United Way of Northeast Georgia 211 Program Connecting People with Resources

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Northeast Georgia knows there are a growing number of needs for our community members. We cover a 12-county region and are working closely with our partner agencies and local nonprofits across Northeast Georgia to help our communities. We wanted to make sure you had information about our 211 program which directs individuals and families in need to local resources and organizations that can help. This program is available 24/7/365 and our database is being updated daily (and sometimes multiple times each day) with information and resources needed both at this time with COVID-19 and year-round.

What is 211?

211 is a health and human services information and referral line that connects people with local resources. This program connects families and individuals with the community-based resources they need – resources that can put food on tables, keep lights on, provide clothes, or offer counseling services and more. It is free and confidential, and is accessible via text message (by texting your zip code to 898-211), by visiting the online database, or by calling 211 to speak with a live Community Connection Specialist.