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1506, 2018

Hurricane Season 2018: Florida Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness Kit

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: 211 News|

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients to be [...]

1306, 2018

Hurricane Season 2018: Tampa Bay Time’s 5 top tips on lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

By | June 13th, 2018|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , |

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients to be [...]

806, 2018

13 Reasons Why | Discussion Series: Talking with Your Teen

By | June 8th, 2018|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cast of 13 Reasons Why provides tips for talking to your teen about tough topics addressed in the series. Part of a series of six videos addressing topics in the show and where to go if you need help. 211 is a crisis intervention service and receives calls from people who are suicidal.  211 also receives calls from family and friends concerned about someone they know who is [...]

306, 2018

Hurricane season: Speculation on the severity of this year’s hurricane season.

By | June 3rd, 2018|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , |

From The Times: Is the Atlantic Ocean in the midst of a long period of hyperactive hurricane seasons? Or have we entered a period of sedate storm seasons? "That is the million dollar question right now," said Jim Kossin, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Every hurricane season brings the risk of destruction. But what’s at stake in this debate is how frequently residents [...]

206, 2018

Hurricane Season: Sign Up for Alert Pinellas

By | June 2nd, 2018|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , |

211 is an integral player in the disaster response and recovery in Pinellas County.  211 is responsible for being “in the know” on agency closures and openings to help inform Emergency Management and Pinellas County Human Services.  In the event of a hurricane, 211 will receive a tremendous increase in calls from vulnerable individuals and families that need help locating food, water, housing, etc.  211 encourages our clients [...]

1105, 2018

Safety Harbor May 2018 Volunteer Fair

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , |

Non-Profit Volunteer Fair Set for May 23, 2018 in Safety Harbor Are you looking for volunteer opportunities but don’t know where to start? The public is invited to attend a Non-Profit Volunteer Fair, on Wednesday, May 23, 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Safety Harbor Public Library. Potential volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with over 20 local non-profits to learn about volunteer opportunities. This free event is sponsored [...]

1301, 2018

News Channel 8: Cold Weather Shelters Opening Across Tampa Bay Area.

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Daisy Ruth Jan 12, 2018 11:37 AM EST (WFLA) - Tampa Bay area counties are opening cold weather shelters on Saturday for anyone needing a warm place to spend the night. These shelters will open in Hillsborough County: Brandon Community Center: 510 East Sadie Street in Brandon Opens at 6 p.m. Pets welcome Phone: (813) 635-8179 Jackson Springs Recreation Center: 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country Opens [...]

201, 2018

Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas County Opens Cold Weather Homeless Shelters

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Times staff Published: January 2, 2018 Updated: January 3, 2018 at 05:28 PM Pinellas County will open its "cold night shelters" for the homeless on Wednesday and Thursday. The shelters open between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and close the following morning at approximately 6 a.m. Shelter guests are provided a hot evening meal and breakfast the following morning. Emergency shelters open when the temperatures dip below 40 degrees, said Cliff [...]

912, 2016

Channel 8 On Your Side: What to do if your teenager is in crisis

By | December 9th, 2016|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Gayle Guyardo Dec 09, 2016 TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -- Are they just being a teen or is your child in crisis? Teenage depression and anxiety is on the rise, and many times kids don't know who to turn to. When the pressure mounts, some go to extreme measures to end the pain. Now there are new programs in place in Hillsborough and Pinellas county to help kids in crisis. "Our [...]

802, 2016

Pinellas celebrates National 2-1-1 Day on Feb. 11

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , , |

By SUZETTE PORTER Feb 8, 2016 People in need of help in Pinellas can call 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is “the virtual front door that listens, cares, and if needed, connects people to a local charity that can help them,” according to Executive Director Micki Thompson. Pinellas County is joining the rest of the nation in recognizing National [...]

2805, 2015

The Beacon: Pinellas County Launches Pilot Adult Emergency Financial Program

By | May 28th, 2015|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , |

Pinellas starts pilot emergency assistance program By SUZETTE PORTER Mar 28, 2015 For years, Pinellas County kept a pot of money to help people with emergency financial needs. It was part of its arsenal to prevent homelessness. But the program fell victim to the budget axe wielded by previous county administrator Bob LaSala. “We went many years without an emergency fund,” County Administrator Mark Woodard said March 24 during a presentation [...]

1601, 2012

Tampa Bay News : Curtailing prescription drug abuse, where to get help and information.

By | January 16th, 2012|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Where to get help and information Editor’s note: This is the third segment in a three-part series on efforts to curtail prescription drug abuse in the county. Compiled by SUZETTE PORTER Jan 16, 2012 People fighting an addiction to prescription drugs can find help from a variety of sources. From governmental agencies to nonprofit organizations, assistance is available. Tampa Bay Newspapers put together a list of places that have resources to [...]

3012, 2008

TBN : Pinellas County Residents Face Hard Times.

By | December 30th, 2008|Categories: 211 News|Tags: , , , , |

Pinellas County residents face hard times 2-1-1 operators field calls from people facing home evictions, health, financial and other issues By THOMAS MICHALSKI Dec 29, 2008 The crashing economy is causing insurmountable problems for Pinellas County residents who are being faced with evictions, job loss and even homelessness. So great are the difficulties of some individuals, that more of them than ever before are talking about suicide and even giving up [...]

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