On my way home I needed to pick up some items and dashed in a liquor store and about half way through I found myself crying! A homeless man asked me what the problem was and I said, “They are going to pull the plug on my dad tomorrow and I can’t even contact the doctor to talk to him about it!” The homeless man, said “Oh, you need to call 211, they will help you.”
And I said “They can’t possibly help me with this.” The homeless man said “Oh yes, they help with just about everything!” So the next morning I called 211 and someone on the line said they would help me. He called somewhere on my behalf with me and right after that the doctor called and we made a plan for my dad to recover…he is 81 years old now, in a wheelchair, but I have my dad… and I have 211 to thank.
How You Can Help 2-1-1
Currently, 96 percent of the state’s population in 35 counties has access to 2-1-1. Nationally, 2-1-1 covers 90 percent of the US population. The mission of 2-1-1 California is to ensure that California develops the statewide infrastructure and support necessary to ensure quality 2-1-1 services for everyone.
Start a 2-1-1 in your area. 21 of California’s 58 counties do not have a 2-1-1 service provider.
Volunteer with your local 2-1-1 service provider. Use our Find Your Local 2-1-1 system on the left side of this website page, or check our Network Directory for the service provider in your area.
Advocate for 2-1-1 with your representatives and officials. Make calls, write letters, and be sure your elected representatives know you want to strengthen the 2-1-1 system in your area and statewide.
Donate to 2-1-1 California.