HISTORY OF THE 2-1-1 INITIATIVE IN NORTHWESTERN PA
Currently 2-1-1 is available to over 90.6% of the nation’s population, including 50 states. In Western Pennsylvania, the United Ways of Erie, Warren, Venango, and Southwestern PA worked together to plan for the implementation of 2-1-1 and began launching these services in Erie, Warren, and Venango Counties in January 2017. United Way of Southwestern PA is managing the delivery of these services in partnership with other United Ways.
2-1-1 provides the infrastructure to promote new initiatives and respond quickly when situations arise.
As we build the PA 2-1-1 Northwest database, we encourage agencies offering human services to contact us to add their service information to our growing database. Please contact 2‑1‑1 to learn more.
2-1-1 ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA
PA 2-1-1 received the authority from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to oversee the development of 2-1-1 in Pennsylvania. In turn, PA 2-1-1 has designated seven regional 2-1-1 centers . The United Way of Southwestern PA partners with the PA 2-1-1 Northwest Advisory Council to provide 2-1-1 services for the northwestern PA region. PA 2-1-1 Northwest operates in accordance with established statewide and national standards.