February 11 is 2-1-1 Day, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Day, New York State Senators from across Long Island met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, now available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.
“The 2-1-1 Call Center and website database are a valuable resource for families throughout our region. These vital services connect our residents with the programs that are best suited to help them in a time of need. I applaud the United Way of Long Island and the Middle Country Public Library for their efforts on this joint initiative and am happy to work with them as they go forward with their mission of providing this important service to our community." -- Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan
“In 2017, there were 1,500 calls for help answered by the 2-1-1 Call Center from my district. It is crucial that my constituents know how easy it is to find the help they need, which is why I support 2-1-1 Long Island. No matter where you live on Long Island, no matter your situation, 2-1-1 is available to you in your time of need.” -- Senator John Brooks
“The 2-1-1 Call Center answered 1,100 calls from my district in 2017, demonstrating the clear need for this service. I am proud to support 2-1-1, helping everyone in need of services – including seniors, parents, veterans and young people – get the connection they need.” -- Senator Elaine Phillips
“In the 3rd district alone, 2,110 calls for help were answered by the 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center. It’s clear that this crucial referral service is being utilized, but it’s important that everyone knows that is available to them when they need assistance. I am proud to support 2-1-1 and it’s work to help Long Islanders in need." -- Senator Thomas Croci
“The 2-1-1 Call Center answered 2,150 calls for help in my district alone, providing critical referrals to my constituents who were in need. I support this program not only because it helps the families in my district, but because it is a much-needed resource for all Long Islanders.” -- Senator Philip Boyle
“2-1-1 Long Island answered 1,500 calls from my district alone in 2017. Those calls were from constituents who needed help – help they may not have received if not for this crucial service, which is why I support this program. 2-1-1 is for everyone, and it is my hope that all Long Islanders know that assistance is out there in their time of need, no matter their situation.” -- Senator Kemp Hannon