Every year on February 11, we celebrate National 211 Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the invaluable service provided by 211 helplines across the nation. These helplines play a crucial role in connecting individuals and communities to essential resources, support, and information. One such resource making a significant impact is 211 Colorado, a beacon of hope for those seeking assistance in any location in the state.
211 Colorado serves as a centralized resource hub, connecting people to a wide range of services and support. Whether it’s finding shelter, accessing mental health resources, or getting assistance during times of crisis, 211 Colorado is there to help. This National 211 Day, let’s delve into the importance of this service and explore the impact it has on communities.
One of the key aspects of 211 Colorado’s mission is providing information and resources to those in need. With a user-friendly website (211colorado.org), individuals can access a wealth of information on various topics, including housing assistance, healthcare services, and financial support. The website serves as a one-stop-shop for those navigating the complexities of accessing essential resources.
In addition to the online platform, 211 Colorado operates a helpline, where trained specialists are ready to assist callers in times of crisis. Whether someone is facing homelessness, struggling with mental health issues, or needs help navigating the healthcare system, the compassionate and knowledgeable staff at 211 Colorado are just a phone call away.
Individuals who have reached out to 211 Colorado have found the support and resources they needed to overcome challenges and improve their lives. From families facing eviction to individuals seeking addiction recovery resources, 211 Colorado has been a lifeline for many.
Recently, a Colorado family that was facing the very real possibility of homelessness, facing financial difficulties and the threat of eviction, they reached out to 211 Colorado. The helpline connected the family with local housing assistance programs, helping them maintain stable housing and avoid homelessness. This is just one example of how 211 Colorado transforms lives by providing timely and relevant support.
National 211 Day is not only an opportunity to celebrate the work of resource assistance through 211 Colorado but also a reminder of the importance of community connection. In times of crisis, knowing that help is just a call or click away can make a world of difference. It underscores the power of community support and the impact it can have on individuals and families facing adversity.
As we observe National 211 Day this February 11, let’s spread awareness about the vital role that 211 helplines play in creating stronger, more resilient communities. Whether you’re in need of assistance or want to support the work of 211 Colorado, visit their website (211colorado.org) to learn more about the services they offer and how you can get involved.
In addition, if you are service provider that would like to have your services and resources added to the 211 database, please call the United Way office in Greeley to get connected to 211 Colorado.
At United Way of Weld County we are proud to recognize and appreciate the tireless efforts of the 211 Colorado team, they serve as lifelines for those in need. By connecting communities and providing essential resources, 211 helplines contribute to building a brighter and more compassionate future for all Coloradoans.
Margie Martinez is the 211 Colorado Coordinator at United Way of Weld County.