No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1 to find information about resources in your local community. You may also find help by accessing the 2-1-1 Texas website:
Free and Confidential
Staffed by trained and certified call specialists
Spanish and Language Line translation also available
Comprehensive database – 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
Income tax preparation
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)
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.
Further assistance is available through mapNB.