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Last year, helpline specialists at 2-1-1 Brevard answered 38,000 calls. That sounds fantastic until you hear that closer to 50,000 calls came in. We’re doing our part with training and increasing efficiency, but we need your help. Be a hero for 2-1-1 and “Answer the Call”!


Donors of $211 or more receive a limited-edition T-shirt. Or learn more about being a “day sponsor” here.

For other options to support 2-1-1 Brevard, contact Belinda Stewart via email or 321-631-9290, ext. 224.

 

Thanks to 2-1-1 Brevard volunteer board member Terri Gust of Oz Design Studio for creating this video!

 

Cover of ALICE ReportMore than 87,400 households in Brevard – 40 percent – are unable to afford the state’s high cost of living, according to a United Way study known as the “ALICE” report. Read more here.
Read the full ALICE report.
Read ALICE in Brevard.

 

The Brevard Drop-In Center will offer free Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training Jan. 28-30 for people with serious mental health issues, community agencies and organizations, mental health providers and other interested members of the community.

 

OverheadMyth_2_LogoUpdate: The Overhead Myth campaign shares Donoghue column online at No. 20 here.
Original post: Three major nonprofit information providers – Guidestar USA, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance – have come out in support of the “Pledge to End the Overhead Myth.” And 2-1-1 Brevard executive director Libby Donoghue has signed on, too.
Read why in her column in Florida Today.
Learn more about the “Overhead Myth” and sign pledge.
Check out 2-1-1 Brevard’s financial statements.

 

Orlando Sentinel: In CrisisA seven-day series by the Orlando Sentinel is called “In Crisis: A special report on the mental-illness epidemic in Central Florida.” Read more here.

 

Speak Out Listen In logo2-1-1 Brevard communications manager Belinda Stewart will be a guest on “Speak Out Listen In” at noon Wednesday, Dec. 31, on WMEL AM 1300. Tune in on the radio or listen live online.
The show is hosted by business consultant J. Brewer and Jean Newell, a “Boomer-preneur” who is known for her high-volume sales on QVC. Learn more about “Speak Out Listen In” here or on Facebook.

 

iGive-logo--tagline1amazon_accountYou may have heard of Amazon Smile, which donates 0.5 percent of what you spend at Amazon year-round.
But you can also “double dip” and shop at Amazon Smile via iGive, which donates 0.8 percent of purchases for a total of 1.3 percent to your favorite charity. (2-1-1 Brevard?)

  • Sign up for iGive. (2-1-1 Brevard gets a $5 bonus for every supporter who joins through Dec. 15 and tries the iGive Button – even if you don’t shop.)
  • Sign up for Amazon Smile.
  • Learn more about how iGive and Amazon Smile work.
 

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