March 19, 2010
2-1-1 is the FCC-designated national dialing code for community information and referral. Based in downtown Portland, 211info is Oregon and Southwest Washington's 211 hub - last year, over 100,000 people reached out to 211info for referrals to food, shelter, housing, foreclosure assistance, health care, and more.
This week, the extraordinary work of CEO Liesl Wendt and her team at 211info has been recognized in a major way. The organization has been awarded a significant grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust to further its outreach efforts, and was nominated to be a Multnomah County Public Health Hero.