United Way of Salt Lake to take over 2-1-1 operations

June 27, 2011
Author: Deseret News
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375273/United-Way-of-Salt-Lake-to-take-over-2-1-1-operations.html

 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Food Bank will transfer the operations of the 2-1-1, the state information and referral service, to United Way of Salt Lake beginning July 1, 2011.

The transfer will further enhance the benefit to the families and individuals looking for services and the mission of both organizations.

“Continuation of services and expansion of program capabilities are of utmost importance to both United Way and the Utah Food Bank,” said Jim Pugh, CEO of Utah Food Bank. “By partnering with United Way we feel 2-1-1 has the potential for growth opportunities to meet the necessary needs of our state.”

In 2010, 2-1-1 took over 117,000 calls and made over 183,000 referrals for individuals seeking services.

Over 88,000 calls came from Salt Lake County. The majority of referrals were for people in need of income supports, food and personal items, and health care assistance.    

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