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2-1-1’s in U.S. respond to 13.4M requests for help in 2016

In 2016, 2-1-1’s in the U.S. responded to nearly 13.4 million requests for help. In that same period, 2-1-1 Brevard’s total was almost 40,000. Click here for Florida 2-1-1’s results in the annual “Big Count,” compiled by AIRS (Alliance of Information & Referral Systems).

Donoghue nominated for 2017 Women Who Rock

2-1-1 Executive Director Libby Donoghue was nominated for the Zonta Club of Melbourne Yellow Rose Award for Community Service, a part of Florida Tech’s weVenture annual Women Who Rock celebration. Congratulations to Sue Kiley, director of programs at The Women’s Center, who was named the winner at Tuesday’s luncheon. See the program featuring Donoghue, Kiley […]

United Way president: We help 2-1-1 Brevard ‘Answer the Call’

More than 15 years ago, our United Way envisioned a day when everyone would know 2-1-1, a community information, referral and crisis line, in the way that we all know 9-1-1. In 2001, as the Federal Communications Commission was changing N-1-1 numbers for specific usages, United Way of Brevard purchased the rights to 2-1-1. After the […]

Gannett Foundation awards $5,000 to 2-1-1 Brevard

The Gannett Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to 2-1-1 Brevard Inc. The money will pay for development of an Android app for the Community Resource Database, which includes almost 2,500 services available to Brevard residents. An iPhone app previously was launched with a grant from the Boeing Co. The Gannett grant also will contribute […]

2-1-1 Brevard receives two other recognitions in 2016

2-1-1 Brevard also was honored in 2016 with two other awards: A Central Florida Humanitarian Award presented by Space Coast Daily. Video An inaugural Brevard County Sheriff’s Public Safety Award for Outstanding Nonprofit.

2-1-1 Brevard named Florida Today Organization of Year

It’s been a big year for 2-1-1 Brevard, including being named Florida Today VRA Organization of the Year on Nov. 17. The award recognized the core work of 2-1-1 staff in logging 42,000 calls last year. But it also recognized our emphasis on magnifying impact in Brevard with newer programs and partnerships to improve the lives […]

November impact: Third of callers want help with basic needs

2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 2,983 calls in November. Almost 1,000 callers wanted help with basic needs, while nearly 300 had needs related to mental health and substance abuse. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the current fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.