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United Way – A Helpline for Those “Not So Sure” Moments

Need help, but aren’t sure where to turn? United Way 2-1-1 has your back. As a 24/7, free and confidential service, 2-1-1 is able to connect you with the appropriate resources to address (and overcome) needs and challenges.

If you think United Way only helps find food banks and clothing, think again. Committed to being the most essential resource to anyone who needs help, 2-1-1 can assist with any local, financial, domestic, heath, or disaster related events critical to your health and safety. Their trained service professionals are available in any language and can be reached via phone, text, chat, or web.

Resources for Children

As they say, it takes a village. Raising children can come with unexpected bumps in the road, and 2-1-1 is here to help the journey go as smoothly as possible. They can help with:

  • Connecting you with quality childcare providers and assisting with expenses if needed.
  •  Provide assistance in enrolling your little one in head start or preschool.
  • Making sure your child is set up with whatever school supplies they need for a successful year.

Resources for Families

Whether it’s lack of transportation to your job or a job interview, financial struggles, heath concerns, or any other hardship your family encounters, 2-1-1 will always be there to help. Family resources they can assist with include:

  • Transportation and Coordination
  • Employment & Workforce Re-entry programs
  • Rent and Utility Assistance
  • Primary Health Care
  • Dental Care
  • Shelter
  • Food Assistance
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse

Resources for Community

On a broader scale, 2-1-1’s comprehensive database provides a plethora of community resources.  From basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter (to name a few), to more complex issues like education, employment, healthcare, mental health, human trafficking, and more, 2-1-1 can help.

Volunteer or Donate

Want to help 283 million people served by 2-1-1? Great – there’s no better feeling in the world than helping others! Simply dial 2-1-1 or search online for “United Way” to be connected to volunteer and donation opportunities near you.

You can’t spell community without unity. It’s services like United Way and 2-1-1 that when we call come together, everyone wins.

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