FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts Governor Karyn Polito was in Framigham this week to celebrate Massachusetts 2-1-1-Day.
Though the original event was postponed due to a classic New England snowstorm, Lt. Governor Polito still visited with staff and volunteers at Mass 2-1-1 to officially celebrate Massachusetts 2-1-1 Day (February 11, 2017).
The Mass 2-1-1 hotline and website instantly connects any and all residents of the Commonwealth to important, non-emergency resources.
The hotline, which has been in operation in Massachusetts since 2006, offers people in all 14 counties an easy way to access necessary assistance.
Whether someone needs help finding a shelter, a place to eat a hot meal, learning about unemployment benefits, or simply help filing their taxes, all one needs to do is pick up the phone and dial the free number 2-1-1 (or use the online service) to instantly be connected to a trained operator.
During her remarks, Lt. Governor Polito announces that the Mass 2-1-1 hotline now integrates with the United Ways Mental Health Suicide prevention line, known as Call2Talk, to help those in distress.
Depressed, stressed, and even suicidal individuals are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to be connected with a safe, friendly voice.
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