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shutterstock_flag_2There’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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Answer the Call Hero2-1-1 Brevard Inc. is hiring specialists to staff the 2-1-1 helpline, as well as a care coordinator for a new Help Me Grow program. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Oct. 25. Learn more and find the job descriptions and employment application here.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

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.


VOAD logoFaith-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:

Brevard Emergency Management logo

Click on image for more from Brevard County Emergency Management.

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:


United Way of Brevard logoUnited Way of Brevard will offer free tax preparation for residents who haven’t filed returns for previous years from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Fellowship Hall of Salvation Army-Melbourne, 1080 S. Hickory St.
The event is being called Better Late Than Never Day.


Free lunches for children will be served throughout Brevard County as part of Florida’s Summer BreakSpot and United Way of Brevard’s Feed and Read.
Click here for BreakSpot and here for Feed and Read.

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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


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