UWM Announces February 11 Declared as “211 Day” in the State of Nebraska by Governor Pillen

Originally Published: March 1, 2024

UWM Announces February 11 Declared as “211 Day” in the State of Nebraska by Governor Pillen

Every hour of every day, someone in Nebraska is faced with a challenge and needs assistance. The 211 Helpline, powered by United Way of the Midlands (UWM, UnitedWayMidlands.org), connects people looking for assistance to local programs that can help. And this year, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen declared February 11 as “211 Day” in the State of Nebraska.

The 211 Helpline is an essential service that provides free information and referrals to people in Nebraska and Iowa. It places individuals in touch with the resources and social services they need, and provides connections for food, housing, utilities payment assistance, health care, transportation, child care, mental health crises and more.

In 2023 alone, the 211 Helpline recorded more than 313,000 contacts, with callers’ top five needs being: housing, utility assistance, income assistance, transportation and food. With the ongoing increase in contacts, UWM is grateful for support of the 211 Helpline.

Connected to thousands of programs and services across Nebraska and Iowa, the 211 Helpline provides multiple points of access for those looking to receive assistance easily and confidentially. Via UnitedWayMidlands.org/211, individuals can access an online database of local health and human service programs, community services, governmental programs and more. Individuals can also access similar information by texting their ZIP code to 898211 or dialing 2-1-1 to communicate directly with a trained 211 Community Resource Specialist 24/7, 365 days a year.

To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit UnitedWayMidlands.org.

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