When you dial 2-1-1 in Virginia, you will be connected to a trained professional, who can provide fast, free, confidential referrals to a wide variety of health and human services in your community:
* Basic human needs - Food banks, shelters, rent or utility assistance, energy assistance, temporary financial assistance.
* Physical and mental health resources - Medicaid and family medical insurance, Medicare, pre-natal care, child protective services, crisis intervention, support groups, counseling, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, adult protective services, domestic violence.
* Work initiatives - Educational and vocational training programs, English as a second language classes, job training, General Education Development (GED) preparation, financial and transportation assistance.
* Support from seniors and those with disabilities - Agencies on health and aging, independence centers, adult day care, meals at home, despite care, home health care, transportation and recreation. For information specific to seniors and adults with disabilities, please visit Virginia Easy Access.
* Support for children, youth and families - After-school programs, tutoring, mentoring, family resource centers, counseling, early childhood learning programs, child care and recreation, child support enforcement.
* Volunteering in your community - Volunteer centers, mentorship opportunities, locations to donate food, clothing, furniture, computers and other items.
* Nutrition programs - Women, Infants and Children (WIC), children during the school year and the summer months.
* Tax credits - Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
For more information visit http://www.211virginia.org.