2-1-1 Archives - United Way of Greater St. Louis

Make the Right Call: 9-1-1 vs. 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24/7 source for anyone who needs help. Looking for a childcare provider? 2-1-1 can help with that. Want to make a food donation? Call 2-1-1. Need job training? Try 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1 is your go-to resource for all non-emergency needs.

We all know 9-1-1 as the number to call when you have life-threatening or property-related emergencies. Call 2-1-1 for information and resources for everything else.Continue Reading

3 New Ways to Connect to 2-1-1

Whether you’re searching for a childcare provider, looking to make a food donation or need utility assistance, United Way 2-1-1 is here to help. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Simply dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-427-4626 from your cell phone) or try one of these three new ways to get connected to resources in your area:Continue Reading

The Fight to Stop Human Trafficking

Last year, United Way 2-1-1, a free and confidential 24/7 helpline, was given a $10,000 grant from a larger national grant from Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to helping children and young people in the U.S. Money raised during the Red Nose Day is distributed through grants to charities that support projects to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. Continue Reading

5 Items Donation Centers Need Most This Season

This time of year, we invite you to spread the gift of giving past your circle of friends and family. Think community-wide. It’s true, donation centers are grateful for most any contribution a person gives. But did you know there are several items that most of us use on a daily basis but don’t think to donate? Here are five:Continue Reading

5 Ways to Reduce Your Stress Level

School is just around the corner bringing another year of driving to practice, making daily lunches, helping with homework and more. Getting back into the grind of things after a relaxing summer can be difficult and raise the question: how can I do it all without reaching my breaking point?

Here are five simple, effective ways to start managing your stress today that will ultimately help lead to a healthier lifestyle:Continue Reading

5 Things You Should Know About 2-1-1

February 11 was 2-1-1 Day, but we want to continue the celebration by raising even more awareness about this valuable resource. Haven’t heard of 2-1-1 before? To put it simply: 2-1-1 is a ready-to-go source for anyone who needs help. Sounds pretty awesome, right? We think so, too. Whether you’re searching for a childcare provider, looking to make a food donation or need utility assistance, check out our five reasons why 2-1-1 should be your go-to.Continue Reading