211 Information and Referral

From hello to help. We’re here for you.

United Way 211 is a free, confidential service that can connect you to a wide range of resources and services across Kansas (not just United Way funded partners). We don’t just “patch you through” to agencies. We dig deep to understand what’s happening and connect you with the resources that best meet those needs, not just the one that prompted your call or text.

FIND HELP FOR:

United Way 211 can connect you to education and employment services.
Employment & Education
United Way 211 can connect you to health care, dental services and mental health support.
Health & Dental Care
United Way 211 can connect you to food pantries if you are food insecure.
Food
United Way 211 can connect you to support for housing and shelter.
Housing & Shelter
United Way 211 can connect you to help for elderly care and disability support.
Senior & Disability Care
United Way 211 can connect you to parenting classes and family support.
And More

FOUR EASY WAYS TO GET CONNECTED

Gray icon of a phone receiver. Dial 2-1-1 to talk with a call specialist who can help you find community resources.
Call

Dial 2‑1‑1 to talk with a referral specialist.

Calls answered 24/7.

Free, statewide

Translation services available.

Text 898-211 with your ZIP code to have referrals from 211 sent to your phone.
Text

Text your ZIP code to 898-211 to have referrals sent to your phone.

Available Monday – Friday,
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Search the 211 database to find community resources to meet your needs.
Click

Search online anytime at 211Kansas.org.

For services in northeast Kansas counties of Doniphan, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte: click here.

Chat online with a 211 specialist who can help you find community resources.
Chat

Chat with a referral specialist.

Available Monday – Friday,
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Click the “Live Chat” button in the bottom right corner of this screen to get started.

United Way 211 Information & Referral helps

RESULTS THAT MATTER

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times Kansans were connected to the help they needed in 2023.
Top Five Requested Needs in 2023:

Utility Assistance // Tax Prep // Rent // Food Pantries // Homeless Shelters

Monthly Snapshot Reports:

HELPFUL GUIDES

Below are quick reference guides to help you find assistance related to specific areas.

Sedgwick County

One Page Resource of Basic Services – English // Spanish

Parenting Classes

Anger Management Classes

A 211 referral specialist offers help to a client in need.

GET LISTED IN 211

Are you a nonprofit in Kansas that would like to list your program(s) in the 211 database? Click the button below to complete forms for your agency, program, and parenting or anger management classes.

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OUR FOCUS

Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.