Every day, someone needs to find essential community services, an after-school program, a food bank, or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges, but don't always know where to turn for help. The Solution is to Dial 2-1-1.

211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, 211 maintains the integrity of the 911 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 211 is an easy way to find or give help in your community. (Text courtesy of Massachusetts 211)

Click on the button below for more information about your state's 211 program and the services that are available.