211 - Help Starts Here



211 is your front door to government and community-based programs and social services.

It’s free, confidential and available nationwide by phone in 150+ languages, seven days a week. In some areas, 211 is also available by text, phone, chat and online referral.


When you dial 2-1-1, a 211 Navigator will listen to your unique needs and connect you with the right services and supports near you. These can include supports ranging from housing services, financial aid, healthcare, older adult supports, youth, Indigenous supports, legal aid and more.


With the difficulties imposed by the pandemic, easy access to a directory of supports has been vital. While life can be difficult, finding help doesn't have to be.