On my way home I needed to pick up some items and dashed in a liquor store and about half way through I found myself crying! A homeless man asked me what the problem was and I said, “They are going to pull the plug on my dad tomorrow and I can’t even contact the doctor to talk to him about it!” The homeless man, said “Oh, you need to call 211, they will help you.”
And I said “They can’t possibly help me with this.” The homeless man said “Oh yes, they help with just about everything!” So the next morning I called 211 and someone on the line said they would help me. He called somewhere on my behalf with me and right after that the doctor called and we made a plan for my dad to recover…he is 81 years old now, in a wheelchair, but I have my dad… and I have 211 to thank.
2-1-1 In the News
Why Dial 211?
May 20, 2011
By Erika Conner
It's a toll-free number answered 24 hours a day and a three-digit number that can provide you with a lot of answers.
In Contra Costa County, 2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential phone number and service that provides easy access to critical health and human services.
Hot Line 2-1-1 and Energy presentations at Calimesa Council
Yucaipa Calimesa News Mirror
May 20, 2011
By Bill Brown, Staff Reporter
Mayor Ella Zanowic and the City of Calimesa have proclaimed May as Mental Health Month during the May 2 city council meeting. Zanowic reaffirmed the importance of dealing with mental health issues while presenting the certificate to Riverside’s County Mental Health representative Richard Devine.
Safely surrendering babies to the City of Fullerton
The Daily Titan
April 13, 2011
By Krissy Paine
Is the safest place for a baby in its mother’s arms?
More than 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, according to BabyCenter.com. Most of those babies are born into an environment where their parents are willing and able to take care of their child.
However, for the mothers and fathers that are unable to provide a stable situation for their child, there is California’s Safely Surrendered Baby law. The law allows parents to safely surrender their child within 72 hours of the baby being born. That way, the parents will not be prosecuted for abandonment and the baby is protected from harm.
Bay Area residents concerned about radiation should call 211
March 19, 2011
San Francisco Bay Area residents concerned about radiation from Japan's nuclear emergency can call 211 for updates, United Way of the Bay Area officials announced Friday.
Bay Area departments of public health officials Friday morning were stressing there is no danger to local residents from Japan's nuclear emergency, United Way officials said.
It's Time to Pass the Calling for 2-1-1 Act
By Kye Kilpatrick Fox
July 9, 2010
The nation cannot wait one more day for Congress to pass the "Calling for 2-1-1 Act." Every day we see communities in the news as they work to recover from floods, oil spills, attempted terrorist attacks. And now, much of the nation is preparing for what is predicted to be the worst hurricane season since 2005.
At times of disaster, 2-1-1 is there to answer questions to help people manage their personal challenges. Where do you find a sandbag, water, shelter or food assistance? Call 2-1-1. Where do I start if my home and business have been destroyed? Call 2-1-1. Where can I volunteer? Call 2-1-1. It's easy, fast and effective.
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