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Help starts with 211

Posted in the Announcements page 10 months ago on Monday, February 12, 2018.

211 assists Ontarians in navigating community, social and health services

If you’re looking for help in finding services in your community, the answers to your questions are just three numbers away: 211.

211 is a free service. Calling 2-1-1 is an easy way to access information about financial, emotional, social and basic needs support in Oxford County at any time of day, in over 150 languages. It can also be used to contact police, fire or paramedic services in non-emergency situations, which helps reduce the number of non-emergency calls coming to 9-1-1.

The United Way and Ontario 211 have released call statistics for 2017. In Oxford County, 860 calls were made to 2-1-1 for non-emergency help last year. The top reasons for calls were residents seeking information on education, health, utility assistance and income support/financial assistance.

Whether you are seeking support for an elderly parent, looking for healthcare services, or need financial assistance, 2-1-1 is the right call to make.

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About Ontario 211 & United Way

211 is a three-digit number that helps Ontarians navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages. Ontario 211 Services is a non-profit agency, established to develop and govern the 211 system in Ontario. 211 is supported by the Province of Ontario and is a proud partner of United Ways across the province. Through its partnership with 211 and investment in hundreds of community programs, United Way works to improve lives locally.