Dial 2-1-1 to find help when you need it
Here at United Way of Williamson County, we frequently get phone calls from people needing a helping hand. Maybe they need help caring for an elderly loved one. Maybe they’re having trouble making their utilities payments. Maybe they have no food or money and don’t get paid for another week.
Their individual situations vary, but they share one thing in common – they don’t know where else to turn.
We also see people facing struggles alone simply because they don’t realize help is available. It can get confusing trying to figure out what help is out there and whether you would qualify.
That is where United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline comes in.
If you or someone you know needs help, 2-1-1 is a single telephone number that cuts through the red tape and connects you to a trained information and referral specialist who suggests community and government organizations that can help.
When you dial 2-1-1, the specialist will quickly assess your needs and refer you to the best resources available in your area for a broad range of services, including rent assistance, food banks, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy and job training programs.
Specialists are accessible 24/7, at no cost, and available with multilingual support.
United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline is one way we’re working to remove barriers to learning, to support the community’s most vulnerable, and to reduce burdens of financial need – by connecting our neighbors to the solutions for their most pressing obstacles.