Need help? Dial 2-1-1. 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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2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE
Whether you need help finding child care, food stamps, care for an aging parent or a haven from domestic violence, 2-1-1 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 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE answered a record 935,000 calls for help in 2013. Basic needs, like food, utilities and health care, topped the list of requests last year, followed by rent assistance and help finding shelter.