United Way Supports 2-1-1 Program for At-Risk Individuals

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Zariq Siddiqui possesses over two decades of combined managerial and sales experience and leads Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition products division as its senior manager of sales operation and strategy. Outside his responsibilities for Abbott Laboratories, Zariq Siddiqui supports United Way, an organization that engages communities worldwide to support nonprofit initiatives such as the 2-1-1 program.

Serving impoverished and at-risk individuals across North America, the 2-1-1 program is a free, confidential service that helps people locate the resources most beneficial to them in their time of need. Accessible by phone or computer, 2-1-1 offices offer information and support for a variety of problems, including financial, health, disaster, and domestic-related challenges. In addition, it provides assistance and support for individuals in crisis who may pose a danger to themselves or others, such as in cases of substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, and physical abuse. The program also handles human trafficking cases through a partnership with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

Information provided by 2-1-1 operators range from referrals to rehabilitation programs and support groups to opportunities for employment and education. Operators also offer options for shelter and utilities assistance or assistance with reentry into society after spending time at a correctional facility, mental health institution, or rehabilitation house.

To learn more about 2-1-1 services, visit its website at 211.org.

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