Find help for Athens County residents and furloughed federal employees

9 Jan
United Appeal for Athens County 2-1-1 is committed to helping our community members impacted by the federal government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services and individuals with questions about availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 to get help.

Our 2-1-1 specialists can help those in need connect to food pantries, health care services and utility and eviction prevention assistance. Callers also can receive information on mental health counseling, transportation, job training, substance use recovery services, child care, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Additional information about unemployment benefits for furloughed employees is available from OPM at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance/#url=Unemployment-Insurance-Resources .

2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people in Athens County to a specialist who can help find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, call 2-1-1 or 866-784-3132, or visit http://www.211athenscounty.org/ .

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