The hotline that connects residents with social services, 2-1-1 OC, has been acquired by Orange County United Way, a nonprofit that provides a wide range of health and human care services.

“It is an honor to build on the important work of 211OC and establish a path forward that will enhance and grow this essential service to the community, ” said Susan Parks, CEO of Orange County United Way, which took control of the hotline on July 1.

“At Orange County United Way, our mission is to improve lives in our community, and we are committed to strengthening 211OC well into the future.”

Steve Churm, former chair of the nonprofit’s board of directors, said the integration is “a major step forward in providing critical housing, food, employment and crisis assistance and resources to those in need.”