2-1-1 in Kane country is now live and ready to benefit those in the community. You can now call “2-1-1” in Kane County and be connected to a live specialist that can direct you to the organization best fit to help you with whatever need you may have.
“United Way of Elgin receives many calls daily regarding various needs in the community. Having 2-1-1 in Kane County allows individuals access to this kind of information at any time, any day of the week,” United Way of Elgin President, Lynne Bosley says. “We are excited to support this tool and hope to see it help those in our community at times they need it the most.”
2-1-1 is a free and confidential resource that is available to all ages. All 50 US states, 41 of those have 90% coverage, already have access to 2-1-1. This allows anyone to find the resource that they need, whether it be food assistance to those who do not speak English. This is a tool that can benefit anyone.
2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of resources:
Basic Human Needs: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.
Physical and Mental Health: crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, Medicaid and Medicare, services specific to cancer, early childhood development and more.
Employment Support: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs.
Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: home health care, adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, transportation, and homemaker services.
Children, Youth and Family Support: including child care, after-school programs, educational programs for low-income families, family resource centers
Work Support – including financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, and education programs.