New hot line for health, social services help is operational

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008

JUNEAU - A new hot line for those seeking health and social services help is now in service.

Alaskans can dial 211 to get immediate help with anything dealing with health and social services, said Brenda Hewitt of the United Way.

The programs are mostly provided by nonprofit organizations and represent a huge variety of resources that are available, Hewitt said.

Alaska 211 phone service is currently available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Most Alaskans can access the call center in Anchorage by dialing 211. Cell phones will work in many areas. An alternate number is 1-800-478-2221.

Help also is available anytime on the Web at

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