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Posted on: October 19, 2016

211 Helpline – Help when you need it!

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211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that offers many services to those in need of help

211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that offers many services to those in need of help. 211 provides services such as suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, and can refer residents to several community services. All services are confidential and free of charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 211 center handles 400-500 calls a day and is dedicated to helping those in need. Some of their services include: •Health Care Advocacy Program – The program is designed to help assist people navigate the somewhat confusing and complicated healthcare system. The advocates help navigate this system and ensure the caller gets the help they need. •Elder Crisis Outreach Program – Enables emergency elder care. The program helps elders struggling with issues. The advocates will go out to the home and help with whatever problem the elder is having. •Sunshine Daily Reassurance Program – This program allows the volunteers to check up on individuals by calling them and making sure they are doing okay. •Special Needs Helpline – This program is for families of individuals with special needs kids aging from 0-22. The program is anonymous and allows anyone to call in with any questions they may have. If you have questions about resources, need help, or just want to talk to someone, 211 is the number to dial. Individuals and families living in Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County, and St. Lucie County can call 2-1-1. If you are out of the area, call (561) 383-1112 or 1(866) 882-2991 to speak with a highly trained resource specialist. Calls to 211 Helpline are free, confidential, and are accepted 24/7! For more information log on to www.211palmbeach.org

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