The Ohio AIRS joined the National 211 Partnership in May 1999. Since then, they have been working on the implementation of 211 in Ohio, including developing the 211 Ohio Collaborative.
The 211 Ohio Collaborative, in conjunction with Ohio AIRS, has worked with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and with state legislators on issues to ensure the success of the project.
On a regional level, the 211 Ohio partners are developing strategic plans to meet their region's unique needs for community services.
Ohio AIRS is now working to mobilize stakeholders to develop a plan to ensure 2-1-1 is available all across the state of Ohio.
Click here for a list of members of the 211 Ohio Collaborative and information about joining.
In 1997, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta successfully established a local 211 project. Since then, they have helped over 250,000 callers needing information about resources in their community.
United Way of America and the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS) have formed a national 211 partner-ship so that this valuable ser-vice can be offered throughout the country. In May 1998, they filed a petition with the FCC to designate 211 as the universal access number for community services information.
Click here to go to the national 211 website.
One number to call to get information about community services: no more guessing or unnecessary calls.
You can help us implement 211 Ohio by telling your friends and neighbors about this invaluable service and encouraging your local and state representatives to support 211 legislation.
Contact Richard Stahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-762-5627.
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