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2-1-1 Orange County offers a comprehensive information and referral system linking Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance can dial 211 (toll-free) 24 hours-a-day and be connected to trained, multilingual Information and Referral specialists. Accessing a database with information on more than 1,800 government and nonprofit agencies offering approximately 4,000 specialized services, these I&R specialists refer callers to the people who can address their particular needs.

Simply put, 2-1-1 is to health and human services what 9-1-1 is to emergency services.
2-1-1 Orange County also serves as a crucial public information system during local emergencies such as earthquake, fire or other disaster.

2-1-1 Orange County, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is one of more than 200 local 2-1-1 operations serving local communities throughout the United States. While every 2-1-1 organization conforms to the guidelines and standards set by the national 2-1-1 organization, each is locally organized and funded.

What we do…and whom we help

While 2-1-1 Orange County does not assist with life and death emergencies – those calls are directed to 9-1-1 – we refer callers to organizations qualified to address an incredible array of health and
human services, including:

• Food
• Shelter
• Transportation
• Prenatal care
• Substance abuse
• Government assistance programs
• Workforce development
• Health insurance access programs
• Prevention and safety services
• Child development care
• Elder care
• Medical, dental and vision care

2-1-1 Orange County is available to literally every resident and visitor in Orange County – young and old, rich and poor, male and female, longtime residents and those just arriving from elsewhere. We provide multi-lingual services.

For more information about the program please visit 2-1-1 Orange County online.

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Last updated: 8/23/2011 11:38:52 AM