2-1-1 can connect distressed families to help

2-1-1 graphicDialing 2-1-1 can help parents and guardians quickly, easily and anonymously connect to resources within their communities. 2-1-1 is a nationwide toll-free dial-in service and website to help people in non-emergency situations access local public health and safety resources, including getting help with food, shelter or non-emergency mental health care; tax assistance and veterans’ services; support for someone at risk for suicide or domestic violence; and more. There are no income or residency requirements to access this helpline. For more information about the services available through 2-1-1, visit 211.org.

Here’s more information about the 2-1-1 system.