The United Way of McLeod County wants to remind people of the organization’s free, confidential and multilingual 2-1-1 community help line. Through a partnership with the Greater Twin Cities United Way, area residents can find numerous health and human services available in McLeod County 24 hours a day, seven days a week, just by dialing 2-1-1 from a landline, 651-291-0211 from a cell phone, or 1-800-543-7709 (outstate).
Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services – they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help.
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. In 2014, 2-1-1 services answered nearly 200 calls, while making close to 300 referrals. The implementation of 2-1-1 is spearheaded by United Ways and information and referral agencies in states and local communities. United Way Worldwide (UWW) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) serve as partners for this community help line. 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services: Read the rest of this entry »