Indianapolis-based independent non-profit Connect2Help has announced it will be ceasing operations at the end of this month. Chief Executive Officer Ann Hartman said the organization’s “model of free, locally-focused service for all callers unfortunately could not be sustained.”
Connect2Help served as the Information and Referral and Crisis Services contact center for central Indiana. For 96 years, the nonprofit has worked to connect people who need human services with providers.
Connect2Help also helped to create resources like The Rainbow Book to increase self-sufficiency and bolstered community partnerships statewide to bring the 211-dialing code to residents of Indiana.
The agency is currently facilitating the continuity of services through local organizations and assisting helping staff members to secure new employment opportunities.
“As community funding priorities have changed, our model of free, locally-focused service for all callers unfortunately could not be sustained. And, the runway needed to expand our fee-for-service offerings was larger than what our financial reserves could accommodate,” said Hartman.
Indiana 211 services will remain active.