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Whether you’re in need or in trouble, the value of Michigan’s 2-1-1 system may seem priceless. Looking at it in terms of dollars and cents, though, the benefits from 2-1-1 add up to an amazing “return on investment” every time an important connection is made.
It's hard to imagine a time before there was a unified 2-1-1 system in Michigan when information and referral services weren’t coordinated across the state and so easily accessed by phone or Internet search. Yet, in just the short period of time since 2000, the consolidation and growth of Michigan 2-1-1 has changed the way people and services come together – for the better.
“2-1-1 didn’t just give me help, they gave me hope.” Michigan 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects you with local community-based organizations across the state offering thousands of different programs and services for people seeking answers. Last year more than half a million Michigan residents turned to 2-1-1 for health and human service information and referrals and the numbers continue to grow. If you need help for yourself, a neighbor or a loved one, call 2-1-1 or search the 2-1-1 website to find out where to get help. 2-1-1 has information on more than 30,000 different programs and services across the state.