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.