The New 2-1-1 Connecticut Website is Here
A Message from Richard Porth President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut

Visit the new site at www.211ct.org
2-1-1 Connecticut recently launched a brand new website that works on any device, features a powerful new search engine that makes it easier than ever for users to find what they need.

The new website includes several new features, such as location-aware search, full text translation into 30 languages (powered by Google Translate), and user-friendly search results that make it easy to quickly connect to services and programs in the 2-1-1 database.

There is more to the new 2-1-1 website than we can cover in this newsletter, so we have posted a summary of the new features at this link

We want to know what you think about the new 2-1-1 website. After you have spent some time using the site, please click here to share your thoughts with us in a brief survey.

Governor Malloy has proclaimed November 2015 to be Career Development Month in Connecticut. To mark the occasion, the Connecticut Department of Labor is raising awareness about the various employment services that it offers to jobseekers online and in-person. 

The Department of Labor operates 15 American Job Centers throughout the state that provide career counseling, résumé writing assistance, skills assessments, and job search tips. In November and throughout the year, many of the job centers host workshops that are free and open to the public. Click here to view calendars of upcoming free workshops at each job center.

Online resources offered on the Department of Labor website include help with employment and training,and unemployment services

2-1-1 also provides information and referral for employment-related needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Dial 2-1-1 or click here to see the Employment resources section of the new 2-1-1 website.

A statewide pilot program from the Connecticut Old State House invites 5th grade classes to participate in a statewide election for Kid Governor.

Classes can participate by nominating a student candidate for Kid Governor and voting, or just participate as voters.

The Kid Governor election is timed to coincide with local elections on November 3, and the deadline to register a class is October 30.  For more details, toolkits, and to register, visit www.kidgovernor.org

2-1-1 Connecticut is one of a select group of contact centers participating in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Flu on Call project. 

In the event of a flu outbreak, a special flu hotline will be activated, with calls routed to participating contact centers. 2-1-1 will play a role in improving access to antiviral prescriptions, sharing accurate information about symptoms and treatment, and providing updated information to caregivers and the general public. 

The CDC recommends annual flu vaccines for anyone aged 6 months and older. To find a flu vaccine in your area, visit the HealthMap website or dial 2-1-1.