What is 2-1-1?
2-1-1 is an information and referral line that connects people to vital social services provided by a range of non-profit and government agencies. This easy to remember number saves time and frustration by eliminating the need for callers to navigate a maze of agencies and help lines. When a person calls 2-1-1, specially trained information and referral personnel analyze what services are needed and provide the appropriate resource and related information.
2-1-1 Stanislaus provides callers with a wide range of information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis. For example, 2-1-1 connects people to food banks and hot meals, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance, health care services, crisis intervention, substance abuse intervention and rehabilitation, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) assistance, job training and education programs, transportation assistance, child care, Head Start centers, services for seniors, and disaster recovery.