The United Way celebrated four years of getting the Brazos Valley connected to local services. Members of the United Way gathered to recognize the success of the 2-1-1 information center.
Residents have been able to access information or referrals to community resources in more than 60 languages by dialing 2-1-1. The information center is available 24 hours a day. Callers can find out about things such as library hours, where to go for legal advice.
It even provides services for the hearing impaired. And the information line offers disaster and emergency management support by serving as a component of Governor Rick Perry's Emergency Management Plan.
The Brazos Valley 2-1-1 is a nationally accredited center and is just one of 212 active 2-1-1 centers in the nation. Last year the local 2-1-1 took over 21 thousand calls.