house resolution no.192

Reps. Andrews, Brabec, Breen, Byrnes, Dievendorf, Fitzgerald, Glanville, Haadsma, Hill, Hope, McFall, Morgan, Paiz, Rheingans, Schuette, Wilson, Witwer and Young offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare February 11-17, 2024, as Michigan 2-1-1 Week in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Launched in 2002, Michigan 2-1-1 is a service provided at no cost to Michigan residents and connects them with thousands of both public and private health and human services agencies and resources right in their communities-quickly, easily, and confidentially; and

Whereas, The Michigan 2-1-1 helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year via phone, email, live chat, and online databases; and

Whereas, Michigan 2-1-1 has supported Michigan during recent disasters, including recent water contamination crises, tornados, flooding, and global crises, including providing information relating to the COVID-19 emergency; and

Whereas, 433,000 individuals across the state of Michigan contacted Michigan 2-1-1 for assistance with housing, utility assistance, food, job training, and other resources in just the last year alone; and

Whereas, The state of Michigan recognizes Michigan 2-1-1ís service as a valued community asset and is grateful to the dedicated community care advocates at Michigan 2-1-1 for their efficient, effective, and compassionate response to the growing needs of residents; and

Whereas, Coinciding with February 11 (2-11), this week is appropriate for recognition of the beneficial services provided by 2-1-1 community care advocates through the Michigan 2-1-1; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare February 11-17, 2024, as Michigan 2-1-1 Week in the state of Michigan. We urge increased awareness of the beneficial services available to those residents in need.