February 11th is 211 Day

A close-up of unrecognizable young sporty man with smartphone standing in the city.

A close-up of unrecognizable young sporty man with smartphone standing in the city.

Have you heard of 211?

211 Colorado makes a difference in the lives of thousands of Coloradans every year. Do you need help paying a utilities bill, finding housing, buying food, accessing job training, navigating veterans’ services, or dealing with an emergency or crisis? Call, text, or chat 211 Colorado today, help is available in 180 languages 24/7.

According to a public service announcement from United Way of Larimer County, 211 is a vital service leveraged by thousands of people across the state of Colorado, and millions across the country. Every day, Coloradans contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services.

211 provides expert, caring help — No matter the situation, the specialists at 211 listen, identify underlying problems, and connect people in need with resources and services in their community that improve their lives.

Additionally, a Mayoral Proclamation for 211 Day will be given in both the City of Fort Collins and the City of Loveland to help signify it’s importance in the community. The city council meeting is on 2/4/20 for both cities. We are hoping to aid in our public reach of this vital resource by partnering with local cities and organizations, as well. 211 Nationwide is spreading awareness with #21DaysOf211 from January 22nd through February 11th.

211 Colorado is a joint program through United Way of Larimer County, Mile High United Way, United Way of Weld County, Western Colorado 211, Pikes Peak United Way, and 211 for Southeast Colorado.

Help spread the word about this valuable resource!

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