Need Help? | Dial 211

United Way is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that will help them live their best life – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling.

Need help now?

  • Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 427-4626 (TTY 1-866-385-6525)
  • Visit

Multilingual services are available.

Some of the many ways 2-1-1 helps people every day:

Basic needs

  • Food pantries
  • Shelters
  • Rent assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Mortgage assistance

Physical and mental health resources

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Prenatal care
  • Crisis intervention
  • Support groups
  • Counseling
  • Alcohol and drug rehabilitation

Jobs programs

  • Educational and vocational training programs
  • English as a second language classes
  • Job training
  • General Educational Development (GED) preparation
  • Financial and transportation assistance

Support for seniors and those with disabilities 

  • Centers for independent living
  • Adult day care
  • Meals at home
  • Respite care
  • Home health care
  • Transportation and recreation

Support for children, youth and families 

  • After-school programs
  • Tutoring
  • Mentorship programs
  • Family resource centers
  • Protective services
  • Counseling
  • Early childhood learning programs
  • Child care referral centers

Disaster and weather

  • Heating and cooling shelters
  • Tornado, flooding and other natural disaster resources and information