Thursday, March 08, 2007

2-1-1 Serves 65% of U.S. Use 2-1-1 SEARCH. No. 442.

Every hour of every day, someone in the United States needs essential services - from finding an after-school program to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. Faced with a dramatic increase in the number of agencies and help-lines, people often don't know where to turn. In many cases, people end up going without these necessary services because they do not know where to start. 2-1-1 helps people find and give help.

By February 2007, 2-1-1 will be serving approximately 196 million Americans – over 65% of the U.S. population; 212 active 2-1-1 systems covering all or part of 41 states (including 19 states with 100% coverage) plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Canada has an additional 5 locations.

2-1-1 Search is a search engine that finds 2-1-1 call centers or other information and referral related sites in the United States. You'll see lists of providers with contact information and be able to view more detailed information about each location or program.

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