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  • Title: Home | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: .. Jump to navigation.. Serving the entire population of our region, 2-1-1 San Diego.. connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database.. Using the power of technology and innovation, we connect people to the help they need.. Join our Email List:.. To find out about the upcoming changes to your.. CalFresh.. benefits effective November 1, 2013, please.. click here.. Who We Are.. What is 2-1-1 San Diego.. Our Mission and Vision.. Annual Report.. 2011-2012.. 2010-2011.. Real-Life Stories.. Board of Directors.. Leadership Team.. Our Funders.. City of San Diego.. First 5 San Diego.. County of San Diego.. Qualcomm.. Leichtag Foundation.. SDG E.. California Association of Food Banks.. United Way.. The Parker Foundation.. Jewish Community Foundation San Diego.. Alliance Healthcare Foundation.. Bank of  ...   Utility Assistance.. Financial Assistance.. Housing Information.. Post Incarceration Re-Entry Resources.. Employment and Education.. Housing Shelter Re-entry Resources.. How to Use the Post Incarceration Re-entry Resource Guide.. Mental Health.. Physical Health.. Re-entry Roundtable.. Substance Abuse.. Physical Activity and Nutrition.. Child Care and Early Education.. Military and Veteran Services.. VA San Diego Health System.. Shelter and Homeless Services.. Mental Health Services.. Health Navigation.. Access and Functional Needs Services.. Reporting Graffiti.. Disaster Response.. Are You Prepared.. Media Resources.. County Partnership.. Locate Recovery Resources.. Register as a Volunteer.. En Español.. Contact Us.. 2-1-1 Materials.. 2-1-1 Facility Tour.. I Need Assistance.. Outreach Booth.. 2-1-1 Presentation.. Presentation Hosted Event.. Update Service Listing.. Facebook.. Advanced Search.. Learn more about your community! Read 2-1-1's reports on data collected during calls with clients.. Secondary menu.. Home.. Resources Services.. Privacy Policy.. Login..

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  • Title: What is 2-1-1 San Diego | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: >.. You are here.. ›.. › What is 2-1-1 San Diego.. What is 2-1-1 San Diego?.. 2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database.. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County.. Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance.. With more than 6,000 health and human service programs, finding help can seem insurmountable.. 2-1-1 can help.. By dialing 2-1-1, clients are linked to a live highly-trained Client Service Representatives (CSR) who will navigate them through their situations by assessing their needs and then matching them to the best and closest resource in their community.. Assistance is confidential and offered in more than 200 languages and dialects.. 2-1-1’s highly trained CSRs, the majority of whom are.. Alliance of Information and Referral Systems.. (AIRS)-certified, provide a wide range of immediate resources to local individuals and families.. In Times of Disaster:.. During a disaster, 2-1-1 works with the County of San Diego's Office of Emergency Services to provide public information to the community, rumor control and trend analysis to County officials, report community needs that are not being met, and act as the central communications point  ...   as of March 2011, the 2-1-1 dialing code serves over 250 million Americans (83% of the entire population) covering all or part of 49 states (including 34 states with 90%+ coverage) plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.. The remaining states are all in various stages of planning and implementation.. Every few weeks, these coverage numbers increase.. In California, 29 counties have active 2-1-1 dialing service.. "When I lost my job, I couldn’t afford my bills anymore.. A friend of mine told me to call 2-1-1 to see if I could find a way to get financial assistance.. The person on the phone told me about some energy assistance programs.. Then, she asked me if I had any food in the house.. I thought, “Why is she asking this? I called about my bills.. ”.. I told her that I didn’t happen to have much at the moment, so she asked me a few more questions about it and said that I qualified for short-term emergency food program.. Wow.. I didn’t have to spend those last few dollars I had in my pocket for the month on food.. I could catch the bus enough to get myself to interviews I was able to line up.. I didn’t realize that I could get help with food.. Now, I have some great prospects lined up for possible work.. Thank you, 2-1-1.. "..

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  • Title: Our Mission and Vision | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › Our Mission and Vision.. 2-1-1 San Diego’s mission is to help people by connecting them efficiently to the service delivery system, and by providing vital trend information for community planning.. 2-1-1's phone service provides the community with trusted, accurate and timely information 24 hours a day in more than 150 languages.. We are trusted to provide accurate and timely information.. We are reliable; clients and customers know we are there for them 24/7..

