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National 2-1-1 Awareness Day

National 2-1-1 Awareness Day

With the launch of 2-1-1 SEPA two years ago today, residents of the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region have gained access to free, confidential health and human services in their local communities. By dialing a free, easy-to-remember phone number, 2-1-1...
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

For thousands of households across our region, accessing the right resources during tax season is critical in obtaining a full tax refund. The simple truth is that when taxes are done right, the result could mean valuable tax credits and refunds that go a long way in...
Free Flu Shots

Free Flu Shots

One out of every five Americans will come down with the flu this year, but you don’t have to be one of them. Flu shots are the most effective way to stop the flu before it stops you. That’s why FamilyWize is working with Walgreens, United Way, and other...
Accessing Affordable Healthcare

Accessing Affordable Healthcare

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over a series of years. Some of these reforms are focused on health insurance companies and mandates for coverage,...
The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be...
Is it Flu or Ebola?

Is it Flu or Ebola?

Know the difference between Ebola and the Flu! Symptoms may be similar in the early stages, but listed above are key differences to watch for. Some important points to remember: The risk of getting sick with Ebola is very low in the U.S. Ebola patients can only spread...
NJ – Help in Hard Times

NJ – Help in Hard Times

Recent Atlantic City casino closings and other layoffs throughout New Jersey have placed many families in hardship. If you are one of the thousands facing a sudden loss of income, you may find resources on the NJ 2-1-1 website that will help. Take advantage of the...
LIHEAP Season 2014-2015

LIHEAP Season 2014-2015

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal grant program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills. This year, all three LIHEAP programs will begin on November 3, 2014 and run through April 3, 2015: Cash Program Cash grants...
Keyspot Provides Free Access

Keyspot Provides Free Access

In response to the fact that 41% of Philadelphians do not have access to a computer or the Internet, a citywide coalition of community-based groups banned together to create Keyspot. Keyspot offers over 70 locations primarily in North, South and West Philadelphia...