I'm sitting here at the local library posting this because my home computer has a "cable" issue. My wonderful brother will be able to fix it, it's just getting him to stop by long enough to do it! In the mean time I want to pass along a very valuable link that I just found out about.
Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services - they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help.
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. In 2007, 2-1-1 services in the United States answered nearly 10 million calls. The implementation of 2-1-1 is spearheaded by United Ways and information and referral agencies in states and local communities. United Way of America (UWA) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) strongly support federal funding so that every American has access to this essential service.
Check out the link.... this is a national program so you can enter your information and then be taken directly to a site specifically for your area.