Saturday, February 11th, is National 211 Day 2023!
211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. It's powered by people: thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.
Our friends at United Way Worldwide shared the following about 211:"The 211 network in the United States responds to more than 20 million requests for help every year. Most calls, web chats, and text messages are from people looking for help meeting basic needs like housing, food, transportation, and health care. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer at 211.org. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can connect you with local organizations that provide critical services."
Did you know Visionlink's CommunityOS® platform runs quietly in the background, supporting scores of 211s, crisis lines, disability and aging service agencies, veterans, VOAD, kinship care, migrant services, education, health, and pet and animal welfare organizations? Not to mention the most advanced disaster relief systems available. All on one multi-partner, multi-program platform to reduce your technology costs.
We know that as 211 services continue to evolve and are enhanced in communities across the country, the landscape of Information & Referral (I&R) will grow and change, too. Offering more ways to access services, more ways for partner collaborations, and more ways to connect whole communities to improve whole health outcomes for every person.
Visionlink continues to offer the most advanced solutions for coordinated assistance; information exchange; managing, vetting, updating, and publishing community-facing services; social determinants; and the only API Builder in the market, now moving billions of fields of data between various technology platforms systems every month.
We are humanitarians driven to build better connections for thriving communities like yours. Celebrate National 211 Day 2023 with us!
Visionlink's CommunityOS® platform supports some truly amazing organizations that serve in this capacity. Watch this blog space for more examples of their work in action!