New Search Engine Has Launched!
WIN211 is very pleased to announce that the brand new Community Resources Online redesign has launched! This new search site provides a great deal of increased functionality, enhanced ease-of-use, a mobile-ready design, and a new clean theme.
We hope that these improvements help you to find the information you need faster and easier than ever before.
To visit the new search site visit https://www.resourcehouse.info/win211/Index or select the “Go Directly to the Community Resources Online database” link in the sidebar.
For more information about the improvements read
- Mobile Ready – Viewing the site from your mobile phone or tablet? The site now will automatically fit your screen and offer useful features. Find a search result you want to call? Just click the phone number and your phone will prepare to dial for you. Need directions to the food bank you found? Click Directions and your mobile device will load the address into your navigation app.
- Improved Keyword Search – The new keyword search offers autocomplete suggestions for services to help you find the services you need. Just type what it is that you are looking to find. You are not limited to the automatic suggestions, type an agency name or a keyword and the database will search for relevant results.
- Location Aware – The site utilizes your browsers built-in functionality to find your location and provide just the results you need for your location. If your browser doesn’t support location settings or you want to search in another location, just start typing you address, city, or zipcode in the Location field and select the location you wish to search.
- Translate – The site allows the use of the Google Translate widget to allow users to read results in one of dozens of available languages. Accuracy of translation is not guaranteed.
- Popular Topics Guided Search – Not sure what you are looking for? Browse our lists of specialized topics to find available services. Looking for help with Transportation, Senior Help, Health Related Topics, Veterans Assistance, or browse our most common needs and searches in the Individual and Family guided search page.
- News and Helpful Links – On the Popular Topics Guided Search Pages topic relevant information about statewide news and updates will be available. Helpful Links can help you find other service providers that specialize in assistance ranging from searching for housing, getting information about health insurance, getting signed up for benefits, and more.
- Filters – What if you want to find a food bank open on Friday, or a clinic that takes Apple Health insurance? Just select a filter on the left-hand side of the search results page and your results will be narrowed down to just the results you need.
- Map View – The new database utilizes the Google Maps API to help you see where your results are located. See where your resources are and search by map starting with your closest matches first.
- Need Directions? – The map and search results pages provide an easy link that will open Google Maps on your desktop or your Navigation app on your mobile device to help you get directions and navigate to your service with the click of a button.
- Compare and Save – What is the difference between one program and another? Does a program serve a special group, is it open on different days, are some programs open in the mornings? Find out by checking up to 5 results and compare. If you create an account, you can also save your favorite resources and searches.
- Print and Export – You can now get a copy of 2-1-1’s resources information by PDF, email, save your results as an excel spreadsheet, or print you searches right to your printer.
- Sort Options – Want to see the results closest to your location? Select the sort option Sort by Distance. Want to see your results in Alphabetical order? You can sort that way too.
- Not Finding What You Are Looking for? – Sometimes there may not be any resources in your area meeting your particular need, perhaps your search is too specific, or for other reasons you may have not found what you need. The search engine now offers a few suggestions of related searches or spelling corrections. If you still can’t find what you need call 2-1-1, we are here to help!
- Share to Facebook or Twitter – Find something really great that you want to share? Click the Facebook or Twitter link at the bottom of the page and you can share your current page online!
We hope that you will find the new site useful and easy to use.