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Posted on: August 25, 2014

2-1-1 Provides Community Information & Referral

Apache Junction, Arizona……….......................................................................... August 21, 2014

Community Information and Referral Services (CIR) is the provider of 2-1-1 Arizona, which provides access to human services information and referrals for the State of Arizona. In 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 2-1-1 as the three digit number for 24/7 access to information and referrals. In 2010, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) designated CIR as the lead agency to provide 2-1-1 services for Arizona. Since activating 2-1-1 in Arizona, CIR assisted Arizona residents with over 1.34 million service requests in 2013 and currently refers to over 37,000 services.

Locally, 2-1-1 Arizona received 924 calls from Apache Junction from July 1, 2013 through June 20, 2014. Based on the 924 calls, the number one need was community shelter and the second need was emergency shelter. To access 2-1-1 Arizona, call 2-1-1, visit www.211arizona.org or download the application for the Android or iPhone.

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