With the stress of the Holidays, and with us entering our third year of COVID fears, along with dealing with inflation, it seems like a good time to point out that there are many resources (most free) that Coloradans can resource with the new 2-1-1 line
2-1-1 Colorado has been ACTIVATED!
It is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.
Coloradans can reach 2-1-1 Colorado
== online at 211Colorado.org
== by dialing 2-1-1
== texting your Zip Code to 898-211.
Do not call 911 for COVID-19 questions unless it is a medical emergency.
2-1-1 provides navigation services to resources such as:
Housing, including shelters and transitional services.
Rent and utility assistance.
Applying for SNAP benefits by phone.
Mental health and substance use disorders.
Other government/economic services.
2-1-1 Resource Navigators are available to help by phone, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and have access to a language translation service to accommodate over 170 languages. Coloradans can also reach 2-1-1 toll-free by dialing 866-760-6489
We know it can often times be difficult and overwhelming to know where to go for help.
2-1-1 Colorado streamlines services and provides one central location where people can get connected to the resources they need. With a database that is updated daily, 2-1-1 Colorado can connect you to critical resources simply by dialing a three-digit number. Whether you are searching for a shelter availability, childcare, or rent payment assistance – 2-1-1 can connect you to available resources in your community.
In 1999, community leaders across the state of Colorado began working together to develop an integrated system of independent information and referral call centers. In 2002, the Public Utilities Commission approved the plan, and the 2-1-1 dial code was officially active in the state of Colorado. Today, 2-1-1 Colorado provides border-to-border coverage of Colorado, serving all 64 counties.
2-1-1 Colorado is provided by seven non-profit organizations.
The 2-1-1 Colorado database holds information for more than 8,000 services across the state of Colorado. These services are supported by more than 2,800 agencies.