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2-1-1: An important resource for Summit County residents

Monday, March 9, 2020 9:08:00 PM

A national program of United Way, 2-1-1 helps people across Summit County find local resources when they don’t know where to turn for help. Simply dial 2-1-1 to speak to a trained professional, or text your zip code to 898-211 for referrals to utilities and food pantries.

The service is free and confidential and is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 has information on over 16,203 different services for Summit County residents, including supplemental food and nutrition programs, substance abuse treatment, disaster services and more. You can also use 2-1-1 to schedule a free one-on-one appointment with a trained financial coach at the Financial Empowerment Center in Kenmore, or to sign up for free tax preparation services through United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

2-1-1 helps people of all ages, including youth and families, seniors, individuals with disabilities, individuals with health conditions, veterans and active military personnel and ex-offenders.

View the 25 most frequently shared services by 2-1-1 in Summit County