HOTLINE FOR HELP
Hotline for Help is established as a volunteer hotline and community Information & Referral (I&R) service for Vermont's Windham County residents.
Hotline for Help merged with United Way of Windham County to maximize the resources of both organizations to meet community needs, becoming Windham County United Way’s HELPLINE Program.
United Ways of Vermont, Vermont Agency of Human Services, Area Agencies on Aging, Vermont Department of Libraries, E-911, and other service providers begin planning for the development of a 211 service for Vermont.
GET INFO Champlain Valley was established at United Way of Chittenden County as a community I&R service for Chittenden County residents.
Get info and helpline
GET INFO and Helpline were merged to form the foundation of a statewide database and information & referral service.
The Vermont 211 website is launched and includes a searchable database of services.
VT Public Service Board
VT Public Service Board approves United Ways of Vermont as the designated service manager of 211 in Vermont.
211 in Vermont
211 in Vermont was officially launched by United Ways of Vermont on February 11th.
Vermont 211 expanded service hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Vermont 211 Assists the Department of Health with H1N1 (Swine Flu) public inquiry calls.
Vermont 211 is awarded a Certificate of Accreditation from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems.
The Agency of Human Services' Department for Children and Families - Economic Services Division contracted with Vermont 211 to respond to emergency housing requests during after hours and on a 24-hour basis during weekends & holidays to provisionally house people experiencing homelessness.
tropical storm irene
Vermont 211 took reports of property damage from Vermonters and passed the information on to FEMA, resulting in a speedy federal disaster declaration. There were over 1,500 reports of damage received in response to the spring flooding followed by Tropical Storm Irene in August.
Help Me Grow VT
Vermont became a Help Me Grow affiliate state, thanks to a partnership between the Vermont Department of Health and Vermont 211.
Vermont 211 received its first re-accreditation
Vermont 211 turned 15 on February 11th, 2020!
Vermont 211 was re-accredited for a second time.
Newly redesigned Vermont 211 website launched!