United Way of Warren County is pleased to announce the launch of HelpLink 211, an information and referral helpline for health and human services needs for Warren County residents. Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, calls are answered by professional trained operators who have ready resources through a directory of social service agencies.
Through a collaboration of neighboring United Way organizations including Butler County United Way, United Way of Clinton County, United Way of Greater Dayton area, and United Way of Oxford, Ohio & Vicinity, United Way of Warren County was able to join in the mix to offer this important tool to Warren County residents.
"While all United Ways operate as independent entities, governed and managed by people living and working in their specific areas, coming together regionally with neighboring United Ways we already work so well with to deliver this service makes total sense," stated Aaron Reid, President and CEO of United Way of Warren County. "Pooling resources for 211 services allow us to provide an important tool for people in need, regardless of income leve, while delivering this initiative in an efficent, cost-effective manner."
Residents in need simply need to phone 2-1-1 to reach a live operator. Individuals who have pre-paid mobile phones or mobile phones with a non-local area code may call 855-405-7629 for prompt assistance; the TDD phone number is 937-910-6040. The HelpLink 2-1-1- resource directory may also be accessed online at www.211.org.