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What’s new at 2-1-1?

WhatsNewIn April at 2-1-1 we added the following programs and agencies to our database for agencies which serve Marion County. Below each agency/program you’ll see “Ask 2-1-1”, these are the key terms you can use to look up the resources on your own via our online database, or when you call 2-1-1 you can mention those terms to the Information and Referral Specialist to get a list of resources for that service in your area.

1. Added agency: New Horizon Academy for Exceptional Students
K-12 school for autistic children & programs for adults
Area Served: Alachua & Marion Counties
Ask 2-1-1: Horticultural therapy * Autism Spectrum Disorders
Middle Schools * Autism
Primary Schools * Autism
Secondary/High Schools * Autism

2. Emergency Management (added program)
Ask 2-1-1: Special Needs Registries
Counties updated: Marion, Lafayette, Union, Bradford, Marion, Sumter, Lake, Pasco

3. Agency Name Change: Florida’s Blood Centers is now OneBlood.
Ask 2-1-1: Blood Banks

4. Added Agency: National Library of Medicine
Program: Lost Person Finder
Area Served: Nationwide
Ask 2-1-1: Missing Persons Location Assistance * Disaster/Emergency Issues

5. Added sites to Ocala Rec: Hampton Aquatic Fun Center & Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center
Area served: Ocala
Ask 2-1-1:
Aquarobics/Aquatic Exercise
Aquarobics/Aquatic Exercise * Older Adults
Aquarobics/Aquatic Exercise * People With Disabilities
Lifeguard Training
Swimming Safety Education
Swimming/Swimming Lessons
Swimming Facilities

6. Added Agency: Fifth Judicial Circuit
Area served: Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Sumter
Ask 2-1-1: Drug Courts
Family Law Courts
Juvenile Justice Courts
Mental Health Courts
Mental Health Courts *Veterans

7. Added sites for Heart of Florida Health Center and added pediatric primary care services for certain sites.
Area served: Marion
Ask 2-1-1: Community Clinics *Pediatric Patients
Community Clinics

8. Added College Road Baptist Church
Area served: Marion
Ask 2-1-1: English as a Second Language (FREE)

9. Added Mt Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
Area served: Marion
Ask 2-1-1: Chronic Disease Self Management Programs * Diabetes
Health/Disability Related Support Groups * Diabetes

10. Added Program: Florida Diagnostic And Learning Resource System (Fdlrs – Springs)
Area served: Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy
Ask 2-1-1: Developmental Assessment
Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays
Organizational Training Services * Parents

11. Added Agency: CellPhoneBank.org
Area served: Nationwide
Ask 2-1-1: Cell Phone Donations

12. Added Agency: US FDA
Area served: Nationwide
Ask 2-1-1: Consumer Product Safety Complaints
Food Poisoning Investigation
Product Quality Standards

13. Added Agency: FEMA (Region IV)
Area Served: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Ask 2-1-1: Specialized Information and Referral * Disaster/Emergency Issues
FEMA Disaster Assistance Tele-Registration
Post Disaster Cash Grants
Federal Emergency Management Agency Offices
Flood Preparedness Information
General Disaster Preparedness Information
Hurricane Preparedness Information
Tornado Preparedness Information

14. Added program:
Program: Statewide Mental Health Access Line (Agency: NAMI)
Area Served: Florida
Ask 2-1-1: Specialized Information and Referral * Mental Health Issues

15. Added sites: Field Services Offices
Area Served: Florida
Agency: Florida Parole Commission
Ask 2-1-1: Parole

16. Added new agency: Publix
Area Served: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee
Ask 2-1-1: Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs
(they provide certain diabetes and antibiotic medication for FREE)

17. Added new agency: National Women’s Law Center
Area served: Nationwide
Ask 2-1-1: Specialized Information and Referral * Reproductive Issues
(they provide assistance with getting access to free contraception)

18. Added Agency: National Response Center
Area Served: Nationwide
Ask 2-1-1: Environmental Hazards Reporting

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