211 calling serving starting 2.4

Written by David Green.

After months of planning and research, Lenawee County’s 211 call service will kick off Feb. 11.

A celebration event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon at Herrick Medical Center in Tecumseh. A news release from the Lenawee United Way cites the overwhelming support from businesses, individuals, non-profit organizations and foundations as demonstrating the need for the service.

The 211 service is described as the health and human service equivalent of 911. Individuals looking for help with mortgage assistance, utility bill payment assistance, food, shelter, counseling services, and many other forms of help can call 211 to be connected to the available resources in the area.

In the coming months, Lenawee County’s 211 service will work with the Community Action Agency to help provide information about free tax preparation and the earned income tax credit.

“Remembering the 2-1-1 number is much easier than remembering phone numbers for several different agencies or resources,” said Amy Palmer of the Lenawee United Way.

There is no charge to call 2-1-1 and translation is available for non-English speaking callers.

For more information, contact Lenawee United Way at 517/263-4696 or visit www.lenaweeunitedway.org.

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