House Bill 211 Passes

We are happy to announce that in early June, HB211 passed on the floor 193-2.  This is a sweeping success for all the advocacy to bring PA211 to Pennsylvania.  PA211 is the easy to remember 3 digit telephone number to access health and human service information and referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for residents in Pennsylvania.  

CONTACT Helpline has been providing health and human services information and referrals to SouthCentral Pennsylvania for over 40 years and for the last 6 years we have been a part of the movement to improve access by using the 2-1-1 telephone number.

The next step is in the Senate.  Senate Bill 211 will be on the floor for a vote in the next couple weeks.  We are hoping for the same level of support from the Senate that 2-1-1 received from the House.