Wednesday, December 19, 2012
United Way’s Maryland 2-1-1
United Way’s Maryland 2-1-1 offers information and resources to assist residents in need of mental health resources.
Upper Marlboro, MD – In the wake of last week’s tragic shootings in Newtown, CT, the Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and Community Crisis Services, Inc. wants to make residents aware of a free resource called Maryland 2-1-1. This free service connects residents to mental health and other human services that are so important during difficult times like these. 2-1-1 is staffed by professionals who quickly assess the callers’ needs and refer them agencies or resources to assist them or family members who are struggling with emotional issues. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, in over 200 languages.
2-1-1 is also a resource for referral to many other County and regional services including rental assistance, food banks, affordable housing resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy and job training programs. 2-1-1 is funded through local and state sources including, the United Way and other nonprofits, foundations and businesses.
Maryland’s 2-1-1 professionals will connect everyone who needs help with the right resources.
As a long-time resident of Mount Rainier and a homeowner, it is important to me that municipal government be inclusive of all of its residents. It is equally important that information be communicated through all possible channel so that residents can get involved. It is also important for residents to volunteer and serve on committees, commissions, boards and task forces. I truly believe that municipal government is the government closes to the people, and as such should be easily accessible. This BLOG is another effort to reach out to the residents of Mount Rainier.