Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma



Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies.
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We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, other states will be added as necessary.

This system provides several powerful functions:
1. Volunteers can identify the disaster event they would want to volunteer for.
2. Allows unaffiliated volunteers to offer their services in an organized manner and specify their location, availability period, desired area of service, special skills, and language capabilities.
3. Allows volunteers to indicate a preferred organization to volunteer with.
4. Includes a background check capability conducted by Verified Volunteers.
5. Allows agency personnel a powerful search feature to locate the types of volunteers that will support your specific mission, contact them, recruit them and identify them as "deployed" to avoid multiple contacts.

If you would like to volunteer the system is currently accessible from the following sites:
For Texas: https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/
For Puerto Rico: https://prvoad.communityos.org/cms/
For U.S. Virgin Islands: https://usvivoad.communityos.org/cms/
For Texas: https://www.nvoad.org/hurricane-harvey/volunteer/

Volunteer Florida will also be live on the system in the near future.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Welcome to the Visionlink Community: Indiana 2-1-1

Indiana 211 Partnership, Inc.Visionlink is proud to welcome another new customer, Indiana 2-1-1. These good folks have created a statewide solution that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, aggregated and non-identified data is collected to assist communities in assessing needs and allocating resources.

We are pleased to support their work and will begin converting their data and using new API tools to assist their partnership efforts with other agencies and nonprofits across their fine state.

For additional information about 2-1-1 across the country, visit 211.us. To locate another 2-1-1 Center, visit 211.org.

Welcome aboard Indiana!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Visionlink Welcomes New Customer: Michigan 2-1-1




Visionlink is proud to announce its newest customer, Michigan 2-1-1. This is a network of professional centers across the state working to provide the most complete and up to date resources for individuals, households, state agencies, health care providers and many others.

Working in concert, they increase the accuracy of their information, while limited costs. Their call specialists are particularly skilled at engaging those who seek assistance, and understanding the package of needs that a client may need to get back up on their feet, or to take the next steps towards long-term success.

Anyone can call 2-1-1 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 2-1-1 provides a translation service with over 180 languages available and can be reached via landline, cell or VOIP. 2-1-1 covers 100% of Michigan's population.

To learn more about why 2-1-1 matters click the link to watch a video.

Welcome to the Visionlink Community, Michigan 2-1-1!

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Customer: 2-1-1 Wisconsin



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We are pleased to welcome another new customer to the Visionlink network, 2-1-1 Wisconsin.

These professionals have created a comprehensive collection of vetted services that can support not only the people of the state, but also the health care professionals, probation officers, social workers, family members, neighbors and others assisting people in reaching the support and services that they need.

There are seven 2-1-1 contact centers in Wisconsin, divided regionally. The services are available 24 hours, every day, and all year.

Welcome aboard!