GCHS Journalism students produce PSA to promote 2-1-1 helpline

Grayson County High School Journalism students have produced a public service announcement touting the benefits of 2-1-1.

2-1-1 is a free, one-stop referral and helpline to community resources for citizens who need employment assistance, addiction services, mental and physical health resources, counseling and much more. The 24 hours per day, seven day per week service also supplies veterans looking for help in any number of areas.

Offered through United Way of Central Kentucky, this confidential helpline connects people of all ages with a live, highly trained resource specialist who can put people in touch with local organizations to answer questions or help meet needs.

The service can be accessed by phone or computer.

By dialing 2-1-1 you’ll find information about: 

  • supplemental food and nutrition programs
  • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
  • emergency information and disaster relief
  • employment and education opportunities
  • services for veterans
  • health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
  • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • reentry help for ex-offenders
  • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
  • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

The PSA that GCHS Journalism students produced under the leadership of Kara Anderson

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com

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