211 is a one-stop resource for Americans to get help accessing local resources including federal, state, and local aid.
With 211, help is just a click or phone call away.
211 versus 911:
- 911 is for life-threatening, medical emergencies.
- 211 is for everything else, including referrals for basic human needs resources, physical and mental health resources, work support, and more.
- 211 is a lifeline for people seeking help meeting basic needs.
211, supported by United Way, is offered as a free and confidential service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
211 can be accessed by phone or a computer. Simply dial 2-1-1 or visit 211Texas.org to get assistance for yourself or someone else for needs including: paying for housing and/or utilities, finding food, finding healthcare, mental health support, child care, and more.
When you contact 211, you're connected to a highly trained and compassionate local expert who can help you access the best local resources. Even if you don't know exactly what you need help with, 211 connects you to a real person who can answer your questions and direct you to the right place.