211info FAQs (English/Español)
211 staff live and work right here in Oregon, so they understand the needs of Oregonians. Our shared software systems make it easy to share resource information and data across counties while preserving local control over the resources and partnerships. This ensures we have the most accurate, up-to-date information.
211info is an independent nonprofit that is funded by foundations, local governments and large agencies like United Way. The Oregon 211 Network is comprised of local partnerships raising funds locally, while saving money by utilizing existing 211 infrastructure.
211 is an efficient way to serve a broad cross-section of the community while reducing the administrative cost of providing referral services—especially for small, rural communities. 211 also makes it easier to track met and unmet needs across counties. This data gives service providers and legislators the information they need to direct services to those areas that need them most.
211info is an independent nonprofit that is funded by a variety of funders, including United Ways.
2-1-1 is the first easy-to-remember, three-digit number focused on providing referrals to address multiple community needs. 211info call specialists currently answer calls for Oregon SafeNet, a health and social service helpline for Oregon families. As 2-1-1 expands to a statewide service, SafeNet would be seamlessly integrated into the new system.
211info answers calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our experience shows that these are the hours when the majority of people call to get help.
Twenty-eight U.S. states have statewide 211 coverage. Overall, coverage extends to more than 80% of the nation’s population. United Way Worldwide (UWW) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) strongly support federal funding so that every American has access to this essential service. You can learn more at http://www.211us.org
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There are two reasons why this might occur:
1) 211 service isn't available in your region because you do not live in any of our current service counties.
If this is the case you can dial 866-698-6155 for access to limited resources.
2) There is a technical problem with the telephone service provider you are using. If that is the case, please contact us so we can resolve your issue. For access to health and community resources you can also dial 866-698-6155 in Oregon or 1-877-211-WASH in Washington.
El 211 es un número de teléfono fácil de recordar asignado por la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones para hacer más eficiente el acceso a servicios humanos y de salud.
Una vez que alguien llama al 211, un profesional especialista en información y referencias le ayudara dándole los números de teléfono de las agencias correctas, basado en los servicios que usted necesite.