Vermont 2-1-1 Launches Mobile App!
United Ways of Vermont and Vermont 2-1-1 is excited to announce the launch of the Vermont 2-1-1 mobile app to help community members navigate the complex system of health and human services. The app will allow users to get to the assistance they need quickly, anonymously and from the convenience of their mobile device.
In 2015, the Vermont 2-1-1 call center, which has the most up to date, comprehensive directory for social services information, handled more than 38,000 calls, each representing a person in need of assistance. From mothers who need food for their children, to working families who cannot afford to pay their utility bills, or a dialysis patient trying to coordinate transportation to medical appointments, 2-1-1 can direct users to thousands of social service resources. The app also makes it easy to call 2-1-1 directly when a human touch is required.
“The Vermont 2-1-1 app will streamline access to social services information, ensuring crucial information is available when and where it is needed,” said MaryEllen Mendl, Director.
Users can simply download the app from the app store and enter their zip code to connect to the most relevant resources based on their needs and location. Users can either find these resources through a robust set of resource-matching tools to obtain a list of services that closely match what they are looking for, such as a food source, utility bill assistance, low-cost child care and many others.
Download the app by searching “Vermont 2-1-1” in your phone’s app store or click on the links below.
Vermont 2-1-1is the number to dial to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, health care, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation agencies, educational and volunteer opportunities, and much more.
2-1-1 is not an emergency number like 9-1-1, nor is it directory assistance like 4-1-1.
2-1-1 is your first step toward solving everyday problems or
when you are facing difficult times.
It’s a free service. It’s confidential. It’s 24/7.