Info Line is making it easier for Summit County residents to find and access basic needs assistance by adding texting capability to its 2-1-1 information service. 2-1-1 OnDemand allows people to receive referrals for food and utility assistance via text so they don’t have to use valuable phone minutes. The service also helps free up Info Line’s 2-1-1 staff so they can spend time answering phone calls that are more in-depth.
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Posted in Charity, Community, Food, Health, Housing, Neighborhoods, Poverty
Tagged 2-1-1, Assistance, Food, Help, Info-Line, OnDemand, Residents, Resources, Richard Stahl, Services, Summit County, Tanya Kahl, United Way of Summit County, unlimited texting, Utilities
Amber Subba, who works as a case worker at the
International Institute in Akron. (Photo: Chris Miller)
Story by Chris Miller, The Akronist
A case worker at the International Institute is tired of seeing the depression, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts that overwhelm some of his fellow Bhutanese in Akron. The suicide rate among refugees is nearly double what it is for U.S.-born residents, says Amber Subba, (pronounced Ahm-ber), who is co-hosting a “Stop Suicide” event Feb. 28, 1 p.m. at North High School. The event will include live music, and local mental health professionals will attend to spread the message that help is available for residents battling with depression.
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Posted in Community, Education, Health, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged Akron, Akron City Hospital, Bhutanese, Community, Cultural Barriers, Depression, Druk Fusion Band, Education, Health, Help, Households, Information, International Institute, Mental Health, mental illness, Menuka Memorial Foundation, Neighborhoods, North High School, Northeast Ohio, Refugee Groups, Rhythm Screen Creation, Substance abuse, Suicide