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  • Prevents suicide
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I&R Day

Information and Referral is the art, science and practice of bringing people and services together and is an integral component of the health and human services sector. Every day thousands of people find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of Information and Referral (I&R) services. To recognize the importance of I&R in our community, 2-1-1 Big Bend, Inc. is taking part in I&R Day on November 16.

National Philanthropy Day 2014.  National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside to pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy and those people active in the philanthropic community have made to our lives, our communities and our world. On Thursday November 13, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Big Bend Chapter celebrated Philanthropist of the Year (Charlotte E. Maguire, M.D.), Community Partner of the Year (Gulf Winds Track Club), and 2014 Heart of Gold Recipients (nominated by each organization). 2-1-1 Big Bend board and staff members along with our community partner, In Tents Events, attended the recognition luncheon. Donna Smithey, In Tents Events “Big Cheese”, was recognized as our Heart of Gold Recipient. Photo Caption: (l-r) Kathy LaMontagne, Randy Nicklaus, Donna Smithey, Polly White, Quincee Messersmith, Angela Hardiman, Sean Cooley.

Philanthropy Day

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Who's Really Watching Your Child? Find local parenting programs, a free Parenting Guide, and information and resources to locate the best child care to protect your child through a partnership between 2-1-1 Big Bend and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.MyFLFamilies.com/whoswatching for more information.

More safety information from DCF:
Drowning Prevention: www.myflfamilies.com/watersafety
Safe Sleep: www.myflfamilies.com/safesleep
High Temperatures/Hot Cars: www.myflfamilies.com/summer-safety

Find local referrals to manage diabetes and improve your health.  Telephone counselors at 2-1-1 Big Bend, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, will discuss your options and help you locate a program - free and confidential.  Find out more information.

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Have you had a positive experience with one of our hotline counselors, or would you like to offer some constructive feedback?
E-mail the Director of Hotline programs.

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Formidable Footprint exercises for neighborhood and community organizations.
January 31, 2015: Flood
February 28, 2015: Wildfire
March 28, 2015: Tornado
Free pre-registration is required.Click here to find out more.

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2-1-1 Big Bend is a partner with BigBendWorks.com, a one-stop re-employment resource for state employees who work or live in our eight-county region.

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