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“The first duty of society is justice.” – Alexander Hamilton
These agencies in Marion County take the commitment to justice to heart and provide free or sliding scale legal services to families with low incomes. A post about legal services wouldn’t be complete without a disclaimer. Always clarify with the agencies as services and fees may change over time.
Many years ago, John* served our country in the military. Now, 2-1-1 has had the honor of serving him. For the past several years, John was living in the woods in Marion County. An elder in our community, John needed a home so he called 2-1-1. The Information and Referral Specialist connected him with agencies such as Marion County Senior Services, Senior Legal Helpline and Vets Helping Vets. He is very happy to share with us that now, with their help, he has a roof over his head, he has electricity, and he’s now able to focus on getting help with his disability. What he appreciated about 2-1-1 was not only getting connected to resources, but the compassion we shared. He was able to vent about the obstacles he has faced and the Information and Referral Specialist was able to help him use innovative thinking about some alternative solutions to his struggles. Thank you John, for letting 2-1-1 be of service.
*Name changed for privacy
“What Can I Do?”
To volunteer with agencies in Marion County who are working to alleviate hunger and homelessness visit the United Way Volunteer Resource Center.
In February, 2-1-1 added the following programs and agencies to our database for 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. (more…)