2-1-1 Helpline

Help is just three numbers away

Find the information and support you need with our 2-1-1 helpline, a United Way of Greater Stark County service that allows you to instantly connect with hundreds of health and social services in our community.

Our trained professionals will help you explore your options and advocate on your behalf. We’re available by phone and email 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our live chat is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every communication is free and confidential

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Education, Recreation and the Arts

Achieve your academic, athletic or artistic goals. We’ll provide information on programs, enrollment, transportation, tuition assistance and other community education services.

Employment and Income Support

Discover employment resources and financial assistance. Whether you need help finding a job or filing for unemployment benefits, we’ll get you the support you need.

Family Support and Parenting

Gain stability for your family. We’ll connect you to resources for child care, respite care, parenting classes, divorce and custody issues, foster care and adoption services.

Food, Clothing and Household Items

Cover your basic needs. We’ll help you gain access to food pantries, nutrition assistance programs like SNAP, free or low-cost furniture, clothing, shoes, diapers, school supplies and other essential items.

Health Care

Maintain your health and well-being. We’ll direct you to affordable health care services and provide information on private and public health insurance options, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Housing and Utilities

Find safe and stable housing arrangements for you and your family. Whether you’re seeking emergency shelter or struggling to pay your utility bills, we’ll help you explore your options.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Therapy

Find addiction recovery services for you or your loved ones. We’ll direct you to treatment centers, support groups and other resources for alcoholism, opioid addiction and other substance abuse issues.

Legal Services and Financial Management

Understand your legal rights and finances. We’ll help you navigate legal services for civil and criminal matters. We’ll also direct you to financial services for free tax filing, money management and credit reporting.

Municipal and Community Services

Discover resources in your community. We’ll connect you to local, state and federal entities, as well as non-government agencies, such as public transportation providers and libraries.

Mental Health and Counseling

Maintain your mental health and find crisis support. We’ll direct you to counseling centers, support groups and mental health treatment facilities.

Our Impact

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    Top three requested resources

    Food Assistance and Meals
    Utility Assistance

    To see our full impact in the community, download our quarterly reports Or visit us online for more reports.

    Get Involved

    Looking to volunteer or make a donation? We can point you in the right direction. Contact 2-1-1 for more information. We’ll help you determine the organization, accepted goods and services, along with a list of available opportunities.
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