GCPL Partnering with United Way to Increase Access to 211 Services 

GCPL is excited to partner with the United Way to offer direct patron access to 211 services via a chat link on GCPL public desktops. In addition, Chardon and Middlefield branches will pilot a program  offering dedicated phone access to 211 operators for patrons.  

United Way 211 is a free and confidential public gateway to health and human services for  the community. Trained operators help callers find and access needed community  resources. 

As stated on the United Way 211 website, “Serving 4 counties and covering 1.5 million  people in Ohio, the United Way 2-1-1 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour  access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan  and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service. Simply dial 2-1-1 or chat  with us for assistance. Se habla Espanol.” 

For more information, stop into a GCPL Branch or visit www.211oh.org.

About the Geauga County Public Library 

The Geauga County Public Library, rated a 4-Star Library by Library Journal, includes five  full-service Branches in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West), Middlefield, and  Thompson, a fleet of Mobile Services vehicles that serve rural areas and community centers,  and an Administrative Center where technical services, computer services, facilities and  administrative functions reside, in addition to its public library space. GCPL has more than  900,000 books and eBooks. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio / video  items and 60 Research databases available through its website. GCPL is a member of the  Clevnet consortium, giving patrons access to more than 12 million items. Learn more about  the Geauga County Public Library at GeaugaLibrary.net.


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