Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What is the difference between 3-1-1 verses 2-1-1?

The difference between 3-1-1 and 2-1-1 may be obvious to some but just to be sure here is a quick review. 

3-1-1 and 2-1-1 are special local numbers that when dialed from your local area code they take you to a call center for that area. 
  •  3-1-1 (if available in your area) will reach a call center for local city and government services. Seniors may find this useful if they have questions about property taxes, vehicle registration and other local government services.
  • 2-1-1 which is available across the county will take you to a call center for health and human resources for your area. And here is a website link to reach your local 2-1-1 number via a website -
  • The 2-1-1 'entry website' provides a link to a larger online 2-1-1 database that serves your area (if the database is available in your area) -
  • Note that the 2-1-1 service can provide information on local senior resources such as energy assistance, transitional housing, food banks and much more.
  • And for more information here is an article about 3-1-1 and 2-1-1 posted on
    "3-1-1 compared to 2-1-1 – What is the Difference?" - Click Here 
 Also want to mention the resources for this article:
  • We had a nice visit with Denver 3-1-1 representatives at a local Senior Resource Day put on in October by Councilwoman Susan K. Shepherd and Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey and other sponsors.
  • Another great online resource for researching just about anything is Wikipedia
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