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September 21, 2017
Spotlight on the 2017 Regional Needs Assessment
The 2017 Regional Needs Assessment, a survey of drug use and its consequences in this area, only reaffirmed what Rachel Saxton sees every day......continue reading

 

 

August 14, 2017
Tired of Looking for Child Care? Start Your Own
Trying to find good, safe, reasonably priced child care can be frustrating, but the answer may be as close as.....continue reading

 

 

February 11, 2017
Celebrating 2-1-1 Day
February 11 is 2-1-1 Day, in recognition of the free, user-friendly phone number that serves 93.5% of America's population.....continue reading

 

 

January 19, 2017
Save Your Tax Refund
Everyone starts getting excited about the prospect of a tax refund this time of year, and you're probably no exception.....continue reading

 

 

October 7, 2016
Controlling Mosquitos and Zika in Our Community
Zika is in the news and likely on the mind of anyone who has been bitten by a mosquito this year.....continue reading

 

 

August 3, 2016
5 West Central Texas Resources to Help You Get (and Keep) a Job
"How do you get ahead when you feel like you're already behind?" For those in need of employment (but may lack the training and resources essential for obtaining a job), this is a question that....continue reading

 

 

July 27, 2016
Back-to-School Resources Needed (But Sometimes Overlooked)
Call Specialists at 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help receive calls from people gearing up for back-to-school. In addition to needing to get school supplies, families may face other challenges. A few of the top issues are....continue reading

 

 

June 30, 2016
Stay Smart in Summer Heat
Summertime is always a great time to relax, enjoy family, and have fun! As we continue to move into the summer season, there are some situations that have the potential to put a damper on all the fun....continue reading

 

 

May 31, 2016
National Military Appreciation Month - Supporting Our Military and Veterans
The month of May has been dedicated to supporting our military and veterans. A Call for Help has worked through the Military Partnership of West Central Texas to give our military veterans the support and resources they deserve....continue reading

 

 

April 25, 2016
Gathering to Learn and Share Help for Re-Entry
On Thursday, April 21st, the Basic Needs Network (BNN) met for its regular quarterly meeting. Over 80 people gathered to discuss the various human service options available in West Central Texas....continue reading

 

 

March 31, 2016
A Call for Help Is Providing Help and Hope
March has proven to be a fitting month for A Call for Help. We are just off the heels of celebrating 2-1-1 Day and are "marching" forward with our team motto of providing "Help and Hope" to our communities. Daily we strive to make a difference....continue reading

 

 

February 11, 2016
Celebrating A Call for Help's 40th Anniversary on 2-1-1 Day
Thursday, February 11, 2016 is National 2-1-1 Day and we couldn't be more excited! National 2-1-1 Day is a day set aside to celebrate and highlight all the great accomplishments that 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help....continue reading

 

 

January 22, 2016
Short Term Tax Preparation Help at MyFreeTaxes.com
Do you have access to a computer with an internet connection and make less than $62,000 a year? If so, take a look at MyFreeTaxes.com to find what you need to successfully file your 2015 taxes....continue reading

 

 

December 1, 2015
2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help Pays Tribute to Longtime Advisory Council Member
With deep sadness, we announce the loss of a member of our corporate family and friend Charlotte Lambert. Charlotte joined the 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help Advisory Council in 2006 to contribute her expertise for....continue reading

 

 

August 4, 2015
Save Your Business Money and Be Prepared
When business is disrupted, it costs you money. Developing a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for your work is a good way to save both time and money. This month the Big Country Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (BCVOAD)....continue reading

 

 

July 2, 2015
Come One, Come All: Basic Needs Network
Here at 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help, we are preparing for our quarterly Basic Needs Network Meeting. These meetings are geared toward helping serve our community the best way possible. Different agencies from West Central Texas....continue reading

 

 

June 18, 2015
Raising the Quality of Services Provided One Call at a Time
In 2015, 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help was selected to participate in the United Way 2-1-1 Mystery Caller Program. Led by United Way Worldwide and facilitated by The Fraser Group, LLC, the 2-1-1 Mystery Caller Program is a quality assurance initiative....continue reading

 

 

May 20, 2015
National AIRS Conference Getting a Texas-Sized Welcome!
Each spring, Information & Referral (I&R) colleagues from across North America gather for the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Annual Conference. For three days next week, and in collaboration with....continue reading

 

 

April 6, 2015
The Power of Volunteerism: National Volunteer Week
At 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help, we value volunteers who support our work. We join with community based organizations all across West Central Texas, the country, and the world in thanking, celebrating, and honoring volunteers....continue reading

 

 

March 3, 2015
It's Severe Weather Awareness Week - Time to Prepare and Practice Your Plans
It's always good to stay prepared for disasters. They can strike with little or no notice. With our recent snowfall, spring season quickly approaching, and Severe Weather Awareness Week upon us, preparing for severe weather is certainly on our minds....continue reading

 

 

February 11, 2015
What a Difference a Dash Makes
February 11th is 2-1-1 Day. As part of 2-1-1 Day celebrations, call centers across the nation are taking to the airwaves, the media, and social media to help raise awareness of the Information and Referral services like 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help play in our communities...continue reading

 

 

January 22, 2015
2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help: Finding Help for You

Happy 2015!  On behalf of all the 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help staff, we hope this year is off to a great start for you. We look forward to our continued commitment to serve you in the year ahead!...continue reading

 

 

November 1, 2014
Supporting Our Military Families

Each November, the nation pauses on Veterans Day to salute and honor the service men and women who have made great sacrifices to ensure our freedom as a country and as a democracy. At 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help, we share our appreciation for all veterans, our active military...continue reading

 

October 1, 2014
Children, Youth, and Families

As fall arrives in West Central Texas, the leaves begin to change colors, cooler weather begins to roll into town and students begin a new school year. It’s an exciting time and one that reminds us that fall is also a time when families come together...continue reading

 

September 4, 2014
Are You Ready…or Not? Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help is proud to serve as your free, year-round, one-stop phone number to call when looking for assistance and helpful community resources. In time of crisis and disaster response, 2-1-1 brings added value and additional support...continue reading

 

April 30, 2014
2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help Urges West Central Texas Residents to Plan Now for Severe Weather
Big Country Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help urges all residents of West Central Texas to prepare for a disaster before one occurs. Having a plan can help keep your family safer and your community stronger...continue reading