Tuesday, Feb. 11, could also be called Mass 2-1-1. This date seems apropos for sharing awareness of the Mass. 2-1-1 program. I feel strongly that everyone in our local communities know and understand this important resource. Despite our best efforts in educating the public of this worthy and free service to them, there are always more people to inform.
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Framingham - February 11 is 2-1-1 Day, in recognition of the free, user-friendly phone number that serves 90%
of America's population, and connects some 16 million people a year to critical resources, information and
'In Massachusetts people turned to 2-1-1 for help last year. People called to find help for meeting basic needs:
like heating or utility assistance, housing, emergency help, or to find the closest food bank. They also called for
everyday information: to find out where to take their child for developmental screening, or how to locate job
training or to find free tax filing support' said Lynne Pizette, Director. In 2013 Mass 211 served over 85,000
callers, recorded nearly 90,000 needs and provided over 180,000 referrals to human services.
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