I&R = Information and Referral
People in search of critical services such as financial assistance, food, shelter, child care, jobs, or mental health support often do not know where to begin. With I&R, looking for help means a single phone call or online search.
It enables people to participate more fully in the life of their community.
When did I&R Day start?
November 16th was declared I&R Day in the U.S. at the request of AIRS, the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems, an international non-profit professional association with more than 5,000 individual, public and private I&R organizational members. AIRS is the international voice of I&R and works to improve access to services for individuals, families, and communities by providing professional standards and training for all I&R providers. As an AIRS member, Information Hamilton hopes to raise public awareness of the critical and rigorous work of I&R organizations.