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2-1-1 connects with resources

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Lawrence County now has a free service to help connect people with resources to meet their needs.

Lawrence County 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with available community resources and volunteer opportunities.

Lawrence County 2-1-1 provides information about the following resources:

Basic human services: food, clothing, shelter, rental assistance, utility assistance

Physical and mental health resources: medical information lines, crisis intervention, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, Medicaid/Medicare, maternal health, children's health, insurance

Employment support services: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs

Support for seniors and persons with disabilities: home health care, adult day care, meal services, respite care, transportation, homemaker services

Programs for children, youth, families: childcare, after school programs, Head Start, recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services

Volunteer opportunities and donations

Support for community crisis or disaster recovery

Learn more at www.211lawrence.org. Call 2-1-1 or toll-free at 855-740-4211.

For more information, contact United Way of the River Cities at 740-532-2700 or 304-523-8929.