Life can be extremely challenging and sometimes it's hard knowing where to turn for assistance and answers to questions.

Western Colorado 211 is an invaluable resource every Coloradoan needs to be aware of. With one simple phone call, you can get connected to vital resources and services you need.

The program is designed to help those in need get access to the essential services they need whether it is actual assistance or just to have questions answered.  It's a free service, it's quick, and it is confidential.

Whether it's mental health services, substance abuse treatment services, daycare providers, family therapy, basic needs assistance, or a variety of other services,  help is available by dialing 2-1-1 from a landline or 970-244-8400 from a cell phone. You'll talk to a real person who will answer questions and direct you to an agency that can meet your particular need. The program covers Mesa County, Delta County, Eagle County, Garfield County, Gunnison County, Lake County, Montrose County, and Pitkin County.

There are no less than 17 categories of available assistance.
* COVID-19
* Basic Need and Financial
* Housing and Shelter
* Food Assistance
* Crisis and Emergency
* Health Services
* Aging and Disability
* Mental Health and Addiction
* Pregnant and New Parents
* Childcare and Education
* Children & Youth With Special Needs
* Employment
* Tax Assistance
* Legal
* Immigrants and Refugees
* Wildfire Assistance
* Cold Weather

The database has information about some 8,000 services across the state that are administered by more than 2800 agencies. The help and answers you need are just a phone call away - or you can visit the website and search for the needed resources. Even when you don't really know where to turn to help, there's no reason you can't get the help you need in western Colorado.

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