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July 26, 2018
Beat the Heat; Simple, Inexpensive Ways to Save on Energy Costs  
Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the West Central Texas summer months.....continue reading



June 4, 2018
Abilene Housing Authority's policy change seeks to end Homelessness 
The homeless in Abilene are getting a hand up, thanks to a policy change made by the Abilene Housing Authority.....continue reading



May 18, 2018
100-Day Challenge exceeds projected goals
Exceeding goals always is cause for celebration, but that's doubly true when it comes to getting people off the street and into a home.......continue reading



April 13, 2018
Springtime equals Storm Time in West Texas
Springtime in West Texas means Mother Nature is going to be full of surprises......continue reading



March 16, 2018
Halfway point reached for 100-Day Challenge 
The 100-Day Challenge, a project of the West Texas Homeless Network, is almost halfway home and the numbers are looking positive.....continue reading



February 11, 2018
2-1-1 Day 2018
A quick glance at the 2017 Needs and Trends Report for 2-1-1 Texas A Call for Help reveals some startling numbers......continue reading



February 7, 2018
Home Again West Texas 100-Day Challenge
The word “challenge” may be an understatement for the venture the West Texas Homeless Network is embarking on......continue reading



December 27, 2017
West Texas Homeless Network
The goal of this network is to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-reoccurring.......continue reading



November 8, 2017
Resources for Senior Citizens
The number one struggle facing senior citizens might come as a surprise.......continue reading



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