PA (WOLF) — On Saturday, Feb. 11, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network are celebrating the important role that 211 plays to provide connections to help with everything from housing to higher utility costs as households continue to feel the effects of inflation.
They've coined the celebration as PA 211 Day.
United Way and PA 211 are also unveiling a new chat translation tool at www.pa211.org which allows customers to interact with 211 in 75 different languages.
PA 211 is the only free, confidential, 24/7/365 service that connects Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services in their area that are available to help.
“As inflation affected households across our state, PA 211 measured the increased need for assistance with housing. Housing requests increased by 22 percent, and other top five needs include utilities, food, employment and income supports, and clothing/household needs,” said Emily Aubele, statewide Quality Assurance Director for PA 211.