2-1-1 Texas: Local Information and Referral

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As United Ways across Texas mobilize their communities to meet local challenges, they also work to connect Texans to local resources through 2-1-1 Texas, a statewide network of help lines providing information and referral to local social services.

Eleven Texas United Ways partner with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to offer 2-1-1 Texas, a free and confidential service that connects people across the state with the services they need.  2-1-1 Texas is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether by phone or internet, 2-1-1 Texas connects people to a variety of state agencies and community groups, whose services include basic human needs, physical and mental health care, employment support, as well as support for older Americans, people with disabilities, and children and families.  2-1-1 Texas also provides information about volunteer opportunities and donations. It simplifies what can be a confusing search, and provides help both in a crisis and with everyday needs so that a crisis can be avoided.
 
The Texas Legislature established the state's 2-1-1 service in 2001 and it took its first call in 2002. Today, 2-1-1 Texas answers more than 3.5 million calls a year.

No matter where you live in Texas, it is easy to get connected to information about resources in your community: Dial 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905, or you can log on to 211texas.org.