February 11th (2/11) is this Saturday and that means it’s time for 211 Day, a day highlighting the information service connecting people to local community programs, social services, government supports, and more: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in over 150 languages.
“For almost 15 years, 211 Ontario has been helping people navigate the local network of human services,” said United Way Perth-Huron Director Resource Development & Communications Susan Faber. “With the cost of living on the rise, more people are facing challenges in their lives. 211 is an invaluable resource that people can go to for caring and compassionate help to make sure that whatever they are facing, they aren’t facing it alone. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please dial 2-1-1.”
211 assists people in finding resources before they reach a crisis point. From supports for individuals struggling with their mental health or substance use, to people looking for in-home support for aging parents or food-related needs and more, dialing or texting 2-1-1 — or visiting 211Ontario.ca — can help. A 211 Navigator will talk through a caller’s unique challenges and connect them with the right supports.