United Way 2-1-1 Helpline

About 2-1-1

211 is a unique help-by-telephone service made available for FREE to Connecticut and national residents year-round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Every hour of every day, someone needs access to essential services. It can be hard to know where to turn. That’s why Connecticut United Ways and the State of Connecticut support United Way 211.

Highly-trained contact specialists help assess your needs, provide referrals,and find assistance for food, housing, child care or help for your aging parent. Also, resources and support for other complex issues such as financial problems, mental health, substance abuse, intervention, and suicide prevention; and simpler issues such as volunteer opportunities and donation options.

Dial 2-1-1 or visit, 24 hours a day/7 days a week

  • It’s Free – Confidential – Multilingual/TTY
  • And those that give directly to United Way also support this crucial service that connects people with the help they really need

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