Santa Clara County 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, non-emergency information and referral service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin, and 140 other languages. 2-1-1 was launched in February 2007, and is managed by the United Way.
2-1-1 provides access to critical health and human services. Like 9-1-1 for emergency service, 2-1-1 has been set aside by the Federal Communications Commission for the public to easily access community information. Callers receive personalized information from a live phone specialist who can answer questions about a variety of nonprofit services and agencies. Phone specialists can also assist callers during a crisis in Santa Clara County as well as refer them on where to go to volunteer or donate to their favorite cause.
2-1-1: for Everyday Needs and in Times of Crisis:
Information and Services can be found in the following areas:
- Clothing, Food, Personal Goods and Services
- Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment
- Education and Training
- Employment Services and Financial Assistance
- Family, Individual and Community Services
- Health, Fitness, and Environmental Services
- Housing, Shelter and Transportation
- Legal, Immigration and Criminal Services
- Mental Health, Self Help Groups and Counseling Services
- Senior and Disability Services
To locate information in any of the above areas, search the 2-1-1 Database.
Disaster & Emergency Updates Information:
Find out the latest about disaster and emergency information in your area and how to keep yourself prepared in the event of a disaster.
Events and resources are available at your fingertips. For seasonal updates and information about new resources, please visit the Community Bulletin Board.