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  • Title: Real-Life Stories | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › Real-Life Stories.. Real-life Stories.. CalFresh (Nutrition Assistance Program).. As a young mom, with two kids, and a husband who is a full time student, I finally got the motivation to call 2-1-1 after a few agencies told me that we didn’t qualify for food stamps because my husband was getting financial aid for school.. It didn’t seem fair to me, and I was hoping there was something out there that would help me get food on the table.. Otherwise, I didn’t know what we were going to do.. The lady on the phone was so calm.. I felt like I could finally breathe and know that in the end, things would be okay even if they didn’t feel that way right then.. She prescreened me for CalFresh (even though I only called to get food for the week), and she told me that I might be eligible.. She ended up transferring me to an application specialist in another department who explained to me that income received for college purposes is often considered an "excluded resource," and because we didn’t have any other income and we met some specific rules around the matter, we did, indeed, qualify for CalFresh.. Can you tell I’m smiling when saying this? Well, you can imagine how happy I was to hear that.. Right then my kids ran into the room, and I started crying because I hadn’t felt safe like that in a really long time.. The lady on the phone worked with me for an hour to fill out the application.. Afterward, all I had to do was say my name into the phone as my signature on the application.. Within 72 hours of calling 2-1-1, my family had an EBT card of $400 sitting in our mailbox.. Thank you so much, 2-1-1.. -- Andrea, 32 year old mother of two.. Top of Page.. When I lost my job, I couldn’t afford my bills anymore.. With just a few clicks, she'd submitted an electronic application for me to the SDG E's CARE program to get 20% off of my monthly utility bill.. She also submitted an application for me to the SDG E Energy Assistance Program to get someone to come to my house and fix things so that I use less energy on a regular basis.. THEN, she asked me if I had any food in the house.. I thought, “Why is she asking this? I called about my energy bills.. ” I told her that I didn’t happen to have much at the moment, so she asked me a few more questions about it and said that I qualified for short-term emergency food  ...   it was confidential and that it would lead my family to something that could change our lives.. The person on the phone listened.. He just listened and let me know that he was going to find me some information and services that could help my family.. He calmed me down when I began to tear up and tell him that I never thought we’d be in this situation.. I said, "2-1-1 is my sunshine in this storm.. " Thank you, 2-1-1.. -- Rebecca, 42 year old mother seeking substance abuse treatment for her son.. My house was going to be foreclosed on within the next few weeks.. As a veteran of the first Desert Storm, I know how hard it is to find help out there.. I started calling around and a community agency in Oceanside referred me to 2-1-1, saying they could help with multiple needs, not just housing.. The 2-1-1 staff member walked me through some questions to understand my situation.. She said that it would help her identify resources that would be of use to me.. She told me about a few different housing assistance programs, and she gave me extra information about food and utility assistance to help me save a buck.. She even told me about where I could go to get emergency food for the day if I needed it.. After I hung up I called the housing programs and found a place to stay until I could get my feet on the ground.. -- Scott, 54 year old veteran of Desert Storm.. Senior Services.. During Firestorm 2007, I was living in a trailer park in East County.. I wasn’t aware of the fire so close to my home.. Then, I got a phone call.. It was a reverse 911 call telling me to evacuate my home.. It’s not so easy to pack up everything important to you.. By the time my neighbors and I were able to evacuate, the park seemed to be completely surrounded by flames, and the exit route was cut off.. I didn’t know what to do, but the reverse 911 call told me to call 211 for more info, so I did.. My heart was racing.. I got through to a live person in moments who had access to information about the fire in my area, which calmed me down a little.. The woman on the phone very quickly connected me to the Sheriff’s department which immediately sent an escort for all of us to safely evacuate our residence.. Thankfully, 2-1-1 was there to save us.. I don’t know what we would have done.. -- Marilynn, 72 year old East County Resident..

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  • Title: Board of Directors | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › Board of Directors.. Chief Kevin Crawford,.. Chair.. City of Carlsbad Fire Department.. Dr.. Clyde H.. Beck Jr.. ,.. Immediate Past Chair.. Community Health Consultant.. Brian Baker.. Vice-Chair.. Vice President, IT.. Cindy Bertrand.. Treasurer.. Director of Finance.. YMCA of San Diego County.. Henry Haimsohn.. Private Investor.. Emily Einhorn.. Community Volunteer.. Jonathan Grissom.. Attorney.. Higgs Fletcher Mack, LLP.. Jeff Nichols.. Sr.. Director, IT Infrastructure.. San Diego Gas Electric (SDG E)..

