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2-1-1 Text ScreenshotSpecialists now can provide assistance and support via text between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays, thanks to support from United Way of Brevard. Just text your ZIP code to 898211.
“We recognized that more and more people may prefer text-based communication and we’ve been working toward this for several years,” said Libby Donoghue, 2-1-1 Brevard executive director. “We know we need to use channels that meet the needs of younger residents.”

 

Parrish Medical Center logoParrish Medical Center has signed on as the title sponsor for the second annual “Stars of the Space Coast Awards,” presented on Sept. 16 by 2-1-1 Brevard.
“We are excited to work with Parrish to bring awareness to the ‘stellar work’ of nonprofits in our county,” said Libby Donoghue, executive director of 2-1-1 Brevard.
More sponsors will be announced soon. Click here for event details.

 

Suzanne SparlingSuzanne Sparling, executive director of communications at Eastern Florida State College, will serve as the new board president for 2-1-1 Brevard Inc.
Maj. Dan Singleton of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will fill the role of vice president, while Monica Ali-Gordon, supervising senior auditor at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, will be treasurer.
Immediate past president is Greg Smith, director of business development at Parrish Medical Center.

 

Snapshot_June_20162-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 4,568 calls in June. More than 1,900 callers wanted help with basic needs, while more than 550 had questions about primary health care. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the current fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

 

Emergency Management bannerBrevard’s brush with Tropical Storm Colin on June 6 gave 2-1-1 Brevard a chance to activate the newly named Citizen Information Hotline for the first time since 2008.
About a dozen storm-related calls came in through the partnership with county Emergency Management — most about sandbags.

 
Information and Referral VideoInformation & Referral Crisis VideoSuicide Intervention Help Me Grow VideoHelp Me Grow Ending Homelessness VideoFighting Homelessness
Community Disaster VideoDisaster Response Senior Citizens VideoHelping Senior Citizens Veterans and Military VideoVeterans and Military Community Health Navigator VideoParrish Health Navigator

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.

 

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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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.

 

April 2016 Snapshot2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 3,471 calls in April. More than 160 callers needed help with electric or gas bills, while almost 140 callers needed food.  Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the current fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

 

May 2016 Snapshot2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 4,263 calls in May. More than 275 callers needed help with electric or gas bills, while almost 180 callers needed help with rent.  Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the current fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

 

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