Dial 211 in Texas

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You can add 2-1-1 to your speed dial. That number will now connect Texomans with human services around the community. The Texoma Council of Governments celebrated 2-1-1 Day today in Sherman.

Operators connect people with resources for food, shelter, financial aid, and even childcare services.

You can access the free service on any land-line phone in Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin Counties 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Texoma area was one of the first in the nation to implement the system, and Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum says they have set the standard statewide.

"Our 211 actually became the model for the state of Texas. People literally all across the country were getting dispatched through our 211 system."

TCOG officials want to emphasize 2-1-1 is not for emergency calls. That number is still 9-1-1.