Many citizens are not aware that dialing 2-1-1 connects them with specialists who can assist them when they are in need of help. These same specialists can also connect citizens who want to volunteer with an organization who could use extra help.
The excerpt below, taken directly from the 2-1-1 website, provides a good overview of the program.
Simply put - Central Michigan 2-1-1 connects people in need of health and human service resources in the community. Through an easy to remember number, available 24/7, 365 days within 9 counties in Central Michigan; Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Shiawassee Counties. Specialists provide information, referrals, navigation, and advocacy when people are looking for help or to give help in the community. 2-1-1 maintains an up-to-date, comprehensive database of resources and programs available and reports trending needs and gaps identified in our community.
Who Can Use 2-1-1?
Anyone! If you're looking for assistance with a problem and you don't know where to turn, or you simply want information about a certain human service issue, 2-1-1 is for you.
Central Michigan 2-1-1 serves 1.5 million residents in Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston & Shiawassee Counties and partners with 6 other 2-1-1 centers across Michigan as part of a Statewide 2-1-1 Network.
For a full description of the program go to www.centralmichigan211.org
To search their online database for available programs and assistance click here.