What is 211?
United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit number that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. Callers to 211 are provided referrals to community resources based on the needs they describe to our information and referral specialists. The highest priority needs voiced by 211 callers are in the areas of housing, food, and clothing and household items such as soap and personal hygiene products. 211 referrals are cumulative since March 16, 2020.