Thursday at the Miami County Commissioners meeting, a proclamation was unanimously approved to contribute $50,000 to the United Way of Miami County for the startup of 2-1-1 services in Miami County. “We are very excited to be able to offer this program to the citizens of Miami County. The 2-1-1 service is truly going to influence the condition of every resident of Miami County,” stated United Way of Miami County’s CEO Sean Ford after attending the meeting.
Just like you would dial 9-1-1 for emergencies, Miami County residents will soon be able to call 2-1-1 and be connected to a live, social worker-trained operator 24/7/365 who will assist with their human service needs and questions.
In Miami County there are many government, nonprofit and faith-based organizations providing much needed services to our residents. It can be very confusing to know who does what and where one can turn to for help. The new 2-1-1 services will help with the majority of these issues.
The United Way of Miami County is extremely grateful and proud to be partnering with the Miami County Commissioners for the funding of the 2-1-1 program. Watch for more news on this exciting development on our website www.unitedwaymco.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @UnitedWayMCO.