Crisis, hunger, and poverty can affect anyone, at any time. Connecting people in need with local resources is a critical part of our mission. Whether you are in crisis, or need a little support, we’re here to help.

If you or someone you know needs help, DIAL 2-1-1 from any phone, 24/7.  Call Toll Free: 1-800-442-8565  Local: 218-326-8565

Connect to over 40,000 statewide resources quickly with the statewide information and referral line. 211 offers information about food, housing, employment, transportation, health services, eldercare, and other crisis hotlines. Trained information and referral specialists can help you find resources for all of these needs and more.

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What is 211?

211 is United Way’s statewide information and navigation service that helps people find essential resources.

211 was set aside by the Federal Communications Commission in 2000 for information, referral, and navigation in North America. The 211 system in the United States handled over 13 million calls in 2015. Minnesota has one of the largest and most well-respected 211 services in the country.

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2-1-1 in Minnesota is statewide and covers every county of Minnesota in addition to Douglas, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin

Greater Twin Cities United Way (call & data center)
United Way of Central Minnesota (data center)
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (funding)
United Way of Redwood (funding)
Sherburne Area United Way (funding)
United Way of 1,000 Lakes (funding)
Superior-Douglas County United Way (funding)

United Way of Greater Duluth (call & data center)
United Way of Olmsted County (funding)
United Way of Washington County East (funding)
United Way of Brown County (funding)
Elk River/Delano/Loretto United Way (funding)
Northeast Minnesota United Way (funding)

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Users can search the database quickly and efficiently using various criteria, including service category, agency/organization name, or key word.

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