Celebrating 2-1-1 Day

By February 11, 2018FirstLink

As we celebrate 2-1-1 Day on February 11, it’s a good time to recognize our communities’ support of each other. People find help and hope by dialing 2-1-1 to reach FirstLink.

2-1-1 was launched by United Way over 20 years ago as a free, confidential, user-friendly phone number used to connect people to essential community resources. Today, 2-1-1 serves more than 93% of our population. People called 2-1-1 about job training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs, affordable housing options, support groups, and volunteer opportunities.

But 2-1-1 does more than just connect people with help. It also serves as an unofficial “pulse” on our communities. Many communities analyze 2-1-1 data as a social indicator of local needs and economic stability.

You can take one small action to support 2-1-1, the number to call for help and hope. Share this number with someone in need.

Learn more about FirstLink, 2-1-1, and the role it plays in building a stronger community here.

Together, we’re making North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota a place where we can all thrive.

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