United Way of Central Florida

United Way's 2-1-1

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United Way's 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects people with solutions. United Way spearheaded implementation of 2-1-1 for hundreds of people across Central Florida to provide comprehensive information and referrals to services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our specialists are trained, friendly and will get you connected to the best community services available to fit your needs. United Way's 2-1-1 provides information about: 

  • Medical and Health services 
  • Child, Adolescent, Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse 
  • Food, Shelter, Clothing
  • Support Groups
  • Help for Victims of Abuse or Crime
  • Adult, Child and Family Services (including Elders)
  • Financial Assistance Information 
  • Hurricane Information
  • Services for People with Disabilities



You can access 2-1-1 by: 2-1-1 and 9-1-1

1.) For online resources: Click here

2.) Phone: 888-370-7188 

3.) Email: uw211help@gmail.com

4.) Via text (text your zip code to 898-211

5.) Online Chat: (Click here to begin the online chat)






2-1-1 Palm Card (English and Español)

Click to print a 2-1-1 Palm Card, either English or Spanish. Page 1 is the English version, for the Spanish version scroll down to page 2.

Haga clic para imprimir una tarjeta de palma de 2-1-1, ya sea en inglés o en español. Página 1 es la versión en Español desplácese hasta la página 2. 

2-1-1 Palm Card - English        2-1-1 Palm Card - Spanish



Hurricane Season 2017


Hurricane Image 253X189We are entering the most active weather season. Remember to be prepared for tropical storms and potential hurricanes!
From mid-august to mid-october tropical activity spikes,
accounting for 87% of category 1 & 2 hurricanes and 96% of category 3,4 & 5 hurricanes (NOAA).





Be prepared! 


AlertPolk: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736724723#/overview

Polk County Emergency Management: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management

Highlands County Emergency Management: http://www.hcbcc.net/departments/emergency_operations/emergency_management.php

Hardee County: http://www.hardeecounty.net/eoc.htm

Links: www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html

Hurricane kits: www.flash.org/peril_inside.php?id=84

Baynews 9: www.baynews9.com/hurricane.html 

Disaster Preparedness: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/disaster-preparedness

Shelter Map: https://www.polk-county.net/docs/default-source/emergency-management/hurricanesheltermap2017.pdf?sfvrsn=4

Emergency Shelters: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/emergency-shelters

Sandbags: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/sandbag-fill-sites

National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ 


Special Needs Progam

If you are looking for a shelter with a special needs program for residents with medical or physical conditions or dependent on medical electrical equipment, please refer to Polk County Government Florida's Emergency Management guide. There you will find shelter locations and how to pre register. 

Special needs registration form: https://www.polk-county.net/docs/default-source/emergency-management/special-needs-registration-form.pdf?sfvrsn=0 

Hurricane prep for special needs: https://www.polk-county.net/docs/default-source/emergency-management/hurricane-prep-for-special-needs4.pdf?sfvrsn=2 

Special needs information: https://www.polk-county.net/emergency-management/special-needs




Florida Department of Health: Learn how to prevent Heart Attacks and Diabetes


                             FDOH Heart Attacks Chart        FDOH Diabetes Chart

                                           Click here to learn more                       Click here to learn more 
                                     about how to prevent heart attacks        about how to prevent diabetes

FamilyWize Pharmacy Discount Cards Now Available


Family Wise Card

The FamilyWize Discount Card can help families save an average of up to 30% or more on their prescription drugs, with the biggest discounts on generics. The cards cover all  medications and can be used at 95% of the pharmacies in the U.S., including all major chains. There is no application required and no income eligibility, age or residency restrictions.
Look for the cards in pharmacies around town, ask your employeer or call 888-370-7188 to find out more.


To learn more about FamilyWize, visit www.FamilyWize.org.



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Event Calendar

Jun 05/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Community Investment Committee Meeting
Jun 13/18 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM Community Impact Cabinet, meets quarterly
Jun 21/18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Infant Massage at Family Fundamentals
Jun 28/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Board of Directors Meetings

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