Pictured left-to-right: Sam Neill (Pickaway County Health District), Jill Folden (Ohio Health Berger Hospital),
Nassandra Wright (Pickaway County Health District Commissioner), and Jama Cobb (United Way of Pickaway County Executive Director)
On Thursday, the United Way of Pickaway County provided the county 2-1-1 service with a $2,000 contribution to continue its support of resources for residents in 2020 and beyond.
The Pickaway County 2-1-1 system was launched this past August as a joint venture between the United Way of Pickaway County, Pickaway County Public Health, Ohio Health, the Savings Bank, and the Pickaway County Community Foundation (PCCF).
The 2-1-1 service provides callers with a “one-stop shop” for comprehensive informational resources including, but not limited to the following: supplemental food and nutrition programs, shelter and housing options, utility assistance, employment and education opportunities, addiction prevention, support groups, domestic violence assistance, health care, veteran services, and more.
The United Way of Pickaway County aligns with the national United Way in support of 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“I would like to extend a big thank you to the United Way of Pickaway County for their donation,” said Pickaway County Health Commissioner Nassandra Wright. “They are a key partner in supporting 2-1-1 in Pickaway County and their generous donation will help us maintain 2-1-1 services here in our county.
Wright, a Pickaway County 2-1-1 committee member, also spoke to the impact of the system’s reach within the community and the services it provides.
“Dialing 2-1-1 provides individuals and families in need of assistance to be referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations,” said Wright. “It is a source of information and referral for people looking for community services and resources, especially for those who need essential services.”
The United Way’s 2-1-1 contribution today represents the fulfillment of its three year financial commitment to the service’s launch.