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  • Title: 2013 Leadership Team | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › 2013 Leadership Team.. Leadership.. Executive Staff.. John Ohanian,.. Chief Executive Officer.. William York.. Chief Operating Officer.. Meg Storer.. Chief of Staff.. Claire Oksayan.. Director of Programs.. Peter Battistel.. Director of IT.. Paul Redfern.. Chief Financial Officer.. Alia Holyfield, CIRS, CRS, Specialty Programs Coordinator.. Alia Holyfield.. comes to 2-1-1 San Diego from Tallahassee, Florida where she worked for 2-1-1 Big Bendas as a Crisis Counselor and Program Specialist.. In San Diego, Alia started in 2-1-1’s Phone Center as a Client Service Representative then transitioned to Resource and Data Specialist, helping to develop 2-1-1’s Healthcare Navigation Program and representing 2-1-1 for healthcare services as a Specialty Programs Coordinator.. Alia earned her B.. in Psychology from Florida State University.. Angela Diaz De Leon, Benefits Program Coordinator.. Angela Diaz De Leon.. Leads 2-1-1 San Diego’s Benefits and Enrollment program.. She comes to 2-1-1 from the San Diego Regional Center which provides essential services to individuals with developmental disabilities.. Angela's current responsibilities include coordinating a department which helps clients to apply for assistance for such programs as CalFresh.. In addition, Angela assists in developing and coordinating the pilot projects in which 2-1-1 San Diego is currently involved.. Gabriel Kendall, Associate Director of Programs.. Before joining 2-1-1 San Diego,.. Gabriel Kendall.. served as a Social Services Program Manager for the Community Resource Center of Encinitas where he specialized in casework and sheltering services.. At 2-1-1, he first worked as a Customer Service Representative then Database Conversion Specialist earning him hands-on experience with 2-1-1 operations.. In his current role, Gabriel builds relationships with community partners, providing 2-1-1with community feedback and representing the agency at area meetings, functions, and committees.. Gabriel currently volunteers with the CSUSM Leadership North County program.. Leticia Martinez, Service Delivery Manager.. Leticia Martinez.. provides managerial oversight of 2-1-1’s Contact Center, ACCESS General Information Line, Courage to Call, and Benefits Enrollment programs.. In addition, she maintains and manages the IVR telephony system, 211’s lifeline.. Prior to joining 2-1-1  ...   ensure that 2-1-1 San Diego develops and sustains the relationships it needs with donors and funding sources.. In addition, she is a communications professional managing 2-1-1’s social media and contributing to releases regarding 2-1-1’s local programs and services.. Backed by six years of experience in non-profits, Jessica has worked for Volunteer San Diego and the San Diego Library Foundation, as well as for SAY San Diego, Oxfam America, and Jumpstart.. Jessica is also active with San Diego’s Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), serving as its Treasurer and as Member Relations Chair.. She holds a BA in Sociology from Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges as well as a single subject teaching credential in social science and English from San Diego State University.. Varelly Revell, Quality Assurance Manager.. Varelly Revell.. joined 2-1-1 in May 2007 as an Information Referral Specialist, now known as a Client Service Representative or CSR.. During the 2007 Firestorm, Varelly supervised 2-1-1 San Diego’s Disaster Phone Center, drawing on past experience as a trainer and Call Center supervisor for the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross.. For her extraordinary performance during that disaster, Varelly was promoted shortly there after to Contact Center Lead then Quality Assurance Manager.. In this last role, she is responsible for ensuring that 2-1-1 San Diego meets the quality indicators stipulated in its contracts as well as standards set by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems(AIRS).. She also guarantees that callers are receiving proper referrals and a positive experience in their contacts with 2-1-1 staff.. Aidee Roman, CRS, Research and Data Coordinator.. Aidee Roman.. anchors a department of crucial importance to 2-1-1: its Research and Data Center.. Aidee not only manages all user accounts but also oversees the maintenance of 2-1-1’s database for accuracy, currency, and inclusiveness of essential resources.. She has nearly ten years of experience with research, databases, data mining, software applications, and taxonomy of health and human resources..

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  • Title: Our Funders | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › Our Funders.. 2-1-1 San Diego Funders.. Effectively carrying out our mission means we must have the latest information on needs and resources in the county.. That’s how we connect individuals and nonprofits to vital assistance information, and who we ensure our policy makers use the latest facts when making decisions.. Our 2-1-1 San Diego funders make it possible, collecting and sharing with us the statistics, trends and information that ensures we can provide the most up-to-date data to those who need them.. When they align with us our funders not only know their information is included as part of an effective, critical information network, but they also  ...   independent foundation which strives to alleviate human hardship, advance self-sufficiency and promote tolerance and understanding, reflecting the Leichtags’ pride in their Jewish heritage.. Learn more about this partner.. We are grateful to our partners and are always looking for new ways to utilize our connections to expand our information base.. If you would like to learn more about our partnerships, please contact Meg Storer, Chief of Staff, at.. mstorer@211sandiego.. org.. or (858) 300-1240.. Learn more about our valued.. 2-1-1 San Diego funders:.. *This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds provided by the U.. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)..

