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IMPACT 2-1-1 Connects Southeastern Wisconsinites To Cold Weather Services

Henryk Sadura

Between the snow, the ice, and the extreme cold, there are many in the Milwaukee-area seeking out social services by calling 211. The 24-hour phone line connects people with different services depending on their needs.

Emily Kenney is the coordinated entry program director for IMPACT 2-1-1, the organization responsible for southeastern Wisconsin’s 211 line. People looking for warming centers, street plowing services, or help with furnaces, can all call 211 for help. 

For those who need to get out of the cold in the Milwaukee-area, the Lyft rideshare app is offering two free rides (of up to $25 each) to warming centers with the code: WIJAYDEN19. 

Joy Powers hosts and produces Lake Effect. She joined WUWM in 2016.