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
  • Transportation
  • 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.

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Connect to vital local resources. Each call is free and confidential. 


Moonlight Madness @ Bailey Park
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moonlight Madness @ Bailey Park

Friday September 18, 2020
Register > Run > Party
Bailey Park, Winston Salem, NC

The Moonlight Madness 5k is what happens when a competitive 5k and a Party get together and have a baby. You end up with a best darn 5k around. Come join us for running, music, beer and plenty of smiles and good times at Bailey Park.

This event is organized and benefits United Way of Forsyth County.
United Way of Forsyth County is a catalyst for strengthening our community by identifying and addressing its most significant needs through alignment of resources and strategic partnerships to achieve measurable, lasting results.

Races: 5k Run/Walk (3.1 Miles) and 1 Mile Fun Run
Date: September 18,2020
Location: Bailey Park, 445 N Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Time: 7:30 PM 1 Mile, 8:00 PM 5k Run/Walk