Natasha had just taken over caring for her grandchildren when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. She couldn't work and due to her husband's imprisonment, Natasha was a single parent.
She applied for disability benefits but discovered it would take months before she would receive them. Natasha needed help.
After falling behind in her house payments, Natasha dialed 211. An information and referral specialist connected Natasha to local nonprofit agencies that could help with her basic needs.
Between two programs, Natasha was able to pay rent for two months while waiting for her disability assistance. That one call to 211 Northwest Florida connected Natasha to the resources she needed to keep her family in their home.
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