211 HelpLine discussed

Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 20, 2016

The 211 HelpLine is a tool that is available to anyone in need. The non-profit organization is designed to assist callers through crisis, anyone who needs a question answered.

The 211 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Individuals and families living in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties can call  211 or if out of the area call (561) 383-1112 or 1(866) 882-2991 to speak with a highly trained resource specialist. Calls to 211 HelpLine are free and confidential.

"We are here for you. Sometimes people just need to be listened to and cared about and our staff are able to talk to you about what's going on and kinda help you decompress a bit," said Sharon L'herrou from 211.

L'herrou told NewsChannel 5's Roxane Stein that local legislative representatives and local officials will attend an open house Wednesday to see 211 in action.

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