211 Makes Accessing Resources Easier for Those in Need

At United Way, we know that an internet search doesn’t always cut it in times of crisis. And we’re here to help, so that you don’t have to navigate the complicated network of social services alone. 211 hosts the most comprehensive health and human services database in Dane County, making it easier for you to find and access the resources you need during challenging times.

No matter your circumstances, our 211 specialists listen, identify problems and connect you with resources and services in the community that can improve your situation – getting you what you need so you can focus on what matters most. Our services are completely confidential! You’ll never have to worry about your personal information being disclosed.

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How 211 Makes the Difference


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Find a 211 Kiosk Near You.

We’ve placed kiosks around the county to help make sure 211 services are accessible for everyone! The 211 digital app has been installed on electronic tablets located at various community centers – head to the one nearest you to take advantage of this service. Kiosks can be found at:

Can’t Use the App? Call or Text 211.

United Way 211 is here to provide live, local help to every neighbor who needs it. From finding food to paying rent or connecting to addiction treatment (and so much more) our specialists are here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. Get connected to the resources you need by calling 211 or texting your ZIP Code to 898-211 today.

Get Help! Donate Today.

By supporting 211, you’re solving community problems and creating lasting, generational change across Dane County. At United Way, we make the most of every dollar through our network of caring connection – amplifying your impact to ensure more services are available for our neighbors.

United Way 211 brings our community’s needs into focus. Last year, we made 41,176 referrals to community resources and spent more than 170,500 minutes serving clients – helping to meet many needs, the top three being rent and housing assistance, behavioral health resources and utilities assistance. But we know the needs far outweigh resources currently available. You can help!

When you give to United Way of Dane County to support 211, you an be confident that your dollars will make the greatest possible impact. By working collaboratively with our network of local nonprofits, businesses, community leaders, donors and volunteers, we’re solving big-picture issues no one person or organization can address alone. And we invite you to be a part of The Power of Many. Working for All.