There’s a lot going on at 2-1-1 Brevard, but everything is evolving. And that’s the reason for asking you to “stay tuned” for more information in the coming months on new projects.
Here’s some of what’s in the works:
- As part of the Community Blueprint collaboration, 2-1-1 Brevard has started a pilot program with a Veterans Response Team Specialist who works with veterans, active-duty military and their families to navigate community resources. Financial support comes from three donor-designated funds of the Community Foundation for Brevard. Reach the “VRTS” by dialing 2-1-1.
- Also as part of the Blueprint, a special search page on the 2-1-1 Brevard website identifies local resources for veterans. Funded by the Harris Foundation, it is a work in progress and will have many additional resources added in the next few weeks, but click here to view the current version. Learn more about Community Blueprint here.
- Help Me Grow, a national initiative to promote early identification of children at risk for developmental or behavioral disabilities and connect them with services, will launch in Brevard County soon with 2-1-1 Brevard as the lead agency for a state-funded grant. This is a collaborative local of effort of organizations with an interest in child development, including Early Learning Coalition of Brevard. Learn more about HMG here.
- Also with state funding, 2-1-1 Brevard will be part of “Lost on Foot Silver Alert,” a pilot program to assist families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias who go missing “on foot.”
“These are examples of 2-1-1’s ability to work collaboratively to meet identified community needs and expand resources available to Brevard residents of all ages,” said Libby Donoghue, 2-1-1 Brevard executive director. “We’re working to leverage the power of 2-1-1 for greater impact across Brevard County.
“We anticipate having even more developments to announce in the next six months to a year.”