(You may also find help by accessing the 2-1-1/United Way HelpLine online database.)

- Free and Confidential
- Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays
- Staffed by trained and certified call specialists
- Spanish and Language Line translation also available
- Comprehensive data base – accurate and updated regularly

Services are both free and confidential to those seeking help regardless of age, life-style or issue. To communicate with a Call Specialist call 211 or 227-HELP (4357) anytime day or night.

Dialing 2-1-1 is a starting point for making a connection to community services such as:

  • Food and clothing
  • Legal help
  • Medical care
  • Dental care- Employment
  • Child care
  • Housing
  • Counseling/mental health
  • Income tax preparation
  • Smoke detectors
  • Project Cool (provides free box fans and heat precautions handouts to senior citizens (age 60 and older) to help alleviate the health risks posed by severe summer heat)
  • or many other services

2-1-1 Texas/United Way Help Line is a public/private partnership between Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.