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President Obama Thanks Eastern Iowa Organizations for Helping People Enroll in Affordable Care Act

On Monday, February 24, 2014, Linn County Community Organizations, including representatives from United Way 2-1-1, met in the Linn County Board of Supervisors Board Room to listen to President Barack Obama and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Both thanked the community organizations

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United Way 2-1-1 Receives Calls for Cold Related Calls

From January 1 – 27, 2014, United Way 2-1-1 has received 62 calls from individuals needing assistance with things like furnace repair compared to 35 calls during the same time period in 2013. When it is cold outside your furnace

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United Way 2-1-1 teams with partners for access to Certified Application Counselors for the Healthcare Exchange

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Based on the traffic on the Healthcare Exchange site we know that the need for Health Insurance is great. United Way 2-1-1 has teamed with community partners to provide individuals in Linn County and those who receive healthcare in Linn

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Free Tax Preparation Service Helped over 3,500 Families in Eastern Iowa

During the 2013 tax season United Way 2-1-1 again helped schedule tax appointments. In 2013, 3,528 returns were prepared by certified volunteers. The total in tax refunds returned to our community was $6,334,924. More information United Way 2-1-1 scheduled tax appointments

Posted in 211, Financial stability, News

2-1-1 Annual Report – United Way of East Central Iowa Service Area

During the month of October we shared some facts on the United Way of East Central Iowa Facebook Page associated with United Way 2-1-1 and the calls we received in fiscal year 2012. Last year United Way 2-1-1 answered 43,805

Posted in 211, Financial stability, Health

2-1-1: Why do people call and why can’t they receive services?

Between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, there were 43,805 calls placed to the United Way 2-1-1 system from within the 24 county service delivery area.  Individuals most frequently called for assistance in the following areas: Housing/Shelter; Income Support

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