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TOLEDO, Ohio — A push is underway by the city of Toledo and the United Way to make sure you get the resources you need. 

The long-term goal is for people to think of 2-1-1, the United Way hotline number, as a resource to call besides 9-1-1 if they are dealing with a non-emergency crisis and need help.

“The expansion of 2-1-1 is going to decrease the pressure on 9-1-1 services. 9-1-1 calls become very expensive,” Toledo Director of Neighborhoods and Business Development Amy Sackman Odum said.

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