IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN, TURN TO US
Although we focus on the root causes and long-term challenges of the community, United Way of Forsyth County can also serve as your gateway to the immediate assistance you need.
Help when you need it most
Dialing 2-1-1 leads you to a world of community health and human service resources. Dial 2-1-1, visit NC211.org, or download the app to connect with a network of over 18,000 resources in Forsyth County and throughout North Carolina.
Our call center experts and website can help you with:
- Employment and Jobs Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Housing and Utilities Payment
- Mental Health, Addictions, and Counseling
- Legal Support
- And much more
What is 211?
211 is a vital service leveraged by millions of people across North America. Every day, clients contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services.
What Does 211 Do?
No matter the situation, the specialists at 211 listen, identify underlying problems, and connect people in need with resources and services in their community that improve their lives. In 2018 alone, 211s in the US answered almost 11 million calls and almost 1 million texts, chats and emails, helping millions of people with life-changing support.
Why Does 211 Matter?
211 does more than “patch people through” to agencies. Instead, 211 specialists are trained to identify root causes of a client’s problem – and connect them with a wide range of available resources that meet all the underlying needs, not just the one that prompted the call, text or email. No other program has its “finger on the pulse” of America’s greatest needs. It’s a vital
part of United Way’s efforts to build stronger communities and fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. 211 makes the social services ecosystem/network more efficient by ensuring people in need are connected to agencies that can help them.
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Fill out our Program Inclusion form if you wish to be included in the North Carolina 2-1-1 database.