IT'S MORE THAN A HELPLINE. IT'S A LIFELINE. 

Get connected to the help you need…quickly, easily and confidentially.

When there’s a crisis, where do you turn? If it’s a life-threatening emergency, you call 911. But what if you can’t pay your electric bill? Or you need childcare? Or legal help? Now you call or text 211.

211 is the one number you call or text to get answers to life’s many challenges. And United Way makes it possible.

United Way has partnered with area organizations and companies who offer free or discounted social services to provide you a fast, easy way to get the specific help you need…as quickly as possible!

WHY 211?

  • Its free – Just call or text and you talk to a real person who will connect you to real answers.

  • It’s fast – Just by calling or texting, you’re quickly connected to the help you need.

  • It’s comprehensive – 2-1-1 has partnered with virtually all area companies and organizations offering social services…so you get the answers you need.

  • It’s confidential – You never have to provide your name…just your zip code.

  • It’s nationwide – 2-1-1 is a national service so you can even offer help or support to others around the country.

DIAL 211

or 1-800-877-1107

TEXT

your zip code to 898211

EMAIL

LIVE HERE. INVEST HERE. THRIVE HERE.

231-947-3200

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