WINNIPEG – There’s a new number to remember in Manitoba if you need help with everything from health problems to parenting.
211 is an online database set up to connect people with services they need in their area.
It’s been set up by the United Way and Volunteer Manitoba.
211 National director Bill Morris says the program will make finding help a lot easier.
“If people are able to address problems early, they tend to not spiral into bigger issues. Really, that’s the challenge in many cases. People get frustrated if they can’t find the help they need, and sometimes the problems get worse.”
Their website is now live, mb.211.ca.
The idea is to eventually add a phone line, similar to the existing 311.