2-1-1 REFERRAL TRENDS - JANUARY
January 2016 - 287 calls
- Rent Payment Assistance
- Food Pantries
- AARP Tax Aide Programs
- Transitional Housing/Shelter
- Electric Service Payment Assistance
2015 WAS BUSY FOR 211
By Amy Fluno, United Way's 2-1-1 Director
It's hard to believe that 2015 is over already; it feels like it just started! It was another busy year at United Way's 2-1-1. Our call volume went down slightly but the calls are still as complex and challenging as ever. We took 3,644 calls in 2015 and had an increase of first time callers. It was nice to hear them say how helpful we were to them after they had called other places without results. We take pride in helping those - in and around our community - find the resources they need to make the situation they are facing a little easier.
Here are the top five referrals for Wood County for 2015:
1. Food Pantries
2. Rent Payment Assistance
3. Electric Service Payment Assistance
4. Low Income/Subsidized Private Rental Housing
5. Gas Money
We also receive calls where we are unable to help; these are recorded as "unmet needs." This helps us track the resources that our community is not currently offering to the public.
The top five "Unmet Needs" in Wood County for 2015 are:
1. Community Shelter
2. Gas Money
3. Automobile Purchase Loans
4. Automobile Repair Loans
5. Moving Expense Assistance
Thank you for a great 2015. We look forward to 2016 and all the challenging and exciting new adventures it will bring!
|AREA TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE|
| |WOOD COUNTYMarshfield
Free tax preparation assistance is available for low- to moderate-income individuals with special attention to those sixty and older and is available by appointment only. Please call 715-384-9992 to schedule your appointment.
220 3RD AVE S STE 3
Call (715) 422-2776ADAMS COUNTY
Adams, WI 53910
ADAMS COUNTY DEPT OF AGING
For tax preparation assistance in Neillsville call Clark County ADRC at 866-743-5144 or 715-743-5166.
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