Love where you live!
LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group program on 2-1-1 San Diego from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The public is invited to attend and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Alana Kalinowski, community development coordinator with the 2-1-1 San Diego program.
2-1-1 San Diego is a resource for non-emergency questions on a variety of topics, including substance abuse treatment, care for a child or aging parent, housing or financial assistance. The 2-1-1 call center, staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week, provides information on more than 6,000 community health and human service agencies and programs in the region. Information is confidential and offered in more than 150 languages with the help of a language service.
In times of crisis or disaster, 2-1-1 provides information about shelter locations, road closures, relief and recovery resources, donations and volunteering. In addition, 2-1-1 San Diego’s online database enables anyone with internet access to find community resources and search by program or location at www.211sandiego.org. The local service, founded in 2005, is funded by the County of San Diego and state of California, as well as a number of organizations and companies.
The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.