2-1-1 SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

11-Jan-2019

SOUTHERN KENTUCKY 2-1-1 SERVICES AVAILABLE

FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Southern Kentucky 2-1-1 is committed to helping communities impacted by the federal government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services and individuals with questions about availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 to get help. 

2-1-1 Call Specialists are available to help those in need connect to food pantries, health care services, utility payment assistance, and information on eviction prevention. Callers can also receive information on mental health counseling, transportation, job training, substance use recovery services, child care, volunteer opportunities, and much more.

Additional information about unemployment benefits for furloughed employees is available from The U.S. Office of Personnel Management at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance/#url=Unemployment-Insurance-Resources .

Southern Kentucky 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren Counties to a trained Call Specialist who can help find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information visit http://211center.com . Southern Kentucky 2-1-1 is made possible through funding from United Way of Southern Kentucky.

United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) is a local, independent, non-profit organization that works to identify and address the issues that matter most, change conditions and improve lives. The mission of United Way of Southern Kentucky is to be the leader in bringing together the resources to build a stronger, more caring community. United Way is focused on the building blocks for good quality of life – Education, Income, Health and Safety Net. Therefore, the vision of United Way is a Southern Kentucky where all residents are educated, healthy, and financially stable. Incorporated as a charitable non-profit entity in 1956, UWSK has long served a major role in the community by bringing people together to create opportunities that make a measurable difference in the quality of life for people where they live and work.