From their website:
Our independent nonprofit has existed under different names since 1980, however, the big momentum happened in 2000 when 211 was designated by the Federal Communications Commission as the three-digit dialing code for information and referral.
Four years later, 211 was launched in the Portland metro area and we’ve been expanding ever since.
Today, 211info officially serves every Oregon county as well as Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington. We have expanded our lines of service to include more than just a phone number. And we are now involved in several special projects that give clients an extra layer of service around such categories as food assistance, parenting and early childhood resources and prenatal care.
Every year 425,000 people contact us by dialing 211, searching for resources on 211info.org, texting their zip code to 898211 or emailing us — all toll-free and confidential. Within our core referral team and special programs, we have bilingual staff who can take calls in 10 languages, and all staff have access to an interpreter service with more than 140 languages.
With roughly 3,000 agencies in our database providing 42,000 programs, we’re everyone’s front door to nonprofit, government and faith-based services.
Serving Coos County
The following are web links to the Quarterly reports of requests from persons in Coos County made during 2106.
2016 – Q3 http://bit.ly/2pjQUTP July 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016 Coos and Curry
2016 – Q4 http://bit.ly/2pjHTds October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 Coos only
211info is sponsored locally by: Western Oregon Advanced Health, SCREL early learning hub, and AllCare.
The current local contact for 211info is: