What is 2-1-1?
2-1-1 is a FREE service provided by United Way that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources when they need help. From help with a household bill, food assistance, or counseling for suicide prevention, calling United Way's 2-1-1 helpline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Instead of searching the phone book or internet when faced with a crisis, think of 2-1-1 as your first call for help.
If you or someone you know needs assistance, please reach out through calling, texting, chatting, or emailing.
To dial 2-1-1 or (352) 332-4636. Calling is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
To text 2-1-1, just text your zip code to 898-211 (txt211).
To email, click here.
Chatting and texting are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact 2-1-1 during a crisis for help with:
- Emergency Shelters
- Food Distribution Centers
- Shelter & Federal Assistance
- Grief Counseling
- Helping to locate family memebers
- Clean-Up Crews
- Potable Water, Ice, Food, etc.
- Elder Services
- Youth and Child Care Issues
- Emergency Financial Assistance, and many more!
Visit the searchable database for local services online!
Looking for Child Care?
Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (352) 375-4110 ext. 102. The Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County provides early child education information and resources. They maintain a comprehensive database on availability, quality and affordability of child care and early education in Alachua County.
How Does and Organization Qualify to be listed in 2-1-1?
Nonprofits and low-cost/sliding-scale community resources can be listed in 2-1-1. We encourage all to apply if they feel they can be of help to the community. 2-1-1 does not exclude services due to not being a nonprofit.
- Click here for the 2-1-1 Resource Database and Volunteer Solutions Inclusion Application