Help Me Grow services from 211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast — 211 Helpline Palm Beach and Treasure Coast (2022)

Free Development Screenings

Children grow and learn at different rates...monitoring your child's development can be confusing even for the most attentive parent.
We can help!

If you are the parent/guardian of a child who is between the ages of 1 month and 5 1/2 years old you can click on thebuttonsto complete a free developmental screening (the ASQ & ASQ-SE).

Our Help Me Grow care coordinators will follow up with you on your child’s results. If you have any concerns with regards to your child’s behavior/health we strongly recommend you complete this screening.

However, even if you currently do not have a specific concern, screening is recommended for all children to ensure that they are developing happy and healthy!

ASQ 3 screens your child’s development over five domains of functioning: Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem Solving, and Personal-Social.
The ASQ SE- 2 screens your child’s social-emotional development.

Take the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) Online Click below to complete the questionnaires.

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About 211 Help Me Grow Palm Beach /Treasure Coast

Help Me Grow (HMG) was launched April of 2015 and is part of a national program that is designed to identify children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or social challenges. This program is designed to support questions and concerns of families, while providing access to resources and supports. HMG connects families with free or low-cost community programs for health and developmental services.

Help Me Grow (HMG) offers:

  • Information, Resources, Materials

  • Referrals with advocacy and follow-up

  • Screenings for health and development

  • Enrollment in community programs

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  • Networking opportunities for families, service providers, and community partners

Parents and caregivers of young children (0 – 8 years) who live in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, or Indian River Counties are eligible to participate in the Help Me Grow program. There is no charge to participate in the 211 Help Me Grow program. Many of our partners have free, low-fee, or sliding scale services, so there may be a fee associated with those programs.

Developmental Milestones

Children reach many milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. Developmental monitoring and screening are ways to look for your child’s developmental milestones. What is the difference? It is easy for parents to learn these important developmental milestones that have helped them and their children. Most children begin to sort shapes and colors by the age of 2! This is one of many developmental milestones to look for in your child. Monitoring children’s developmental milestones is not only a great way for parents to support their children’s development, but can also be a fun, family activity!

Virtual Milestone Checklists

Is your child’s development on track? Try our virtual developmental milestone checklist! Complete a checklist and receive a summary of your child’s milestones that can be downloaded, printed, or emailed. You can also choose to send your results to HMG for a follow-up! If you have a concern about your child’s development, complete a Milestone Checklist and connect with HMG to review your child’s milestones. When children are identified as early as possible, they can get the resources and services they need!

CDC Milestone Tracker App

The Center for Disease Control has a FREE app to track your child’s milestones- in English and Spanish! Tracking your child's milestones is easy and celebrating your child’s developmental milestones can be a fun family activity. The CDC just made tracking early developmental milestones easy with a parent-friendly app, Milestone Tracker.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I think my child might have developmental or learning delays.How do I get started with Help Me Grow?

To help a child you know obtain Help Me Grow’s resources, just call 2-1-1 and tell the specialist you are interested in the program. We will ask you a series of questions to help understand the needs of your family to find you the best-matched services to support your child’s health and well-being. All your answers remain confidential.

Who is eligible for Help Me Grow?

Parents and caregivers of young children (0 – 8 years) who live in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie or Indian River Counties are eligible to participate in the Help Me Grow program through 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.

How much does this program cost?

All of the screenings, information, resources, and other tools we share through Help Me Grow are absolutely free. However, many partners have free, low-cost or sliding scale programs. Some of the programs to which 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast refers clients might have a cost.

Help Me Grow is funded by

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Tips for Visiting Your Pediatrician

What should you ask during the exam?

Before you go... Take a few minutes to create a free personalized visit guide
for your child's next well-care visit

EXPLOREkey issues and needs important to the health of your child and family
LEARNabout important topics to discusswith your healthcare provider
PICKyour top priorities and get educational information before the visit
PARTNERwith your child's provider by sharing your personalized visit guide

You can make your Well-Visit Planner

The Well-Visit Planner is based on national recommendations for parents/guardians of children 4 months to 6 years old

Make your Guide

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Free Virtual Parenting Classes
Available till April 30th, 2022

Help Me Grow and the Children’s Forum has partnered with ParentEducate.com to offer free online parenting classes. We have an HMG promo code (HELPMEGROWFL) that provides unlimited free annual subscriptions to the website through April 30, 2022. With over 100 self-paced online courses, ParentEducate.com is a place for parents to get important information on best practices in parenting with topics including biting, potty training, dental health, outdoor safety, how to install a car seat, and many more. Each brief course takes just 20-30 minutes to complete and can be paused and resumed at any time.

