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This video series was created by volunteer Karen Boothby as part of 2-1-1 Brevard’s Answer the Call 2016 campaign, which ends Monday (Leap Day). The intent of the series is to demonstrate how 2-1-1 goes above and beyond its core mission of 24/7 assistance and magnifies impact in the community by working together with other nonprofits, businesses and government. The goal of the campaign is 211 donations. Please watch the video “playlist” by clicking here or on the images.

 

Space Coast Health Foundation and partners will offer “Dental Day” on May 21 for uninsured adults who need dental extractions. Click here or dial 2-1-1 for information.

 

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Note: The tax filing deadline has been extended to April 18 this year because of a holiday in the District of Columbia.
Free online tax preparation is available through www.myfreetaxes.com/UnitedWayofBrevard for households earning less than $62,000.
Also, United Way of Brevard is offering free help with tax preparation at multiple locations for households earning less than $59,000. Click below for more information on days, times, places and documents to bring.

 

Diabetes FlyerDo you have diabetes? Are you at risk for diabetes? If have high blood pressure or are overweight or if you have a family member with diabetes, you could be at risk.
As part of a partnership with the Florida Department of Health, 2-1-1 Brevard and other 2-1-1’s in the state are emphasizing programs that can help.
Dial 2-1-1 for more information about diabetes prevention, treatment and support.

 

February 2016 Snapshot2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged almost 3,000 calls in February. About 750 were related to mental health and/or substance abuse; more than 300 dealt with primary health care. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

 

Tim CarrollTim Carroll, contact center manager for 2-1-1 Brevard, has earned the designation of Certified Call Center Manager.
Also a Certified Addiction Specialist, Carroll previously worked for more than 17 years as a substance abuse counselor. He also worked as a 2-1-1 helpline specialist from 1999 to 2009 and rejoined the nonprofit in May 2014 as a manager.

 

Answer the Call HeroThrough the end of February, we are making a special request of you to support us in our 24/7 mission to help change the lives of Brevard County residents with information about community resources and, all too often, with intervention in crisis situations. Specialists answered 36,000 calls in the past year.
Your contribution in our second annual “Answer the Call” campaign also will support growing efforts to leverage the impact of our 24-hour helpline, including partnerships to assist veterans, the homeless, senior citizens, families with very young children and people with health care challenges.
Our goal is 211 donations. Individual donors of $25 will receive an “I Answered the Call” T-shirt, while supplies last, and business donors of $200 or more will be featured in a special “Florida Today” recognition.




Contact communications manager Belinda Stewart for more information about support for 2-1-1 Brevard.

 

January 2016 Snpashot2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialist logged more than 3,000 calls in January, and visits to the Community Resource Database reached almost 2,500. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

 

December 2015 Snapshot2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged almost 3,000 calls in December. Almost 800 of those calls involved needs related to mental health or substance. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

 

Healthcare.gov logoVisit 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.

 

By The Numbers

  • 38,071: Number of calls answered in 2013-14
  • 43,434: Number of referrals made in the year
  • 15,132: Calls related to basic needs, such as food
  • 25,100: Number of visits to online database

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Check out 2-1-1 mobile app

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