What is 2-1-1?
United Way of the Ohio Valley works every day to build safer, stronger communities. When you or someone you know is in need of assistance, your UWOV is there. 2-1-1 is your easy to remember access number for this information and referral service provided by United Way.
2-1-1 is a free and confidential information and referral service that helps people face life challenges, often for the first time, by connecting them to the local resources they need. It’s available in over 180 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What does 2-1-1 do for the community?
Calling 2-1-1 connects people to professionals trained to address diverse needs such as domestic violence, emergency shelter, clothing, legal aid, support groups, transportation, education, financial stability, health… and more.
Why is there a need for 2-1-1?
2-1-1 addresses new realities that did not exist in past years. These include fluctuating employment rates, and increase in the number of senior citizens, and an increase in the number of working poor.
2-1-1 saves time and frustration by eliminating the need to navigate a maze of agencies and helplines by organizing all available resources in one location!