The 2–1–1 program is operated by the United Way of Anchorage, but it operates on behalf of all the United Ways in the state of Alaska.
What it is, is a resource for a call in at 2–1–1 or the website 2–1–1 dot Org.
It's a resource where folks can go if they have any needs. whether they be human services needs or other services that they require to maintain a healthy life style.
Unfortunately according to latest statistics, this program is seeing a steady increase of needs from low income to middle income levels.
Karen Lundquist Executive Director for the local United Way of the Tanana Valley says this program is becoming a necessity.
"The part that is I guess disturbing to all of us is, is that it is starting to creep up in the income level that some folks that maybe thought they had a comfortable income level, are now the folks are starting to realize that the economy is playing on finances a little bit.
And they're having to, they're in need."
If you would like more information on the 2–1–1– program contact you Fairbanks United Way at 452–7211