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Westchester County Teams Up With United Way To Create Non-Emergency Help Line

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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WHITE PLAINS, NY (WCBS 880) – Finding help in Westchester County is now just a simple phone call away.

The county has teamed up with the United Way’s 211 help line to provide non-emergency information like referrals, crisis support and financial help.

LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Catherine Cioffi reports


 

“Individuals can call if they want to volunteer or that they need food pantries,” said United Way 211′s Pat Andersen.

Andersen says calling in is easy.

“We’re free, we’re confidential,” said Andersen. “We have over 200 different languages through our language line and we have bi-lingual speaking staff on at all times.”

To get a question answered, just call 211 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

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