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UWPC partners for 2-1-1 Relaunch

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Press Release
Contact: Sam Neill, Public Information Officer
Phone: (740) 477 – 9667 ext. 236
Date: August 22, 2019 For Immediate Release
 
2-1-1 Connecting Pickaway Residents to Help
 
2-1-1 Strives to Connect Pickaway County Residents to the Help They Need
Pickaway County Public Health, in collaboration with Ohio Health, Pickaway
County Community Foundation, The Savings Bank and the United Way of
Pickaway County is excited to announce the release of 2-1-1 to make it easier
for people to access the resources they need.
We will be hosting a Press Conference for the official launch on Tuesday,
August 27th at 11-12pm at the Pumpkin Show Park.
2-1-1 is a toll-free, confidential number that connects the Pickaway County
community with up-to-date resources for social, health and government
services. These services include:
▪ Supplemental food and nutrition programs
▪ Shelter/housing options and utilities assistance
▪ Emergency information and disaster relief
▪ Employment and educational opportunities
▪ Services for veterans
▪ Health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
▪ Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
▪ Re-entry help for ex-offenders
▪ Support groups for individuals with mental illness or special needs
▪ Safe, confidential pathways out of domestic abuse
“This free service supports the very essence of our United Way of Pickaway
County’s organizational mission. Improve lives by mobilizing the caring power
of Pickaway County to advance the common good of our citizens.
 
We are privileged to be a part of this endeavor and would like to challenge
other organizations to invest in this as well. “A rising tide lifts all boats”. Let’s
join together to help others, help themselves”, Jama Cobb, Interim Volunteer
Executive Director.
 
In addition to the call-in services residents can subscribe to text messages by
texting “PCOPickaway” to “898211”. Texts will be sent out to notify the public of
any service changes, updates, or special alerts. The goal of this subscription is
to provide constant information, not to overwhelm the public with text
messages.
 
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