211: America’s Lifeline to Help

Help your neighbors get the help they need with a gift to 211.

Help a Neighbor in Crisis

By donating to 211, you ensure this vital service can keep changing the lives of families and individuals.

Millions of Americans need help recovering from the devastating effects of the pandemic. You can give them the help they need.

By supporting 211, you help connect struggling families – 66,200+ last year – with essential services and resources in times of crisis. 211 is powered by real people — trained specialists who work to identify and address root causes of a client’s problem. That means from the first hello, someone in crisis is reaching a real person who can provide a connection to help.

In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in every community find food, pay for housing and bills, and connect to other essential services.

Last year in the Bay Area, 211 supported:

  • 19,000+ calls or texts for housing/shelter
  • 10,200+ calls or texts for food assistance
  • 8,000+ texts related to COVID-19
  • 24,000+ calls related to COVID-19

As the economic fallout of the pandemic continues to devastate lower-income Americans, 211 is still fielding more than double its normal calls, mostly for help with housing, bills and food. We need your help to make sure this critical resource continues in our communities.

Donate today to be a part of solving community problems and transforming lives for the better.

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