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Bill for 211 services sails through Statehouse

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana legislators are hoping to improve the 211 telephone system with a change in overseers. Indiana 211 offers information to Hoosiers who need help with emotional or physical abuse, public health, housing, veteran’s aid, and other health and human services. The line is accessible in all 92 counties, 24/7, […]

Video: An inside look at Indiana’s 211 service centers

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Sally Siegrist, supporting 211 funding

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com This is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. INDIANAPOLIS ­– Rep. Sally Siegrist, R-West Lafayette, a former Tippecanoe County Council member, is looking to continue to do more for her community as a state representative. As a retired small-business owner, Siegrist is a Court […]

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New law: 211 service to receive state funding for the first time

Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A nonprofit human services program will receive state funding for the first time under the next two-year budget crafted earlier this year by legislators. “I got approached by some folks who were involved with United Way and they started talking about the benefits 211 provides,” said bill author, Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville. […]

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211 bill moves to Senate Appropriations

By Kiara Patton TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that could help funnel state money into a social service referral program is headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee for additional review. The Senate Utilities Committee passed House Bill 1010, which would require state regulators and the board of the 211 referral program to create an annual […]

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Bill to fund 211 referral service headed to the House floor

By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A service that helps Hoosiers connect to critical health and safety resources could receive state funding if lawmakers support a bill heading to the House floor. House Bill 1010, authored by Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, would appropriate $2 million annually to the 211 phone service. The service is currently […]

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Video & story: Bill would fund 211 social service program

Lawmakers ask for 2-1-1 funding from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Levi Lotz TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If a bill unveiled Thursday by a bipartisan contingent of legislators becomes law, the philanthropic sector – including emergency services such as Indiana 211 – could receive funding from the state. Rep. Jud McMillin, R-Brookville, announced during a press conference […]