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In July 2014, 2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 1,417 needs categorized as basic, such as paying utility bills and finding food or shelter.
July 2014 Snapshot

 

Brevard Drop-In CenterThe most recent stop in 2-1-1 Brevard’s “field trips” to learn about partners in helping callers: Brevard Drop-In Center.
At the Melbourne center, people with psychiatric problems work on “empowering (one another) to regain their lives.”
Specialists made 58 referrals to the center in 2013.
Next up: Florida Department of Children and Families’ Economic Self-Sufficiency Office.

 

2-1-1 Brevard is extending and changing hours for its pilot program to allow “chat” interaction between helpline specialists and those who are seeking help.
“Chat” is available 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays by clicking here.

 

Wells Fargo logo2-1-1 Brevard Inc. was selected by Wells Fargo in Cocoa Beach to receive a $1,000 grant through the bank’s annual Community Partners Giving Program.
The award was presented at a recent breakfast event by Debra Jodts, Wells Fargo North Brevard District manager. It was accepted by Belinda Stewart, communications manager for 2-1-1 Brevard.
In 2013, Wells Fargo invested more than $11 million in nonprofits and schools in Florida.

 

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Greg Smith, director of business development at Parrish Medical Center, is the newly elected chairman of the 2-1-1 Brevard Inc. board of directors.
Vice chair will be Donna Stratford, who retired this year from Northrop Grumman; treasurer will be Seth Riddle, immediate past president and LPL wealth adviser at Space Coast Credit Union.
Joining the board are Lt. Brandon Lanza of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Joyce Boudrie, a community volunteer who previously served multiple terms.
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American Association of Suicidology logoThe American Association of Suicidology has renewed its accreditation of 2-1-1- Brevard Inc. for five years.
“This outside evaluation assures that callers to our helpline are being served according to nationally recognized standards for crisis and suicide intervention,” said Libby Donoghue, 2-1-1 Brevard executive director.
Almost 350 calls to 2-1-1 Brevard were classified as “suicide/crisis intervention” in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

 

By The Numbers

  • 39,497: Number of calls answered in 2012-13
  • 44,126: Number of referrals made in the year
  • 36: Percent of referrals made for basic needs, such as food
  • 22,071: Number of visits to online database

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2-1-1 Brevard has a free app for searching our online database from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You can download from iTunes. The version for Android devices is being developed. Click Here to Learn More