The National Association of Counties (NACo) has detailed “Connecting the Unconnected” as a priority to link residents to services. NACo listed 211 as a specific “best-in-class" service delivery model, in which local county governments are connecting residents in the spirit of building healthy, safe and vibrant communities. The "Connecting the Unconnected" initiative builds on NACo's previous effort, "Serving the Underserved", by continuing to inform and illustrate how counties connect all residents, including our most vulnerable citizens, to services that help forge pathways to residents' self-sufficiency. As April is National County Government month, we want to celebrate and thank Pinellas County Government for [...]
February 11th (2-11) is a day that 2-1-1s around the country celebrate the unique role that 211 plays connecting people to vital services in our communities. Our mission is simply to improve lives through the power of information and hope! We are honored that the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners declared today Monday Feb. 11th as National 2-1-1 Day in Pinellas County! Several cities have also declared today as National 211 Day. Thank you to the City of Dunedin, City of Treasure Island, City of Oldsmar, City of Seminole, City of St. Petersburg and the City of Safety Harbor. Please [...]
Because of you, 211 Tampa Bay Cares makes the difference in the lives of over 160,000 people in Pinellas County each year. Throughout the year, and in the face of many types of crisis, we are able to give the gift of hope to each person who needs us most. You can join in this season and help us Give the Gift of Hope to many more in our community. Please consider a gift this holiday season, especially if you are planning a gift before the end of this year. Your generosity makes all the difference for our neighbors, friends and [...]
World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. This year, World Heart Day's global campaign focuses on looking after our own hearts, and the hearts of our loved ones: "MY HEART, YOUR HEART" "It’s about saying to ourselves, the people we care about and individuals all around the world, “what can I do right now to look after MY HEART… and YOUR HEART?” It also resonates with the professional cardiology and healthcare audiences who dedicate themselves to looking [...]
As a help line 211 is there for anyone, including kids that feel that they have nowhere to turn because of being bullied, and the painful feelings of depression that can make someone feel that they have no one to talk to. You're not alone, someone will be there for you. Dial 2-1-1 if you need to speak with a person who cares.
Many times those that succumb to suicide feel completely and totally alone. Often it helps to hear from others that have faced the same inner turmoil and problems. In a recent article by Lisa Harper she earnestly tells the story of her own personal experiences facing suicide, and facing her own mothers suicide as well. And above all it's a story of there being hope despite the darkness. Please read the full article here: "I Survived A Suicide Attempt And Here's What You Should Know." via the St.Petersburg Times. "The night I planned my death I was a 15-year-old sophomore living in [...]
Information about housing assistance Legal Assistance Social Services For Children and Seniors Application for Medicaid and Food Stamps Where: 8751 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 Mid County Department of Health Flyer: FLYER 18-06-28 Puerto Rico English Información sobre recursos para Vivienda Asistencia Legal Servicios Sociales para adultos mayores y niños Aplicaciones para Medicaid y Estampillas de Comida Donde : 8751 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 Mid County Department of HealthDia y Hora : Thursday June 28 - 2:00 pm a 7:00 pm.RSVP a Andrea Vendetti, Hispanic Outreach Center at 727 -445-9734 ext 207 o firstname.lastname@example.org FLYER 18-06-28 [...]
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 proactive and have a plan. Being prepared for a Hurricane or Natural Disaster takes the mental strain off you and your family, as well as prevents last minute rush and panic [...]
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 proactive and have a plan. Please see the links below provided by the Tampa Bay Times as a useful educational prep of first hand experiences of what you could face during [...]
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 at risk of being suicidal. The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has increased the discussion around suicide and suicide prevention.