Parent Organization: United Way of Central Iowa

Location Information

Iowa, USA

Phone 211

Program: Private: 2-1-1

Just like calling 9-1-1 in an emergency, 2-1-1 is a three-digit helpline that connects anyone with local support and resources. Professionals are trained to quickly assess a caller’s needs and identify the best solution. 2-1-1 is free, confidential, and available any time.


Callers can find information including:

  • Rent assistance
  • Food pantries
  • Affordable housing
  • Utility assistance
  • Health and mental health resources
  • Child care and after-school programs
  • Elderly care
  • Job training programs
  • Legal services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Disability services
  • Volunteer opportunities


Open to anyone

Intake Process:

Call 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state to reach your local service. You can also text your ZIP code to 898211, visit www.211iowa.org, or use the 211 Iowa App.


24-hours a day


No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

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