211 is a hotline number, and partner program of United Way of Cullman County, that links callers to basic human needs like food, clothing and shelter. It also can help with physical and mental health needs including support groups, drug and alcohol intervention, victim services and rehabilitation. 211 provides information on support for senior citizens, children and families. During a disaster or crisis 211 can link callers to emergency shelters, food distribution centers, state and federal assistance as well as volunteer opportunities.
211 makes a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every year.
“If you need help paying a utilities bill, finding housing, buying food, accessing job training, navigating veterans’ services, or dealing with an emergency or crisis, you can dial 211 on Tuesday to speak to one of our specialist,” said Becky Goff Executive Director, United Way of Cullman County. “We’ll make sure you’ve got a plan, and put you in touch with the right resources.”
211 is a free and confidential and referral service is available 24/7. You can also connect online at 211.connectsalabama.org or text “HELP” to 888-421-1266.
“We want people to know that if you are struggling or have questions, there is hope and that they can get connected to programs that will work to help them solve problems and link them to community resources,” Goff said.