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United Way 211 is a free and anonymous information and referral service available to anyone in Lucas, Ottawa or Wood County with a health or human service need. 211 has a database of over thousands of different health and human service resources for residents of Lucas, Ottawa and Wood counties. Connect with our Community Resource Advisors 24/7 to get information about:

  • Food, Housing and Utility Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Childcare 
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Services
  • Veteran Services
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • And more! 

United Way 211 Get Connected Training

United Way 211 Community Resource Advisor

Learn more about 211 and the variety of resources available to anyone in Lucas, Ottawa and Wood County with a health or human service need. The Get Connected Training helps people learn how to utilize the 211 database to assist others.

Past topics that have been covered:

  • Rural food insecurity
  • Workforce/Job Training
  • Housing and shelter resources

Community Resource Advisors are trained to listen, ask questions, assess needs and connect callers to community resources from our large database of national, state and local resources. We also offer translation services to ensure that language is not a barrier to people seeking help.

You can reach 211 by dialing 2-1-1 (or 800-650-HELP), through internet chat or by texting your zip code to 898-211.

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