We will be sharing information and resources for Covid-19 Relief efforts we come across which may be helpful to our community.
211 was launched mid-October through funding by the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Government of New Brunswick, the United Ways of New Brunswick and its partners. 211 is the information and referral service that connects New Brunswickers to critical human, social, community and government support. It helps New Brunswickers navigate the complex network of government and community programs and services quickly to find what they need for their unique situation.
It is 100% free and confidential.
One of the phenomenal things about this service is that phones are answered 24/7, 365 days a year. We also have access to 170 languages through interpretation services, helping community members across the province speak about their problem with as much ease as possible.
Another reason why 211 is remarkable? When someone contacts 211, they are connected with a real person who will ask questions about their situation and suggest programs or services that can help. Often, they can be registered on the spot. This not only eliminates the stress of trying to wade through the changing information people are processing each day, but it also means the information you get is personal and relevant.
What kinds of services are people referred to?
… and more.
What it’s not
211 is not a crisis management or counselling service. Our community navigators are not trained to offer advice. They are experts in the human, social, community and government resources, programs and services available to New Brunswickers. What they can offer though is information and referral to the help that’s out there.
How does 211 work with community organisations?
211 is a complementary service to the hard work that many organizations and services are doing. It helps ease the burden of research and navigation, so organisations can do what they’re best at: serving their people.
211 is a tool we can all use.
How do I access the service?
-Dial 2-1-1 (free)
-Call the toll-free line 1-855-258-4126
-Call the toll-free VRS line 1-855-405-7446
211 is the front door to community, social and government services. When you don’t know where to turn, help starts at 211.
Have more questions about 211? Feel free to reach out to 211 NB Director of Community Engagement, Mischka Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506 858 8600, extension 3664.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the onset of the pandemic, COVID fatigue is taking hold and many are feeling the strain of constant change. The impact on our work and lives is felt daily. Understanding the role of resiliency can play in our response to these pressures can provide an opportunity to identify ways you can help your organization and your families manage well in the face of adversity.
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Hanley-Dafoe’s keynotes provide practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.
The United Way, Owens MacFadyen Group, and Resonance Inc. have partnered and are pleased to offer a virtual session with Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe on resiliency and workplace wellness on March 29th, 2021 at 12:00pm Atlantic.
Click here to register https://bit.ly/30rUonX by March 28th
Click here to access this website for resources for Seniors.
Check out our upcoming workshops for Non-Profit Organizations.
In partnership with United Way, Family Plus Life Solutions is providing a 4-part workshop series geared to teach and support front line workers at local non-profit organizations. We recognize that non-profits are playing a vital role in responding to COVID 19. Typically, non-profit organizations experience underfunding and a lack of financial resources. The global pandemic has increased the workload of front line workers as well as non-profit leaders and managers. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect not only service users are in great need of help, so is our front line workers and managers leading non-profit agencies. To help reduce burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma, it is our hope these workshops will provide you, education, interaction, and supports so that you are in a better place emotionally, physically, and professionally to continue to do the incredible work you do in our community.
Evening Workshops: (still time to register)
Workshop 3 – February 9, 6-7:30pm: Taking ACTION: Exploring Our Community’s Resources
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Federal Government Supports) https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html