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What is 211?

211 is an award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and a website to help people deal with life’s challenges. Free and confidential, 211 is available 24 hours a day, every day without exception, and in 150 languages.

When you don’t know where to turn, call 211. You will speak to a real person who is trained to listen, to evaluate needs and to refer people to the right services.

Whether you are looking for a homework club in your area, respite care for an aging parent or financial assistance to pay utility bills, it does not matter. The 211 helpline and website can direct you to the appropriate community, social, health and government services you need.