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2-1-1: Help Starts Here

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need.

Get Help

Every day thousands of people across North America turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people from all communities and of all ages to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

2-1-1 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives. 

You’ll find information about: 

  • supplemental food and nutrition programs 
  • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance 
  • emergency information and disaster relief 
  • employment and education opportunities 
  • services for veterans 
  • health care, vaccination and health epidemic information 
  • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs 
  • reentry help for ex-offenders 
  • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs 
  • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse 

Whether in times of natural disaster or personal crisis, 2-1-1 is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help. 

Call 2-1-1 and speak with a live, highly trained service professional in your area from any cell phone or landline. All calls are private and confidential.