Dial 2-1-1 for community services

211scc.jpgThere is a new number to call for information about community services available in Santa Clara County, 2-1-1.

This new 2-1-1 service connects you to various information including support groups, drug treatment, elderly needs, homework help along with how to volunteer or provide assists during a crisis. The service is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin, and 140 other languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s free, and anyone can call regardless of age or income. The call is confidential.

A few of the services include:

  • Basic human needs – food, clothing, shelter, rent and utility assistance
  • Employment – unemployment benefits, job training, vocational skills
  • Health – crisis intervention, support groups, drug and alcohol programs, Medicare info
  • Seniors and persons with disabilities – living skills, home health care, transpiration, delivered meals
  • Children and families – homework help, after school programs, mentoring, tutoring

Wireless callers dial: 866.896.3587

TTY dial: 866.390.6845

The 211 service is also available in San Francisco.

For more information about the service and United Way’s involvement, check here.

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