211 Service now available in Logan County

www.logancounty211.org

Just like you dial 9-1-1 for emergencies, you can now call “2-1-1” in Logan County and be connected to a live, local operator anytime of the day or night to assist you with your human service needs.  Or visit the searchable online directory at www.logancounty211.org.

With more than 150 government, non-profit, and faith-based organizations providing much needed services in Logan County, it can be confusing to know who does what and where you can turn for help.  Especially if you are not familiar with the local social service network.  Programs and eligibility often change and staff turnover at agencies makes accurate referral difficult.  Now the only number you have to remember is 2-1-1.  One free call will connect you with ALL available human services in Logan County.

2-1-1 comes as a direct response to a gap identified in the 2015 Community Needs Assessment showing that many local residents were not aware of all the services and programs from which they could benefit.  90 percent of the U.S. population and 68 of Ohio’s 88 counties already had access to 2-1-1.

This is be a valuable resource for anyone looking for help—whether it’s yourself, a family member, an employee, client, or anyone who comes to you seeking assistance.  It includes a searchable, online database at www.logancounty211.org.

Calls are answered by Helpline 2-1-1, an accredited call center in Delaware, Ohio with more than 40 years of information and referral experience.  Their call center also handles calls from Delaware, Morrow, Shelby, and Union Counties.

We are partnering with more than a dozen Funding Partners to bring this information and referral service to our community.  Your United Way gift is helping to provide $7,000 toward the initial start up costs with our partners chipping in a total of $10,000 more.  United Way will provide $5,000 in each of the next four years with our partners contributing a total of $6,500 more each year.   

We thank the Logan County Board of DD, Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Services, COLCAS, Community Action Organization, DJFS, Family & Children First Council, Green Hills Community, the Health District, Logan Acres,  Lutheran Community Services, Mary Rutan Foundation, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services Board, Transportation Logan County, and the Access Resource Coalition for coming together to make 2-1-1 available here.

2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:

  • Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.
  • Physical and Mental Health Resources: medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, rehabilitation, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, children’s health insurance programs.
  • 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.
  • Support for Children, Youth and Families: Quality childcare, Success by 6, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services.
  • Volunteer opportunities and donations.