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      United Way connects community to its 2-1-1 program

      United Way of Wapello County is connecting the community with its 2-1-1 program.

      2-1-1 is a free, confidential helpline available to anyone, anytime. It was highlighted today in Ottumwa and the event's guest speaker was the hotline's manager from United Way of East Central Iowa Chris Juett. Juett says by dialing 2-1-1, or accessing the program online, a trained professional will listen and answer questions regarding physical and mental health, employment support and a multitude of other situations. With access to a database of hundreds of resources, a 2-1-1 representative will direct you to the best solution possible.

      â??I am here to share the 2-1-1 story with agencies here in our community, so that they can learn more about what it is and get connected to resources to help those who they help in the community,â?? Juett said.

      For more information, go to www.FirstCallForHelpIowa.com.