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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Connecting the Community With Valuable Resources

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"I think it's so important that our residents have easy access to information regarding social services and resources available to them in our area,” said DeSoto Mayor ProTem Rachel Proctor.  “Many valuable resources out there often go unused, not because there isn't a need for them but because the people that need them aren't aware they exist. That's why we, as a City, put forth the effort to bring awareness to the Texas 2-1-1 program.”

Texas 2-1-1 is a valuable database that houses information for community resources ranging from assistance with health care and disability, employment, education, legal issues, housing, crisis counseling, transportation needs, and much more.

The City has launched a new page on our website at www.desototexas.gov  that links to the  2-1-1 Texas program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  Just click on E-Services at the top of the City’s homepage and look for the Community Resources link. 

2-1-1 Texas is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need.  Whether by phone or internet, the goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. 

In addition to their website, 2-1-1 Texas operates a free, anonymous, social services hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year that can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905. 

“I also want to urge social service providers and non-profit organizations in DeSoto to register with 2-1-1 Texas so our residents can be referred to services in their local area,” said Proctor.

Information on how to register your non-profit community or social service organization with 2-1-1 Texas is posted on the City’s website.  Just click on the Community Resources page under E-Services on the homepage. 

“I'm excited to know that such a simple solution exists to meet a myriad of needs for our community,” said Mayor Pro Tem Proctor. 

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