The United Way has a new 24-hour hot line number, 2-1-1. It provides community assistance to 830,000 residents living in Linn County and 23 other eastern and southeastern Iowa counties, making this the largest call center in Iowa.
Dial 2-1-1 day or night, and you'll get connected to the appropriate community program that can answer your questions.
Each day, residents are in need of essential services, whether it's finding safe housing, seeking affordable childcare, or locating a treatment program for a chemical dependency.
With the increasing number of community resources, it's confusing to know where to turn for help. United Way 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with the help they need.
For more information, go to www.unitedway.org .