United Way 2-1-1 handles 1.6 million requests in 10 years
Award Celebration to be held March 2, 2017
Providence, RI – United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) celebrates the first ten years of 2-1-1 service in Rhode Island. They will release a annual data report and honor community partners on Thursday, March 2nd at 3:30pm. The presentation will be held at the Rhode Island State House, followed by reception at Bravo Brasserie.
The 2-1-1 Annual Data Release Help Starts Here – With 200,000 calls a year, 2-1-1 in RI has a pulse on the basic needs that are being met, and where Rhode Islanders struggle, year after year. Among the top needs, Help Starts Here shares why access to housing is a top priority for UWRI, including why we voted Yes on 7 and what we’ll advocate for in the 2017 legislative session.
The Annual 2-1-1 Partner Awards will be the following:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI
Charles Fogarty, Rhode Island DEA
Roshni Darnal, Federal Hill House, VITA program
Stephen A. Vadnais, Pawtucket Housing Authority
Since 2007, United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island handled 1,640,500 requests from Rhode Islanders in need, an average of 200,000 each year.
2-1-1 provides all Rhode Islanders a free, human connection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – in multiple languages.