2-1-1 SERVICE PROVIDING FREE REFERRALS COUNTYWIDE

2-1-1 SERVICE PROVIDING FREE REFERRALS COUNTYWIDE

San Bernardino County is part of a nationwide service that provides free referrals to Californians who need help for everything from basic needs to job training or tax filing. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how dialing 2-1-1 could help you…

Each year in California, about 2 ½ million people turn to a free referral service for help with life’s problems. 2-1-1 is a free phone number and online service that can help Californians find heating or utility assistance, shelter, even the closest food bank. People also call 2-1-1 for everyday important non-emergency needs, such as home health care for a relative, developmental screening for a child, job training or free tax filing support. In times of a disaster, 2-1-1 is a non-emergency number people can call for information and assistance. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and in 150 different languages. For more information about 2-1-1, visit 211California.org.


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