When I heard about 211, I was amazed. There are 5,000 programs and services listed. It would have been a godsend to me or anyone in my same situation to know that you can easily access information with this service.
I can’t even describe what a blessing knowing about 211 Saskatchewan would have been to me or to any caregiver in the community. A 211 Saskatchewan phone service would be a real help. There are still a lot of seniors who don’t have a computer, don’t have access to one, or don’t know how to use it if they do.
To just be able to dial 211 – It would be wonderful. There are some people who are still inclined to pick up the phone for information.
A significant barrier for individuals and families to accessing the services they need is the complexity of finding the information they are looking for.
Whether it is finding assistance with basic needs such as food, shelter and employment, looking for support for an aging parent, or trying to find childcare, navigating through all of the information out there can be overwhelming, confusing and ultimately a roadblock to finding support.
211 Saskatchewan can help. Currently 211 is available across the province – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – by phoning or texting 2-1-1, or searching the easy-to-use online database at www.sk.211.ca. Each call is facilitated by certified information and trusted community navigators.