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FAQs

What is 211 in Palm Beach County? ›

211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages. We proudly serve; Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County.

What is 211 in florida? ›

Every day, clients contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veterans services and childcare and family services.

What county is Palm Beach? ›

What do you call a 211 for? ›

2‑1‑1 is a free telephone number providing access to local community services. 2‑1‑1 is available in multiple languages, allowing those in need to access information and obtain referrals to physical and mental health resources; housing, utility, food, and employment assistance; and suicide and crisis interventions.

Is lunch free in Palm Beach County? ›

The district is offering free breakfast and lunch to all students through the year. In June, Congress passed legislation that allows the USDA to provide schools an additional 40 cents for each lunch and an additional 15 cents for each breakfast served to students.

What is the difference between 2-1-1 and 911? ›

211, 311 and 411 are non-emergency numbers that you can call for local information. Call 9-1-1 if you have a life-threatening emergency.

What does text 2-1-1 mean? ›

"Police Code for Robbery" is the most common definition for 211 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. 211. Definition: Police Code for Robbery.

Can I message 2-1-1? ›

One search. One visit. Tons of information.” But now, the motto can add “One text” as the United Way launched a text messaging service. By texting your zip code to TXT211 (898211), residents can start a conversation with a qualified 2-1-1 operator between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Is Palm Beach or West Palm Beach richer? ›

The US has a median family income of $78,500 in 2020, while West Palm Beach closes at $81,826, a little higher than the nation's number.

Is Palm Beach County the richest county in Florida? ›

As of 2004, Palm Beach County is Florida's wealthiest county, with a per capita personal income of $44,518.
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Palm Beach County, Florida.
Palm Beach County
• Total2,383 sq mi (6,170 km2)
• Land1,970 sq mi (5,100 km2)
• Water413 sq mi (1,070 km2) 17.3%%
Population (2020)
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What famous people live in Palm Beach? ›

MEET THE NEIGHBORS: THE TOP 5 CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE CALLED PALM BEACH COUNTY HOME
  • Vanilla Ice. Remember the '90s rap hit, Ice Ice Baby? ...
  • Bill Gates. This billionaire creator of the Microsoft empire owns a horse ranch in Wellington that he purchased for $8.5 million in 2013. ...
  • Jimmy Buffett. ...
  • Rod Stewart. ...
  • Donald Trump.
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What happens when you call 211 CT? ›

2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.

How long has 211 been around? ›

On July 20, 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved 2-1-1 for nationwide use as a short number in the United States along with 5-1-1 for transportation.

How do I speak to a live person at 211 in Texas? ›

You can reach the 211 Texas helpline on two different phone numbers; 211 or 877.541. 7905.

How much is a meal out in Florida? ›

Prices in restaurants in Florida.
Meal in a cheap restaurant15 USD (7.00-33)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course45 USD (35-85)
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)8.00 USD (8.00-11)
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)3.00 USD (3.00-8.50)
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)4.00 USD (4.00-10.00)
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Can you go on the beach at night in Palm Beach County? ›

The beach can be walked on at night. The surrounding restaurants are usually open until 9pm.

Is lunch ever free? ›

"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" (TANSTAAFL) is a phrase that describes the cost of decision-making and consumption. TANSTAAFL suggests that things that appear to be free will always have some hidden or implicit cost to someone, even if it is not the individual receiving the benefit.

What happens when you dial 411 on a cell phone? ›

What is the 411 service? The 411 service allows you to obtain the addresses and phone numbers of individuals and businesses entered in the phone directory at all times. This number also offers you information on the weather, movie show-times, or road maps.

Why do they call it 911? ›

In 1968, AT&T announced that it would establish the digits 9-1-1 (nine-one-one) as the emergency code throughout the United States. The code 9-1-1 was chosen because it best fit the needs of all parties involved.

What's the difference between 211 and 311? ›

More simply put, 211 is the state's helpline. 311 is the city's helpline. Both were created to ease the burden on 911, which of course, is the emergency number.

Can you text 211 from a cell phone? ›

The model is simple. An end user (individuals, families) can text their 5-digit zip code to the short code, 898211. Then, their text is routed to the 211 that's responsible for calls/texts from that zip code.

