12/01/2011

Colorado 2-1-1

Do you have health questions and don't know where to turn? Do you need information about financial assistance and other human services? Are you elderly, disabled, a struggling youth, or a victim of poverty or abuse, and need someone to talk to about your situation? Are you homeless and looking for shelter? Do you need counseling but don't know where to go? Or are you searching for volunteer opportunities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can call 2-1-1 in Colorado to receive health and human service information and referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

*Remember: 2-1-1 is not for emergencies. If you have an emergency, you should still call 911!*

Colorado 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that was set up by the Federal Communications Commission. You can find more information on the 2-1-1 service specific to Colorado at their website, www.211colorado.org. In 2010, the Colorado Legislature sent a Joint Memorial to Congress in support of the service. That same year, the Legislature passed a bill to assist the service by creating a tax checkoff for Colorado taxpayers to donate to fund the program. You can find more ways to help by visiting their website.

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