211: America’s Lifeline to Help

Help your neighbors get the help they need with a gift to 211.

Millions of Americans need help recovering from the devastating effects of the pandemic. You can give them the help they need.

By supporting 211, you help connect struggling families, nearly 55,000 a day, with essential services and resources in times of crisis.

211 is powered by real people — trained specialists who work to identify and address the root causes of a client’s problem. That means from the first hello, someone in crisis is reaching a real person who can provide a connection to help.

In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in every community find food, pay for housing and bills, and connect to other essential services.

Many people continue to feel the impact of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly lower-income Americans, people of color and those without a college degree. As our neighbors struggle, 211 is still fielding more than double its normal calls, mostly for help with housing, bills and food. We need your help to make sure this critical resource continues in communities across the U.S. and Canada.

Donate today to be a part of solving community problems and transforming lives for the better.

For more resources, visit the 211 National Link.

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CEO and President of United Way of Will County, Kamala Martinez, and Board President, Tom Hernandez stopped into the WJOL (1340 AM) Radio station to chat with Scott Slocum about the 211 initiative. Listen to the full podcast from the 2/11 radio announcement below.

Help a Neighbor in Crisis

By donating to 211, you ensure this vital service can keep changing the lives of struggling families and individuals.