Social service assistance for North Township residents can be accessed simply by dialing 211.
Much like 911 is a call for emergencies that need to be handled by police, firefighters and paramedics, a call to 211 activates a regional personal emergency response system designed to keep residents in need from falling through the cracks.
We are working with Northwest Indiana Community Action to get the word out that help is available 24/7 for crises that cannot wait – such as the threat of suicide, addiction issues and senior assistance.
The township is working with NICA Communications Director Melissa Bohacek to make our residents aware of the service.
The 211 system provides a vital safety net for the most vulnerable members of our community. These are the kind of emergencies that come without warning and strike those we hold most dear.
The 211 system is free and confidential and works in concert with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides an advocate for individuals who are not in a place where they can advocate for themselves.