Dial 211 – Search or Chat Online – Text Zip Code to 898-211
Marsha did well living alone since her husband passed away, but she was starting to get overwhelmed trying to take care of everything he used to do. Frustrated and discouraged, she called 211.
Weld County has an overall poverty level of 8% (over 25,000 people); much of the poverty is concentrated in Greeley and Evans, with one in four people living in poverty in the eastern part of Greeley. Over 324,000 people live in Weld County. 8% of residents live below the poverty line, and in Greeley, that rate jumps to 21%. 51% of the county’s children qualify for free or reduced lunches, and just 40% of fourth grade students are proficient readers. The housing vacancy rate continues to hover around its all-time low, and the median rent continues to increase. 64% of Weld County adults are overweight or obese, and only 22% of students get 60+ minutes of physical activity every day. 17% of adults report being mentally unhealthy at least half of the past month.
We all face life challenges or have loved ones who can use a helping hand. When a person needs assistance with a livelihood emergency and doesn’t know where to begin, the network of human services can be overwhelming. Included in the 211 Colorado database there are…
- 140+ nonprofit organizations in Weld County
- over 300 programs and services across the county
- more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations in Colorado
- 8,000+ services across the state
211 Colorado @UWWC is a comprehensive information and referral service that connects users to an exhaustive listing of human service resources throughout Colorado. 211 for northeastern Colorado is provided by United Way of Weld County. It maintains an up-to-date database of human service agencies, programs and services in Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma counties. 211 is available via phone call, text, live chat, web browser, and mobile phone app.
Trained specialists assist individuals, families and service providers who are seeking answers regarding community services in times of need such as rent and utility assistance, help finding food resources, adult and child day care options and more.
211 Colorado @ UWWC also facilitates communication amongst agencies to troubleshoot social and human service challenges in northeast Colorado, assists in emergency situations, works to alleviate stresses on emergency management during disasters and identifies areas of greatest need and unmet needs.
“211 Colorado is the most vital and timely information and referral organization in the State of Colorado, providing disaster related information in times of emergency for the citizens of Colorado. Night or day, we can count on 211. In addition, this takes the burden off local 9-1-1 emergency centers and frees them up for lifesaving emergency events.”Robyn A. Knappe, State Training Officer