Pikes Peak United Way offers help for people impacted by government shutdown

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Pikes Peak United Way Release) - Pikes Peak United Way’s 2-1-1 is committed to helping our neighbors in the Pikes Peak region impacted by the federal government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services and individuals with questions about availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 to get help.

The 2-1-1 specialists can help those in need connect to food pantries, health care services and utility assistance. Callers also can receive information on mental health counseling, transportation, job training, substance use recovery services, child care and volunteer opportunities. Mortgage and rental assistance are not available at this time.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people in need to a specialist who can help find local health and human services. Pikes Peak United Way’s 2-1-1 is open M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also offers text and chat capabilities.