2-1-1 information and referral service for the following counties in Minnesota:
Anoka, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Chisago, Cottonwood, Dakota, Faribault, Hennepin, Isanti, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Scott, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine. Also serves the following counties in Wisconsin: Pierce, Polk and St. Croix.
Basic needs programs furnish survival-level resources such as food, housing, material goods, transportation and utilities for individuals with low or fixed incomes, those who are homeless, and those with disabilities who are otherwise unable to adequately provide for themselves and their families.
Consumer services educate and protect individuals who purchase, use, maintain and dispose of products and services. Related programs offer information on consumer assistance and protection resources; consumer regulation, licensing and permits; and money management and tax services.
Criminal justice programs and legal services are geared toward promoting safe and peaceful communities. Information pertaining to criminal justice issues and the criminal correctional system; courts, judicial and legal services; and law enforcement agencies and services is available.
Educational programs provide information on educational institutions and schools, educational programs, and educational support services such as financial aid and tutoring.
Health care programs pertain to general and emergency medical care, health facilities and hospitals, health screening and rehabilitation services, human reproduction, health support services and education, specialized treatment such as home health care and immunizations, and specialty medicine such as dental and eye care.
Income Support and Employment
Employment programs assist individuals with preparing for, finding and sustaining gainful employment. Public assistance and social insurance programs are available, along with temporary financial assistance.
Individual and Family Life
Family support programs provide information on a range of services, including death and burial, domestic animal, and individual and family support such as childcare, parenting education and protective services. Information on leisure activities, mutual support groups, and social and volunteer development is also available.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Mental health and substance abuse programs offer preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a variety of community settings, hospitals and mental health care facilities.
Programs that pertain to community-related topics such as arts and culture, economic and organizational development, facilities and centers, groups, planning and public works, disaster and donor services, libraries and information resources, military service, and political organization and participation, or that provide services that have an international scope.
Programs that are geared toward individuals who have special needs or considerations such as a specific disability, medical diagnosis, ethnic background, national origin, family dynamic, income level, religious affiliation or other targeted characteristics.