Need Help?

Are you facing difficult times and don’t know where to turn? Are you looking for help with everyday needs? Are you wanting to volunteer?

 

Dialing 2-1-1 is your first step. 2-1-1 is a free, easy to remember number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community. By dialing 2-1-1, information is much easier to find.

 

211 Can Help Callers Access the Following Types of Services:

  • Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance

  • Government information: City, County, State services and programs. Many people are not sure what government office to contact and so 211 helps point them in the right direction.

  • Health and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, maternal health, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation

  • Employment Support: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs

  • Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, home health care, transportation, homemaker services

  • Support for Children, Youth and Families: child care, after-school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services

  • Volunteer Opportunities and Donations: community involvement, volunteer centers, disaster relief

  • Military and Family Support: programs that serve veterans and their families, community resources, mental health resources, counseling

  • Hobby groups and civic/service clubs: for people who have similar interests (gardening clubs, square dance groups, astronomy clubs, etc) or are united by a common cause (political groups, Lions, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, etc.)

2-1-1 also provides incident specific information in coordination with local emergency services during times of disaster, including road closures and shelters.

You can also search and chat online for assistance by going to 211connectsalabama.org or text an Information & Referral Specialist at 888-421-1266.

101 Coliseum Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36109

334-264-3335

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