Kathy has been Executive Director of Interfaith Senior Programs since 2001. A native of Wisconsin, she lives in Waukesha with her husband Jim Durnil, and has two sons. Kathy can be seen often at local libraries, book stores, coffee houses, and just all over Waukesha enjoying the local businesses.
You probably already know that today is February 11 (2/11). You may not be aware that it is National 2-1-1 Awareness Day. 2-1-1 is a free phone access number for information and help.
In Waukesha County, 2-1-1 is supported by Waukesha County and the United Way in Waukesha County. Here's a list of what 2-1-1 offers (WaukeshaCounty.gov )
Information and Referral Services include:
- General Information and Referral
- Crisis Intervention
- Community Outreach
- Public Presentations
Intake and Assessment Services include:
- General Intake and Assessment
- Child Abuse/Neglect Investigations
- Custody Intake
- Juvenile Court Intake and Custody Intake
- Emergency After Hours Crisis Services
Fees are charged for some of these services. Where applicable, such fees are computed according to state ability to pay guidelines. For additional information contact the Health and Human Services Department at (262) 548-7212 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. After hours dial211 or dial (414) 455-1736 or toll free at 1-866-211-3380.
2-1-1 is available to literally anyone who needs help or information. It's a good alternative to calling the 3-digit emergency number when what you really need is a question answered.