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Statement regarding connecting individuals and families impacted by the government shutdown to resources

Jan 15, 2019

There are more than 2,000 local individuals and families impacted by the ongoing partial government shutdown. At 2-1-1/LIFE LINE, a mission program of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, we stand ready 24 hours a day, every day, to support our community, including the government employees affected by the furloughs. Dial 2-1-1 any time to talk to a trained telecounselor who can connect you to resources for emergency food, housing, and other crisis intervention information.

“With over 6,000 resources in our database, 2-1-1/LIFE LINE is the vital go-to resource for everyone in our community who may be in crisis or knows someone who may need help. We are available every day to provide you the support you need and connect you to resources and information that will assist you,” says Deb Turner, 2-1-1/LIFE LINE Program Director.

In addition to calling, information can be found through the 2-1-1/LIFE LINE website at Also, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, those seeking help can text their zip code to 898211 for assistance from a 2-1-1/LIFE LINE telecounselor.