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United Way 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that connects people to a variety of resources such as: help paying bills, housing search assistance, support groups, food pantries, community clinics, and many other services! Search our database online. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or are having difficulty finding the resources you need.


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More services include:

  • Mortgage, rent and utility assistance
  • Employment assistance, job networking clubs, career retraining, resume help
  • Support groups for parenting issues, divorce and personal tragedies
  • Home chore and respite services for older adults and people with disabilities
  • Transportation resources
  • After-school tutoring and recreation programs for youth

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Contact 2-1-1 by Phone

Dial 2-1-1 or 608-246-4357 (HELP). Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact 2-1-1 online

Search our database online. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or are having difficulty finding the resources you need.

Contact 2-1-1 in Person

You can also go to a 2-1-1 PLUS site to use a telephone or computer to access 2-1-1’s information database. Please call the location’s phone number to check for office hours.

2-1-1 PLUS sites in Dane County:

DeForest Area Community and Senior Center
505 North Main St
DeForest, WI 53532
(608) 846-9469

East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Ct
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 249-0861

Madison-area Urban Ministry
2300 South Park St
Ste 2022
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 256-0906

Cambridge Area Resource Team
223 Jefferson St
Ste 1
Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 423-1423

Dryhootch Madison
2825 University Ave
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 250-2540

Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 241-1574

Catholic Multicultural Center
1862 Beld St
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 661-3512

Lussier Community Education Center
55 South Gammon Rd
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 833-4979

Meadowood Neighborhood Center
5734 Raymond Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 467-8360

Stoughton Hospital
900 Ridge St
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-6611

OutReach LGBT Community Center
600 Williamson St
Ste P-1
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8582

Middleton Outreach Ministry
3502 Parmenter St
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-7338

2-1-1 PLUS sites outside Dane County:

Rock County:

ECHO, Inc.
65 South High St
Janesville, WI 53548
(608) 754-5333

Edgerton Community Outreach
106 South Main St
Edgerton, WI 53534
(608) 884-9593


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Does your agency/organization want to become a 2-1-1 PLUS site?

United Way 2-1-1 PLUS (Partnership Links Unity Support) sites are selected to reach people who will benefit from 2-1-1, but who do not have the means to access it by phone or computer. These sites are crucial because they provide the means to reach out and help more people providing an opportunity for organizations to come together and support the community. The site provides a place for staff to direct individuals to find resources that the organization does not provide themselves. The role as a 2-1-1 PLUS site is to provide a computer, and/or a telephone to help connect people to resources.

2-1-1 PLUS sites are a partnership between 2-1-1 and the agency to work together to help people find the services and resources they need in difficult times. 2-1-1 PLUS sites are available to people from all walks of life and each site connects community members to 2-1-1 where we provide people with information about community resources. PLUS sites can be located at places such as resource centers, food pantries, local non-profits or hospitals. If you would like to become a 2-1-1 PLUS site please email or call 2-1-1.

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For information on how to get help in other parts of the country, please visit the national website: 2-1-1 online United Way 2-1-1 is a member of Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), Wisconsin AIRS and 2-1-1 Wisconsin. If you have any questions about 2-1-1,  please email or call 2-1-1.