Get ready for a big day everyone. The US Sentate has declared November 16 as National Information and Referral Services Day. In other words "Yay for 2-1-1!" Below are some more offical statements -
November 16 is an affirmation that the U.S. Senate:
- supports the designation of November 16 as National Information and Referral Services Day in order to raise public awareness about the existence and importance of information and referral services available to all people in the United States
- to more effectively target those services to reach individuals most in need
- encourages activities in communities across the United States involving schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other entities to ensure information and referral services are part of everyday life in addition to emergency preparedness programs
- reaffirms the importance of clear and consistent professional standards to govern every aspect of quality information and referral services
Do you have any ideas on how we could celebrate/get the word out about 2-1-1? Let us know.