Nebraskans impacted by the partial federal government shutdown and are in need of help making ends meet are encouraged to contact the United Way of the Midlands.
Spokesperson Fratina McCraney says by calling 211, “They will be connected to the services they need and hopefully that will help them in the moment they need that help so they can stay stable on their feet.”
The 211 network connects callers to the resources they need to meet day-to-day living expenses. McCraney says that includes rent and utility assistance, food, counseling, mental health assistance and a variety of other services.
Many furloughed and those working without a paycheck are quickly going through savings. McCraney says, “Once they do use their savings they will be struggling to pay their bills and get the necessities like food. That is where we come in.”
It all starts with a call to 211. It is a free, confidential service that can also be accessed by text and on the web at 211.org.