Lansing, MI - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan 2-1-1 have been promoting 2-1-1 helpline resources throughout 2-1-1 Awareness Month in February.
Michigan residents are encouraged to continue promoting this crucial helpline that provides support to those who struggle to pay their bills or put food on the table.
2-1-1 is a free and confidential helpline providing referrals for food, shelter, medical assistance, childcare and other statewide assistance programs. The helpline provides a wide range of resources such as:
- Parenting and caregiver resources
- Utility assistance
- Free tax preparation services
- Food pantry locations
- Job finding assistance
- Automobile payment assistance
- Mental health support group information
- Healthcare expense assistance
Nearly half of households in Michigan struggle to meet their basic needs. 2-1-1 provides access to more than 30,000 resources for people and families throughout Michigan.
Those looking for assistance can call 2-1-1 to speak to a representative 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents can also access 2-1-1 resources through the MI Bridges website. Since 2018, residents have used MI Bridges over 750,000 times to search for services and organizations in their communities.
To learn more about Michigan 2-1-1 or the helpline, please visit mi211.org.