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State Information and Referral Resources



National

2-1-1 is the national abbreviated dialing code for free access to health and human services information and referral 2-1-1 connects individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies. This service is available in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. Simply dial 211 on your touch tone telephone to be connected to this service.

Social Security Online Office Locator assists people locate helpful government and community programs. Simply type your zip code and search the list for the services you need.


Illinois

New Sign A Better Life's mission is to empower community members who have developmental disabilities, and their families, to provide information and help to secure resources that are tailored to their needs. A BETTER LIFE primarily serves DuPage and Will Counties in Illinois and bordering communities. This site has a comprehensive list of Illinois resources: State & County Agencies, Parenting Resources, Direct Service Providers and Funding Sources, Support Groups & Advocates, Sources for Used Equipment, Local Equipment Suppliers & Vehicle Modifications, Equipment Suppliers, Information on Technology & Augmentative Communication,Travel Information and Wheelchair Safety and Potpourri.


Indiana

WayNet.org, serving Wayne County, Indiana offers a Directory of Social Services. The directory covers services related to everything from counseling to transportation.


Maine

Access Maine is a website that was developed to assist Mainers with disabilities, their families, and providers. There is also a lot of information here that is useful to employers, educators, researchers, and the general public. This site offers links to community organizations, health resources, and state agencies. The site also offers a helpful toolkit that can help you get the most out of using the Internet.


Minnesota

MinnesotaHelp.info is an on-line resource database containing information on the community services individuals and communities need to sustain and improve their daily lives--health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information. This Directory contains information on nonprofit and public health and human service programs and some for-profit programs such as housing. Specialized disability information can also be obtained via the Disability Linkage Line at (866) 333-2466.


Missouri

Community Connection is a statewide database of community resources on the World Wide Web. A free public service, it provides an easily searched, central source for information about a wide variety of resources available to Missourians. In addition, it provides links to useful information that can help in evaluating and choosing those resources.


Ohio

First Link is an Ohio, non-profit resource management agency which offers various information directories. Through Community Resources, they provide over 200,000 referrals annually to people seeking an improvement in their quality of life. Via their on-line network they can offer personalized information and referral.

Neighborhood Link offers a comprehensive database of community resources for residents of Cleveland, Ohio. Categories include Arts and Recreation, Education, Employment, Environment, Government Services, Health Care, Housing, Human Services, and Legal Resources. To learn about the resources available in Cleveland, visit this website.


Oklahoma

Helpline Tulsa offers free, confidential one-on-one assistance in locating community resources from well-trained people familiar with the many services available in the Tulsa area. Their extensive resource directory is also offered on their website. To access the Helpline, call (918) 839-HELP (918-836-4357).


South Carolina

South Carolina Services Information System (SCSIS) is an online resource that can link you to hundreds of other web sites, define commonly used acronyms in the disability and aging fields and inform you of upcoming conferences and trainings. They also offer a Services Database, which identifies service providers in an area close to you. Visit this webite to learn about the disability services available in South Carolina.


Tennessee

KORRnet is an online directory that links people to the resources available in East Tennessee. They offer a listing of community events, as well as resource relating to recreation, education, employment, government, religion and more.


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