When you’re looking for help, it can be overwhelming to navigate the nonprofit landscape and a host of government services if you don’t know where to start.
2-1-1 is the right place to start.
A free, easy-to-remember phone number, 2-1-1 connects people with important health and human services in their communities – for everyday needs and in crisis situations.
When you call, you will reach a trained call specialist who can connect you with the local organization that specializes in your need – from emergency food and housing, physical and mental health resources and employment supports, to assistance for older adults and people with disabilities, or support for children, youth and families.
Help is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling 2-1-1 and 24 hours a day at www.211sepa.org. TTY and language services are available in more than 170 languages and dialects.
2-1-1 service is also available in New Jersey! Visit www.nj211.org to learn more.
Know Your N-1-1’S
- Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies
- Dial 3-1-1 for FREE municipal or local government services in the City of Philadelphia (like trash pick-up)
- Dial 4-1-1 for a PAID information service (like the phone number for a restaurant)
- Dial 2-1-1 for FREE support accessing health and human services in your community (like childcare or emergency food and housing services)
2-1-1 service is also available in New Jersey! Click here to learn more.
211SEPA is brought to you by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in collaboration with the United Ways of Bucks County, Chester County, Southern Chester County, and North Penn United Way.