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WATCH LIVE | Chicago, Cook County residents gain new resource when in need: 211 Metro Chicago

CHICAGO — The city and county have jointly launched a new, free resource for individuals who need health or social services support: 211 Metro Chicago.

Now available via phone, text, or web chat, 211 Metro Chicago is a database search for all Cook County residents. The resource categories include:

  • foods
  • Housing
  • Utility Assistance
  • child care
  • Disability Services
  • Senior Services
  • Education
  • Employment
  • health care
  • immigration
  • Legal assistance
  • Substance use
  • Tax preparation
  • Transportation
  • Veteran Services
  • Youth Programs

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A kick-off event is scheduled for Friday with remarks from United Way of Metro Chicago President & CEO Sean Garrett, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

WGN plans to livestream this event in its entirety within this story beginning at approximately 9:30 am

From the press release:

Visit 211MetroChicago.org to learn more, or to be connected with resources via web chat and web search. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a local Resource Navigator on the phone. To connect with 211 Metro Chicago via text message, text your zip code to 898211.

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