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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.

Donoghue reaches milestone of 30 years at 2-1-1 Brevard

Libby Donoghue will mark 30 years as executive director of 2-1-1 Brevard on Dec. 28. Under her leadership, the agency grew from a volunteer-based crisis line into the first 2‑1‑1 call center in Florida and the seventh in the United States. 2-1-1 Brevard is accredited by both the American Association of Suicidology and the Association […]