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United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, nationally accredited information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. By dialing 2-1-1, a single call connects people in the community with trained call specialists who will guide them to find resources for their specific situation. United Way 2-1-1 can connect callers with thousands of community services which are available in a constantly updated resource database. They include basic needs such as housing and shelter, food pantries, health resources for prescriptions expenses, health clinics, immunizations, dental care, children's educational services such as mentoring and tutoring, school supplies, as well as child care provider referral agencies and even family volunteer opportunities.

United Way 2-1-1 also has a Health Care Advocate on staff that can help you navigate the complicated health care system. The Health Care Advocate can spend more time with you to better understand your situation and find the right resources and information you need to take care of you and your family's health. Services the Health Care Advocate might be able to connect you with are public health insurance programs, health and mental health screenings, disability supports including learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, early intervention programs, etc.

United Way 2-1-1 serves 23-counties around the Kansas City metro area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri.

If 2-1-1 doesn't work from your home or cell phone, you can dial 816-474-5112 locally or 866-320-5764 toll free.

 

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When cooking, encourage your child to help. For example, if a recipe calls for 3 eggs, ask her to get 3 eggs from the fridge. She’ll feel like she’s helping and counting will help develop her math skills.

 

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