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Dial 2-1-1 for FREE, confidential, 24-hour information and referral  assistance for: Housing • Shelter • Food • Legal Aid • Clothing •  Education • Counseling • Utility Assistance • Health Care • Transportation

What is 2-1-1?     2-1-1 is a national dialing code for free access to health and human service information and referral.   2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number that helps connect individuals and families in need to community-based organizations. Today, 2-1-1 reaches approximately 77 percent of the U.S. population.

Are there charges for calling 2-1-1?  There are no charges for calls from landline phones; calls are free from most pay phones. However, normal usage minutes and taxes apply to cell phone users.

Where is 2-1-1 available?   United Way of Allen County’s 2-1-1 call center serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

How many people use 2-1-1?  The weakening economy has forced more people to seek help.  Most of the calls related to basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance for rent and utilities, however, people can call 2-1-1 for assistance with mental health needs, legal or educational needs, healthcare needs, and SNAP benefits registration.

FOR ASSISTANCE dial 2-1-1,  or click on this link for an online directory of services available in Whitley County and Northeastern Indiana  http://www.211northeastindiana.org/

2-1-1 representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week