National 211 Day

Published: Feb. 11, 2020 at 5:55 PM MST
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With the tap of three buttons, people going through a crisis can call a number that can lead them to the resources they need.

Western Colorado 211 helps people in need find programs that will help with things like rent, food and health care .

The non-profit organization covers 16 counties, answering thousands of calls to help people get back on their feet.

"So we get a lot of caller feedback that are just so appreciative that there was someone that was willing to listen to their story. A lot of times when someone is in crisis, I think it could be really challenging to have to tell your story a bunch of times,” says Western Colorado 211 Christie Higgins

In 2018, Western Colorado 211 received around 4,000 calls, most of which were from people in Mesa County.

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