Need help? Dial 211. A free helpline operated by United Way of Greater Houston 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in many languages.
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Whether you need help finding child care, food stamps, care for an aging parent or a haven from domestic violence, 211 is the number to call when you don't know who to call. Our trained HELPLINE specialists are good listeners, blending understanding and expertise to provide information and referrals drawn from a comprehensive database of social services.
The 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE connected more than 1.1 million people with help in 2021. Top calls were for help paying the rent or mortgage, followed by utility assistance, health care, and housing assistance.
With dedicated United Way THRIVE and veterans specialists on staff, 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE connects families and veterans with resources to meet their unique needs. 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is also the information resource before, during and after natural disasters, connecting people in need with up-to-the-minute information and critical services.