2-1-1 Center now accepting text requests

Bartholomew County United Way’s 2-1-1 service is adding the ability to send and receive texts

The organization helps people find community resources and services such as help with food, health care and housing. By calling 2-1-1, callers can get connected with a person who will point them toward the social services they need.

But the local 2-1-1 center is now offering the ability to get that information by text message. First you have to send a text to TXT211 with your zip code. A trained speicalist will then help you through a two-way text conversation, says Alicia McCreary with the Bartholomew Count agency. That service will be available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bartholomew County United Way’s 2-1-1 center serves Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Orange, Scott, and Washington counties.

2-1-1 will still accept phone calls.

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