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Alaska 211 reaches milestone

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Alaska 211 Reaches Milestone

Anchorage, AK – Alaska 2-1-1 has hit a major milestone, with 100,000 calls taken since the statewide information and referral service began August 1, 2007. The rate of calls received has been climbing steadily over the years, as more Alaskans learn about the service. The 100,000th call came from an Anchorage resident seeking vocational rehabilitation services.

“Hitting this mark is good news in that it reflects Alaskans’ growing awareness of where to turn for help. Before Alaska 2-1-1, people had a much harder time figuring out who and where to call,” said Michele Brown, President of United Way of Anchorage, which operates Alaska 2-1-1 on behalf of Alaska United Ways. “We’re getting a handle on what people need – and a much better picture of the needs that are not being met.”

Alaska 2-1-1 connects callers to free and confidential information about a broad range of community, health and human services within their communities. Please visit www.alaska211.org. The toll free number outside Anchorage is 1-800-478-2221



United Way press release