211 Broward

With just one call, 2-1-1 Broward empowers Broward County residents by providing 24/7 emotional support, crisis/suicide intervention, advocacy, needs assessment, information and referrals to all community resources that address their personal, family and financial needs.


March 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
Social Connections
Club Connections
Caller Connection
Volunteer Connections
Partner Connections

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QUICK STATS 
 February 2012


Incoming Calls: 7638
*  

Referrals: 
9,702

Senior Touchline Calls:
2,679
 
Domestic Violence
Calls:
  62
 
Homeless Waitlist: 
127 Families
 
 
 *40.5% of calls related to basic needs

For more info on call data visit our site click here.
SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

Will You TUMBLR For Our Teens? It Could Mean $500K!

 

2-1-1 Broward has applied for a $500,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to expand and sustain TeenSpace211,  the community's only comprehensive digital youth services communication platform.   

 

We need your help to win.

 

Our entry is posted in Tumblr. PLEASE "like" our submission on Tumblr before March 29 when this phase ends. You can find our entry here: (you may have to cut and paste.)

 

http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/19748839781/teenspace211-a-national-model-for-teen-news-and-issues

 

The "like" button is the heart to the left of the post.

 

Tumblr will prompt you to sign in or sign up. If you use Tumblr, please sign in and "like" the post.

 

If you have not used Tumblr before, click "sign up" in the upper right hand corner. Enter your email address, a password, and a unique user name.

 

Click or enter the link above to take you to our entry. Now you can "like" the post and comment. We encourage you to leave a comment about your thoughts about TeenSpace211, our idea and the need for relevant, reliable and interesting health and well-being content for teens.

 

Please share this with your friends via email, share directly with your Facebook friends, retweet on Twitter or reblog on Tumblr.

 

LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR OUR TEENS!!!

 

CLUB CONNECTIONS 

 

CONNECT AT CLUB2-1-1

Tuesday, March 27 

at the Sidebar 

 

CONNECT with 100 CLUB2-1-1 members and community members 

at Sidebar.

 

 

  

 

CLUB2-1-1 is an exclusive membership club focused on connecting people for good. Members of Club 2-1-1 have the opportunity to promote their business and share their social interest.

 

Join us TONIGHT for cocktails, music, light food and connecting! 

It's FREE!

 

Tuesday, March 27  

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

at the Sidebar, 210 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale 

 

The event is sponsored by Corporate Insurance Advisors and will be hosted by Paula Pearson, SunTrust Bank, and Gavin Gaukroger, Berger Singerman

 

Please call Kitty at 954-390-0493 to RSVP. 

CALLER CONNECTIONS

 Working Together to Give Hope: Meet Nicole

 

At just 18, Nicole and her young infant were facing eviction from their Deerfield Beach apartment. After a search for emergency shelters in northern Broward turned up fruitless, Nicole had serious doubts about her future. "I really didn't know what to do next, I was starting to prepare myself for the worst," she recalls.

 

Nicole says she had all but given up hope when she received a call from her high school friendBrea, who was aware of Nicole's situation and decided to call 211 on her behalf. "I was calling everywhere looking for a shelter for Nicole and one of the shelters recommended I call 211," Brea said. 

 

After speaking with 211 counselors, Brea and Nicole were given referrals to Hope of South Florida's Faith in Action Program and the  North Broward Homeless Assistance Center. "I thought I had looked everywhere in the County but I had only scratched the surface," Nicole said. "How can anyone even begin to know all the programs out there that can help?"

 

In collaboration with St. Andrews Church, Hope South Florida's Faith in Action Program was able to house Nicole for several nights. Shortly thereafter, Nicole was offered a family unit at the North Broward Homeless Assistance Center, where she says she and her baby are both safe and doing well.

 

In a follow-up conversation, Nicole encouraged us to share her story so others will know that there is a simple number that they can call to get help. "There are a lot of people who are looking for help but really don't know where to find it. Just telling someone about 211 or calling 211 for someone you know can really make a difference in their life." she said.

 

VOLUNTEER CONNECTIONS     
2-1-1 Broward Volunteer Opportunities
If you have a creative flair and like to create marketing/press communications, are the consummate party planner, posses data entry skills, have expertise in executing campaigns through social media or want to work hands on with the community, please visit our website for volunteer opportunities. Or call us at 954-390-0493 to share your skills and we will design a volunteer experience for you.

 

PARTNER CONNECTIONS     
211 logo FREE Tax Preparation Assistance

The Earned Income Tax Credit (or EITC) is a credit for people who do not earn high incomes. EITC can reduce your taxes and result in a refund. If you earned less than $50 thousand during 2011 calendar year, you may be eligible for free tax preparation assistance. For more information or to locate an EITC site center, please DIAL
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