Have you ever needed to KNOW IT BEFORE YOU NEEDED IT?
Have you found yourself looking for a solution you hadn't been taught in school or on a job?
Many times we learn valuable information during life changing events we aren't able to predict. Or, we find ourselves frustrated trying to help family or friends manage their life events. And of course these changes RARELY come at an easy or convenient time. And these events NEVER come with a "How To" manual!
So where did you go? How did you find your answers?
Did you search the internet to find resources for YOUR situation and feel worn out from too much information or frustrated after sifting through pages & pages of content only to find out the material was old, inaccurate or confusing?
That's why the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board , First Call 211, NAMI - Richland County (National Alliance On Mental Illness) and local service providers are partnering as a Trauma Informed Recovery & Resilience Oriented Community of Care to help you
Know It Before You Need It -
Or Help You Know Where to Find It!
With the help of our newest partners Mid-State Multimedia Group , RichlandSource & The United Way of Richland County we will be canvasing our community with posters, flyers, billboards, TV/Radio and social media posts encouraging Richland County residents to find out about mental health, recovery, and general life services available to them.
We want to be sure our citizens know how to reach our First Call 211 and other social service agencies that can help find resources, services, classes or contacts to help with urgent life changes or for direction with educational or self improvement goals.
What's the 1st Step?
Get your copy of the Richland County 1 Pager. Just click the link below to download a copy for you or a loved one. Do you own a business? Keep a copy at work for your employees. Are you a leader of a local organization or Pastor of a church? Keep a copy on hand for your staff or members. This is the easiest way to help people #KnowItB4TheyNeedIt
|DOWNLOAD the Richland County Ohio 1 pager here for contact information for Help with Mental Illness & Addiction|
Step 2: Take Advantage of 2-1-1 for Richland County Information
Let the experts at First Call 2-1-1 be your "Go To" for all things Richland County.
First Call 2-1-1 is a free, confidential community service. Their mission is to provide useful information to the public and to help you find exactly what you need. Whether the issue you're dealing with is simple or complex, they are here to help! Their up-to-date database allows them to search through local services and match your needs to the proper organizations and agencies to connect you to the help you need in Richland County.
The First Call 2-1-1 staff is trained and nationally certified to guide callers through the complex human services network. Sometimes situations can seem so overwhelming that it can be hard to see a solution. If you don't know where to turn or who to call, start with call 2-1-1.
Alternate Line: 419.522.4636 Toll-Free: 877.795.2111
Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by telephone.
Learn more about 2-1-1. This is the easiest way to #KnowItB4TheyNeedIt
Step 3: Share this information with others.
These are important resources to share with your employers, employees, social groups, churches and other organizations.
Knowing where to go for help, where to find support, information and answers helps make facing the unknowns of life so much easier.
We also provide community speakers for many topics in Mental Health, Addiction, Prevention and Trauma Support.
Want your organization to #KnowItB4UNeedIt ? Contact us to schedule a conversation, class or event.
Learn More About:
Who Is First Call 211?
First Call 211 is a free, confidential community service. Assistance can range from simple is to much more complex issues, and their up-to-date database allows them to search through local services and match those in need to the proper agencies for help.
Their staff are trained and nationally certified to guide callers though the complex human services network. Sometimes situations can seem so overwhelming that it can be hard to see a solution. First Call 211 staff members can help a caller by directing him or her to agencies in the area that could help with the particular need, while also examining resources the caller might already have.
What kind of information can I receive from First Call 211?
First Call 211 focuses on non-emergency community information.
If the call is an emergency please call:
Mental Health/Emotional Crisis: 419.522.4357
Fire/Police/Rescue Squad: 9-1-1
How Do You Contact 211?
Just Dial (2-1-1)
Some telephone service providers may not support three digit dialing, but First Call 211 can be reached at this alternate number: 419.522.4636 or Toll Free: 877.795.2111 (Note: If you are calling from a cellphone without a 419 area code please use the alternate numbers.)
First Call is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by telephone. A staff member will assist you throughout the call to define the nature of the inquiry, and explore solutions together. To best assist you, the staff member may ask questions (such as age, zip code, and status of others in the household) to help determine eligibility and direct him or her to the services that best meet his or her needs. ALL information shared during a call is confidential.
Need to Speak with Someone In Person
First Call 211 of Richland County has walk-in services available from 9:00am- 4:00pm Monday through Friday at their office. They are located at 36 West Third Street Mansfield, OH 44902. Just across the street from the Main Library Building.
Are You Looking Specifically For Mental Health & Recovery Services?
We would like to connect you with the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board's service provider agencies.
Do You Want To Help Others Know It Before They Need It?
Please share First Call 211 with family, friends and others in need. Let them know there is help and it is just a phone call away!