Struggling During the Times of COVID-19? Call 211 to Get Help
Whether it's financially, emotionally, or physically, all of us are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in some way.
But you don't have to struggle alone.
The United Way of Larimer County, an organization working to "cultivate and mobilize community resources to change and save lives," is here to help.
All you have to do is call the number 211, and their agents will help connect you to resources that aid with a number of needs, from child care to rent assistance.
"It is a confidential, free, bilingual call line that any individual in Larimer County or anywhere in Colorado can call when they need help with a variety of basic needs, questions, or resources," said Annie Davies, President and CEO of United Way of Larimer County, in our "Tuned In to NoCo" interview. "It's a way for people both to get help...and to give help."
Giving help is a huge part of the organization, and they need volunteers in order to do that.
If you are feeling stir-crazy at home and looking for a way to give back to your community, consider volunteering (safely) at United Way of Larimer County.
"Volunteer in whichever capacity is comfortable for you and the situation that you are in," said Mandy Lee, United Way of Larimer County's Community Impact Manager, in our "Tuned In to NoCo" interview. "We have established protocols that will keep safe physical distance between our volunteers."
Keep in mind that whether you are looking to volunteer or for help, the 211 line is seeing a surge of calls amidst COVID-19, which is causing longer wait times.
If that happens, you can head to their online database here to get all the connections you need.
To learn more about the United Way of Larimer County and the 211 line, listen to the full "Tuned In to NoCo" interview with Annie Davies and Mandy Lee below.