Just as you would call 9-1-1 in an emergency, United Way of Central Massachusetts has partnered with other United Way’s across the state, to establish Mass 2-1-1 to help with non-life threatening needs. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, non-profit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Calling 2-1-1 is:
Available 24 hours-a-day / 7 days-a-week
Available immediately during times of crisis, to field calls regarding the event and to direct callers to services most appropriate for their needs
Is an easy way to find or give help in your community
Maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies
"I LIVE UNITED...
by tutoring Vietnamese immigrants who are learning English and taking away the burden of translation for families where the only English speakers are usually the children.”
- Andrew Le, South East Asian Coalition