United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that help them live their best possible lives – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling.

Need Help Now?


Search the United Way 2-1-1 online directory to find resources near you.


To get connected to a certified resource specialist, simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 from a cell phone or landline (TTY 1-866-385-6525).


Chat with a navigation specialist by texting 1-800-427-4626. Available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Chat with a navigation specialist online. Available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wherever Life Takes You, 2-1-1 is Here

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Community Information Exchange

The CIE is a connected, collaborative, and equitable community of care working to improve the lives of individuals and families within and around the Bi-State Region.

Ways 2-1-1 Helps

Physical and Mental Health Resources

Medicaid • Medicare • prenatal care • crisis intervention • support groups • counseling • alcohol and drug rehabilitation

Job Programs

educational and vocational training programs • English as a second language classes • job training • General Educational Development (GED) preparation • financial and transportation assistance

Support for Seniors and Those with Disabilities

centers for independent living • adult day care • meals at home • respite care • home health care • transportation & recreation

Support for Children, Youth, and Families

after-school programs • tutoring • mentorship programs • family resource centers • protective services • counseling • early childhood learning programs • child care referral centers

Disaster and Water

heating and cooling shelters • tornado, flooding and other natural disaster resources and information

Basic Needs

• food pantries • shelters • rent assistance • utility assistance • mortgage assistance