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Calls to 2-1-1 Texas increase as the need for emergency assistance rises.

I learned something new this morning: Texans who need assistance with food, housing, child care or counseling can dial 2-1-1 and they will be connected with local resources that can help.

2-1-1 Texas is a free program sponsored by the Texas Health and Human Services. Callers will remain anonymous.

With the rising cost of food, gas and housing, the hotline is seeing an increased number of calls from Texans who need assistance.

WFAA Channel 8 reported on Wednesday that calls for help are up 40% from last summer.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 24 hours a day, seven days a week for information about resources in your community.


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