The United Way of Tri-County’s Mass 2-1-1 finds help for thousands of people who need health and human services information and resources quickly. Many of these people are teens looking for assistance on issues such as depression, suicide, peer pressure, and more.
With this demographic in mind, the United Way of Tri-County in partnership with the Framingham Public Schools, distributed a youth focused Mass 2-1-1 wallet sized card last month to all middle school and high school students.
This is the first time such a 2-1-1 card has been created and distributed to students in Massachusetts. Funding for the card was provided by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.
The wallet size card with a simple three digit phone number will enable teens to get the confidential help they need. Judy Styer, Director of Health Services for Framingham Public Schools commented on the partnership.
“We have a strong collaboration with the United Way of Tri-County and this is yet another successful example of a creative and proactive approach to supporting our Framingham youth and families," said Styer.
Framingham Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott agreed, “We are pleased to support the United Way’s MASS 2-1-1 campaign. The United Way is making a bold step to fill the need within the community to connect our young people with support and services that are much needed. We appreciate the consistent supportive partnership of them helping us meet the needs of our community.”