The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) is an international association comprised of over 5,000 individual and organizational members. AIRS has developed clear and consistent professional standards that address each aspect of quality I&R provision to ensure a uniform level of quality and professionalism across-the-board. The AIRS Certification Program awards professional credentials to individuals who successfully complete the appropriate AIRS Certification Program for I&R practitioners. Certification is an acknowledgment of demonstrated competence in the field of information and referral. All 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Contact Specialists work to achieve and maintain AIRS certification.
2-1-1 VIRGINIA Contact Specialists also pursue National Incident Management System (NIMS) Certification. The purpose of NIMS training is to provide a common approach for managing incidents – including natural hazards, terrorist activities, and other human-created disasters – regardless of size or complexity. NIMS training and implementation ensures that departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector are able to work together seamlessly. 2-1-1 has begun playing an active role in times of emergency and disaster by providing our customers with important information regarding disaster response and recovery.
Quick Guides to Community Resources
Community Resource Guides are available upon request. Those that have already been created appear in the “Community Resource Guides” section of this website.
2-1-1 VIRGINIA has participated in several events so far this month, including the Virginia Head Start Associations Annual Conference, the Hollins University Health & Counseling Services Annual Health Fair, the Health Wagon Health Fairs in both Wise and Clintwood, and Carilion Clinic’s Respiratory Care & Sleep Conference. Check out our pictures from some of these events!
The Virginia Head Start Association’s Annual Conference was held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon.
One of our 2-1-1 VIRGINIA Outreach Specialists visited the Caroline County Community Services Center in Milford to meet with organizations in that area.
Haven’t seen one of these in a while!
Preparations for the Health Wagon Health Fair at the Valley View Freewill Baptist Church in Clintwood.
2-1-1 Table at Carilion Clinic’s Respiratory Care & Sleep Conference.