The United Way 2-1-1 Helpline

Have you ever needed help and not known where to turn to?  Are you unaware of resources in your local area?  A lot of people need resources but don’t know where or how to get them.  Have you ever heard of the 2-1-1 Helpline?

The 2-1-1 Helpline is the United Way Helpline that provides connections to local, on the ground services.  2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find resources in their local area, and it operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  2-1-1 can assist people in finding resources in terms of dealing with human trafficking, crisis and emergency, disaster assistance, food, health, housing, jobs and financial support, reentry for the formerly incarcerated, and veterans support.  The Helpline can be accessed by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone or going to

No matter what you are going through, there are people that are waiting to help you.  Go to to find out more information about the local 2-1-1 in your area.

Have you ever used the 2-1-1 Helpline before? Let others know what you think of the service in the comments below!

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