Connecting people to health and human services via phone or text
211 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people to information about health and human services available in their communities. Every day information specialists help people find assistance for complex issues such as financial problems, substance use disorders, and support needs for older adults, and for simpler issues such as finding volunteer opportunities and donation options.
211 Maine is part of a national movement being delivered by participating United Ways and states. 211 service is completely confidential and free from anywhere in Maine. 211 is a powerful example of how government, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Maine. It is because of this effective collaboration that Maine was the 15th state to have 211 services available statewide.
Mainers can now text their zip code to 898-211 and automatically connect with a friendly Maine-based information specialist. The specialist will ask the person texting what services they are looking for and provide them referrals via text to resources in their area.
For more information about 211 or to use the 211 directory of over 8,000 resources, visit 211maine.org.