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PRESS RELEASE: 2-1-1 Connecticut Strives to Connect More People to the Help They Need
Posted 06/04/2018 10:23AM

 

United Way of Connecticut Press Release
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2-1-1 Connecticut Strives to Connect More People to the Help They Need
A new feature on the 211ct.org website makes it easier for people to get connected with essential programs, services and information.
Rocky Hill, Conn. - 2-1-1 Connecticut is excited to announce the release of a new  website feature, My 211 AccountMy 211 Account makes it easier for people to access the resources they need. Visit www.211ct.org to sign up for a free My 211 Account and start building, saving and sharing custom resource lists.
 
2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects nearly 94 percent of our nation to essential health and human services either online or over the phone. 2-1-1 Connecticut is one of more than 200 211's located throughout the country and has worked to connect Connecticut residents to the help they need for more than 40 years. 2-1-1 maintains a continuously updated database of more than 40,000 programs and services and is proud to be the first place Connecticut residents turn to access help and find resources in their communities. With the release of this new website feature, 2-1-1 Connecticut seeks to help more Connecticut residents access the help and information they need.
 
 
My 211 Account makes it easy to: 
  • Create unlimited customized resource lists
  • Save important resources to access at a later time
  • Create subject-specific resource lists
  • Share your resource lists
  • Print your lists to distribute them in a user-friendly format
  • E-mail or text your resource lists
  • Copy a public link for sharing and embedding on other websites
 
In 2017, 2-1-1 Contact Specialists received more than 310,000 requests for service and more than 1.6 million web visits were made to 211ct.org. "With more and more people seeking help and information through our website, we recognize the importance of ensuring resources can be quickly found, saved and shared.  My 211 Account enables community providers, case workers and individuals to create custom resource lists and care plans that can be saved, shared, implemented and updated as needed," Richard Porth, President, United Way of Connecticut.
 
For a live demonstration of My 211 Account and overview of other new 211ct.org website features, register for 2-1-1 Connecticut's "What's New?" webinar. The webinar will take place from 10:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 8thClick HERE to register.
 
2-1-1 Connecticut is operated by United Way of Connecticut and receives support from the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways.


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About 2-1-1 Connecticut
2-1-1 Connecticut is a free health and human service information and referral service, with a continuously updated database of more than 4,000 agencies and 40,000 programs and services. Free, confidential assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year online at 211ct.org and over the phone by dialing 2-1-1. 2-1-1 Connecticut has organizational accreditations from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), and the contact center is certified by the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention.
United Way of Connecticut
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: (860) 571-7500 Fax: (860) 571-7525
Media Contact
Annie Scully
Phone: (860) 571-7215
 
 
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