News and Information

2019 Novel Coronavirus – What you should know!

March 4, 2020

The COVID-19 situation in Washington State and the United States is evolving rapidly as more becomes known about the virus, how it is spread, and how it effects people. For…

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WA 211 COVID-19 Response Update – No. 2

March 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has been a good test of Washington 211’s ability to ramp up to handle large volumes of calls in emergency situations. Two weeks ago, the Washington 211…

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WA 211 COVID-19 Virus Response Update

March 20, 2020

Washington 211 Network Designated as Principle Call Center The Washington 211 (WA211) network has been designated and contracted by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to serve as the…

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New Budget Includes 211 Equipment Upgrade

March 16, 2020

You Played an Important Role in Supporting our Call Centers! The state legislature has approved this week a supplemental operating budget that includes $200,000 for upgrading telecommunications and other equipment for Washington…

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Commerce launches new, improved Retirement Marketplace

February 12, 2020

Updated web portal with user-friendly design features and more educational resources helps owners of small businesses and individuals easily shop for affordable, state-verified retirement savings plans. OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State…

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Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours?

February 5, 2020

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an important benefit for working people with low to moderate incomes, but you must file a federal tax return to get it, even…

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211 Lobby Day for 2020 Session

January 17, 2020

Dear 211 leaders and supporters, The Washington 211 Advocacy Day in Olympia will be February 11 (National 211 Day). Your full engagement in this day will play an important role…

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South Sound 2-11: Get Connected. Get Help.

August 22, 2019

“Thirty seconds into the phone call, there is a piercing scream that would give you tinnitus in your ear if you don’t already have it. J’nai Starks smiles. This isn’t…

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Fruit and vegetable incentives put healthy food within reach

June 14, 2019

Power to choose – read more!Fruit and vegetable incentives put healthy food in Washington shoppers’ reach. Complete Eats coupons  provide matching funds for fruits and vegetables. Every purchase $10 dollars of…

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May 14, 2019

Big changes are coming to Washington 2-1-1! We are currently in the process of transitioning to a new database vendor for our community resources database. What does this mean for…

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April 7, 2019

The clock is ticking…. 1 week left to submit your tax return to the IRS. Tax returns are due Monday April 15th 2019, but don’t worry, there are still free ways…

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