Working to transform the child welfare system.

HB 2039 creates the Washington information and referral access account specifically for expenditures for the department of social and health services to contract with the Washington information network 211 organization for operational support. The 211 system requires better, stable, and reliable funding in order to continue its historic role in communities across the state and to further improve access to important services for consumers, particularly services depended upon by many low-income Washingtonians to meet basic housing, food, safety, and health needs.