New Partnership Aims at Helping SC Seniors

South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area.

Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster announced the launch of SC 2-1-1.
The number can connect callers with support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and other services.

SC 2-1-1 is free and available in multiple languages.
It’s a service of the United Way of South Carolina and now for the first time 2-1-1 gives callers statewide a way to connect with aging resources in their community.

McMaster says, “This collaboration gives seniors and their families a convenient way to access our services. Having useful information that is readily available and easily accessible is key to keeping older South Carolinians happy, healthy, and in their own homes for as long as possible.”

Kelly Callahan Cruise, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the United Way Association of South Carolina, was on hand for Tuesday’s partnership announcement at the State House.
Cruise says, “The collaboration is a huge benefit to all seniors across South Carolina. We are proud of the interest this new initiative has generated and look forward to helping many more seniors in the future.”

Here’s a link for more information on South Carolina 2-1-1: www.sc211.org.

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