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2-1-1 is a phone number that connects people with important community services. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigned 2-1-1 nationwide as the phone number to dial for help with health and human services.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Information and resources to help protect children and families.
Information for Practice
A web resource from NYU School of Social Work, designed to help social service professionals throughout the world conveniently maintain an awareness of news and emerging scholarship.
MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation. Visitors can search for MDRC publications in the policy areas of K-12 Ed, Higher Ed, Families & Children, Workers & Communities, and Health & Barriers to Employment.
U.S. Government Documents
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. Provides free full text electronic access to many resources produced by three branches of the Federal Government. Includes but is not limited to congressional bills, laws, congressional rules and procedures, congressional calendars, code of federal regulations, federal register, weekly compilation of presidential documents, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, arguments, docket.
NEOCANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing)
A suite of innovative data tools of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (the Poverty Center), a research institute housed at Case Western Reserve University's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. These data tools stem from 30 years of research, compiling, and linking administrative data to help devise and evaluate social policy.
Here, academic researchers, community and economic development professionals, public officials, neighborhood activists, business leaders, and concerned citizens of all types can easily use these tools to explore aspects of the area such as population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing, and crime.
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)
Freely available resource
Microdata for social and economic research. Provides a consistent interface to extract data from the American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey (see also their Table Creator), American Time Use Survey. International data includes IPUMS International and the North Atlantic Population Project: (historical: 1801-1910). Can select variables and customize dataset before downloading.