Helpline Offers Public Assistance - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Helpline Offers Public Assistance

Posted: Updated:

One call really can do it all. Today is national 211 Awareness Day and the executive director of FirstLink, which controls the helpline wants to remind people of the benefits to remembering those three numbers.

By calling people can get help with anything from crisis intervention, substance abuse services, disaster support and even rent and mortgage assistance.

"You know a lot of times it gets pretty frustrating. You're looking for assistance for a resource and you call a nonprofit agency or a government agency and nope you don't quite qualify. The good thing is we're going to have all that information and we're going to be able to help see if that is a good resource for you and if not we're going to look and try and find another one," says

While representatives at 211 are trained and able to help those considering suicide Miller says it is still reccommended to call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 to avoid a possible wait.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Visit Minot Holds Annual Meeting

    Visit Minot Holds Annual Meeting

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:49:51 GMT
    More and more people are visiting Minot. Whether it's coming to check out special events or hitting the shops, there is plenty to do. Because the city is working so hard to attract people to the community,
    Visit Minot held their annual meeting on Thursday to review what they've done to attract people in the past, and what they need to do to prepare for the future.
  • Family Focus: Child Development

    Family Focus: Child Development

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:47:39 GMT
    In this week's Family Focus we take a look at how to know if your child's development is on track.Haleigh Rosa has the story tonight.
    How do you know your child's development is on track.
  • Economic Growth Provides Tax Relief

    Economic Growth Provides Tax Relief

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:42:52 GMT
    This is a good time to be living in North Dakota.The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis' report on 2013 shows North Dakota's rate of personal growth is three times the national average. And North Dakota's
    The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis' report on 2013 shows North Dakota's rate of personal growth is three times the national average.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • TOOLBOX

  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.