United Way of Greater St. Louis: United Way 2-1-1 Fund
United Way 2-1-1 trained professionals are available 24/7 to provide referrals to health and human services in your area. Support United Way 2-1-1 today.
United Way 2-1-1 is the crucial tool that our community needs to help local people navigate new and ongoing challenges. With a database of more than 24,000 programs and services throughout Missouri and Southwest Illinois, 2-1-1 connects local people with free, fast and confidential assistance to move from crisis to stability.
WHY IT MATTERS
When COVID-19 hit the St. Louis region in 2020, 2-1-1 received more than 192,000 requests for assistance, a 54% increase compared to 2019. 2-1-1 helped more than 8,100 people keep food on the table, assisted 17,277 people in accessing healthcare and connected more than 4,100 people to transportation. 2-1-1 also partnered with local agencies to create a COVID-19 hotline, which provided up-to-date information about testing, re-opening guidelines, and much more to the nearly 13,899 people who called.
2-1-1 provides critical help, from mental health supports to food and housing assistance to transportation and more, connecting local people to resources needed to thrive. With a goal of being accessible to each caller in the way that works best for them, 2-1-1 launched texting capabilities this past June, in addition to being available through phone, online chat and mobile app, with multilingual service for up to 250 different languages.
United Way 2-1-1 works hard on its own to create partnerships that will ultimately change lives of those in need, but it still needs your backing to continue supporting the community 24/7.
With United Way 2-1-1 serving over 500 calls a day, there is a great need for this service in our area. United Way 2-1-1 is the heart and soul of what United Way strives to do.
Show your support today by making a gift to United Way 2-1-1.