GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Residents in need of food, health care, dental care, heating costs, or rent can get connected to assistance agencies through the phone line 211
The program officially launched October 1st in Josephine County. During October, there were 96 phone calls received. Organizers say the data provides a snapshot of the real-time needs of community members. Most Josephine County callers to the 211 referral service have requested help accessing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
After SNAP, formerly called food stamps, people sought help paying their energy bills and rent and rental deposits. If you need help, you can call 211 from any phone to get connected to service agencies. One caller can call in with multiple needs.