Need To Be Connected To Nonemergency Health And Human Services Resources? Just Dial 211
211 Sonoma County helps connect residents to resources when they're in need. Callers range from someone simply looking for a local food pantry to women seeking to escape domestic violence.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
When 200 Callers A Day Need Help, And Don’t Know Where To Turn They Dial 211
Part of a nationwide network, the local 211 service has been helping area residents for nine years, connecting people to nonemergency health and human services resources. The organization, a program of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, also maintains a website (211sonoma.org) that lists numerous places to seek help. ... Bilingual help is available, and they have access to assistance in 27 different languages. Callers are connected with free and low-cost services offered by nonprofit, government and faith-based groups. The organization also partners with the local Emergency Operations Center, the Public Information Office, the Red Cross and law enforcement. (Popken, 11/20)
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