COLORADO SPRINGS – As the partial government shutdown continues, numerous organizations are trying to make sure that furloughed federal workers get the help that they may need. While they receive calls through the year, they are seeing a large increase of calls right now.
Pikes Peak United Way wants to let those affected by the shutdown know that they can call 211 to get more information on programs and benefits available to help them. Specialists can help callers find food pantries, health services and more Monday through Friday between 9:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Deana Hunt says people can get the help they need by making a simple phone call. They can help with utilities, food and even offer some solutions for child care needs.
All 211 calls and information are completely confidential.