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What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people needing assistance with human services to area resources and agencies that can help. For example, 2-1-1 can offer referrals to the following types of service:

Basic human needs resource:  food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.

Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, Children’s Health Insurance Program, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

Employment Supports:  financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance and education programs.
Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: adult daycare, Meals on Wheels, home health care and transportation.

Support for Children, Youth and Families:  Childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps, recreation programs, mentoring and tutoring.

Benefits to Users
• One call gives you access to resources across your community.
• No more wrong numbers, wasted time or trying to find the right resources.
• 24-hour/7 days a week availability.

Accessing 2-1-1
• Call 2-1-1 on your AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon cell phone or from any land line phone.
• Or call 205-345-7775.