When I called 2-1-1 because someone told me they could help with nutrition, I never expected to get fresh food. They sent me to a food pantry where I got 3 onions, 4 potatoes, 4 bananas, orange, brown rice, black beans, 3 artichokes, raspberries, packaged lettuce for salad, carrots, purple cabbage, and chicken breast. I called 2-1-1 again right away and asked if I could go back to the pantry again and they told me I could go every week if I needed food. I would never have found about this if it weren’t for the people at 2-1-1!
2-1-1 California is the statewide network of local 2-1-1 information and referral providers, and is a collaboration of the California Allaince of Information and Referral Services (CAIRS) AND United Ways of California.
The mission of 2-1-1 California is to ensure that California develops the statewide infrastructure and support necessary to ensure quality 2-1-1 services for everyone.
Use “Find your Local 2-1-1” above to get phone numbers, websites, and other information for service agencies in your area. Not all areas have a local 2-1-1 service provider.
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE BILL 1212
August 29th, 2016 - Great News! Senate Bill 1212 has been sent to the Governor's office for signature after passing out of the Assembly 79-0 and the Senate 37-1! If signed, the bill will help bring 2-1-1 services to the 20 California counties that currently lack them, including providing more tools for first responders to fires and natural disasters, and giving direct assistance to callers with non-emergency public safety and human services needs.
SB 1212 was introduced on February 18, 2016 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-40). This bill states the intent of the legislature to enhance the status and system of the 2-1-1 information and referral network to provide coordinated services and resources to all California residents.
According to the legislation language, SB 1212 intends "...to facilitate the expansion of 2-1-1 services into those counties in California where they are lacking and ...facilitate access to disaster preparedness, response and recovery information and referral services uniformly in the state, expecially in hard to serve rural areas, through a universally available telephone service."
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