What is 211 Bay Area?
2-1-1 Bay Area, a program of United Way Bay Area, is the comprehensive information and referral service for San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, and Solano counties. We connect over 34,000 Bay Area callers and texters each year with information about health and human services available to them.
2-1-1 phone and text services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2-1-1 is available in 150 languages through phone interpretation services and English and Spanish for text services. All contacts are confidential.
2-1-1 connects callers with local community services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, quality child care, senior services, and more.
During a disaster, 2-1-1 provides incident-specific information in coordination with local emergency services, including road closures and shelters both locally and nationwide.
By phone, dial 2-1-1 or 800-273-6222
By text, text your zip code to 898-211
Online, search for help here.