The United Way of PEI, in partnership with the Province of Prince Edward Island, is pleased to announce that “211 PEI” is now accessible by phone and website as a valuable resource to help Islanders navigate the network of community, social, non-clinical health and government services available across the Island.
211 PEI will help those in need “find the right door the first time” by connecting them to human services quickly and easily. The 211 PEI service is now fully active, providing Islanders and service providers with access 24/7/365 by calling 2-1-1 or searching the website at www.pe.211.ca.
“Across our province, there are community and government services working tirelessly to support the needs of Islanders and 211 is able to provide a single point of entry for Islanders to access these services,” said Minister of Social Development and Housing Ernie Hudson. “As a community, we must work together to reduce poverty and ensure all Islanders are healthy and safe and have the resources they need to thrive.”
“211 PEI will be a valuable resource for Islanders looking to connect to the services they need to both survive and thrive” shares Andrea MacDonald, CEO of the United Way of PEI. “Having options to connect, including the ability speak to an information specialist to help them identify their needs and find resources, will be so helpful for Islanders to navigate the many programs and service available across the Island”.
The 211 PEI helps connect users with human services for both everyday needs and times of crisis. 211 PEI is a signature service of the United Way of PEI with funding and support from the Government of Prince Edward Island.
Islanders can call 2-1-1, and receive service in English, French, and through an interpretation service to more than 100 other languages. The 211 PEI website can be accessed by visiting www.pe.211.ca.