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Week of 2-1-1 Awareness kicks off

Posted at 7:27 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 14:29:25-05

BOZEMAN, Mont.- Across the nation, people are bringing awareness to 2-1-1 during the week of February 11th.

2-1-1 is a number anyone can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year if you’re in any type of crisis. If it is an emergency situation, you can also call 911.

When you call you can get connected to information and referrals to various resources depending on your crisis.

“A lot of times when you’re in a crisis you don’t know what to do,” said President and CEO of Greater Gallatin United Way, Danica Jamison. “It’s very helpful to have a live person on the phone who trained to help with crises to walk you through the steps and what the risks are to help you figure out how you can help someone who is suicidal or having an addiction challenge.”

Greater Gallatin United Way will be raising awareness about 2-1-1 all week by leaving flyers on door steps and if you’re interested in volunteering you can click here for more information.