2-1-1 Long Island Launch
United Way of Long Island will announce the launch of the 2-1-1 Long Island service at a press conference at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage
on Friday, January 15, 2010. The press conference follows a "Community Conversation with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli" being held
at the Carlyle that morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
A partnership between United Way of Long Island and Middle Country Public Library, 2-1-1 Long Island is a free, non-emergency information and
referral service that connects Long Island residents to health and human services they may need on a daily basis or during a disaster. Available by
telephone and online at www.211longisland.org, 211 provides callers and web visitors with detailed information
on nearly 10,000 community resources for help and assistance in myriad areas - from basic daily needs such as food, heat and shelter to job training,
financial services, and child and/or elder care.
The Call Center operates 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, and is reached by calling 2-1-1 or 1-888-774-7633.
www.211longisland.org is available wherever internet-ready computers are available, and is updated daily by Middle Country Public Library. 211longisland.org will utilize
the database formerly known as the Community Resource Database of Long Island (CRDLI), also operated by Middle Country Public Library.
The "Community Conversation with Thomas DiNapoli" - co-hosted by The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island and United Way - will address critical issues facing
nonprofits in the current economic climate and how collective efforts can strengthen the sector. Bethpage Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the event.
For more information on 2-1-1 Long Island or the Community Conversation, contact Kristine Donnelly Schoen at email@example.com.