Connecting Point announced today the award of a $10,000 grant from the Placer Community Foundation to support the operation of the 211 Placer COVID-19 Helpline.
Placer County residents can call 2-1-1 to connect to up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing and State-issued guidance.
The Placer County COVID-19 Helpline has been in operation since the outbreak of the pandemic. Placer County’s Health and Human Services department recently transitioned operations of the general information helpline to Connecting Point, which maintains a regional 211 call center and will launch 211 Placer in July. 211 is a free, confidential, multilingual resource and information hub. 211 connects people with community programs and services through a searchable web page and 24/7 local call center.
“Connecting Point is a trusted community partner,” says Eileen Speaker, Grants Manager for Placer Community Foundation. “We are glad to support this important service through our COVID-19 Response Fund that connects Placer County residents to services and supports.”
Jeff Brown, Director of Placer County Health & Human Services remarks, “It’s a great example of partnership and collaboration to meet community needs. We’re all in this together.”
To connect to the 211 Placer COVID-19 Helpline dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211, text your zip code to 898211 (your text plan’s rate will apply) or connect to resources online at 211Placer.org.
About Connecting Point
Connecting Point is a public agency dedicated to providing programs and services that promote the health and independence of the people of our community.
About Placer Community Foundation
Placer Community Foundation is a public charity established to assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable funds to meet the changing needs and interests of the community.