Thursday, February 10, 2011

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day


February 11th is National 2-1-1 Day.

Best estimates are that nearly 20 million people have used 2-1-1 to seek assistance of one kind or another by dialing 2-1-1 on their land lines or cell phones.

We are particularly pleased to be a premier provider of 2-1-1 software.  In fact, our 2-1-1 customers, along with our customers in the general information and referral business, elder care, homeless management, education, and disaster relief sectors support clients and resources in more than 14,000 cities and towns across the United States.

From Washington State to Florida, from California to Maine and many, many places in between, thousands of staff support many thousands of callers.  The point?  Connecting needs to resources in a timely and effective manner.  Working together our communities are stronger, more resilient, and better prepared.

VisionLink's CommunityOS solution is all about placing 2-1-1 and information and referral systems at the hub of their community, serving as a consolidated resource for community needs and resources rather than yet another silo in the social services.  CommunityOS focuses on the suite of tools that let different agencies and organizations partner together to offer coordinated assistance and coherent response to a wide variety of needs every day, and around the clock.

Congratulations to the 2-1-1 providers across America!

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink, Inc.