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2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs.
WIN211 maintains a statewide database of community resources. Looking for help? SEARCH the online database.
Regional Call Centers
WIN211 is a network of 7 regional call centers. Call 2-1-1 and get connected to a specialist in your area.
2-1-1 partners with services statewide to meet community needs and get help into people's hands.
Have you ever been told by a healthcare professional that have prediabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes? Does diabetes run in your family, or do you have a loved one at risk for diabetes? Learn how to prevent diabetes with the help of the Diabetes Prevention Program, classes are lead by trained life coaches who can help you learn to lose weight, increase physical activity, and develop a healthy lifestyle that can help prevent diabetes.
Have you wondered how 2-1-1 helps those in need, what kinds of help people seek, how many calls are taken, and what it is like in the 2-1-1 call center? King County 2-1-1 has a new video available that can answer these questions and more. Watch the video on Vimeo to learn more about how 2-1-1 is working for you.
All you need to do is answer a few questions and find out what services are available to you from a broad range of federal, state and local resources. Through a secure personal account on the site, you can even apply online for some benefits such as cash, food, and medical assistance; child care; long-term care; and drug and alcohol treatment.
WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Commerce to help Washington residents get ready for tax day.
Free Tax Preparation Do you have low to moderate income making $50,000 per year or less? If so you may be able to get free help filing your taxes with the help of two free programs, VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP Tax-Aide. These programs have trained volunteers which can assist in completing and filing your basic tax return, including claiming the EITC – Earned Income Tax Credit if you are eligible. Use the IRS Free Tax Preparation Locator or call at 2-1-1 beginning January 30th, 2013 to find your free local tax sites. The IRS will begin accepting and filing tax forms January 30th, 2013.
WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to help promote health and wellness on a range of topics including emergency preparedness and response information, flu prevention and immunizations, and other health concerns.
Diabetes Education Programs
WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to promote the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Are you worried about getting diabetes?
- Do you have any family members with diabetes?
- Are you overweight?
- Do you get little or no exercise?
You may be at high risk for diabetes, but there is something you can do.
Call 2-1-1 to learn about a Diabetes Prevention Program near you. This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained Lifestyle Coach.