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United Way of Dubuque Area Tri­States Continues 2­1­1 Service

United Way of Dubuque Area Tri­States has contracted with United Way 2­1­1, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, to continue 2­1­1 services for individuals in Dubuque, Delaware, and Jackson Counties.

United Way 2­1­1 is a free health and human service information and referral source available statewide and throughout much of the country. Individuals can search online at www.firstcallforhelpiowa.org, dial 2­1­1, (319) 739­4211, or (866) 469­2211 for a variety of resources including food, clothing, shelter, information about the Affordable Care Act, free medical clinics, employment supports, energy assistance, and much more. Callers from Dubuque, Delaware, and Jackson Counties will learn of local and regional services available to them. Last year alone, 2­1­1 received more than 8,000 local calls for assistance.

Special assistance is provided for older adults, persons with disabilities, and those in need of multilingual support. Those who call 2­1­1 work with trained and certified Information and Referral Specialists who assist individuals and families in locating possible resources to meet their needs.

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