United Way 2-1-1 South Central Indiana
Linking our community to basic health and human services.
To find local services online, visit 2-1-1's Online Community Resource Guide
What is 2-1-1? We are your first call for assistance to connect and refer you to health and human service resources. We have been connecting individuals and families to community agencies in Bartholomew County since 1970. Currently, United Way 2-1-1 South Central Indiana serves Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Orange, Scott, and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.
Why Dial 2-1-1? Do you need to be connected to a local service that can help you with a non-emergency situation? Maybe you want to donate or be connected to local school supply or holiday assistance? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? If you are in need, 2-1-1 is your first call for human service information in Southern Indiana. Our knowledgeable 2-1-1 specialists are trained to connect you to local services that will meet your needs.
Who funds United Way 2-1-1 South Central Indiana? United Way 2-1-1 is funded by United Way of Bartholomew County, Bartholomew County Government, Brown County Government, Decatur County United Fund, Jackson County United Way, Jennings County United Way and Scott County United Way.
Would you like to volunteer for 2-1-1? Click here to learn more about 2-1-1's volunteer positions.
What is Information and Referral Service?
Information and Referral (I&R) is the practice of bringing people and services together. When individuals, families and communities do not know where to turn, I&R is there for them. There are thousands of I&R service agencies operated by non-profit and government organizations throughout the United States. These I&R services answer millions of calls annually. I&R services are responsible for connecting callers with opportunities to get and give help through more than 1.6 million health and human service providers, government agencies, and community-based service organizations in the United States. I&R agencies mantain comprehensive databases of resources including federal, state and local government agencies, private non-profit agencies, faith and community based organizations, schools, libraries and neighborhood and civic organizations. The comprehensive I&R agency often maintains this data for the specialized centers in the community and makes it available on the Internet, in other electronic forms, and through paper directories and handbooks. I&R specialists are skilled professionals. They assess callers' needs and help the caller determine their options and the best course of action in a non-threatening, non-judgemental and confidential manner. Additionally, I&R specialsits are trained to determine whether a caller may be eligible for other programs, to intervene in crisis situations, and to advocate on behalf of the caller, who may need additional assistance.