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TALK TO SOMEONE 24 Hours A Day – United Way 2-1-1
Need to find counseling? A health clinic? A food pantry? Emergency Help?
United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is a great resource for everyday needs that aren’t quite 9-1-1 emergencies.
United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to thousands of resources. The comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you’ll have accurate information. Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free and confidential.
Simply dial 2-1-1, or visit United Way 2-1-1 Online to search for resources on your own or call (816) 474-5112 or toll free 866-320-5764
My Resource Connection (9 County Metropolitan Region)
My Resource Connection connects individuals needing assistance with local resources that can help meet their needs: groceries, clothing, housing, health care, counseling, transportation, employment, emotional support, etc.
Online Link: My Resource Connection Search for resources by zip code and/or county.
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources for Individuals and Small Businesses
9-1-1 System – Call 911 to request service from fire, police, or emergency medical services:
- Any crime in progress or where the offender is still on the scene (or has just left the scene)
- All serious violent crimes—homicide, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence, assault—even if the crime is no longer in progress or the offender has left the scene
- All fires and medical emergencies
- Home and business intruders
- Vehicle crashes involving personal injury, major property damage, or traffic tie-ups
- Sighting of a criminal whom you know is wanted by the police
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Take the first steps in preparing for a disaster by completing your personal or small business financial form. Check out these disaster preparedness and recovery financial forms, checklists and resources.
Online Link: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources
More Helpful Disaster Preparing Links:
- Checklist For You and Your Family – Use this checklist to identify what financial information you need to have in place before a disaster strikes.
- Checklist for Small Businesses – Use this checklist to identify what financial information you need to have in place for your small business before a disaster strikes.
- Consumer Resources – View local and national resources that can assist you and your family in the event of a disaster.
- Small Business Resources – Collection of resources to make sure your business is prepared before and after a disaster or emergency.
- Community Resources – Resources that help support the needs of a community before and after a disaster.
- Banking, Insurance Industry Complaints Contact Info –
- (En Español -Visite kansascityfed.org/planprepareprevail para encontrar recursos adicionales que lo ayudarán a prepararse para un desastre).
Safe and Well From American Red Cross
After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Once on the site click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.
Search for Loved Ones
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.
National Disaster Preparedness Resources Helpful Links:
FEMA Prepare Plan – www.fema.gov
SBA Planning for Disasters in Advance – www.sba.gov
CDC Family Communication Plan – www.cdc.gov