Archive for June, 2014

Search any 2-1-1 database in Florida from one website form

Image of 2-1-1 searchSuppose you want to find help for a friend or relative who lives in Jackson County in the Panhandle? Or in Clay County in Northeast Florida? Or in any other county in the Sunshine State?
Now you can visit and search by city, county or ZIP code to find all 2-1-1 databases of community resources and the state.
A United Healthcare grant paid for the “portal” through the Florida Alliance of Information and Referral Services.
2-1-1 Brevard is a member of FLAIRS.

Sheriff speaks to volunteers and 2-1-1 leaders about disaster

Wayne Ivey at June VOAD meetingBrevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey spoke June 12 to about 40 representatives of Brevard Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, including four staff members of 2-1-1 Brevard.
Ivey recalled lessons learned from two months as a commander in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in Louisiana and about his agency’s role before, during and after a hurricane on the Space Coast.
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May: 49 calls logged as ‘suicide prevention/intervention’

May was Mental Health Awareness Month, and helpline specialists logged 958 calls related to mental health or substance abuse.
May 2014 Snapshot