Do you need a 1 before a number to text? ›

If you with in the same area then you do not need to dial it. Even if you dial '1 in local calls it will be just ignored. You phone automatically adds a #1 anyway so you do not forget it. However if you are outside the area then #1 is needed in front of the number.

What does 2 mean in a text message? ›

<2 is an emoticon which means "Almost in Love." It is a way of telling someone that you have very strong feelings for them, but do not love them yet.

Can you text from the same number on two phones? ›

Two phones can receive the same text message. This is true for both Android smartphones and iPhones.

Should you send double texts? ›

Double-texting, or messaging two times before someone responds, is viewed as taboo in modern dating. While double-texting can feel bad, therapists say there is no rule for how much you should text. If you feel bad about double-texting, put your phone down and let the other person reply at their own pace.

What is the limit for text messages? ›

The Short Messaging Service (SMS) is a standardized communication protocol that enables devices to send and receive brief text messages. It was designed to “fit in between” other signalling protocols, which is why SMS message length is limited to 160 7-bit characters, i.e., 1120 bits, or 140 bytes.

Can you text 911 in Palm Beach County? ›

Yes. Palm Beach County citizens can now text to 9-1-1 during a life threatening situation or emergency. Please visit our text-to-911 page for more information. Can I use my voice carry over telephone or VCO to call 9-1-1?

Can I message 211? ›

One search. One visit. Tons of information.” But now, the motto can add “One text” as the United Way launched a text messaging service. By texting your zip code to TXT211 (898211), residents can start a conversation with a qualified 2-1-1 operator between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why is Palm Beach County getting a new area code? ›

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County will get a new 728 area code that will serve the same geographic boundaries as the 561 area code. According to a news release from the Florida Public Service Commission, the new area code overlay will extend the supply of telephone numbers in the county.

Is 211 only in California? ›

211 serves people of all income levels, languages and cultural backgrounds and is available to 96% of Californians and to 85% of U.S. households. 211 programs are supported by United Way, public and private funders, city and county agencies and more.

How far back can police track text messages? ›

4) Text messages

Text messages are treated like emails, according to the ECPA. That means, under this crucial and controversial law, officers must obtain a warrant from a judge for content stored by a service provider (like Verizon or AT&T) that is less than 180 days old, but not for content that's 180 days or older.

How do you tell if someone is using a texting app? ›

Usually, you can tell if a number is from a texting app by checking its caller ID. Mostly, the number will be listed as a text number or a calling number, which represents a number from a texting app.

What happens if you send a text to 911? ›

A text or data plan is required to use Text-to-911. Texts to 911 will get a bounce back message if you are roaming. Texts to 911 have a 160 character limit, can get out of order, or may not be received. There is no language translation service for texts to 911.

Can government access text messages? ›

Investigators need only a subpoena, not a warrant, to get text messages more than 180 days old from a cell provider — the same standard as emails. Many carriers charge authorities a fee to provide texts and other information.

Can you text-to-911 when you can't talk? ›

Always contact 911 by making a voice call, if you can. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech disabled, and text-to-911 is not available, use a TTY or a telecommunications relay service, if possible.

Can 911 accept texts? ›

The short answer is yes. The Federal Communications Commission has encouraged 911 call centers to begin accepting wireless messages. However, the decision is up to the individual centers and not all have opted in yet.

What is a 718 number? ›

Area codes 718, 347, and 929 are telephone area codes in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as the Marble Hill section of Manhattan.

Is the population in Palm Beach County growing or shrinking? ›

Census 2020: Palm Beach County 2020 population grows by 13 percent.

Why do I have to dial area code for local calls 2021? ›

Why is the dialing change needed? The area codes listed above have a 988 working prefix. Mandatory 10-digit dialing for all local calls in these area codes must be implemented so that 988 can be used as the new 3-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline.

How do you call 2-1-1 from a cell phone? ›

You can reach a 211 center in several ways:
  1. Dial 211 from either a landline or cell phone.
  2. Text your five-digit zip code to 898211.
  3. Visit 211.org online.
  4. Download the 211 app for your area.
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What is the difference between 2-1-1 and 911? ›

211, 311 and 411 are non-emergency numbers that you can call for local information. Call 9-1-1 if you have a life-threatening emergency.

What happens when you call 2-1-1 CT? ›

2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.

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