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NJ 2-1-1 and Local Government
Families in crisis and others in need of health and human services often turn to county and municipal government offices for answers and solutions to the challenges they face. New Jersey has many programs and services to help those in need but these resources are often hard to find if you are unfamiliar with how the health and human service system works. Government officials have learned to direct their constituents to call 2-1-1 so that they can be assured that residents will work with knowledgable resource specialists who will find the most appropriate solution. They know this simple referral will put the people in need of help in-touch with those who will connect them to services and agencies that provide the help that is sought. NJ 2-1-1 is the simple solution.
At the same time that NJ 2-1-1 helps put people in-touch with local
government and community resources, it can provide the mayor and town council with
another method of hearing the needs and demands of residents. NJ 2-1-1 can provide
real-time data on requests, complaints and services which will allow elected
officials to better allocate resources and personnel. In the long term, the
data generated by NJ 2-1-1 will make it possible for municipalities to extend
the impact of government at less cost.
"Information made easy, that's our goal in Atlantic County. We are committed
to providing information and access to the full range of services offered
by county government. Whether it's a question of every day life or a time
of personal crisis - accurate information, conveyed in a timely and respectful
manner, means the difference between getting the help needed and feeling
lost and powerless. It's initiatives like NJ 2-1-1 that make Atlantic County
such a great place to live, work, and visit."
Dennis Levinson, County Executive
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