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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Screengrab of 2015 United Way of Brevard campaign video2-1-1 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.

 

November 2015 Snapshot2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged almost 3,000 calls in November. Almost 900 of those calls involved basic needs such as food, shelter and utility bills. Click here or on the image to view the report. All “snapshots” for the fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

 

VITA_volunteersUnited 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 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.

October 2015 Snapshot

 

Click here to read the new audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

 

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