211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system...

A one-stop source of information for people in need of assistance. When you reach out to 211, they’ll assess your situation and then utilize an extensive, up-to-date database to find the best resource(s) to meet your needs. They act as a single point of contact for thousands of health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs.

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For example, 211 can offer referrals to these types of services:

Basic Human Needs:

Food pantries

Clothing closets


Rent assistance

Utility assistance

Health Insurance Programs

Medicaid and Medicare

Maternal health care

Medical information lines

Crisis intervention


Employment Supports:

Financial Assistance

Job training

Educational programs

Support for Children, Youth & Families:

Child Care

Head start

Family resource centers

Holiday assistance


Summer camps and Recreation programs

Summer meal programs


Protective services

Support for Older Americans & Persons with Disabilities:

Adult day care

Aging and Disability resource centers

Congregate meals

Respite care

Home health care


Homemaker services

This is just a small portion of services that are available in the 211 database. Utilizing a comprehensive computerized database of more than 13,000 nonprofit and public programs and services, trained Community Resource Specialists give personalized attention to each caller.

211 can assist people in 240 languages through the use of our Language Line translation services. Services are also accessible for people with disabilities.

To get started, dial 2-1-1, or Search Online.