Looking for Holiday resources?

Vermont 211 has a variety of resources to offer Vermonters during the holiday season through our Community Resource Directory! There you can find information on Thanksgiving Programs, Christmas Programs, and Holiday Gifts/Toys!
Interested in other Seasonal Resources throughout Vermont? Check out our Seasonal Resources page, call us directly at 211, or text your zip code to 898211!

10 Reasons to Call 2-1-1


Vermont 2-1-1 is a simple number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community.  By dialing 2-1-1, information is much easier to find.

At Vermont 2-1-1, callers will speak with a real person every time.  Call Specialists may help callers  problem solve and refer them to government programs, community based organizations and other local resources.  Vermont 2-1-1 specifics:

 

  1. No stigma, confidential: 2-1-1 provides a neutral, confidential resource for help in any situation.

  2. Alternative solutions and plans: 2-1-1 helps people with multi-faceted problems – such as a sudden serious illness. Many people need help but find it hard to formulate a plan. They just know what their predicament is.

  3. Help Through Phone, Website, Email: 2-1-1 can be used as an Information and Referral resource regardless of how people choose to connect to help. In today's internet service environment, people need the choice of personalized service – especially for those who are not computer literate.

  4. Crime Victims: 2-1-1 could provide information to crime victims on services and benefits available to them.

  5. ESL Help: 2-1-1 helps non-English speaking people get comprehensive health and human service information.

  6. Information regarding State government offices and programs that provide state benefits.

  7. Rumor Control: 2-1-1 can provide a means to control rumors by providing one trusted information sources during events such as nuclear power plant failures.

  8. Donations of Goods: Whether you represent a corporation wishing to donate excess building materials or are a homeowner who is moving and would like to donate a large appliance to charity, 2-1-1 can be used to find an appropriate place to donate excess goods.

  9. For Kids: Parents and educators can teach kids to call 2-1-1 when they are faced with confusing, non-emergency situations and do not know where to turn.

  10. Help for Helpers: Social workers, clergy, doctors, legislators and other helpers who want to know how best to help the people they are serving can call 2-1-1.

 

 

 

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