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Press Release - March 2013
What Is BAYOU HEALTH?
lf your call is an emergency and you need police, fire or ambulance services - Dial 9-1-1
First there was 4-1-1, then 9-1-1 and now there's
2-1-1-Acadiana's first toll-free access to
Information and Referral and 232-HELP.
To find out more about 2-1-1 click on the phone.
"Linking people and resources for a stronger Louisiana"
Welcome to 232-HELP/211, a comprehensive Information and Referral (I&R) Center. Feel free to explore our site and learn more About Us and I&R . Our web site is home to Acadiana Resources, 232-HELP/211's searchable database of more than 1,500 health and human service agencies serving Lafayette, Acadiana and beyond.
In addition to information and referral, 232-HELP/211 also operates many in-house Programs ; maintains a resource library with videos, brochures and many Publications; and keeps the Acadiana Community Bulletin Board. For more information about our programs and services, call (337) 232-HELP (4357) or 2-1-1.
Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm with 24 hour on-call services. We are located at 1005 Jefferson Street in Lafayette, Louisiana.
2-1-1 enables people to get help or give help.
2-1-1 offers information to individuals, families, and government agencies on on a broad range of services, including rent assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, job training programs; and where gaps in services may be.
Specialists at 2-1-1 centers facilitate thousands of volunteer hours and direct donors to locations where their gifts may be most needed and appropriate. 232-HELP/211 is one of six 2-1-1 Centers which make up the Louisiana 2-1-1 System.
The economic impact of 232-HELP/211 call center’s in-house programs, alone, is over $5,397,000!
Following the Katrina and Rita disasters, FEMA issued a study titled, “2005 Hurricane Season After-Action Report,” in which it both recognized the accomplishments of 2-1-1 and made a strong recommendation that states should move forward on statewide 2-1-1 implementation:
"[We] encourage states to establish a 2-1-1 telephone system [like those in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona] from which victims can get shelter information, where [Disaster Response Centers] are, what the hours are, locations and telephone numbers."
232-HELP / Louisiana 2-1-1
First in Louisiana to utilize 2-1-1
Fourth in nation to utilize 2-1-1
We’re here to help you - the caller who needs assistance and the agency who wants to provide assistance. Help via 232-HELP/211 really is only a phone call away.
Our Webmaster welcomes any comments or suggestions.
232-HELP / Louisiana 211
1005 Jefferson Street (70501)
Box 52763 (70505)
Callers with Hearing Loss:
7-1-1or 800-846-5277 (TTY)
(337) 232-help (4357)
This page last updated: June 2013