Thursday, February 12, 2015

GSSI Celebrates "2-1-1 Day" as Proud Partner of United Way


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a proud partner of various United Ways throughout our 40 1/2 county jurisdiction. On Feb. 11, United Way agencies in our area celebrated “2-1-1 Day” in honor of the good things that United Way agencies are doing to help people.

Dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-800-427-4626) allows people to get connected to a trained resource specialist. TTY (1-866-385-6525) and multilingual services are also available. Calls to United Way 2-1-1 are always free and confidential.

Assistance that can be found by dialing 2-1-1 includes: basic needs such as food pantries, shelters, rent and utility assistance, physical and mental health resources, job programs, support for seniors and people with disabilities and support for children, youth and families.

United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.