatment, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health insurance programs for children, medical information lines, clinics, and hospitals.

Employment Supports – including job training, employment services, transportation assistance and education programs.

Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities – including adult day care, community meals, respite care, home health care, transportation and homemaker services.

Children, Youth and Family Support – including child care, after school programs, educational programs for low-income families, family resource centers, and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.

Volunteer Opportunities and Donations – Individuals who wish to donate time, goods or money to community organizations can find this information by dialing 211.

Also, check with your local Epilepsy Foundation affiliate, local churches, the Red Cross, or other nonprofit groups in your area.

Many have lists of resources or offer volunteers to help people with transportation.

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  1. Reblogged this on catsissie.


    Comment by catsissie — September 25, 2017 @ 8:27 PM

  2. Not a damn thing for victims of crime. Just how is it, that the exploitation of children who suffer epilepsy, for unauthorized covert non-therapeutic CIA MK-ULTRA lobotomy and brain implant experimentation, is not recognized by our epilepsy associations and advocates? Just disgraceful, there’s no helpline for the unwitting epileptic and non epileptic subjects, of unauthorized top secret Nuremberg Code violations.


    Comment by hscguineapig414895 — September 25, 2017 @ 9:44 PM

  3. Thank you ❤️


    Comment by Peggy Rounds — October 13, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

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