211 Brevard Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization serving Brevard County, Florida, with IRS designation of 501(c)(3).
Trained specialists are available 24/7 to provide information and assistance in times of emotional, financial and community crisis. This includes suicide prevention.
211 Brevard started in the 1960s as a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to providing support for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
The nonprofit was instrumental in starting one of Florida’s first teen and suicide hotlines, which soon expanded in scope in response to community need. Recognizing that callers frequently needed ongoing services, phone counselors began collecting and maintaining information on local social services organizations and programs.
In the early 1980s, this information became part of the area’s first comprehensive database of community services.
In 2001, 211 Brevard became the first in Florida and the seventh in the nation to implement the 2-1-1 dialing code following the Federal Communications Commission ruling designating the number for accessing information on local services.
The AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors and others.
AIRS is the driving force behind the delivery of quality I&R services and the sole source for standards, program accreditation and practitioner certification for the I&R sector.
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211 Brevard also provides specialized services and programs to target populations such as U.S. military veterans, families with young children, people struggling with or affected by addictions, individuals or families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and people with health-related needs.
2-1-1 Brevard partners with these national programs to connect people to local services via national hotlines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center, including 211 Brevard.
Darkness to Light 1-866-FOR-LIGHT
Darkness to Light seeks to shift responsibility for child sexual abuse prevention from children to adults, to reduce child sexual abuse through providing adults with information to prevent, recognize and react responsibly.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7. Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).