As a Public Health Nurse, I help my patients with a wide range of needs. Today, I was looking for free window air conditioners or fans to alleviate my patient’s concerns with heat stroke. When I called Delaware 2-1-1, I was assisted by a friendly representative who was able to set my patients up with free window air conditioners through New Castle County’s Summer Cooling Program.
—Becky, New Castle
At 23 weeks pregnant, I was worried about being able to provide the best home for my baby. When I called Delaware 2-1-1, the representative I spoke with referred me to public assistance programs such as Medicaid, WIC and SNAP. She also put me in touch with the Nurse-Family Partnership, where I enrolled and am receiving regular visits from a nurse who has helped me with breastfeeding and educated me about my baby’s developmental milestones.
—Catelyn, Delaware City
My 8-year-old son is autistic. I contacted Delaware 2-1-1 trying to find a way to help my son improve his speech skills. Delaware 2-1-1 referred me to Easter Seals, who not only helped my son with his speech, but also with his social integration skills. I am so thankful for the extra help and support that I have received for my son.
Delaware 2-1-1 is one of the most important resources Delawareans can use to connect to government, non-profit and faith-based services. These services can help with homelessness, hunger, mental illness, senior services, and so much more. It's as simple as dialing 2-1-1 to be connected with a professional who can evaluate your need and connect you with the necessary services.
I found out about Delaware 2-1-1 through my daughter and I just wanted to say how much they have helped me. The agent I spoke with was totally awesome and very helpful in my situation. I just want to say thank you for putting Delaware 2-1-1 in place for people like me who need help.
I really was not in a good place when I called [Delaware 2-1-1] and I would say [she] listened to me and she really, really gave me some good advice. She made me feel better about myself ... I just wanted to commend her for her services today. She was very good to me.