4 Ways 2-1-1 Can Make Your Life Easier

Sometimes, you just don’t know where to turn for answers:

  • I want to send my son to summer camp, but I don’t know what my community has to offer. Can you help?
  • I’ve been out of work for awhile and I’m looking to brush up my resume. Can you help?
  • My grandmother is ill and needs transportation for treatment. Can you help?

From everyday questions to critical needs, our answer is: 2-1-1 is here to help.

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember non-emergency helpline that connects people with important services in local communities. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and through a 2-1-1 call specialist, residents can find information and referrals to local health and human services.

Here are four ways 2-1-1 can make your life easier:

Meet the needs of an aging relative.
Watching someone close to you age and figuring out how to navigate services available to our older loved ones can be very stressful. 2-1-1 call specialists can help you find community resources such as home-delivered meal service, transportation to medical appointments, and much more.

Ensure your child can thrive.
There is so much research available about childhood development that it can be hard to understand what recommendations make the most sense for your child. 2-1-1 call specialists can help you give your child the best start in life by directing you to programs and service providers in your area.

Get support in tough times.
Hurricanes, snow storms and other natural disasters wreak havoc on families and communities. If you’ve been impacted by a natural disaster, 2-1-1 call specialists can connect you to food, shelter, clothing and other basic need items to get you through crisis situations.

Get on the right path to reach your goals.
Whether it’s finding someone to review your outdated resume or getting help with filing your taxes (potentially for free depending on your level of income), 2-1-1 call specialists can point you to resources to help you take the right steps to reach your professional, financial and personal goals.

We know it can be hard sometimes to ask for help, but you’ll be glad you called. Get answers, get help, dial 2-1-1 or visit UnitedForImpact.org/211.

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