The chance to fight hunger
is all around us .
You just need to know where to look.
About Wyoming 2-1-1
Every hour of every day, people need essential services—from finding food and shelter to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. Faced with multiple agencies and nonprofits providing a broad range of social services, people often don't know where to turn or how to start. In many cases, they end up going without these necessary services.
Launched in February 2011, Wyoming 2-1-1 is a statewide helpline and website which provides free, confidential, health and human services information and referral. By dialing 2-1-1 or visiting the website from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies.
Wyoming 2-1-1 ensures that the health and human services system works by connecting people with the right services instead of the frustrating and time-wasting hit-or-miss connections made by people calling multiple agencies on their own behalf trying to find the right office or program or person. Health and human services are only valuable when they get to the right people. Wyoming 2-1-1 supports all health and social service providers' plans to be adaptive, flexible and responsive to the needs of people in Wyoming.
Until Wyoming 2-1-1, there had been no single, comprehensive statewide provider of information and referrals for Wyoming. Because many health and human services providers offer specialized programs and services for those in need, clients are often confused or frustrated about where to turn for help. The goal of Wyoming 2-1-1 is to improve the health and welfare of people in Wyoming by connecting them to appropriate services. It can be used directly by consumers as well as by service providers and case managers for referral information.