The 2-1-1 Call Center's mission is to connect agencies with those in need.
This winter the organization and community helped close to 70 children have a merry Christmas. These kids either didn't meet the criteria for other programs or their families were in need.
"A lot of those folks were maybe laid off of work or had illness and were in the hospital," said 211 Call Center Manager Audry Foster. "It was sudden illness and all the sudden now they have a financial...
The workers at the Southeast Ohio 211 Call Center spent June with a telephone glued to their ear.
The information outlet took more than 13-hundred calls the most to date. Audrey Foster said the increase in calls was due to funding that came in.
"The extra call volume was because we had AEP funding for housing," explained Foster. "For rent, security deposits for mortgage help in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan county. We have used that money up except in Morgan...
The 211 information call service in Southeast Ohio is becoming a major success month by month.
The 211 service is an information and referral center for residents of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties. They handle everything from inquiries about food pantries, utility assistance, health, furniture, and appliance information with calls last year totaling 12,128.
"That's kind of exciting for us to see that people are calling in and most of the time when people call in...
Some local residents are in need this holiday season and one organization is hoping to help.
United Way 211 Call Center of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry Counties received more than 1,000 calls for the month of November. Manager Audrey Foster said they are working to continue informing the public about the free 24/7 service.
"We're trying to be as involved as we can with some of the agencies and those organizations in each of those counties, so we go to meetings there and pass...
A year has passed and the united way is celebrating the success of their Southeast Ohio Call Center.
The program launched on June 25, 2009. The 2-1-1 call center is available 24/7 and their goal is to provide information to members of the community on how they can receive various kinds of help. In a years' time, they have had a big impact on the community.
"People who call back and say you gave me some numbers and places to call and that was so helpful instead of they just...
When school doors close for summer vacation in less than a month, what will your children be doing?
The 211 Call Center for Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties wants to help you keep your kids active.
"We've had calls in regard to summer camps or maybe the time the Y pool will be open this summer...say something for children with disabilities or adults with disabilities, there's the Echoing Hills Camp, " says 211 Call Center Manager, Audrey Foster.
The Ohio Association of Second Harvest foodbanks is releasing a report that says more than 25 percent of food pantries and soup kitchens across the state didn't have enough food to meet the demand, and therefore, had to turn some people away.
The 2-1-1 Calling Center in Zanesville says it has noticed this trend, with more people asking for food assistance.
"The emergency food and pantries, out of the last six months, have been at the top of the list three times. If they...
The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties says the community is utilizing its 2-1-1 Calling Center.
2-1-1 Call Center Manager, Audrey Foster, says call volume was around 250 back in May and June and has since jumped to between 700 and 800 calls.
"That's about three times more than before. We're managing the call fine, and of course, they're the different times of the month that they would come in a little bit heavier and then depending on the...