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Support 211 by Co-Sponsoring the HELP Act
Join United Way and the 211 Network in asking your Member of Congress to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Human-services Emergency Logistics Program Act (SB 1729, HR 3498), also known as the “HELP Act”. This legislation provides funding for 211 – the FCC-designated 3-digit number for information and referrals to social services - to connect more people in communities with the human-services and mental health resources they need while reducing the call and response burden on local and state law enforcement agencies. If passed, the HELP Act will ensure that 211s have the capacity to respond to increasing call volume, including during disasters, while having the resources to promote 211 more broadly and serve more people in your community.

The 211 network responds to approximately 50,000 requests every day across America and connects millions of individuals and families to critical social and human services each year.  This important bipartisan legislation was introduced by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) along with Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) in May 2023.
The HELP Act is critical to ensuring that we can shore up the funding for 211 to help people receive the social service supports and mental health resources they need. 

Email your legislator today to request they sign on as a Co-Sponsor of the Human-Services Emergency Logistics Program (HELP) Act of 2023.

We need a few pieces of information to connect you with your lawmakers. Fill out the form at the right to be connected and send an e-mail. Personalized e-mails are especially effective. Consider adding how 211 supports your community.   

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