2-1-1 Community Information Line
Working with the Crisis Clinic and other public and private partners, United Way of King County helped launch the 2-1-1 information line in King County. King County 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, free phone connection that connects people needing help-or those wanting to help others-with the appropriate resources.
- Who does a single mother call when she has no food and her children are hungry?
- Who do you call when an earthquake strikes, and you need to find shelter?
- Who does a worried father call to find drug counseling for his teenager?
- Who do you call when an older parent needs support to continue living independently?
- Who do you call when you want to volunteer your time and talents?
King County 2-1-1 can answer these questions and hundreds more. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, free phone connection that connects people needing help-or those wanting to help others-with the appropriate resources. 2-1-1 works to get people the information they need, coordinate services and save costs by removing duplication of services.
King County 2-1-1 is currently available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY
2-1-1 requests for utility and rent assistance
The number of calls to the 2-1-1 community help line regarding for basic needs requests has steadily increased from 2007 to 2010.