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  • Title: First 5 San Diego | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › First 5 San Diego.. The first five years of life are critical to a child's development.. These years shape a child's success in school and in life.. First 5 San Diego educates and helps parents and others help children during these early years.. Its goal is to help ensure that every child in San Diego County enters school ready to succeed.. The First 5 Commission of San Diego County leads the San Diego community in promoting the vital importance of the first 5 years of life to the well-being of children, families and society.. The Commission conducts its mission through these key functions:.. Funding services and activities to achieve desired results.. Advocating for policy change at local and state levels.. Acting as a catalyst and leader for coordinating, integrating and leveraging existing resources.. Building community and organizational capacity to support families.. Learn more at.. http://www.. first5sandiego.. org/.. First 5 San Diego 2-1-1 San Diego.. For  ...   5 in increasing the delivery of services that accurately fit their program demographic.. In addition to screening every client for potential First 5 program eligibility, 2-1-1 San Diego provides information on First 5 funded programs like access to health care, healthy development, school readiness, parent education, and oral health programs.. As a principle funder and key customer, First 5 enables 2-1-1 to successfully provide thousands of San Diegans with the help they need.. The Commission has just completed its 5-year Strategic Plan (2010-2015) which notes their second key strategy as "Information and referral efforts that link pregnant women and families to local service resources.. ".. During the 2009 fiscal year, 37,385 callers identified as having a child under the age of six or a pregnant woman in the home.. Each year, 2-1-1 San Diego works with First 5 to modify its intake process and evaluation component to ensure the agency is meeting the needs of these families..

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  • Title: County of San Diego | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › County of San Diego.. The County of San Diego strives to efficiently provide public services that build strong and sustainable communities in a county that is safe, healthy and thriving.. The County has three key initiatives that it is addressing according to the 2010-2015 strategic plan:.. KIDS: "Improve opportunities for children and families".. ENVIRONMENT: "Manage the region's natural resources to protect quality of life and support economic development.. SAFE AND LIVABLE COMMUNITIES: "Promote Safe and Livable Communities.. http://sdpublic.. sdcounty.. ca.. gov/.. County of San Diego 2-1-1 San Diego.. Access to Life Services:.. 2-1-1 San Diego also partners with the County of San Diego to take the overflow of general information calls to the County's ACCESS line which fields calls for County benefit programs for individuals and families.. 2-1-1 San Diego expects to answer 20,000 of  ...   has helped to minimize both the processing time of CalFresh applications and the error rate, ultimately getting clients enrolled in the program more efficiently.. For more information about CalFresh and 2-1-1,.. Emergency/Disaster Assistance:.. All 2-1-1 San Diego staff members are required to sign an agreement to work during a disaster and to be available for 12-hour shifts.. During times of disaster, 2-1-1 San Diego partners with the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES) to be the centralized source for providing public information to the community, rumor control and trend analysis to County officials.. 2-1-1 is responsible for maintaining and being able to activate additional phone lines in the event of a County disaster.. Additionally, 2-1-1 reports community unmet needs and acts as the central communications point for other community agencies and non-governmental organizations..

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  • Title: Qualcomm | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › Qualcomm.. Qualcomm Incorporated is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies.. Qualcomm serves the global wireless industry with breakthrough technologies that enable the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making next-generation wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere.. Qualcomm is included in the S P 100 Index, the S P 500  ...   nonprofit neighbors in productive and meaningful ways.. After all, Qualcomm's business is based on connectivity.. Qualcomm also believes that community organizations are important avenues for its employees to develop as professionals and as people.. qualcomm.. com/.. Qualcomm 2-1-1 San Diego.. Qualcomm and its staff have played an instrumental role in accelerating growth and technological development of 211 San Diego by contributing skilled guidance and volunteer time, as well as significant monetary donations..

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  • Title: Leichtag Foundation | 2-1-1 San Diego
    Descriptive info: › Leichtag Foundation.. Leichtag Foundation, which is based in Carlsbad, California, has engaged the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego (JCF) to manage its grant-making process and to provide governance-related consulting services.. Many of the Foundation’s grants are focused in the San Diego North County with an additional strong focus on Israel.. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.. www..  ...   funder of 2-1-1’s Benefits Enrollment Department which assists clients in completing their CalFresh, MediCal and Healthy Families applications over the phone, submitting them to the County with a telephonic signature.. The Foundation has also provided 2-1-1 with funding for operations, an essential component in ensuring that clients receive excellent customer service and quality referrals that help them access the services they need..

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