2-1-1 Receives Record Number of Calls from Local Families In Need
During the month of August 2010, a record 6,679 calls were received by the 2-1-1 San Bernardino County call center. 2-1-1 is a free health and social service referral line operated by Inland Empire United Way, and is available 24 hours a day from any phone in the county.
Although we are all acutely aware of the tremendous needs of individuals, children and families in the Inland Empire, the recent increase in calls to 2-1-1 highlights the fact that these are desparate times for many of our neighbors. The majority of callers this past month were seeking (1) help with utilities, (2) rental assistance, and (3) food or meals.
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