United Ways in Michigan invest over $3.39 million per year in 2-1-1, over half the annual operating budget of $6.6 million to operate the system. We are asking the State of Michigan match this ongoing United Ways investment to guarantee statewide coverage and a high-quality, sustainable 2-1-1 service during times of individual and community crisis. We're asking for your help in this endeavor. Below, find all the resources you need to assist in this advocacy effort. 


For questions regarding Communications efforts contact Kaitlynn Colbert

For questions regarding Policy & Legislative efforts contact Nancy Lindman

For questions specific to 2-1-1, contact Tom Page


Resources & Materials

2-1-1 Advocacy Webinar - February 26, 2016

Please note that the numbers in this webinar have been updated. Refer to the available downloads for the most updated information.

Need to Know


  • Download the financial details of the legislative ask
  • Find your detailed 2-1-1 Counts data here
    Please note that MAUW is sharing numbers from January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. Please run your reports accordingly so that legislators receive accurate numbers & reporting. For a quick tutorial on pulling your 2-1-1 Counts reports, click here
  • Download this 2-1-1 handout to prepare for legislative meetings.