Stories tagged with: 211

May 4, 2016 - 3:49pm
7 weeks 2 days ago

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties released an update on its 211 report on Wednesday.

According to the report, the organization received more than 700 calls during the month of April through the 211 resource for information call center. Community Impact Director, Becky Clawson said the number one call request for the month of April was for food assistance.

"While we're working to solve those problems, we're also seeing an increase in need for utility...

February 27, 2014 - 6:24pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Since 2006, the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties has been providing free tax preparation services for residents. Executive director Meg Deedrick, said the free service was started to increase income for families and households in the three county region the United Way serves.

"For many people that tax return is going to be the largest lump sum that they're gonna receive all year long, that's not already budgeted for something," said Deedrick....

March 15, 2013 - 4:39pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

FThe Southeast Ohio 211 Call Center received around 1200 calls in February from residents in Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties. Most residents were interested in information about financial counseling, information services, utility and income assistance and health and medical concerns.

"Maybe you have questions, maybe you're looking for funding, or maybe you just need help. But, it is a line that you can call at any time of the day and be able to ask those questions and...

April 18, 2011 - 5:30pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

One local organization is helping families who are facing financial hardships.

United Way 211 Call Center of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties is continuing to offer the program, "Financial Stability Partnership." It will not only provide assistance for families who are struggling to pay their bills, but will soon be able to assign a mentor who can offer advice on how to create a monthly budget. The two programs will work together to help area...

October 7, 2010 - 4:19pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

The 2-1-1 Call Center servicing our area is proud to announce a call increase for the month of September.

The 24/7 service sponsored by United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties had 1,063 incoming calls last month. There has been a 65% increase in call volume since September of 2009.

Executive Director Meg Deedrick says they keep track of the most common needs: number one being information services followed by utility and income assistance and food, meals, and...

February 10, 2010 - 5:12pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

The phones have been ringing off the hook at the 211 call center.

During the month of January, the call center saw nearly 1,000 phone calls.

"During these cold weather months we've been really busy," said Call Center Manager Audrey Forester. "Our calls have been coming in a lot because of the inclement weather we've had with the school closings. So folks have been dialing in, calling 211 to find out what level we're at or what the color code is for muskingum...

December 22, 2009 - 4:41pm
6 years 26 weeks ago

Area residents will have another way to get information about inclement weather.

The Southeast Ohio 211 Information Line will expand to answer questions relating to bad weather.

"We've been hearing already the levels and the warnings for snow such," said Audrey Foster of the 211 service. "We'll be aware of that and be another resource in the community, so folks if they have questions, about that or school closings, we'll have that information on 211."

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