Monday, November 17, 2014

National Information and Referral Services Day











In 2011 the Senate passed S.RES.241 declaring November 16 as "National Information and Referral Services Day" at the request of the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS).

Information and Referral connects people with services to find a solution to a variety of issues about housing, food, legal issues, family support, health care, jobs, schooling and much more. One such services is 2-1-1, a phone number used to access information about community services. 2-1-1- call centers are initiated by United Ways and Information Referral Agencies. In 2013, 2-1-1 services in the United States assisted more than 15.6 million callers (http://211.us.org/) and are currently available in 90% of the United States. VisionLink, provider of CommunityOS, is honored to support nearly one out of every four calls made to 2-1-1 across the nation. 

November 16 VisionLink celebrates National Information and Referral Services Day with the goal of gaining public awareness and the importance of information and referral services across the nation.