2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged more than 3,600 calls in October. More than 900 of those calls involved mental health or substance abuse. Click here or on the image to view the report in its new format.
Visit healthcare.gov to learn about options or sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. Enrollment is open through Jan. 31, 2016.
Help with enrollment from United Way of Brevard navigators is available at locations throughout the county. Call 321-635-8885 to leave name, telephone number and place of residence, and a navigator will return the call to schedule an appointment. Or you can click here to choose an appointment time online.
Click here to read the new audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.
2-1-1 Brevard depends on the support of United Way of Brevard and last year received more than $190,000 through the annual campaign. The 2014 campaign raised $6.3 million; this year’s goal is $6.45 million.
Please check out the new campaign video with Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and consider making a donation through a workplace campaign or at this link.
United Way of Brevard is seeking volunteers to help prepare federal incomes taxes for workers earning less than $59,000 a year. In 2015, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers prepared 2,700 returns. Training is provided.
Check out the flyer with key information.
2-1-1 Brevard Inc. is extending the deadline to apply for Help Me Grow Care Coordinator to Wednesday, Nov. 11. Applications also are still being accepted for a Homeless Systems Specialist. Learn more and find the job descriptions and employment application here.
There’s a lot going on at 2-1-1 Brevard, but everything is evolving. And that’s the reason for asking you to “stay tuned” for more information in the coming months on new projects.
Here’s some of what’s in the works:
- As part of the Community Blueprint collaboration, 2-1-1 Brevard has started a pilot program with a Veterans Response Team Specialist who works with veterans, active-duty military and their families to navigate community resources. Financial support comes from three donor-designated funds of the Community Foundation for Brevard. Reach the “VRTS” by dialing 2-1-1.
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Four new members have joined the 2-1-1 Brevard Inc. board of directors: Monica Ali-Gordon, supervising senior auditor at Carr, Riggs & Ingram; Rochelle Lawandales, retired planning consultant; Debra Pace, associate superintendent for Brevard Public Schools; and Venetta Valdengo, assistant Brevard County manager.
Greg Smith, director of business development at Parrish Medical Center, will continue to serve as board president.
Suzanne Sparling, executive director of communications at Eastern Florida State College, will fill the role of vice president. Treasurer is Seth Riddle, LPL wealth adviser at Space Coast Credit Union.
Faith-based and other organizations are being asked to consider becoming part of a new “Adopt-A-Shelter” program in Brevard County designed to increase volunteer staffing for emergency shelters in the event of an evacuation.
Partnering in the program are Brevard County Emergency Management, Brevard VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and the local chapter of the American Red Cross. (Read brochure here.)
Click here to register as a volunteer and attend one of three information and training sessions that have been scheduled:
Like many Space Coast residents, staff members at 2-1-1 Brevard have their eyes on the tropics as the traditional peak for Atlantic hurricanes approaches and in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. But two critical responsibilities keep us particularly on our toes: