2-1-1 Day celebrated in Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/11/09

2-1-1 Day celebrated in Texas

February 11, 2009 is a special day in Texas. It is known as 2-1-1 Day that is celebrated by the entire state.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has declared this date "Texas 2-1-1 Day," and organizations statewide will be educating people about 2-1-1, the free, three-digit phone number that connects callers with services in their community that can improve their health and quality of life.

"We're dedicating this day to letting Lubbock-area residents that 2-1-1 is the number to call when they don't know who to call," said Aida , Director of 2-1-1 Texas South Plains. "When you dial 2-1-1, a trained expert will listen to your needs and provide anonymous referrals to local community resources that can help with everything from finding food, housing, and childcare to crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment."

2-1-1 Texas is a free, information and referral line answered by nationally certified specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When callers dial 2-1-1, they are connected to area information centers in their region. These trained experts have access to the most comprehensive database of community-based organizations, government agencies and nonprofits that exist in Texas. Information can be provided in more than 90 languages, including Spanish.

Source: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:52:52 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

  • Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

    Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:11:29 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:52:19 GMT
    Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump referred to some who cross the border illegally as "animals," not people. (Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came...

    President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration.

  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:11:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 19:51:51 GMT
    (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...(Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.

Powered by Frankly