Lieutenant governor will come to Framingham to promote 211 [telecom]

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Lieutenant governor will come to Framingham to promote 211

By Staff reports The MetroWest Daily News Posted Feb 09, 2011 @ 12:25 PM


Lt. Gov. Tim Murray will be in Framingham on Friday to raise awareness of Mass2-1-1 and announce a new partnership between the program and the state's Department of Veterans Services.

Mass2-1-1 is a partnership between the state and United Way. Bay State callers can dial 211 for help finding community services, from after-school programs to food banks to legal and financial services. Calls are free.

The service launched in 2007 and has fielded more than 201,000 calls since then, according to the Patrick administration. The Mass. Emergency Management Agency has designated 211 as the state's main information call center for help finding services during emergencies.

Gov. Deval Patrick is declaring Friday, Feb. 11, as Mass2-1-1 day to promote the call service. Murray will visit the program's headquarters in Framingham that day to highlight the service and discuss plans to add an extended list of veterans' services to the

211 database.

211 is available at all hours, seven days a week, with translation and TTY services available.

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