Clinton County Legislator Sara E. Rowden, D-Area 4, who also served on the steering committee, said she feels the system will provide services in a professional, comprehensive format of the emergency 9-1-1 system.
"When you need services and you don't know where to go, sometimes the emotional part of that makes it very hard to call the right place," said Rowden. "This is a much more efficient way, more cost effective way to make sure people get the right services."
"We believe this will be an extremely valuable service for residents throughout the region," added Bernardi, "not only for the day-to-day health and human service needs, but also in times of disaster when communication and information becomes even that much more critical."
In addition to the three-digit phone number, a toll-free number has been established in the unlikely event service through 2-1-1 is unavailable. That number is 1-888-774-0289.