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A Lifeline to Help Manage the Public Health Crisis

For non-emergencies call IMPACT 211
Posted at 10:40 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 11:40:26-04

Starting in the basement of Columbia St. Mary's in 1960 was a switch board with a purpose. This important lifeline was staffed with Mental Health Professionals to aid the community in finding the right resources for their needs. Today the lifeline is called IMPACT 2-1-1 and is available 24/7 for anyone to call to get directed to free health services and resources. It serves as a direct contact for those struggling with drug abuse, mental health crises, and now in 2020, the coronavirus outbreak. Impact 2-1-1 President and CEO John Hyatt joins us to discuss the help they offer during this difficult time.

If you have coronavirus questions or are in need of non-emergency assistance, dial 211 to speak to a trained professional. And visit to donate to IMPACT's Critical Condition Fund.