In 2003, 2-1-1 responded to more than 350,000 calls. The most frequently requested service needs include: financial assistance, protective services, legal assistance, utility assistance, substance abuse, mental health, child care, and housing assistance. 2-1-1 is a partnership established in 1976 between Connecticut United Ways and the State of Connecticut.
Who Calls 2-1-1? Any one. Any time.
- A Manchester woman called about her 13-year old daughter who was at school. The woman had just found a suicide note written by her daughter
in the girl's bedroom.
- A senior citizen from East Hartford called after returning home from the hospital. She had two toes amputated due to diabetes and came home to find a "shut-off" notice from her electric company.
- A caller from Vernon was looking for help for a friend who needed rides to the Dana Farber Institute in Boston for cancer treatments.
- A Windsor woman with breast cancer called looking for assistance with the cost of her medications.