United Way

What is United Way 2-1-1?


What kind of help can 2-1-1 provide?

Finding help used to be a frustrating ordeal – flipping through phone books and calling multiple numbers; wrong turns; dead ends; wasted time. Now, one phone number, 2-1-1, can reduce those headaches and get you connected to the resources you need.

Dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-427-4626) 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get connected to a trained resource specialist. TTY (1-866-385-6525) and multilingual services are also available. Calls to United Way 2-1-1 are always free and confidential.

Basic needs

  • Food pantries
  • Shelters
  • Rent assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Mortgage assistance

Physical and mental health resources

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Prenatal care
  • Crisis intervention
  • Support groups
  • Counseling
  • Alcohol and drug rehabilitation
Jobs programs
  • Educational and vocational training programs
  • English as a second language classes
  • Job training
  • General Educational Development (GED) preparation
  • Financial and transportation assistance
Support for seniors and those with disabilities
  • Centers for independent living
  • Adult day care
  • Meals at home
  • Respite care
  • Home health care
  • Transportation and recreation
Support for children, youth and families
  • After-school programs
  • Tutoring
  • Mentorship programs
  • Family resource centers
  • Protective services
  • Counseling
  • Early childhood learning programs
  • Child care referral centers
  • Recreation
Volunteering
  • Volunteer centers
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Locations to donate food Clothing, furniture, computers and other items
  • One-time, long-term, permanent, part-time or group volunteering opportunities

Watch a video on how United Way 2-1-1 helps.