United Way’s 211 Line Reaches Out To Immigrants

A new effort launched Tuesday aims to help immigrants and refugees in the Denver area.

The 211 line operated by Mile High United Way already helps direct people to social services. Now it wants to help newcomers and the organizations they work with get reputable information about things like citizenship classes and drivers licenses.

"The more we, and the more efficiently we can include them and engage them into our economic mainstream, the better," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said.

United Way is using Spanish media and refugee services agencies to get the word out about its 211 line.