Helpline Sponsored by the United Way

I met recently with United Way of Westchester officials who provided an introduction to their very impressive 2-1-1 helpline, a valuable resource for local residents and businesses. More information about this service follows in this blurb provided directly by the United Way:

Need help getting help? Dial 2-1-1. Need childcare, eldercare, legal services or emergency help with rent? Don’t forget that United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free, confidential and multilingual helpline that can connect you to the resources that can help 24/7, 365 days a year.

Caring and knowledgeable call specialists can help you with everything from daycare to substance abuse help; mental health resources to legal help and volunteer opportunities — and the basics like food, clothing and shelter, plus so much more. United Way’s 2-1-1 can also assist during emergencies such as local floods, by getting you up-to-date information on road conditions, shelters, and other important information.

Just remember: Burning building? Call 911. Burning question? Call 2-1-1.